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White leader of Boston Asian gang gets 20 years (Boston, MA): The white leader of an Asian gang who earned the nickname "White Devil John" has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on drug trafficking and money laundering charges.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 16, 2013

Pittsfield's Westside residents to launch a neighborhood watch (Pittsfield, MA): A group of Westside residents and community leaders is organizing a neighborhood watch to help reduce criminal activity and bring residents together for community and social activities.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: August 9, 2013

Police: Known gang member seriously injured in Worcester shooting (Worcester, MA) : A 25-year-old man is in serious condition following an early morning shooting in Worcester. According to police, the victim is a known gang member.
Source: WFXT FOX25 News    Date: August 8, 2013

Gang member gets life in prison for murder of South End teen (Boston, MA): A Suffolk Superior Court judge sentenced a 19-year-old to life in prison for the murder of a promising South End teen.
Source: WFXT FOX25 News    Date: July 30, 2013

Worcester, Mass. man 'paying it forward' with basketball camp (Worcester, MA): Losing a loved one to gang activity is something many families, sadly, must learn to live with. For siblings left behind, it can signal a crossroad. Some seek retaliation and join the ranks of the very gang life that took their loved one. For others, it serves as motivation to try and stop the cycle of violence.
Source: NECN News    Date: July 24, 2013

At Norfolk County's juvenile court, he hopes to have impact on teen offenders (Quincy, MA): Juvenile court doesn’t attract the same attention as district or superior court, but that’s exactly where veteran probation officer Mark Prisco wants to work. He and his staff have already planned several new programs, starting with an Aug. 22 anti-gang violence session at Dedham District Court.
Source: The Patriot Ledger    Date: July 16, 2013

Shootings in Worcester are on upswing (Worcester, MA): Shootings in Worcester in the six months of this year are almost double the number in the first six months of 2012, an alarming trend for police officials. "A lot of the violence we are seeing is by people well known to the Police Department," Police Chief Gary J. Gemme said. "Many have ties to gangs or gang affiliations. Some of them have been victims of violence in the past, and now they are perpetrators of violence."
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: July 16, 2013

MS-13 gang members reportedly jump man (Somerville, MA): Police arrested a 15-year-old who is reportedly an MS-13 gang member on June 27 after he reportedly jumped a man along with two other males. The juvenile was arrested on Autumn Street on a charge of assault by means of a dangerous weapon.
Source: Wicked Local     Date: July 1, 2013

Funding to fight street gangs passed in state budget (Boston, MA): A key amendment supporting a law enforcement program designed to combat criminal street gangs in the North End of Springfield passed today as the state legislature completed work on the budget.
Source: WGGB News    Date: July 1, 2013

Worcester police put focus on violent drug dealers (Worcester, MA): The Police Department's vice squad will continue to focus on getting drugs off the streets, but now the unit will focus on violent people entwined with the illegal drug trade.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: June 17, 2013

100 police target crime in Brockton Neighborhood Surge operation (Brockton, MA): All day Wednesday residents heard the buzz of helicopters overhead and took notice of an increased police presence throughout the city. It was all part of a multi-agency operation called Brockton Neighborhood Surge, which resulted in the arrest of 27 individuals on outstanding warrants as well as drug and firearm violations.
Source: Enterprise News    Date: June 13, 2013

Boston police arrest at least 30 in raids targeting alleged gang members and associates in Roxbury (Boston, MA): Boston police conducted a major sweep of gang associates in the Roxbury section of the city this morning, a targeted raid meant to crack down on drug dealing and violent crime associated with the group, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 21, 2013

58 arrested in drug raids aimed at stemming violence (Boston, MA): Last winter, Boston police noticed a rise in shootings around Humboldt Avenue in ­Roxbury, a section of the city historically plagued by gang violence. A handful of officers was ­assigned to do undercover drug buys a ­couple of times a week, hoping to gather enough intelligence to take some violent offenders off the street.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 21, 2013

Fall River man, 18, alleged gang member, arrested on drug, gun charges (Fall River, MA): A Fall River man on probation for three drug cases has been arrested on new narcotics and gun charges.
Source: The Herald News    Date: May 21, 2013

Harvard Innovation Lab startup helps police with gang mapping software (Boston, MA): A team of engineers at a resident startup located in the Harvard Innovation Lab, home to many startups each semester, has developed software to map gang hierarchy. Their app will aid in the police effort to disrupt gang activity.
Source: Boston Business Journal    Date: May 17, 2013

Massachusetts State Police anti-gang initiative in Springfield's North End gets 15 minutes of fame on '60 Minutes' (Springfield, MA): Following national press attention by the New York Times and National Public Radio, the latest major media outlet to highlight a Massachusetts State Police-backed anti-gang initiative in Springfield's North End is "60 Minutes," which featured the once crime-riddled neighborhood in a Sunday evening segment.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 6, 2013

Counterinsurgency methods used to fight gang crime (Springfield, MA): Street gangs had become so intimidating in Springfield that citizens stopped calling the police on them. And no wonder: gangs were so strong that motorcycle-riding members once cruised a neighborhood with military-style assault rifles strapped to their backs in a show of force.
Source: CBS News    Date: May 2, 2013

Slew of suspected drug dealers arrested (Fall River, MA): The Fall River Police Department held a press conference on Monday to announce several arrests. Nine suspected gang-related arrests were announced by the Fall River police.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: April 15, 2013

Police arrest seven suspects after Saturday shooting in New Bedford (New Bedford, MA): A 55-year-old North End man was shot and injured in a gang-related shooting Saturday that led police to arrest seven New Bedford suspects.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: April 15, 2013

Youth pleads not guilty in Dec. stabbing near City Hall (Worcester, MA): A Waller Avenue man charged with what police said was a gang-related Dec. 10 stabbing on Main Street pleaded not guilty at his arraignment this morning in Worcester Superior Court.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 11, 2013

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