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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
http://www.telegram.com/...

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/...

Third suspect in alleged gang shooting nabbed (Fall River, MA): Raised voices outside a strip club put Thomas Phin in jail. He is now facing charges of attempted murder.
Source: The Herald News    Date: May 24, 2010
http://www.heraldnews.com/...

Gang terror tactics alleged (Worcester, MA): The Kilby Street gang is terrorizing people through stabbings, shootings and attacks, according to police statements filed in Central District Court against Daniel Grajales, a Kilby Street member charged with stabbing two people in Millbury earlier this month.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: May 19, 2010
http://www.telegram.com/...

Two arrested, two sought after shooting of Fall River teen (Fall River, MA): Two men are in jail and two are being chased by the police for a gang shooting Tuesday that critically injured a teenager who had nothing to do with either the Bloods or the Crips.
Source: The Herald News    Date: May 19, 2010
http://www.heraldnews.com/...

Officials praise South Coast gang crackdown (New Bedford, MA): Law enforcement officials say a crackdown on gang activity in the New Bedford area over the past several years is working.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 17, 2010
http://www.boston.com/...

Three United Front gang members sentenced (New Bedford, MA): Federal judges sentenced three United Front gang members to prison terms this week for drug and firearms charges stemming from a trifecta of drug busts starting in March 2008, reports the New Bedford Standard-Times.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: May 8, 2010
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Springfield teen Rafael Montanez, 16, killed in gang-related shooting (Springfield, MA): A Springfield teen was killed Saturday night during a gang related shooting near 57 Allendale St., officials said.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 2, 2010
http://www.masslive.com/...

Anti-gang activists rally to retore Shannon funds (Boston, MA): Anti-gang activists rallied at the Statehouse earlier this week, asking legislators to restore funding for a community-grant program that saw its budget slashed by more than 60 percent this year.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: April 20, 2010
http://www.lowellsun.com/...

Dorchester double shootings gang-related (Dorchester, MA): A Dorchester double shooting Wednesday night that left one man dead and another critically injured was gang-related, Boston police Commissioner Edward Davis said yesterday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: April 2, 2010
http://www.bostonherald.com/...

Police say teen member of a gang (Springfield, MA): If tattoos were self-fulfilling prophecies, Eric B. Denson was headed down the wrong path. The 20-year-old city man was arrested Tuesday night on a murder charge for the stabbing death of Cathedral High School student Conor W. Reynolds.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 18, 2010
http://www.masslive.com/...

Brockton cops eye city gangs as they probe recent killings and drug dealing (Brockton, MA): Amid the clutter in a Walnut Street basement, narcotics detectives found three spiral notebooks on a desk near the stairs. Inside were handwritten rules and regulations for the Folk Nation, an alliance of street gangs based in the Chicago area.
Source: The Cambridge Chronicle    Date: January 23, 2010
http://www.wickedlocal.com/...

Two arrested after alleged Fall River drive-by shooting (Fall River, MA): A man tied to the Bloods street gang is facing charges he was allegedly behind the wheel in a drive-by shooting late Thursday night.
Source: The Herald News    Date: January 22, 2010
http://www.heraldnews.com/...

Ganging up on street gangs (Pittsfield, MA): Ron "Cook" Barrett held up the yellow and black bandana in front of more than 200 sixth- and seventh-graders from Pittsfield. "How many of you know what gang this represents?" Barrett asked.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: January 21, 2010
http://www.berkshireeagle.com/...

Investing in youth (Worcester, MA): The Boys & Girls Club is slated to receive $350,000 in federal funding to continue its Gang Prevention Through Targeted Outreach Program.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 12, 2010
http://www.telegram.com/...

Rival MS-13, 18th Street gang members face charges after weekend stabbing in South End (New Bedford, MA): An alleged MS-13 gang member is charged with stabbing a rival 18th Street gang member during an early-morning fight Sunday in the South End.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: January 5, 2010
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/...

Four city buildings hit with graffiti (Taunton, MA): Is the Silver City becoming Graffiti City? Police are looking for the person or persons who they say either late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning embarked upon a citywide, graffiti tagging spree.
Source: Taunton Daily Gazette    Date: December 23, 2009
http://www.tauntongazette.com/...

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