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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

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno describes recent killings as gang related, says police have 'solid leads' (Springfieled, MA): Mayor Domenic Sarno said Thursday that city police have "solid leads" on two recent killings, and that arrests will hopefully be made soon.
Source: MassLive.Com    Date: September 15, 2016

Six MS-13 gang members charged with murder in Lawrence killing (Lawrence, MA): Federal authorities have charged six people with a 2015 murder in Lawrence, adding new charges this week to a sweeping indictment made public in January that targeted 60 reputed members of the violent MS-13 street gang. Close to a dozen of the men have been charged with murder in five other cases.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 31, 2016

Nine alleged gang members indicted on drug, gun charges (Boston, MA): Attorney General Maura Healey announced Tuesday that nine alleged gang members and associates have been indicted in connection with gun and drug trafficking charges in Boston.
Source: WHDH 7 News    Date: August 30, 2016

Police: Gang attack led to deadly stabbing of New Bedford 15-year-old (New Bedford, MA): Four members of the Monte Park street gang got out of a car, and one of them held 15-year-old Mateo Morales by the arm while another made two quick punching motions to the teen's abdomen, according to chilling police reports of Wednesday night's deadly stabbing.
Source: South Coast Today    Date: August 25, 2016

Former gang member faces Parole Board today seeking freedom after 1997 murder (Natick, MA): Phaivanh Inthabane, 36, is appearing before the state Parole Board today after serving 19 years of his sentence in the fatal attack on Josue Molina in 1997. Inthabane, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder two years after the slaying, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: August 23, 2016

Gang fighting, multiple arrests follow shooting in downtown Worcester (Worcester, MA): Several people were arrested after a shooting and melee that police said involved rival youth gangs near Main and Chatham streets Saturday evening. Officers who were providing security at the Latin Festival behind City Hall "dispersed numerous groups of disorderly youth that began congregating and taunting each other in apparent attempts to start a fight," police said in a news release Sunday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: August 21, 2016

Authorities: Former ‘enforcer’ of Mass. Latin Kings sentenced (Springfield, MA): A man prosecutors say was the former “enforcer” of the Massachusetts Latin Kings was sentenced for selling cocaine and illegally possessing a firearm Thursday in U.S. District Court in Springfield.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 18, 2016

Ceremony celebrates success of at-risk youth (Boston, MA): They had come from neighborhoods far and near, overcoming hardships both systemic and self-inflicted. Jamal Molina, 20, said he skipped so much of high school that he will soon begin his third extra school year. Sterling Goss-Davis, 19, did not have the technical skills to get a job, he said. Thomas Barbuto, 18, said he was arrested for robbery as a juvenile.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 11, 2016

Ex-Latin Kings leader gets 20 months for heroin distribution (Springfield, MA): The reported former head of the Springfield chapter of the Latin Kings street gang has been sentenced to serve a little over a year and a half in prison for heroin distribution.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: August 10, 2016

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