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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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Police: More than 300 gang members are in city (Haverhill, MA): Not even two hours after police Chief Alan DeNaro updated city councilors last week on his department's fight against gang violence in the Acre neighborhood, shots were fired in the area.
Source: The Haverhill Gazette    Date: September 14, 2017

Area MS-13 Member Pleads Guilty To Attempted Murder (Chelsea, MA): A member of MS-13's Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha sect in Chelsea pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to the attempted murder of a rival gang member in 2014, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Daniel Menjivar, 22, known as "Roca" and "Sitiko," also admitted to his role in a RICO conspiracy involving several other MS-13 gang members.
Source: Somerville Patch    Date: September 13, 2017

Nauti-block gang member sentenced on drug charges (Boston, MA): A 26-year-old Hyannis man associated with the Nauti-Block street gang was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 66 months in prison.
Source: Cape Cod Times    Date: September 13, 2017

Mayor looks to form gang violence task force (Haverhill, MA): In response to a recent string of shootings in the city's Acre section, and an incident of gun shots being fired on Monday in Bradford, Mayor James Fiorentini said he will hold a meeting to discuss the formation of a gang violence task force.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: September 12, 2017

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno 'sick of' recent gun violence, says it's gang-related (Springfield, MA): Mayor Domenic Sarno took issue Saturday with gun violence that has cropped up across the city, attributing the recent uptick in shootings to gang violence.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 9, 2017

Gang Bust: JP Man Gets 14 Years For Distributing Heroin (Boston, MA): A cocaine and heroin distributor for the Boston street gang Columbia Point Dawgs (CPD) was sentenced today in federal court in Boston, the US Attorney's Office announced today.
Source: Milton Patch    Date: September 8, 2017

2 Hyannis men sentenced in Nauti-Block case (Boston, MA): Two Cape Cod men affiliated with the Nauti-Block street gang were sentenced to 30 months in prison during a hearing Thursday in U.S. District Court.
Source: Cape Cod Times    Date: September 8, 2017

Police: Reputed Springfield gang member stopped for bicycle infraction declares 'I'm going to sue you and make millions' (Springfield, MA): By his own account, Jose Arroyo is a gang member and gun enthusiast with a grudge against the Springfield Police Department.
Source: The Republican    Date: September 6, 2017

3 men shot in Acre neighborhood expected to survive (Haverhill, MA): In the wake of a spate of violence in one of the city's toughest neighborhoods, Haverhill officials are increasing the police presence even more after a triple shooting on Nichols Street on Saturday.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: August 28, 2017

Paying former gang members to go to college? This program does — and it seems to be working. (Dorchester, MA): Who would pay former gang members to help them go to college? A program in Dorchester, a neighborhood in Boston, is doing just that — and for some of its students, it seems to be working.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 26, 2017

Lawrence 'Joloperros' gang leader facing life in prison after federal conviction (Boston, MA): The leader of a violent Lawrence-based gang known to impersonate police officers, kidnap people and burn their victims was convicted in federal court and now faces the possibility of life in prison.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: August 26, 2017

Reputed Springfield gang member charged with robbing Facebook friend at gunpoint (Springfield, MA): Facebook was no friend to Kahsir Thompson on July 31. A woman who claimed three males robbed her at gunpoint in Springfield that night had no problem identifying Thompson as one of them, according to the arrest report.
Source: The Republican    Date: August 23, 2017

Lawrence gang member indicted on firearms, drug charges (Boston, MA): A Lawrence gang member was indicted Wednesday in federal court in Boston on several firearms and drug charges, according to the US attorney’s office.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 23, 2017

From Corners To College: Boston Group Offers School Stipends To Some Ex-Gang Members (Boston, MA): Mark Culliton has some big ambitions. He would like to end gang-related violence in the United States. For now, his mission has kicked off in Boston, or more specifically, Boston's most-populous neighborhood: Dorchester.
Source: WBUR News    Date: August 22, 2017

Providence Street Posse gang member busted with guns, drugs and money in Worcester, Massachusetts State Police say (Worcester, MA): An admitted member of the Providence Street Posse gang was arrested this week after a raid uncovered a stolen handgun and drugs, Massachusetts State Police said.
Source: The Republican    Date: August 18, 2017

Suspected gang member gets prison in Worcester shootings (Worcester, MA): An alleged gang member was sentenced Thursday to state prison for two 2015 shootings. Superior Court Judge Shannon Frison sentenced Devonte Barnes to 5 to 7 years in state prison.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: August 17, 2017

Boston cops brace for ‘retaliation factor’ (Boston, MA): Warning of the risk of gang retaliation, Boston police are appealing to the public for help finding the suspects who gunned down two Cape Verdean men in their car before a fiery crash in Dorchester on Wednesday night.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: August 11, 2017

Alleged gang member pleads guilty in Worcester shootings (Worcester, MA): An alleged gang member is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to charges related to two 2015 shootings in Worcester.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: August 9, 2017

MS-13 Sentencing Continues, 61 Alleged Members In Indictment (Chelsea, MA): An area MS-13 gang member was sentenced in federal court Wednesday after pleading guilty to attacks on a rival gang three years ago.
Source: Somerville Patch    Date: August 3, 2017

FBI doubles reward for alleged Brockton gang member (Boston, MA): The FBI’s Boston office doubled the reward for information leading to the arrest of Diego Barros Pires, an alleged member of a violent Brockton street gang.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 31, 2017

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