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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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Teen accused in Worcester gang shooting is deemed dangerous (Worcester, MA): A city teen charged with an April 21 shooting on Randolph Road was ordered held without bail for up to 120 days after a dangerousness hearing Wednesday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: May 6, 2015

Two arraigned in JP snow-crew fatal shooting (Boston, MA): The two men belonged to rival Boston gangs, but told their supervisors it would not be a problem, prosecutors said. They were ready to move on with their lives, and leave the old ways behind.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 4, 2015

DA says texts chronicle murder plot: ‘I’ll do it. I just need my steel’ (Suffolk County, MA): A beef between rival gang members sparked a brazen daylight shooting in Jamaica Plain in February that left a Hyde Park man dead, a prosecutor said today.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: May 4, 2015

Ex-Boston cop sentenced to probation after lying to FBI (Boston, MA): An ex-Boston police officer has been sentenced to one year of probation and fined $2,000 fine for lying to federal agents investigating a street gang whose membership included his childhood friend.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: May 1, 2015

Lynn and state police gang up on heroin bust (Lynn, MA): A man and a woman were arraigned Thursday after being arrested as the result of an Ocean Street drug bust. After an investigation, the State Police Gang Unit, along with the Lynn Police Gang Task Force, seized more than 800 grams of brown powder they believe to be heroin and more than three grams of white powder they believe was cocaine.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: May 1, 2015

Worcester 18-year-old held without bail in Randolph Road double shooting (Worcester, MA): As a prosecutor alleged Thursday that an 18-year-old shot at four rival gang members at a park last week, the mother of the accused ran out of the courtroom crying and professing his innocence.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 30, 2015

City's Gang Task Force arrests 6 (Haverhill, MA): Police arrested six people on Thursday and said they are ready to nab several known gang members, as Haverhill's war on street crime escalates.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: April 25, 2015

Judge won't dismiss murder charges against 3 teens in fatal Springfield shooting (Springfield, MA): Hampden Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ford has rejected the arguments of defense lawyers and ruled three city men should still face murder charges in the 2014 fatal shooting of Caleb Worrell.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 21, 2015

Offering ex-convicts a hand up after prison (Billerica, MA): On a cold March day, Angel Garcia stood in a snowy parking lot outside the Middlesex County Jail wearing only a sweatshirt and shorts that were still stained with grass from his arrest in August.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 19, 2015

Haverhill to apply pressure on gangs (Haverhill, MA): Police officials hope that a rash of violent gang-related incidents Tuesday night will not be a sign of things to come as the weather warms up this spring.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: April 16, 2015

72 Arrested in NH Sweep Targeting Sex Offenders, Gang Members, Drugs (Bedford, MA): Authorities said they arrested 72 dangerous fugitives in a recent sweep targeting sex offenders, gang members, and drug activity.
Source: Bedford Patch    Date: April 16, 2015

Police: Rival gangs responsible for rise in Brockton gunfire incidents (Brockton, MA): Rival gangs, retaliations and a refusal to cooperate with police may all be leading to the spate of gunfire Brockton has seen in recent weeks, police said.
Source: The Enterprise     Date: April 14, 2015

Kidnapping Crew Targeted Criminal Community (Lawrence, MA): The Dominican street gang in Lawrence, Massachusetts must have thought they had the perfect illegal enterprise: kidnap drug dealers, bookmakers, and money launderers, steal their cash and drugs, and then hold them for ransom—knowing that since the victims were themselves criminals, they and their families would likely never report the abductions.
Source:    Date: April 10, 2015

Springfield police charge man with killing teenager, say shooting was gang-related (Springfield, MA): Springfield police have charged a man with murdering a city teenager last week. Officers say they executed a search warrant at an apartment Thursday evening and arrested four people after finding two loaded handguns, 16 grams of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. Police charged one of the suspects, 22-year-old Lee Manuel Rios, with murdering 18-year-old Kenneth Lopez on March 25.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: April 3, 2015

New Bedford gang member acquitted of 2006 murder (Fall River, MA): A New Bedford gang member, serving a federal prison sentence for drug and gun convictions, was acquitted today in Superior Court for the 2006 slaying of a 35-year-old man on Route 18 in New Bedford.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: March 26, 2015

More Springfield Neighborhoods To See Innovative Anti-Crime Initiative (Springfield, MA): Authorities in Springfield, Massachusetts are set to expand an innovative community policing program that has garnered national attention. The anti-crime initiative called C-3 Policing will be brought to three city neighborhoods nearly six years after it was introduced in Springfield’s North End where it is credited with dramatically reducing gang related crime and violence.
Source: WAMC Northeast Public Radio    Date: March 23, 2015

Police arrest two local gang members in cemetery after shots fired; vehicle pursuit (Springfield, MA): Two local gang members were arrested by Springfield police overnight when officers heard several gun shots fired and witnessed vehicles speeding past them on State Street.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: March 21, 2015

Pittsfield anti-youth violence program advocates hope Shannon Grant cuts can be offset (Pittsfield, MA): Advocates for the Pittsfield Community Connection program to combat youth violence and gang influences hope the final fiscal 2016 state budget plan will offset a $1.25 million reduction in the level of Shannon grant funding in Gov. Charlie Baker's spending proposal.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: March 18, 2015

2 held in Worcester shooting; gang rivalry suspected (Worcester, MA): A 15-year-old boy shot several times Saturday morning was chased through a hotel hallway before crashing through a glass door, court records show.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: March 17, 2015

Murder charged in fatal gunplay (Boston, MA): Early on a Saturday morning last August, people were already gathering on Blue Hill Avenue for the annual Caribbean festival. But inside a corner store, two groups of rival gang members had crossed paths, authorities say, and both sides were armed.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 16, 2015

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