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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Four teens charged in shooting incident (Pittsfield, MA) : Four young people, including a 12-year-old, are facing attempted murder and other charges in what police are calling a gang-related shooting over the weekend outside a house party. No one was hit by bullets.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: September 11, 2012

Martin killing allegedly gang-related (Pittsfield, MA): Nearly four months after the book was closed in the Jahda Martin slaying, a killing the reasons for which have never been explained, court documents allege that the incident was gang-related and that the attackers mistakenly believed Martin was a police informant.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: September 1, 2012

Springfield anti-violence task force urged to expand youth mentoring efforts (Springfield, MA): The rising toll of gang violence in Springfield and other cities reinforces the need for adult role models to steer youths toward education and away from crime, an anti-violence advocate said Monday.
Source: The Republican    Date: August 30, 2012

To counter gangs, Springfield adopts tactics from war zones (Springfield, MA): US soldiers’ strategies to stop insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan have found a new application in an odd place: a tough neighborhood in Springfield. State and local police, led by troopers who learned counterinsurgency in foreign war zones, are using similar techniques here, in an attempt to combat gang violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 20, 2012

DA warns: 160 gangs looking for trouble (Boston, MA): Seeds of violence are planted across the Hub by what authorities say are 160 gangs — some just small crews of kids from the same block, armed to the teeth and itching to fight — that can grow into sophisticated drug operations with international ties.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: August 17, 2012

Boston police commissioner: Harlem Street triple slaying was gang-related (Dorchester, MA): Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said this morning that the slaying of three women on Sunday on Harlem Street in Dorchester was gang-related.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 16, 2012

Is enough being done to prevent gang violence in Boston? (Boston, MA): Police report some leads, but they've made no arrests yet in the weekend shootings that claimed four lives in Boston. One man died and three others were injured in Roslindale.
Source: WBUR News    Date: August 15, 2012

Lowell man charged with stabbing victim eight times (Lowell, MA): A 22-year-old Lowell man is being held on cash bail after police say he stabbed a man eight times, puncturing his lung, during a gang-related fight last Thursday night.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: August 14, 2012

Gang battle uphill for resolute Boston FBI (Boston, MA): The large-scale operations that swept up dozens of alleged Bay State gangbangers in recent weeks give the crime-ravaged communities they operate in relief from deadly gunplay — but only to a point, according to lawmen, who warn other gangsters will fill the vacuum.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 19, 2012

Fall River police say teen in critical condition after being hit with hammer in gang-related dispute (Fall River, MA): Police said a 16-year-old is in critical condition after reportedly being struck on the head with a hammer in a gang-related altercation about 1 a.m. Saturday.
Source: The Herald News    Date: July 14, 2012

Police chief says Lynn gang activity drops significantly (Lynn, MA): The number of organized gangs, members and affiliates in the city has dropped significantly, and that has made a noticeable impact on crime statistics, according to Police Chief Kevin Coppinger.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: July 13, 2012

Revere Police nab five gang members following vandalism (Revere, MA): Revere Police arrested five alleged gang members near Cooledge Street early Thursday morning after callers reported they were smashing the windows of several cars with bricks, according to Revere Police Lt. John Azzari.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: July 13, 2012

Suspects' affluent ways helped spur drug inquiry (Boston, MA): They had gone from renting apartments to buying houses. They were buying expensive champagne at clubs around Boston and Rhode Island. Some were driving Mercedes Benz cars and taking more frequent trips to their native country, the Dominican Republic.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 11, 2012

15 arrested in drug sweep that allegedly brought cocaine from Mexico to Boston's streets (Boston, MA): Just after sunrise today 15 individuals connected to a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking organization operating in Boston were arrested and at least $500,000 in cash was seized, law enforcement officials said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 9, 2012

Gang ties eyed in Haverhill shooting (Haverhill, MA): A 27-year-old Haverhill man told police he was standing at the corner of Moulton Way and Wingate Street early yesterday morning when he heard the sound of gun shots, then realized that he'd been shot in the groin.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: July 8, 2012

Legislature's budget includes increases for DAs, anti-gang programs (New Bedford, MA): The $32.5 billion state budget approved last week by the Legislature includes 5 percent increases for all the state's district attorneys, $6.25 million to continue anti-gang programs and money to fund the first state police class in six years.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: July 5, 2012

Brazen act during fireworks shocks city (Worcester, MA): A longtime friend of Jonathan A. Kapulka, the man who was shot and killed Tuesday night while watching the city’s fireworks with his wife and two young daughters along lower Grafton Street, said Mr. Kapulka was a former gang member who had moved away from the city to escape those ties.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: July 5, 2012

Two Boston men convicted of killing 14-year-old boy (Boston, MA): Two Boston gang members have been convicted of holding down and killing an innocent 14-year-old boy out riding a motorized scooter.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 22, 2012

Cambridge gang members carjack Somerville man at gunpoint (Somerville, MA) : Police are looking for two Cambridge gang members who allegedly threatened a victim in East Somerville with a gun during a carjacking on Saturday. Another man allegedly involved in the incident, Willgen “Will” Sanchez, 20, of 103 Newman Road, Malden, was arrested on Glen Street on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, according to a police report.
Source: The Cambridge Chronicle    Date: June 19, 2012

High court upholds 2007 murder case in death of Lowell teen (Lowell, MA): The state's highest court has rejected a Lowell man's argument that his conviction of second-degree murder in a 2007 gang-related slaying of a Lowell teen should be overturned due to double jeopardy.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: June 15, 2012

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