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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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New Testimony Paints A Picture Of Alleged MS-13 Violence, Organization In Greater Boston (Boston, MA): New details are emerging in Boston federal court about the scope of a Central American gang's infrastructure here in Greater Boston.
Source: WBUR News    Date: November 16, 2017

The Gangs Of Nantucket: The Partnership (Nantucket, MA): On the grounds of the Bristol County Jail in Dartmouth, Sheriff Thomas Hodgson took me on a tour of the immigration detention center built on his watch. “This building, it's got two wings that are basically sort of open-dorm settings and with two rec yards on the back of each one,” he explained.
Source: WGBH News    Date: November 14, 2017

The Gangs of Nantucket: The Arrival (Nantucket, MA): Mara Salvatrucha, best known as MS-13, is a transnational gang based in El Salvador. It has about 10,000 members in the United States. In recent years, immigration officials have arrested and deported dozens of MS-13 and rival 18th Street gang members from Massachusetts to El Salvador. This article is part one of four-part series titled "The Gangs of Nantucket."
Source: WCAI     Date: November 13, 2017

The Gangs of Nantucket: The Story Of Henry Lemus Calderon (Nantucket, MA): Henry Lemus Calderon was, by his own admission, not a choir boy, even though he sang in one. He attended services at Faro de Luz church in Nantucket where the Rev. Rigoberto Lemus presides. Lemus — a common Salvadoran name on Nantucket and no relation to Henry — said Calderon spent a lot of time behind church doors.
Source: WGBH News    Date: November 13, 2017

Boston Program Pays Ex-Gang Members To Finish School (Dorchester, MA): Thirty-one-year-old Alex Diaz never thought he would graduate from high school. Growing up in a rough neighborhood in Dorchester, he joined a gang.
Source: CBS Boston    Date: November 9, 2017

New Bedford Gang Unit Arrests Three Known Gang Members (New Bedford, MA): Members of the New Bedford Police Department gang unit took three known gang members off the street Tuesday, after arresting them on outstanding warrants as part of an effort in conjunction with a task force member from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to take criminals off the streets.
Source: 1420 WBSM    Date: November 8, 2017

New Bedford Gang Unit Arrests Three Known Gang Members (New Bedford, MA): Members of the New Bedford Police Department gang unit took three known gang members off the street Tuesday, after arresting them on outstanding warrants as part of an effort in conjunction with a task force member from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to take criminals off the streets.
Source: 1420 WBSM    Date: November 8, 2017

Cops: Man gravely hurt in gang shootout (Boston, MA): Two vehicles raced down Massachusetts Avenue in the Back Bay last night before shots were fired from an SUV at a white car, leaving the car’s driver fighting for his life, police said.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: November 7, 2017

Latin King sentenced in New Bedford drug case (Boston, MA): A member of the Latin Kings street gang was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for distributing drugs in New Bedford.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: November 3, 2017

U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark pushes expansion of anti-gang college initiative (Boston, MA): Exactly three years ago, the mother of Matt Jackson’s daughter was shot and killed in Boston. The tragedy was a wake-up call for Jackson, who was 30 and had already done hard time.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: October 31, 2017

Amid crime concerns in Pittsfield, a gang diversion program sees funding stall (Pittsfield, MA): A gang diversion program in the city is in danger from lack of funding at a time when residents are nervous about gang violence and its toll on the community.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: October 31, 2017

Nauti-Block gang leader pleads guilty to murder of Christine Ferreira (Barnstable, MA): Denzel Chisholm, a leader of the Nauti-Block street gang, was sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty Monday to a charge of murder in the September 2015 death of Christine Ferreira.
Source: Cape Cod Times    Date: October 30, 2017

Gang Member Pleads Guilty in Shooting of Innocent Mom of 3 (Boston, MA): A member of the violent Central American street gang MS-13 has pleaded guilty to charges connected to a shooting in the Boston area that took the life of an innocent mother of three.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: October 27, 2017

Gangs 'not lost on us,' Lawrence police say amid curfew enforcement (Lawrence, MA): A series of shootings that left three men injured and one dead Monday night have Lawrence police enforcing a city curfew ordinance and talking tough on gangs and drugs.
Source: WFXT FOX25 News    Date: October 24, 2017

MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to RICO Conspiracy (Boston, MA): An MS-13 member pleaded guilty on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in federal court in Boston to racketeering conspiracy. Henry Santos Gomez, a/k/a “Renegado,” 32, a Salvadoran national who resided in Revere, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO conspiracy. U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV scheduled sentencing for Jan. 16, 2018.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 23, 2017

Chelsea MS-13 gang member pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit murder, other charges (Chelsea, MA): A member of the MS13 gang from Chelsea pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court for his involvement in the fatal shooting of a mother of three who was killed by a bullet intended for a rival gang member, according to the US Attorney’s office.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 21, 2017

MS-13 gang leader convicted in RICO case (Boston, MA): A former leader of the East Boston faction of the MS-13 gang was sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison Thursday afternoon. The sentence was handed down in U.S. District Court in Boston.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 12, 2017

Massachusetts City Asks Unions to Help Fight Gangs (Haverhill, MA): The mayor of this old manufacturing city is asking local building-trades unions to help combat its growing problem of gang violence by mentoring at-risk youth and giving them apprenticeships.
Source: LaborPress    Date: October 11, 2017

City asks unions to help fight gangs (Haverhill, MA): In an age of automation and continued legislative efforts to stymie their rights, labor unions are down but not out. As Haverhill battles a growing problem of gang violence, city leaders are enlisting the help of local unions to provide mentors and guidance to at-risk youth, to keep them on a path to the middle class instead of jail — or worse.
Source: The Haverhill Gazette    Date: October 5, 2017

Three 18th Street Gang Members/Associates Plead Guilty to Gun Trafficking Charges (Boston, MA): Three members/associates of the 18th Street Gang pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston in connection with illegal, street-level gun trafficking.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: October 5, 2017

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