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Boston cops warn gang leaders at summit (Boston, MA): Boston police said they held a summit with the city's toughest gangs in an effort to reduce violence and bloodshed as summer approaches, officials said.
Source: United Press International    Date: June 9, 2009

Senate bill cuts about $29m from youth violence programs (Boston, MA): In a move that stunned and worried youth advocates, the Senate Ways and Means Committee approved a state budget yesterday that would gut nearly all money for programs aimed at reducing urban youth violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 14, 2009

Springfield police say two men, juvenile assaulted 15-year-old to force him to join gang (Springfield, MA): Springfield police arrested two men and a juvenile late Tuesday night after they repeatedly threatened and assaulted a 15-year-old in an attempt to force him to join their gang.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 13, 2009

Reputed Monte Park gang member charged with being accessory to downtown shooting (New Bedford, MA): A reputed Monte Park gang member is charged with being an accessory to a shooting earlier this month near New Bedford District Court and the Hastings Keith Federal Building.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: May 12, 2009

United Front street gang targeted in latest law enforcement sweep in New Bedford (New Bedford, MA): A year after raiding the Monte Park street gang, a regional anti-gang task force has arrested eight reputed members of the rival United Front gang.A year after raiding the Monte Park street gang, a regional anti-gang task force has arrested eight reputed members of the rival United Front gang.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: May 8, 2009

‘Sweet kid’ gunned down (Boston, MA): Soheil Turner, a basketball-loving natural leader who let little kids cut in line, was shot twice in the head in Roxbury yesterday morning after buying a honey bun before heading off to school.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: May 8, 2009

'Major' drug raids in Pittsfield (Pittsfield, MA): City police, FBI, ATF and DEA agents carried out three simultaneous, daytime drug raids on Thursday afternoon — and the result should help stem the recent violence that has plagued Pittsfield over the past several months, law enforcement officials said.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: April 17, 2009

Gang recruiting law considered (Springfield, MA): A city ordinance would be good and a state law would be better, but keep in mind that making street gang recruitment illegal won't eliminate the problem, city councilors were advised Monday.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 14, 2009

Murder victim identified (Springfield, MA): Springfield Police say the murder victim whose body was pulled from the Chicopee River was a gang member who was well known with police.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: April 13, 2009

Gun crimes on the rise in Pittsfield (Pittsfield, MA): The city is on a record pace for shootings this year. If the current clip of six in 14 weeks continues, Pittsfield could register as many as 22 shootings by the end of the year, surpassing the high of a dozen, recorded in both 2003 and 2005.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: April 10, 2009

Springfield students shown gang dangers (Springfield, MA): Emanuel I. Ortiz wants to be a lawyer, and if he can't be a lawyer he wants to be a police officer. If the 11-year-old German Gerena Elementary School student can't be a police officer, he wants to be a fireman.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 7, 2009

Police seek aid in gang blitz (Springfield, MA): Looking ahead to summer, the police need parents and guardians to guide young people to such positive pursuits as sports and away from trouble, says Police Commissioner William J. Fitchet.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 6, 2009

Springfield gets $1.4 million grant to help fight youth violence (Springfield, MA): Law enforcement and youth service agencies, assisted by a $1.4 million state grant, have announced plans for a series of neighborhood deployments to combat gang and youth violence.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 31, 2009

Bloods hangout site of random gunshot (Fall River, MA): Police are investigating a gunshot fired into a house that they have identified as a hangout for the Bloods street gang.
Source: Herald News    Date: March 25, 2009

Gang unit investigates college graffiti (Boston, MA): A Boston police unit that handles gang-related activity in the city is investigating graffiti painted on a Harvard Medical School building late last week.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 1, 2009

Man fatally shot in Jamaica Plain shopping district (Boston, MA): A reputed gang member was fatally shot in broad daylight at a busy shopping district in Jamaica Plain Tuesday afternoon, shocking passersby who watched in horror as an MBTA Transit police officer tried to save the man’s life on a crowded sidewalk.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 27, 2009

Teacher and mom witness gang fight (Lawrence, MA): Hours after school administrators and safety officers broke up a war of words between members of two street gangs at the high school Wednesday morning, a fight broke out near the high school at North Parish Road and Phillips Street, police said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: January 24, 2009

Drug bust finds gang ties (Pittsfield, MA): Narcotics officers claim they found weapons, ammunition and enough cocaine to charge an admitted gang member with drug trafficking when they raided his Pittsfield apartment on Thursday night.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: January 17, 2009

City officials deny downtown gang presence (Boston, MA): Top city officials yesterday denied that gangbangers are drifting into Downtown Crossing, days after a daylight shooting sent shoppers scrambling for cover outside the popular Macy’s store.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: December 30, 2008

Alleged gang plot to target Brockton officer foiled (Boston, MA): Authorities said yesterday that they have foiled a plot to retaliate against the Brockton police officer who shot and killed a reputed gang member last month.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 19, 2008

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