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Suspected gang members, others arrested on heroin charges (Hyannis, MA): Two suspected members of the Latin Kings street gang who allegedly were traveling from Holyoke to supply Cape Cod heroin dealers were arrested Tuesday night after a two-month investigation by Barnstable police.
Source: Cape Cod Times    Date: April 17, 2014
http://www.capecodonline.com/...

Man faces mob assault, conspiracy, trespassing, street gang charges (Boston, MA): A 22-year-old South Boston man faces two felony charges of assault with intent by mob, charges of conspiracy, being in a criminal street gang, trespassing and two counts of assault and battery, according to South Boston Police Department records.
Source: The Gazette-Virginian    Date: April 16, 2014
http://yourgv.com/...

Victim hospitalized, Springfield police investigate gang, drug-related shooting (Springfield, MA): Investigators found numerous bullet holes in cars that were parked in the area of an early Sunday morning shooting. The shooting appeared to be gang and drug-related, according to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: April 14, 2014
http://www.cbs3springfield.com/...

Boston gang leader gets 20-year prison sentence (Boston, MA): A man described as the leader of a violent Boston street gang and a career criminal has been found guilty of drug charges and sentenced to 20 years in prison as a habitual offender.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: April 8, 2014
http://bostonherald.com/...

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno blames gangbangers, businesses that attract them for city shootings that injured five (Springfield, MA): Mayor Domenic Sarno blamed gangbangers and the businesses that lure them to the city for Sunday morning's gun violence that left five people with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 6, 2014
http://www.masslive.com/...

Springfield Police and city officials react to sunday shootings (Springfield, MA): Springfield officials are reacting to shootings that sent five people to the hospital Sunday night. They say all of the shootings are connected. And they're all gang related.
Source: WGGB News    Date: April 6, 2014
http://www.wggb.com/...

Worcester voices on youth violence: Families matter (Worcester, MA): Data and statistics came to life at a community meeting on youth violence prevention at the Worcester Youth Center Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 3, 2014
http://www.telegram.com/...

True stories: Grandmothers hear from former gang members (Cape Cod, MA): "Gangs are made up of neighborhood friends you grew up with. They've got your back and you've got theirs. But a lot of kids I grew up with are dead now. I don't want to die. I want to live." The speaker was a former Boston street gang member named Ray-Ray.
Source: Falmouth Bulletin    Date: April 3, 2014
http://falmouth.wickedlocal.com/...

New Bedford police say they are making dents into gang activity (New Bedford, MA): The commanding officer of the Police Department's gang unit says police have put a dent in the two city gangs who claim ties to national gangs.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: March 26, 2014
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/...

Holyoke police crack down on gun violence after gang-related shooting (Holyoke, MA): Police in Holyoke sent a strong message to residents Wednesday: If you have an illegal gun, they are coming after you. "Osvaldo Vargas and Damien Alvarado, both these two suspects that were arrested by us are members of the La Familia gang, they are well known to us," Neiswanger said.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: March 26, 2014
http://www.cbs3springfield.com/...

Haverhill police turn to software to battle crime (Haverhill, MA): Call it the police department's crystal ball. Police in Haverhill have started using a relatively new cloud-based crime prediction program that forecasts when and where crimes are likely to occur. Called Predictive Policing, or "PredPol," is just getting its start in Haverhill, though the software is already in use in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Seattle.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: March 24, 2014
http://www.eagletribune.com/...

19-year-old gang member owned stun gun (Haverhill, MA): The violent history of one of the four men accused of trying unsuccessfully to shoot a person in the Mount Washington neighborhood was brought to light yesterday in Haverhill District Court.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: March 21, 2014
http://www.eagletribune.com/...

Profit-driven, gangs move off the local street corners (Boston, MA): On the streets, Jeron Reddick became J-ROC and was known for never turning down a fight as a member of the Bloods. Francisco Paulino became Cisco, and developed a reputation as an enforcer for the Crips. They fought over territory; they fought if someone looked at them the wrong way; they fought because they didn't think they would live past 21.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 16, 2014
http://www.bostonglobe.com/...

Alleged gang member facing gun charges — for the fifth time, Suffolk DA says (Dorchester, MA): An alleged street gang member is facing illegal gun charges for the fifth time following his arrest by Boston police, who spotted him sitting in an illegally parked car, smoking marijuana with two other alleged gang members, prosecutors said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 4, 2014
http://www.boston.com/...

DA: 'Gang' word should not be used in murder retrial (Woburn, MA): Prosecutors are trying to prevent convicted killer Eric Murray's lawyer from using the word "gang" during Murray's retrial for the 2003 murder of Joseph McDaniel.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: February 26, 2014
http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/...

Police, community groups meet on violence (Boston, MA): Gang members spark tensions with rivals by posting pictures of themselves in each other's neighborhoods on social media; fights between members break out over romantic entanglements; young men come out of prison with no jobs, no prospects, and no connection to the church save for their attendance at funerals.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 14, 2014
http://www.bostonglobe.com/...

Public safety, justice discussed at legislative hearing at Monty Tech (Fitchburg, MA): Legislators at a local field hearing were told proposed new spending next year would expand state programs to reduce criminal recidivism and youth violence, and allow the state to begin increasing the use of drug and mental health specialty courts.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: February 11, 2014
http://www.telegram.com/...

Clergy urge congregants to work to end violence (Roxbury, MA): Clergy and residents in Roxbury and Dorchester called Sunday for renewed efforts to oppose gang violence in the aftermath of a deadly start to the year.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 3, 2014
http://www.bostonglobe.com/...

Cops: Women carry guns for gangs (Boston, MA): The city's gang members are using women to hold their guns for them in case they are frisked, Boston police told clergy members in a closed-door meeting during which cops asked for the community's help in stopping a spike in gang-related homicides.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: January 30, 2014
http://bostonherald.com/...

Four dead after violent weekend of alleged gang warfare (Dorchester, MA): Four people were killed in a flurry of gunfire over the weekend in Dorchester and Mattapan that has sparked renewed concerned about the potential for subsequent retaliatory strikes between warring street gangs.
Source: Dorchester Reporter     Date: January 30, 2014
http://www.dotnews.com/...

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