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Suspect in shooting of 9-year-old has criminal past, alleged gang ties (Roxbury, MA): A 9-year-old girl who was playing hide and seek with her friends at a birthday party in Roxbury was accidentally shot and paralyzed by a career criminal who was wearing a court-ordered GPS monitoring bracelet that tracked his every move before, during and after the bullet was fired, prosecutors say.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 10, 2017

4 plead guilty in Worcester gang-connected murder (Worcester, MA): The gunman will receive life in prison for second-degree murder while his three accomplices were sentenced to 11 to 13 years in prison on manslaughter charges after guilty pleas Friday in connection with the 2011 shooting death of Juan Melendez.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: February 10, 2017

2 Arrested, Including Street Gang Founder, On Stolen Gun Charges (Natick, MA): Two men have been arrested on stolen gun charges after a coordinated investigation between Framingham, Holliston and Natick police.
Source: Natick Patch    Date: February 8, 2017

Dad of alleged mall shooter: Son not in gang, was out shopping (Boston, MA): The father of a Quincy man suspected of opening fire on a rival gangbanger inside a South Shore Plaza department store acknowledges his son was at the mall during the panic-inciting confrontation, but to buy presents for the 24th birthday he missed behind bars Sunday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 7, 2017

Cops brace for more gang fights (Boston, MA): A fierce feud raging between rival Boston street gangs has sparked seven shootings in two weeks — including one that sent shoppers scrambling for cover at a packed Braintree mall Friday night — has cops bracing for retaliation and more gun violence, law enforcement sources told the Herald.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 5, 2017

Cops: Gang member behind shots at South Shore Plaza (Braintree, MA): Panicked shoppers were sent scrambling for their lives last night when a gang member opened fire inside the packed South Shore Plaza, prompting authorities to lock down the sprawling mall while dozens of heavily armed cops scoured stores and escorted terrified customers who were sheltering in place, officials say.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 4, 2017

One suspect arrested in Braintree mall shooting (Braintree, MA): An apparent gang-related shooting inside Macy's at the South Shore Plaza caused choas inside the crowded shopping center Friday night. The mall was immediately placed in lockdown. State and local police, federal officers and a SWAT team descended on the plaza. No injuries were reported and a suspect was arrested early Saturday.
Source: The Patriot Ledger    Date: February 3, 2017

Reputed Springfield gang member held on $10K bail after chase, gun arrest (Springfield, MA): A reputed Springfield gang member is being held on $10,000 bail after police allegedly confiscated a loaded .38-caliber pistol from a car he was driving.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 20, 2017

Money helps city fight gangs (Haverhill, MA): A yearly state grant is helping police departments in Haverhill and neighboring communities partner with community organizations to keep teenagers and young adults away from drugs and gangs.
Source: The Haverhill Gazette    Date: January 19, 2017

Lynn takes stand against violence (Lynn, MA): After six weekend shootings left five people shot, one fatally, and one woman caught in the crossfire who narrowly avoided being hit by a bullet that went through the driver’s side window of her car, about 40 residents and elected officials gathered at City Hall on Tuesday to try to come up with ways to stop the violence.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: January 17, 2017

Colleges get grants to help cities address gang problem (Salem, MA): Two local colleges have been awarded state grant money to help combat gang violence in Lynn and Springfield. Salem State University will receive $31,687 and North Shore Community College will get $27,943 through the Shannon Community Safety Initiative. The schools are among the "research partners" who were awarded grants to assist agencies in 15 communities that are dealing with high levels of youth violence and gang problems.
Source: The Salem News    Date: January 13, 2017

Grants help police make difference in kids' lives (Lawrence, MA): A yearly state grant is helping local police departments partner with community organizations to keep teenagers and young adults away from drugs and gangs.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: January 11, 2017

Partnerships may be antidote to gangs, violence (Boston, MA): The $5.7 million in grants awarded by the state Tuesday to combat gang violence is geared toward partnerships between police and community organizations rather than pure law enforcement, and it has worked, according to the chief of the biggest city police force in Massachusetts.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: January 11, 2017

Springfield, Holyoke, Pittsfield among 15 Massachusetts communities getting anti-gang violence grants (Boston, MA): Gov. Charlie Baker's administration on Tuesday released $5.7 million in grants to combat gang violence in 15 communities, including Springfield, Holyoke and Pittsfield.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 10, 2017

Looking back at the year in crime in Fall River (Fall River, MA): Gang violence, drug raids, homicide investigations, murder trials, a major change in the Fall River Police Department, and people dressed as circus clowns were among the city's major crime stories in 2016.
Source: The Herald News    Date: January 2, 2017

Rash of teen slayings prompts DA’s office to head off gang recruitment (Suffolk County, MA): The Suffolk District Attorney’s office is hoping to tackle gang violence by promoting initiatives aimed at reaching at-risk kids before they are drawn into a life of violence as the city reels from a series of shocking homicides involving teen victims, a spokesman said.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: December 31, 2016

While Boston Murders Were Up In 2016, Authorities Tout Drop In Overall Crime (Boston, MA): There have been 47 homicides in Boston in 2016. That's nine more than the 38 recorded in 2015. While the number of murders is up in the city, overall crime was down in 2016.
Source: WBUR News    Date: December 30, 2016

Walsh, Evans vow to crack down on Eastie gang violence (Boston, MA): Mayor Martin J. Walsh says authorities are going to have to take a new approach if they’re going to combat a recent surge in East Boston gang violence as he prepares to meet with law enforcement officials who are aiming to root out what has become a “cultural gang issue.”
Source: Boston Herald    Date: December 29, 2016

Cops discover $1M in drugs in Eastie bust (Boston, MA): A 35-year-old Boston man is facing a raft of weapons and drug charges after Hub cops executing a search warrant at an Eastie apartment found a mountain of drugs with street value of more than $1 million, four large-capacity firearms and more than $180,000 in cash, police announced yesterday.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: December 18, 2016

Worcester police investigator says Obeng, shooting suspect were in rival gangs (Worcester, MA): A Worcester Police Department gang investigator told a jury Wednesday that Christian A. Obeng was a member of the Kilby Street gang and that brothers Fathi and Ahmad Jaara, two of the three men charged in Mr. Obeng's shooting death two years ago, were members of the rival Providence Street Posse.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: December 14, 2016

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