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Lynn police take aim at gang-related crime (Lynn, MA): Police Chief Kevin Coppinger said Wednesday he is taking several steps to reduce robberies, burglaries and assaults that contributed to a 2 percent increase in crime this year over 2010 crime statistics.
Source: The Daily Item     Date: July 28, 2011

Police arrest suspect in connection with Dwelly Street shooting (Fall River, MA): A county prosecutor told a District Court judge Monday that a Dwelly Street shooting on Sunday afternoon was gang-related, and she requested a dangerousness hearing for the man accused of firing at two teenagers as they sat on their porch.
Source: The Herald News    Date: July 25, 2011

Gangs have Springfield in "Crisis mode" (Springfield, MA): "The most pressing problem in Springfield is violent street gangs. They're decaying the city from within they're destroying the opportunity and lives of the youth of the city," says Western Mass Gang Task Force Member Mark Karangekis of the FBI.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: July 21, 2011

Springfield officials pledge zero tolerance crackdown on spate of summer violence (Springfield, MA): Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, joined by local, state and federal law enforcement officials, pledged an immediate "zero tolerance" crackdown on violent crime Thursday, aided by increased traffic stops, targeted warrant sweeps and disruption of gang activity.
Source: The Republican    Date: July 21, 2011

Police will deploy to parks this summer, target gang members to quell violence, Davis says (Boston, MA): Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said today that uniformed officers will flood city parks and playgrounds this summer in a move aimed at easing fears that children could be hurt by bullets meant for someone else.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 8, 2011

Police ramp up after violence (Boston, MA): The violence that erupted over the July Fourth weekend left four people dead and 15 others wounded in shootings and stabbings across Boston, alarming police officials who said they are stepping up patrols in crime-plagued areas to prevent retaliatory violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 6, 2011

Raid leads to arrest of alleged gang member (Salem, MA): Peabody police, working with their counterparts from Beverly and Gloucester, have arrested a man they identified as a member of a nationwide street gang known as the Tiny Rascals.
Source: The Salem News    Date: July 1, 2011

Raid leads to gang member arrest (Peabody, MA): A man police identified as a member of a nationwide street gang known as the Tiny Rascals has been arrested by Peabody police, working with their counterparts from Beverly and Gloucester.
Source: Gloucester Times    Date: July 1, 2011

Three men shot in Springfield, police eye gang ties (Springfield, MA): Three young men who were shot in what Springfield police are describing as a gang-related incident are expected to recover.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: June 28, 2011

Cops: Shooting of toddler was gang related (Boston, MA): Last night’s shooting of a 4-year-old boy at Harambee Park in Dorchester appears to be gang related, said Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: June 28, 2011

Shifting gang ties pose new challenges for New Bedford police (New Bedford, OR): The city's gang problems were relatively easy to understand just a few years ago. Gang members organized around their neighborhood. It was Monte Park versus United Front, the Latin Kings running drugs in the near North End, or the Ruth Street gang violently protecting its South End turf.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: June 20, 2011

Town steps up anti-gang efforts (Amesbury, MA): In the wake of a stabbing in downtown Newburyport, Amesbury is stepping up police patrols in order to tamp down on potential youth gang problems in its downtown.
Source: The Daily News    Date: June 9, 2011

Police issue warrant for downtown stabbing suspect (Newburyport, MA): Police yesterday issued an arrest warrant for a Newbury man they believe stabbed a Plum Island resident Sunday afternoon, only yards away from where tourists were walking in downtown Newburyport.
Source: The Daily News    Date: June 7, 2011

Boston gang rivals battle on beach (Boston, MA): Authorities say law enforcement officials converged on Carson Beach in South Boston and broke up fights involving youths from rival gangs.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 30, 2011

Police arrest graffiti suspect in Marlborough (Marlborough, MA): The rise in graffiti around Marlborough lately may be the work of one man. Police arrested Zachary S. Lodi, 28, of Marlborough, on Thursday and charged him with seven counts of tagging property.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News    Date: May 21, 2011

Patrick unveils plan to stem youth violence (Pittsfield, MA): Gov. Deval Patrick announced plans Monday to stem youth violence by proposing new gun laws and an intervention strategy focused on males between 14 and 24, a group at high risk for gun violence and gang activity.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: May 10, 2011

FBI's focus in Berkshires is on street gangs (Berkshire, MA): The top priority for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Berkshire County is combating neighborhood-based street gangs, a FBI officials said this week during a meeting with The Eagle’s editorial board.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: April 30, 2011

Gang member found guilty in shooting (Boston, MA): A reputed gang member was convicted yesterday of shooting Tramane Smith, a former friend, on a Dorchester street and leaving him paralyzed after the victim said he wanted to turn away from their shared life of crime.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 22, 2011

AG seeks updated wiretap laws in fight against gangs (Boston, MA): Attorney General Martha Coakley called yesterday for updating wiretap laws so law enforcement can attack the "disorganized crime" behind street gangs, human trafficking, and shoplifting rings, all untouchable under current state wiretap laws.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 19, 2011

Students discuss gang violence (Cambridge, MA) : Christopher Yanov, founder of the mentorship group Reality Changers, critiqued current gang-violence prevention practices, promoting an alternative approach that focused on providing young people with options outside of gangs, in a talk in Adams Lower Common Room yesterday.
Source: The Harvard Crimson    Date: April 12, 2011

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