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Manchester chief: Initiative to curb gang violence is working (Manchester, NH): Police Chief David Mara Monday said a multi-agency initiative to reduce urban violence, that began in July, has had a dramatic effect on gang-related gun violence in the city.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader    Date: December 8, 2014

Manchester police turn spotlight on reducing violence (Manchester, NH): Police say an initiative aimed at stopping gang violence in Manchester helped lead to the sentencing of Hector Velez Jr. last week for a baseball bat assault during a “gang riot” on Laurel Street.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader    Date: December 7, 2014

Laurel Street riot lands teen 2 to 5 years for bat attack (Manchester, NH): Saying “a clear message has to be sent,” Judge Diane Nicolosi sentenced Hector Velez Jr. to 2 to 5 years in jail for a baseball bat assault during what police described as a “gang riot” on Laurel Street.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader    Date: December 4, 2014

Gang ties: Prosecutor alleges Gay belonged to White Warriors (Dover, NH): As Christopher Gay faces trial on murder charges, prosecutors revealed Tuesday that Gay is believed to be affiliated with the prison gang Brotherhood of White Warriors (BOWW). Gay’s reported affiliation with the gang was hidden from the jury at trial to prevent prejudice by jury members.
Source: Foster's Daily Democrat    Date: October 15, 2014

Manchester chief turns to community to help fight gangs (Manchester, NH): Police Chief David Mara acknowledges police are dealing with at least two youth gangs in the city. So far, no one has been killed and Mara is working to keep it that way.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader    Date: July 20, 2014

Gang rivalry at center or three recent Manchester shooting incidents (Manchester, NH): A Laurel Street baseball bat brawl last March between two rival gangs is at the root of three recent shootings in the city, including one Thursday night in which a 17-year-old was shot in the leg, according to Manchester police Chief David Mara.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader    Date: June 20, 2014

Gang threat prompts testimony in fatal prison attack (Concord, NH): The man called in to clean up the blood after a prison inmate was brutally beaten in 2010 is now cooperating with investigators because the gang that carried out the attack has put a kill order on his head, according to an affidavit.
Source: Concord Monitor    Date: June 15, 2013

Three arrested in Concord, NH robbery, police say ‘victim’ was in on hold-up (Concord, NH): Police in Concord, N.H., have arrested three people in connection with a robbery, saying two of them are believed to have ties to a street gang that’s trying to expand its operations in New Hampshire.
Source: CBS Boston    Date: June 7, 2013

High-ranking Latin King pleads guilty in three killings (White Plains, NY): On the eve of trial, a Newburgh gangster admitted his role in three murders. Jose "King Gordo" Lagos, 23, sold crack cocaine on Newburgh streets and was among the Latin Kings' leaders who ordered low-ranking members to carry out violent attacks throughout the city.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: January 23, 2013

Alleged gang member to plead guilty (Hampton, NH): An alleged Latin Kings gang leader and mastermind of a local drug ring at Hampton beach and Seabrook agreed to plead guilty to federal charges that he sold cocaine and other drugs.
Source:    Date: November 14, 2012

Victim feared for family after gang threat (Hampton, NH): Police Chief Jamie Sullivan was asked Thursday if residents should be fearful or concerned in light of allegations against a documented Latin Kings gang member suspected of making threats in the community.
Source:    Date: July 13, 2012

Police, FBI: Gangs not rare in N.H. (Hampton, NH): A former member of the Hampton neighborhood crime watch wasn't shocked to learn one of five people arrested during recent drug raids at Hampton Beach and Seabrook allegedly had ties with the Latin Kings, an international street gang.
Source:    Date: July 1, 2012

Hampton drug suspect tied to Latin Kings gang, police allege (Hampton, NH): One of the five people arrested in recent drug raids at Hampton Beach and Seabrook has ties to the Latin Kings, an infamous street gang with a national network, according to court documents.
Source:    Date: June 20, 2012

Nashua middle school students get trained in gang resistance (Nashua, NH): Arnaldo Izquierdo used to think people who happened to be wearing a lot of red on a given day were probably connected to a street gang. "I always thought red meant gangs," he said. "Now I know they might just like the color red."
Source: The Nashua Telegraph    Date: March 10, 2012

Five arrested in gang, prostitution sweep (Nashua, NH) : The Nashua Police Department Narcotics Intelligence Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Gang Task Force executed simultaneous arrest and search warrants throughout Nashua yesterday. These arrests were the result of a joint investigation by both agencies targeting known alleged gang members and their associates who are involved in narcotic trafficking and prostitution.
Source: NashuaPatch    Date: October 20, 2011

Three Nashua residents arrested in national gang sweep (Nashua, NH): Three Nashua residents were reportedly among the more than 700 people that federal, state and local police arrested over the past fortnight in one of the country’s largest-ever sweeps targeting street gangs.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: March 3, 2011

NH enforcer: Gang woes surge at bars (Manchester, NH): Citizen complaints about aggressive and violent gang activity in bars and restaurants are soaring as authorities keep an eye on what they see as a troubling -- and growing -- trend across the state.
Source: Union Leader    Date: October 3, 2010

NH goes after graffiti vandals (Manchester, NH): Gov. John Lynch wants to combat the graffiti splashed on bridges and sound barriers along the state's highways. To that end, he joined state and local officials along Interstate 93 in Manchester yesterday.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: August 17, 2010

Manchester seeks Mass. help on fighting gangs (Manchester, NH): When New Hampshire law enforcement wanted to address Manchester's growing gang problem head-on, they turned to two Massachusetts communities that have been battling the problem for more than a decade.
Source: Union Leader    Date: August 14, 2010

Tackling Manchester gangs gets city's full attention (Manchester, NH): City officials are looking at policy changes that could help the schools, police and community groups better address the city's developing gang problem.
Source: Union Leader    Date: August 10, 2010

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