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Gang members school John Connolly on violence in Boston (Boston, MA): Councilor at Large John R. Connolly leaned back in his chair Friday and looked across the table at the gang members who had gathered at the Roxbury YMCA to meet him. In a soft voice, the mayoral candidate asked them if they had ever been shot, if their friends had been killed, if they felt safe in Boston.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 19, 2013

Fall River police chief hails efforts of gang task force to get illegal guns off the streets (Fall River, MA): Police have confiscated 30 illegal handguns from the streets of Fall River this year, including four firearms so far in October.
Source: The Herald News    Date: October 16, 2013

New approach urged on gang violence at Lowell summit (Lowell, MA): The face of gangs in Lowell is changing. It is now "rare" to see 14- or 15-year-old violent gang members, with access to weapons, acting out mostly around turf issues and the color of clothing..." Acting Lowell Police Superintendent Deborah Friedl said at conference on Lowell's gangs Thursday.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: October 11, 2013

Gangs spreading into Brockton's suburbs (Bridgewater, MA): Gangs are moving into the suburbs, bringing their violence with them. The latest evidence, police say: A brutal stabbing in Bridgewater on Sunday and the SWAT team arrest of a suspect last week in Easton.
Source: Enterprise News    Date: October 9, 2013

Meas appeals 2006 murder conviction (Lowell, MA): A Lowell man -- once one of the city's most notorious gang members -- serving life in prison for the 2006 murder of Bonla Dy in a convenience-store parking lot is asking the state's highest court to overturn his conviction, saying the police "show-up" procedure that identified him was flawed.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: October 7, 2013

Gang members arrested in Easton (Easton, MA): On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, Easton Police were notified by a Massachusetts State Parole Board officer that he had an arrest warrant for a parole violator, Jeremiah Cowart, age 22 of 17 Sherwood Drive Apt 6 Taunton.
Source: EastonPatch    Date: October 7, 2013

Bridgewater stabbing looks 'gang related' (Bridgewater, MA): Three Brockton men were arrested in what police say appears to be a gang-related stabbing outside a Bridgewater bar that left one victim with multiple wounds to his neck, abdomen and back.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: October 6, 2013

Shooting claims 16th murder victim in Springfield (Springfield, MA): Mayor Domenic J. Sarno decried the violence that claimed the life of the city's 16th homicide victim on Saturday, and said he is resurrecting the Police Department’s street crimes unit in response to the killing.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 5, 2013

What is Springfield doing about gang violence? (Springfield, MA): In the early hours of Saturday Sept. 21st, 25-year-old Adriana Bonet was shot on Armory and Worthington Streets. Later on that evening, 28-year-old father of 3 Brandon Daniels was killed on Walnut street, on his birthday.
Source: WGGB News    Date: September 30, 2013

Springfield man killed in suspected gang-related shooting (Springfield, MA): A 22-year-old Springfield man was shot to death early Saturday morning, the police said in a prepared statement.
Source: CBS Boston    Date: September 28, 2013

From Tweets to the streets: Gang activity starts online and leads to violence (Boston, MA): Gang feuds are no longer a product exclusively of the streets, fueled by insults that spread by word of mouth or through graffiti tags on rival territory. For at least six years, a segment of gang activity has been starting on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, then spilling into the streets and speeding up the process in which shootings and retaliation take place, according to researchers.
Source: Boston     Date: September 27, 2013

App targeted at gangs (Gloucester, MA): A unique application for mobile phones that will provide a safe new “hotline” is the latest initiative to tackle gangs in Gloucester.
Source: Heart    Date: September 26, 2013

Boston police sweep in Roxbury had its limits (Boston, MA): Last May, Boston police conducted a massive sweep of men and women they described as drug offenders terrorizing the streets of Roxbury, the culmination of a five-month investigation dubbed Operation H that officials said would send a chilling message to anyone else looking to wreak havoc.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 10, 2013

Man gets 10-11 years in fatal shooting outside City Hall (Worcester, MA): A 21-year-old city man charged with murder in a fatal 2011 shooting in front of City Hall was sentenced to 10 to 11 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 9, 2013

Telltale tattoos help jail officials track gangs, keep lid on rivalries (West Boylston, MA): When one inmate entered the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction, officials there didn't have to look hard to find his gang affiliation. The word "Kilby" was emblazoned in ink across his throat.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: September 1, 2013

Roca and Chelsea police team up to help youth (Chelsea, MA): When the nonprofit Roca began its mission to help at-risk young people in Chelsea 25 years ago, almost nobody in the community wanted to work with the police — and the feeling was mutual.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 29, 2013

Victim: Men charged in beating are gang members (Haverhill, MA): Police arrested two men believed to be members of violent street gangs and charged them with beating another man. The men charged are each being held on $10,000 cash bail.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: August 29, 2013

Fall River man accused in 2009 fatal shooting set to stand trial Sept. 16 (Fall River, MA): A Fall River man accused of shooting an alleged Mafioso gang member to death in July 2009 is scheduled to stand trial Sept. 16.
Source: Wicked Local    Date: August 29, 2013

Gang stabbing on Vernon Hill, Worcester (Worcester, MA): An 18-year-old admitted gang member was attacked by members of a rival gang this morning on Dorchester Street and stabbed in the leg, according to police.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: August 20, 2013

White leader of Boston Asian gang gets 20 years (Boston, MA): The white leader of an Asian gang who earned the nickname "White Devil John" has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on drug trafficking and money laundering charges.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 16, 2013

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