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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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/...

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