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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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Springfield city officials make plans to stop gang violence (Springfield, MA): With an uptick in street violence in Springfield this past week and a half, city officials are doing their best to try and curb that violence and find ways to stop it.
Source: WGGB News    Date: June 8, 2014

Springfield police call shootings gang-related (Springfield, MA): More gun violence in Springfield leaves one dead and two injured. Springfield police said they have the situation under control. No arrests have been made yet, but police believe the shootings to be gang-related.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: June 4, 2014

Gang shootout in Springfield sparks house fire (Springfield, MA): Springfield police are blaming a house fire in the city on a gang-related drive-by shooting that sent an innocent driver caught in the crossfire scrambling for safety.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: June 3, 2014

Reputed Bloods gang leader from Fall River sentenced to 22 years in prison on drug, gun charges (Boston, MA): A reputed Bloods street gang leader from Fall River will spend 22 years in federal prison after being convicted on drug and weapons charges.
Source: The Herald News    Date: June 3, 2014

Springfield police to crack down on gang violence (Springfield, MA): Springfield police are beefing up patrols in crime hot spot areas following a week of gang related shootings. This past week, one person was killed and four wounded in shootings. One woman who didn't want to reveal her name is concerned.
Source: WGGB News    Date: May 30, 2014

Two hospitalized after gang-related shooting near Springfield Burger King (Springfield, MA): Two victims were taken to the hospital after gunshots rained out in a gang-related shooting at a Springfield Burger King Thursday afternoon. Springfield police responded to the Burger King on State Street around 3:15 p.m. after the department's shot spotter system picked up gunshots at the corner of State and Walnut streets, according to Springfield police Sgt. John Delaney.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: May 29, 2014

Gun linked to single defendant connected to 3 separate 'gang-related' shootings in Springfield, prosecutor says (Springfield, MA): A gun linked to a single defendant in U.S. District Court was scientifically connected to three separate gang-related shootings in Springfield, according to filings in the criminal case.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 27, 2014

After early spike, city sees dip in violent crime (Boston, MA): The year began with a burst of violence in Boston: a rash of killings in January and February that included the shooting of a 9-year-old boy, alarming residents, community leaders, and city officials.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 22, 2014

Gang member arrested after shooting involving Holyoke officer (Holyoke, MA): Police are investigating a shooting that involved an officer and a SUV near South Bridge Street and Hamilton Street in downtown Holyoke.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: May 15, 2014

Grant to allow Pittsfield to address gang issues in-depth (Pittsfield, MA): The city's Community Connection program -- targeting the roots of youth criminal and gang involvement -- is poised to move beyond the "planning and preparation stage," according to coordinator Adam Hinds.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: May 12, 2014

Awareness meeting promotes at-risk youth programs (Lynn, MA): Jason Nop talked about his time as a member of the Bloods gang. Justin Williams said he was a Crip. And Francisco Paulino said he didn’t want to go back to jail.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: April 29, 2014

Lowell PD suspends funding anti-gang agency (Lowell, MA): The Police Department has temporarily suspended funding an acclaimed Lowell-based anti-violence agency because its "streetworkers" advocated for two Lowell men accused in high-profile gun-related crimes, one a shooting.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: April 29, 2014

Springfield Police arrest gang member on gun charges Saturday night (Springfield, MA): Springfield Police arrested a dangerous suspect after a report of shots fired Saturday night. Officers learned 20-year-old Justin Webber, of Spruce Street in Springfield, was in the Indian Orchard section and was carrying a handgun. Webber is a known gang member in the city.
Source: WGGB News    Date: April 28, 2014

Pittsfield program targets gang and youth violence (Pittsfield, MA): A new program in Pittsfield is aimed at supporting young people and preventing them from entering a life of crime. The Community Connection program is part of the city's Shannon Grant initiative. The state grant focuses on gang management and prevention, targeting teenagers to young adults.
Source: WAMC Northeast Public Radio    Date: April 25, 2014

Suspect in 2009 Pittsfield home invasion held without bail (Pittsfield, MA): An alleged Bloods gang member who reportedly goes by the street name "Homicide" is being held without bail in the 2009 armed robbery and home invasion of a Pittsfield couple.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: April 25, 2014

Gang leader stays behind bars (Salisbury, MA): Paris Cormier, aka P. Dawt, known by police as the leader of a wannabe Salisbury gang, remains behind bars after a Newburyport District Court judge Friday considered him too dangerous to be afforded bail following his arrest earlier this month for allegedly bloodying his girlfriend during a vicious attack.
Source: The Daily News    Date: April 23, 2014

"Known gang member" arrested at gunpoint in Holyoke (Holyoke, MA): Detectives from the Holyoke Police Narcotics/Vice Unit arrested a person who they claim to be a "known member of the La Familia street gang" on gun charges.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: April 22, 2014

Suspected gang members, others arrested on heroin charges (Hyannis, MA): Two suspected members of the Latin Kings street gang who allegedly were traveling from Holyoke to supply Cape Cod heroin dealers were arrested Tuesday night after a two-month investigation by Barnstable police.
Source: Cape Cod Times    Date: April 17, 2014

Man faces mob assault, conspiracy, trespassing, street gang charges (Boston, MA): A 22-year-old South Boston man faces two felony charges of assault with intent by mob, charges of conspiracy, being in a criminal street gang, trespassing and two counts of assault and battery, according to South Boston Police Department records.
Source: The Gazette-Virginian    Date: April 16, 2014

Victim hospitalized, Springfield police investigate gang, drug-related shooting (Springfield, MA): Investigators found numerous bullet holes in cars that were parked in the area of an early Sunday morning shooting. The shooting appeared to be gang and drug-related, according to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: April 14, 2014

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