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Gangs staking out new turf with Web videos (Boston, MA): They call themselves names like "King Shizz" and "Gun Smoke Poke," and rap on the Internet about blasting their guns, dying young, and killing their rivals.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 31, 2007

Police: Ashland stabbing a gang-initiation ritual (Ashland, MA): Police say two teens arrested in a Saturday nighttime stabbing on Presidents Row were acting out the "blood-in" initiation of a violent, L.A.-based street gang when they left their victim needing 50 stitches.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: October 7, 2007

Jesuit’s gang rehab work is creed (Worcester, MA): "G-Dog" buried his first teenage gang member in 1986, when the Jesuit priest was first assigned to Dolores Mission, a shabby church in gang-ravaged South Central Los Angeles.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: October 1, 2007

Raids hit gangs in three cities (Springfield, MA) : In a crackdown on members of two street gangs, FBI agents and police officers raided a series of homes early yesterday morning and arrested eight people accused of dealing cocaine.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 28, 2007

Cops nab suspected gang chief (Forest Hills, MA): A suspect police say is a major player in one of the Hub’s most notorious gangs has been collared after a man was blasted in a daylight drive-by shooting in Forest Hills yesterday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: September 28, 2007

Gang grant OK'd (Pittsfield, MA): The City Council last night approved the Pittsfield Police Department's acceptance of a $25,334 federal grant to prevent gang crime in the city.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: September 27, 2007

Grant awarded to fight gangs (Chicopee, MA): Chicopee and Holyoke have been awarded $890,000 - out of an $11 million pool - to combat gang violence and offer youngsters alternatives through programs.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 15, 2007

Three injured in gangs' cross fire, police say (Boston, MA): A 68-year-old widow getting air on her front porch and two of her neighbors were wounded by gunfire late Saturday in Roxbury when they were caught in an ongoing dispute between two rival gangs, police said yesterday.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 10, 2007

Two arrested in gang retaliation shooting (Springfield, MA): Two people were arrested tonight after a shooting that police said was a gang attack in retaliation for a stabbing on Friday night following a football game at Central High School.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 8, 2007

Immigration sweep nets arrest of 36 'gang members' and associates (Boston, MA): Immigration officials released details this afternoon about a three-day sweep that led to the arrest of what officials described as 36 violent gang members and their associates, many of whom have criminal records, including one who is accused of murder.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 31, 2007

Immigration agents target gang members in sweep (Boston, MA): Federal immigration agents launched raids today in Chelsea, East Boston, and several other local communities in a search for about 50 known MS-13 gang members with outstanding arrest warrants, according to local police.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 28, 2007

Lowell wins $820G grant to combat gang violence (Boston, MA): Lowell has received an $820,000 grant from the State Department of Public Safety to combat gang violence and emerging crime problems with innovative community-based programs.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: August 23, 2007

Dorchester shooting in broad daylight injures three men (Dorchester, MA): Three young men were shot in broad daylight yesterday in an apparent gang-related assault in Dorchester, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 17, 2007

Police crack down on 'gang-like' activities (Newburyport, MA): A new patrol by city police is targeting local parks in an effort to stem illegal activity by young people in those areas. Police are calling some of the activity "gang-like."
Source: The Daily News    Date: July 30, 2007

New weapons to combat Berkshires gangs, guns (Pittsfield, MA): Two major investigations have been financed with grant dollars earmarked to combat gangs and guns in Berkshire County.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: July 22, 2007

Cops eye posse in shootings (Boston, MA): Police are investigating whether a vicious street posse that was supposed to have been wiped out by a multi-agency sweep in May is behind the nonfatal shootings Saturday night that left a 9-year-old girl with a bullet in her spine, the Herald has learned.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 17, 2007

RICO covers violent, noneconomic activity (Massachusetts): The federal government could prosecute gang members under RICO for conspiring to kill members of a rival gang, even where the alleged crime lacked an economic component, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
Source: Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly    Date: July 16, 2007

Brookline police warn of bicycle gang (Brookline, MA): Brookline Police are asking resident to keep an eye out for a roaming band of youths that has robbed at least four people near the Allston border.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 13, 2007

Sources: Nabbed teen linked to gang (Boston, MA): The teen arrested yesterday after he allegedly admitted hiding the 9 mm gun used in the accidental shooting of his 8-year-old half-brother has been linked to a bloodletting Dorchester gang that was blamed for the murder of a little girl gunned down in a city park five years ago, police sources told the Herald last night.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: June 28, 2007

Police: Leaders of violent street gang indicted (Framingham, MA): Leaders of a vicious downtown Framingham gang that sold a kilogram of cocaine a week have been indicted on federal drug charges, state and federal authorities said yesterday.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: June 22, 2007

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