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Gangs no longer the ‘g-word’ in Brockton (Brockton, MA): City officials used to call bands of criminals other names – but no longer. In March 2000, responding to a rash of drug-related gunfights, former Police Chief Paul Studenski said the violence in the city "appears to be a problem between two groups of associates."
Source: The Enterprise     Date: September 26, 2010
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Feds describe gang activity in Brockton (Brockton, MA): A city councilor was surprised that federal law enforcement authorities had stated outright that there are organized gangs in the city of Brockton.
Source: The Enterprise     Date: September 22, 2010
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Gang violence on the rise in Lawrence, Haverhill (Lawrence, MA): A spike in gang violence in Lawrence last summer led to a yearlong FBI probe of gang activity in Lawrence and Haverhill, police Chief John Romero said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: September 19, 2010
http://www.eagletribune.com/...

Tewksbury man arrested on gang-related charges (Tewksbury, MA): A Tewksbury man was arrested last week as part of a yearlong FBI investigation into area street gangs. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Pitchfork,” culminated Friday with charges against 16 members and associates of several North Shore street gangs.
Source: Tewksbury Advocate    Date: September 13, 2010
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Alleged gang members stuck by Operation Pitchfork (Boston, MA): A yearlong investigation into drug and gun trafficking culminated with the arrests of 10 alleged gang members on state and federal charges in a series of predawn raids in Lawrence and Haverhill yesterday.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: September 11, 2010
http://www.eagletribune.com/...

Three nabbed in connection with 18th Street gang in Somerville (Somerville, MA): Three men allegedly facing off in a gang-related fight and carrying weapons were arrested in Somerville recently, according to a police report.
Source: The Somerville Journal    Date: September 9, 2010
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Cops round up gang suspects before fest (Boston, MA): Boston police acted to thwart any disruption of this weekend’s Caribbean Festival by arresting several men they say are part of ongoing gang disputes that could mar the event with violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 28, 2010
http://news.bostonherald.com/...

Gang ties suspected in drug dealing case (North Adams, MA): Two suspected members of the Bloods street gang are facing drug and assault charges following their arrest this week by members of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: August 26, 2010
http://www.berkshireeagle.com/...

Three city gang members indicted in connection with Regatta shooting (Fall River, MA): Three of the highest ranking members of Fall River’s Mafioso Street Gang have been indicted in connection with a previously unsolved 2005 double shooting outside the former Regatta night club on Davol Street, District Attorney Sam Sutter said Wednesday.
Source: The Herald News    Date: August 25, 2010
http://www.heraldnews.com/...

Crackdown on gangs in N.E. leads to 47 arrests, 22 in Mass. (Boston, MA): A three-month investigation by a team of 20 law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of 47 alleged gang members in New England, including more than 22 in Massachusetts, federal officials announced yesterday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 21, 2010
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Sweep exposes presence of violent MS-13 gang in New Bedford (New Bedford, MA): Two alleged MS-13 members were apprehended this week in New Bedford during a regional sweep of gang-affiliated legal and illegal immigrants, raising concerns that the violent Central American gang is taking root in the city.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: August 21, 2010
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/...

Five shot in attack police link to gangs (Boston, MA): As children rode bicycles and played outside late yesterday afternoon in Egleston Square, a hail of gunfire pierced the air, striking five males.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 16, 2010
http://www.boston.com/...

Boston gang truce seen as breaking down (Boston, MA): A truce between two rival Boston gangs, once hailed as a historic success, has unraveled with the shooting death of a 14-year-old student, authorities say.
Source: United Press International    Date: August 16, 2010
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Police say tagging incidents increasing in area (Danvers, MA): It used to be that some rebellious teenagers would take to a new sidewalk or playground wall with paint or chalk to display their artistic abilities through colorful graffiti.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 22, 2010
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City plans to focus on gang members (Boston, MA): In the aftermath of several shocking shootings, including the killing of two 14-year-old boys, leaders of city, state, and federal agencies say they are joining forces to combat violence in Boston by focusing on the most dangerous gang members, their families, and the neighborhoods in which they live.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 1, 2010
http://www.boston.com/...

Boston Police try a new anti-gang weapon: Shame (Boston, MA): Boston police are trying a new weapon in their war on gangs. They're hoping a little old-fashioned public humiliation might help curb inner-city violence. But many fear the new tactic will backfire.
Source: NPR News    Date: June 24, 2010
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2010 looking like a violent year in Worcester (Worcester, MA): This year is on track to match or surpass 2004 and 2005 as one of the most violent years in the city’s history.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: June 21, 2010
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A strategy on gangs: Know who they are (Boston, MA): After a violent spring in which five people 15 and under have been shot in Boston, police girding for a potentially bloody summer are stepping up a campaign to help parents and teachers spot warning signs that young people may be members of gangs.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 16, 2010
http://www.boston.com/...

Police don’t add to gang database (Boston, MA): Eighteen months after the Patrick administration planned to launch a computer database that would identify street-gang members across the state, not a single local police department has contributed information to the $1.2 million federally funded intelligence system, according to a high-ranking public safety official.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 15, 2010
http://www.boston.com/...

Gang activity cited in girl’s shooting (Roxbury, MA): Rival gang activity is believed to be responsible for the Friday night shooting of a 10-year-old girl who was wounded in the leg outside her Roxbury home, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 6, 2010
http://www.boston.com/...

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