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Gang member found guilty in shooting (Boston, MA): A reputed gang member was convicted yesterday of shooting Tramane Smith, a former friend, on a Dorchester street and leaving him paralyzed after the victim said he wanted to turn away from their shared life of crime.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 22, 2011
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AG seeks updated wiretap laws in fight against gangs (Boston, MA): Attorney General Martha Coakley called yesterday for updating wiretap laws so law enforcement can attack the "disorganized crime" behind street gangs, human trafficking, and shoplifting rings, all untouchable under current state wiretap laws.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 19, 2011
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Students discuss gang violence (Cambridge, MA) : Christopher Yanov, founder of the mentorship group Reality Changers, critiqued current gang-violence prevention practices, promoting an alternative approach that focused on providing young people with options outside of gangs, in a talk in Adams Lower Common Room yesterday.
Source: The Harvard Crimson    Date: April 12, 2011
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Advocates push for increased Shannon Grant funding in Fiscal Year 2012 (New Bedford, MA): Local advocates and community leaders are hoping that New Bedford receives adequate Shannon Grant funding in 2012 to continue the city's momentum in stemming gang activity.
Source: The Standard Times    Date: April 12, 2011
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Sheriff looks to counter rising gang influence (Mashpee, MA): Periodic table: Check. The human nervous system: Check. Gangs on Cape Cod: Check? "Why do you think people join gangs?" Barnstable County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Brace asked a Mashpee Middle School science classroom filled with seventh-grade students Monday.
Source: Cape Cod Times    Date: March 30, 2011
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Wareham police investigate possible gang activity after rash of graffiti (Wareham, MA): The Wareham police are looking into possible gang-related activity after a rash of vandalism early last Wednesday morning. Around 2:30 a.m. on the 23rd, Wareham officers discovered freshly painted graffiti on several buildings including one apartment house in the Main Street area during patrol.
Source: Plymouth Daily News    Date: March 28, 2011
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Springfield delays police grant (Springfield, MA): The City Council held off on formally approving the use of a $500,000 state grant to combat youth and gang violence this week, triggering one councilor to say he was shocked by the delay.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 24, 2011
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PACT initiative for tackling gang violence could be new 'Boston Miracle' (Boston, MA): Boston Police Superintendent Paul Joyce has gone on a talking tour around Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury, the neighborhoods he says are the heart of Boston's violence hot spots, where 90 percent of the city's shootings take place.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 24, 2011
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Worcester police hope to tap new well for youth gang efforts (Worcester, MA): As grant funding continues to dwindle in the state for police gang programs, police are hoping to receive a federal grant to strengthen their efforts to help at-risk youth in the city.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: March 7, 2011
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Taunton crime watch meetings to address city graffiti (Taunton, MA): A citywide neighborhood safety initiative is responding to questions about graffiti, including its source — if it could be gang-related.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette    Date: March 6, 2011
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Two held in Braintree stabbing (Braintree, MA): Police say the men responsible for a stabbing at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree and several other violent incidents last month are members of a Hyde Park street gang.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 3, 2011
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Gang sweep yields 25 arrests in New England (Boston, MA): Immigration agents who participated in a nationwide sweep targeting gang members say 25 arrests have been made in New England. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Tuesday there were more than 600 arrests, including 25 in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: March 1, 2011
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Brockton police arrest suspected gang member (Brockton, MA): A suspected Brockton gang member was arrested on several charges including dealing cocaine after police executed a search warrant at his home Friday night.
Source: The Enterprise    Date: February 27, 2011
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Police target gangs (Worcester, MA): Investigators working inside the Police Department’s new gang shooting response team have helped close several cases so far, resulting in 13 known gang members being charged with crimes ranging from assault and gun possession to home invasion and identity theft.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 31, 2011
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New Bedford again receives diminished Shannon Grant funding (New Bedford, MA): New Bedford is again receiving $335,000 this year in state funding to combat gang violence. That figure is still a 60 percent cut from the $1 million the HOPE Collaborative received each of the first three years of the Shannon Grant, which is awarded to cities for anti-gang programs.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: January 26, 2011
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Fall River gets boost in grant to keep kids away from gangs (Fall River, MA): The city is receiving a minor boost in funding to help keep kids away from gangs. The office of Gov. Deval Patrick announced Fall River will receive $280,000 through the Charles E. Shannon Community Safety Initiative Grant. The funding is a $5,000 increase from the city’s allocation during the previous fiscal year.
Source: The Herald News    Date: January 26, 2011
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Lowell receives $350G anti-gang grant (Lowell, MA): Lowell is set to receive a $350,000 state grant this year to combat gang violence with innovative community-based programs. The money will be awarded as a Shannon Grant, an anti-gang and youth-violence prevention program popular with local police.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: January 25, 2011
http://www.lowellsun.com/...

Springfield receives $500K for violence prevention in latest award through Sen. Charles E. Shannon Community Safety Initiative (Springfield, MA): The city’s $500,000 annual grant through the Sen. Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative was renewed this year to help efforts to curb youth violence.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 16, 2011
http://www.masslive.com/...

Police respond to gang violence (Worcester, MA): Reacting to an uptick in gun violence, police have established a gang shooting response team, while the district attorney's office is using a new state statute to keep violent criminals off the streets.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 10, 2011
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Police foil gang murder plot; Milton teen arrested (Boston, MA): Police shot one person and arrested three others, including a Milton teen, on gun charges after officers stopped what Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis described as a group of gang members on their way to a killing.
Source: The Patriot Ledger    Date: January 10, 2011
http://www.patriotledger.com/...

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