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Chelsea gang member pleads guilty to attempted murder, cocaine charges (Boston, MA): An MS-13 gang member from Chelsea pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of a rival gang member in Chelsea and cocaine distribution, according to the US Attorney’s office in Boston.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 1, 2016

Southbridge police arrest 3 people and seize 2 firearms, 26 grams of cocaine and Latin Kings gang patches (Southbridge, MA): When Southbridge police inspected a suspicious 911 call on Tuesday, officers said they found a man who was wanted on a warrant at an apartment with two other suspects, as well as firearms, drugs and items from the Latin Kings street gang.
Source: The Republican    Date: November 30, 2016

Civil rights leaders fear BPD's social media tracking will target blacks (Boston, MA): Civil rights groups say they want answers from Boston police on how the department will use its $1.4 million social media tracking system — citing fears that it will broadly target young blacks and try to link them to gang activity.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: November 28, 2016

Homicides up 20 percent from ’15 (Boston, MA): A recent surge in shootings and homicides in the city is part of a “disturbing” trend that’s being blamed on an increase in gang activity and an ongoing reluctance of jittery witnesses to step forward, community leaders tell the Herald. Police have seen a more than 20-percent spike in homicides this year compared to 2015 — with cops acknowledging a jump in shootings the past two months as well.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: November 23, 2016

Football program offers these youths a refuge from gangs (Dorchester, MA): On the first day of school in September, Jermaine Eloi, a quarterback for the Dorchester Eagles Pop Warner football team, left his home in a gang hot spot in Dorchester. On the sidewalk was a memorial — candles, a teddy bear, a Red Sox cap — to a 21-year-old father who had been shot to death in the street the night before.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: November 21, 2016

Minister outlines Boston's youth violence reduction success (Boston, MA): The Rev. Jeffrey Brown's "Boston Miracle'' is still playing out today through his Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace initiative born from a nighttime walk nearly 25 years ago.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: November 16, 2016

3 year old hit by stray bullet from Brockton gang shootout (Brockton, MA): A 3-year-old-boy was grazed by a bullet from a nearby shootout as he played in his parent's first-floor apartment in Brockton Saturday.
Source: The Republican    Date: November 6, 2016

Boston police say fatal shootings likely gang related (Boston, MA): Boston police say two fatal shootings this weekend both appear to be gang related. But Officer James Kenneally, a department spokesman, says Saturday’s shootings don not appear to be linked to each other.
Source: WHDH 7 News    Date: November 6, 2016

Bradley Alberini, Fabian Beltran held on $50,000 for charges relating to Kilby Street gang prostitution ring in Worcester (Worcester, MA): Two co-defendants facing charges in connection with a prostitution ring police say was run by the Kilby Street gang that targeted heroin-addicted women were held on $50,000 cash bail in Worcester Superior Court on Friday.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 21, 2016

Leaders: It’s time for alleged gang father to ‘step up’ (Boston, MA): Black community leaders are calling on the gang member father of a 2-year-old girl who was shot as she sat in the back seat of his car in Roxbury yesterday to cooperate with investigators who are trying to track down the shooter.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: October 16, 2016

Man arrested at scene of suspected gang shooting (Haverhill, MA): A 20-year-old man who was at the scene of a drive-by shooting in Bradford on Wednesday evening was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of firearms.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: October 14, 2016

MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy (Boston, MA): A member of MS-13 pleaded guilty on Friday, Sept. 30, at Boston Federal Court in connection with the stabbing of a rival gang member in Chelsea in December 2015.
Source: Chelsea Record    Date: October 14, 2016

Kilby Street Gang now the largest gang in Worcester County Jail (Worcester, MA): As Detective Sgt. Kevin Mailman shuffled through a computer file of gang tattoos, tattoos representing the Worcester Kilby Street Gang were easy to find. The existence of the gang inside the jail system here in Worcester isn't surprising. The gang, like many others, has been around in the city for some time. The interesting part about Kilby's presence in the Worcester County Jail and House of Corrections is that for the first time, the jail has more Kilby Street Gang members than any other gang.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 11, 2016

Racketeering Plea Reinforces Gang Fears In Chelsea (Chelsea, MA): Twenty-nine-year-old Mauricio Sanchez, of Chelsea, pleaded guilty last week to racketeering and conspiracy in connection with the Salvadoran-based gang, MS-13. The U.S. attorney's office says this is the first such plea following sweeps earlier this year of more than 60 alleged gang members.
Source: WBUR News    Date: October 6, 2016

US Attorney: MS-13 gang member admits to gang rival stabbing (Boston, MA): Federal authorities say a member of an international criminal gang has pleaded guilty in connection with the stabbing of a rival gang member last year. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz's office says 29-year-old Mauricio Sanchez of Chelsea was one of 61 individuals named in a January indictment targeting the alleged criminal activity of MS-13 gang members in the state.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: October 4, 2016

Police receive $327,000 grant to conduct anti-gang program in Worcester (Worcester, MA): A $327,000 federal grant recently received by the Worcester Police Department will be used to identify 50 high-risk teens in the city's Eastside neighborhoods and have them participate in a gang prevention program.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 29, 2016

Survivors’ group calls on Boston gangs to stop violence (Boston, MA): A group of women united by bloodshed gathered outside the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner last night to plead with city gang members to stop the violence.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: September 28, 2016

Eight people accused of forcing addicts into prostitution with Kilby Street gang (Worcester, MA): Eight people are now facing charges that they were involved with a Kilby Street gang prostitution ring that preyed on heroin addicted women.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 22, 2016

3rd man charged in homicide allegedly linked to MS-13 gang (Malden, MA): A third person is facing a murder charge in the January shooting in Everett of Omar Wilfredo Reyes, who Middlesex prosecutors have said was killed after going to meet someone associated with the international gang MS-13.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 21, 2016

Prosecutors say Angelo Gonzalez was involved in Kilby Street gang prostitution ring; preyed on women addicted to heroin (Worcester, MA): A man prosecutors say was a member of the Kilby Street gang prostitution ring that preyed on women addicted to heroin was held without bail at his arraignment on Friday. Angelo Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to five counts of trafficking of a person for sexual servitude and five counts of derive support from prostitution.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 16, 2016

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