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New Haven Gang Leader Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

A man described by federal investigators as the leader of New Haven’s Grape Street Crips gang has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug crimes.


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Ansonia Man Sentenced In Gang Murder

An Ansonia man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for a fatal shooting outside a bar in Derby that authorities say was related to a gang dispute.


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New Trial Granted In Murder Conviction

The Connecticut Supreme Court has granted a new trial to a man convicted of a gang-related killing in 1996, ruling that the false testimony of a key witness deprived him of a fair trial.


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Police: Gang Targeting Immigrants In Stamford

Stamford police say a gang of youths has been assaulting and robbing Hispanic immigrants in the city, apparently targeting men they see as unlikely to contact authorities.


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Bicyclists Terrorize Pedestrians

Groups of youths riding bicycles have been attacking and robbing pedestrians in New Haven and police are vowing to stop them.


Arrests In New Haven Gang Violence & Drug Crime Crackdown Reach 90

Federal authorities say 39 more people have been arrested in a yearlong investigation of drug crimes and gang violence in New Haven, bringing the total to 90.


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Gang Leader Pleads Guilty In Accidental Death Of Gang Member

A former Bridgeport gang leader has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and a weapon charge in the accidental killing of a fellow gang member during a melee two years ago.


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School Effort Fights Gangs

As part of its efforts to prevent gang violence, the Groton City Police Department sends its youth officer to school to teach a 13-week Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program.


Inmate in Hartford Gang Murder Fatally Stabbed in Federal Prison

CANAAN, Pa. (AP) _ A Connecticut man serving a life sentence on murder-for-hire charges is dead after being stabbed inside a federal prison in northeastern Pennsylvania. A prison spokeswoman says 50-year-old Jose Antonio Perez died […]