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Boston police arrest at least 30 in raids targeting alleged gang members and associates in Roxbury (Boston, MA): Boston police conducted a major sweep of gang associates in the Roxbury section of the city this morning, a targeted raid meant to crack down on drug dealing and violent crime associated with the group, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 21, 2013

58 arrested in drug raids aimed at stemming violence (Boston, MA): Last winter, Boston police noticed a rise in shootings around Humboldt Avenue in ­Roxbury, a section of the city historically plagued by gang violence. A handful of officers was ­assigned to do undercover drug buys a ­couple of times a week, hoping to gather enough intelligence to take some violent offenders off the street.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 21, 2013

Fall River man, 18, alleged gang member, arrested on drug, gun charges (Fall River, MA): A Fall River man on probation for three drug cases has been arrested on new narcotics and gun charges.
Source: The Herald News    Date: May 21, 2013

Harvard Innovation Lab startup helps police with gang mapping software (Boston, MA): A team of engineers at a resident startup located in the Harvard Innovation Lab, home to many startups each semester, has developed software to map gang hierarchy. Their app will aid in the police effort to disrupt gang activity.
Source: Boston Business Journal    Date: May 17, 2013

Massachusetts State Police anti-gang initiative in Springfield's North End gets 15 minutes of fame on '60 Minutes' (Springfield, MA): Following national press attention by the New York Times and National Public Radio, the latest major media outlet to highlight a Massachusetts State Police-backed anti-gang initiative in Springfield's North End is "60 Minutes," which featured the once crime-riddled neighborhood in a Sunday evening segment.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 6, 2013

Counterinsurgency methods used to fight gang crime (Springfield, MA): Street gangs had become so intimidating in Springfield that citizens stopped calling the police on them. And no wonder: gangs were so strong that motorcycle-riding members once cruised a neighborhood with military-style assault rifles strapped to their backs in a show of force.
Source: CBS News    Date: May 2, 2013

Slew of suspected drug dealers arrested (Fall River, MA): The Fall River Police Department held a press conference on Monday to announce several arrests. Nine suspected gang-related arrests were announced by the Fall River police.
Source: WPRI 12 News    Date: April 15, 2013

Police arrest seven suspects after Saturday shooting in New Bedford (New Bedford, MA): A 55-year-old North End man was shot and injured in a gang-related shooting Saturday that led police to arrest seven New Bedford suspects.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: April 15, 2013

Youth pleads not guilty in Dec. stabbing near City Hall (Worcester, MA): A Waller Avenue man charged with what police said was a gang-related Dec. 10 stabbing on Main Street pleaded not guilty at his arraignment this morning in Worcester Superior Court.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: April 11, 2013

State anti-gang grant for Brockton cut in half (Brockton, MA): The effects of millions of dollars spent fighting gangs in Brockton during the past seven years aren’t easily quantified. But Police Chief Emanuel Gomes knows one thing for sure: the money the city has received through the state’s Shannon anti-gang grant program has helped save lives.
Source: The Enterprise    Date: April 7, 2013

Alleged top-ranking La Familia gang members Francisco Diaz, William Rodriguez denied bail in federal court in wake of South Holyoke raid (Springfield, MA): Not only did a widespread raid of suspected La Familia members last week hobble a busy drug ring in South Holyoke, it seriously altered the alleged gang's succession plan.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 2, 2013

Holyoke raid bashes haven of La Familia street gang in multiagency pounce that nets 11 arrests, guns, drugs, $38,000 cash (Holyoke, MA): Eleven people were arrested after a multiagency team of police raided a La Familia street gang stronghold early Friday and seized guns, drugs and $38,000 in cash at a 556 South Bridge St. apartment building infamous to police.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 29, 2013

Leominster felon pleads guilty to gun charges (Worcester, MA): A Leominster man snared in a state and federal investigation into illegal gun sales, drug trafficking and gang activity in Fitchburg pleaded guilty last week in federal court to firearms charges.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: March 26, 2013

At Peace by Piece summit, Fall River youth confront city's gang ties (Fall River, MA): Everyone knows the city has gangs. But the secret society of those gangs is invisible to most. People see the colors, the swagger, the broken-down neighborhood, and they think the kids are punks or poor or both. They don’t know how many of those kids are gang members.
Source: Herald News    Date: March 22, 2013

15 gang associates arrested on drug and gun charges in raids on North Shore and elsewhere (Boston, MA): Fifteen alleged associates of two violent street gangs involved in drug and weapons trafficking were arrested in early morning raids Thursday on the North Shore and elsewhere on a slew of state and federal charges, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 21, 2013

Police clicking into crimes using new software (Boston, MA): At a recent intelligence briefing in Springfield, State Trooper Stephen Gregorczyk learned that a local drug dealer had been robbed and was looking for revenge. Knowing little about the dealer, Gregorczyk turned to a new software tool that gathers all intelligence and background information about a suspect onto a single platform.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 18, 2013

Prosecutor: Men arrested with gun believed to be in gang (Haverhill, MA): Four young Haverhill men charged with having a loaded gun in their car are likely members of a gang, the prosecutor in their case said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: March 16, 2013

White leader in Chinatown gang facing prison (Boston, MA): They called him Bac Guai, or "White Devil John," and he was their enforcer. John Willis was a white man from Dorchester, yet, according to court records, he quietly emerged as a leader among Chinatown’s Asian gangs, historically known for insulating themselves from outsiders.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 15, 2013

Braintree man charged in two Boston gang shootings (Boston, MA): Prosecutors say a Braintree man shot at two people, hitting one of them, as part of an ongoing feud between two Boston gangs. Paul Walrond, 22, was arraigned Monday in Roxbury District Court on two counts each of armed assault to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.
Source: Wicked Local    Date: March 13, 2013

After shooting in Roxbury gang area, police arrest man returning to rival gang area in JP (Boston, MA): Moments after a shooting left one man wounded in a section of Roxbury with a known gang presence, officers patrolling the area of a rival gang in Jamaica Plain were put on alert and arrested a man who later admitted to that shooting and another shooting the night before, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 13, 2013

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