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Springfield police to crack down on gang violence (Springfield, MA): Springfield police are beefing up patrols in crime hot spot areas following a week of gang related shootings. This past week, one person was killed and four wounded in shootings. One woman who didn't want to reveal her name is concerned.
Source: WGGB News    Date: May 30, 2014
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Two hospitalized after gang-related shooting near Springfield Burger King (Springfield, MA): Two victims were taken to the hospital after gunshots rained out in a gang-related shooting at a Springfield Burger King Thursday afternoon. Springfield police responded to the Burger King on State Street around 3:15 p.m. after the department's shot spotter system picked up gunshots at the corner of State and Walnut streets, according to Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: May 29, 2014
http://www.cbs3springfield.com/...

Gun linked to single defendant connected to 3 separate 'gang-related' shootings in Springfield, prosecutor says (Springfield, MA): A gun linked to a single defendant in U.S. District Court was scientifically connected to three separate gang-related shootings in Springfield, according to filings in the criminal case.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 27, 2014
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After early spike, city sees dip in violent crime (Boston, MA): The year began with a burst of violence in Boston: a rash of killings in January and February that included the shooting of a 9-year-old boy, alarming residents, community leaders, and city officials.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 22, 2014
http://www.bostonglobe.com/...

Gang member arrested after shooting involving Holyoke officer (Holyoke, MA): Police are investigating a shooting that involved an officer and a SUV near South Bridge Street and Hamilton Street in downtown Holyoke.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: May 15, 2014
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Grant to allow Pittsfield to address gang issues in-depth (Pittsfield, MA): The city's Community Connection program -- targeting the roots of youth criminal and gang involvement -- is poised to move beyond the "planning and preparation stage," according to coordinator Adam Hinds.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: May 12, 2014
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Awareness meeting promotes at-risk youth programs (Lynn, MA): Jason Nop talked about his time as a member of the Bloods gang. Justin Williams said he was a Crip. And Francisco Paulino said he didn’t want to go back to jail.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: April 29, 2014
http://www.itemlive.com/...

Lowell PD suspends funding anti-gang agency (Lowell, MA): The Police Department has temporarily suspended funding an acclaimed Lowell-based anti-violence agency because its "streetworkers" advocated for two Lowell men accused in high-profile gun-related crimes, one a shooting.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: April 29, 2014
http://www.lowellsun.com/...

Springfield Police arrest gang member on gun charges Saturday night (Springfield, MA): Springfield Police arrested a dangerous suspect after a report of shots fired Saturday night. Officers learned 20-year-old Justin Webber, of Spruce Street in Springfield, was in the Indian Orchard section and was carrying a handgun. Webber is a known gang member in the city.
Source: WGGB News    Date: April 28, 2014
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Pittsfield program targets gang and youth violence (Pittsfield, MA): A new program in Pittsfield is aimed at supporting young people and preventing them from entering a life of crime. The Community Connection program is part of the city's Shannon Grant initiative. The state grant focuses on gang management and prevention, targeting teenagers to young adults.
Source: WAMC Northeast Public Radio    Date: April 25, 2014
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Suspect in 2009 Pittsfield home invasion held without bail (Pittsfield, MA): An alleged Bloods gang member who reportedly goes by the street name "Homicide" is being held without bail in the 2009 armed robbery and home invasion of a Pittsfield couple.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: April 25, 2014
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Gang leader stays behind bars (Salisbury, MA): Paris Cormier, aka P. Dawt, known by police as the leader of a wannabe Salisbury gang, remains behind bars after a Newburyport District Court judge Friday considered him too dangerous to be afforded bail following his arrest earlier this month for allegedly bloodying his girlfriend during a vicious attack.
Source: The Daily News    Date: April 23, 2014
http://www.newburyportnews.com/...

"Known gang member" arrested at gunpoint in Holyoke (Holyoke, MA): Detectives from the Holyoke Police Narcotics/Vice Unit arrested a person who they claim to be a "known member of the La Familia street gang" on gun charges.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: April 22, 2014
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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
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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/...

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