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2 with alleged ties to Kilby Street gang in Worcester are charged with human trafficking (Worcester, MA): A Worcester police investigation into allegations of human-trafficking involving members of a local street gang led to the arrests of two people over the weekend on related charges.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: July 5, 2016

Police: Shooting likely related to Swasey Field incident (Haverhill, MA): Police have arrested three men allegedly involved in a Mount Washington shooting last week, and believe the incident is connected to a gang-related shooting at Swasey Field last month. Both Marte and Acosta are believed to associates of the Trinitarios, a multi-national Dominican gang, police said.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: June 30, 2016

Brockton State Police gang unit receives commendation (Brockton, MA): The State Police gang unit that operates in Brockton received a commendation this week for their work over the past year in making dozens of arrests and taking guns and drugs off the streets of the city.
Source: The Enterprise    Date: June 23, 2016

Busted: Feds,Chelsea Police Squash ES$G and 18th Street Gangs (Chelsea, MA): In an early morning raid last Thursday, June 9, federal, state and local law enforcement cracked down on the East Side Money Gang (ES$G) and the 18th Street Gang in Chelsea – arresting at least 12 targeted members in Chelsea alone and leveling charges against 66 members of those two gangs and another gang in Jamaica Plain.
Source: Chelsea Record    Date: June 17, 2016

Lawyer links shooting outside Springfield courthouse to shots fired at home of defendant's parents (Springfield, MA): The trouble started with a simple question, police said. "Are you down with Burr Street?" one suspect allegedly asked a man outside Springfield Juvenile Court on Friday, provoking a fight that led to a lockdown at the courthouse and the Hampden County Hall of Justice next door, according to police.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 14, 2016

Police: Boston gang had ties to Brockton drug operation (Brockton, MA): They operated out of a small auto repair shop on North Main Street in Brockton next to a nail salon. The garage, at 586 N. Main St., was a place where heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine flowed freely out of, according to police. It was even a place where members of the Jamaica Plain-based Boylston Street Gang gathered following the murder of a member in 2016, court records show.
Source: The Enterprise    Date: June 12, 2016

More than 60 people charged in gang crackdown (Boston, MA): More than 400 law enforcement officers carried out a flurry of predawn raids in the Boston area Thursday morning, rousing suspected gang members from their sleep in the culmination of a 14-month investigation into drugs and firearms trafficking.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 9, 2016

Four nabbed in gang sweep (Lynn, MA): Three Lynn residents and a Revere man have been charged with being part of a gang that is allegedly responsible for fueling a gun and drug pipeline in eastern Massachusetts, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: June 9, 2016

Quincy man among 60 charged in federal gang, drug raid (Quincy, MA): A Quincy man is among dozens of alleged gang members arrested during raids by heavily armed officers from local, state and federal agencies throughout the region Thursday morning.
Source: The Patriot Ledger    Date: June 9, 2016

Alleged shooter bragged about opening fire in Roslindale (Boston, MA): Five days after a shooting in Roslindale, Jassel Castillo allegedly boasted about being the person who pulled the trigger, and his own words are now one reason he is under federal indictment and facing years in prison.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 9, 2016

Read the federal document: ‘That hit, I just missed, bro’ (Boston, MA): Federal and state prosecutors on Thursday announced the indictments of 66 people, the result of a 14-month investigation into the violent street gangs allegedly operating in East Boston, Chelsea, Brockton, Malden, Revere and Everett.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 9, 2016

Anti-gang program gives Brockton students a GREAT start (Brockton, MA): For the past 10 years, Brockton police officers have been mentoring the youth of the city to say no to gangs. The G.R.E.A.T. Program, which stands for The Gang Resistance Education And Training Program has been in existence nationwide for nearly 30 years and, on Tuesday morning, nearly 130 fifth-grade students graduated from the program at the Arnone Elementary School.
Source: Wicked Local    Date: June 8, 2016

One dead, three injured in Dorchester shooting (Dorchester, MA): The fire alarm went off at the Jeremiah Burke High School in Dorchester around 1 p.m. Wednesday, and students filed out into the warm afternoon, milling around for a few moments before starting back inside.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 8, 2016

Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer to gangbangers: 'I am not going to stand down while you terrorize our neighborhoods' (Pittsfield, MA): Standing firm against a wave of violence that has seemingly transformed Berkshire County's biggest city into the Wild West in recent weeks, Mayor Linda M. Tyer has pledged to make Pittsfield "very uncomfortable" for gangbangers and other criminals who threaten the otherwise peaceful way of life in this emerging cultural capital in the western corner of the state.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 31, 2016

Pittsfield Mayor: ‘We’re not going to let gangs terrorize our neighborhoods’ (Pittsfield, MA): A recent string of shootings in Pittsfield has gotten the attention of police and city officials to take a stand. Police are saying those shootings are gang-related and it is time to put a stop to them.
Source: News10     Date: May 23, 2016

Swasey Field shootings gang related, arrests expected, police say (Haverhill, MA): Police said Saturday's shooting near Swasey Field was gang related and arrests are expected. The shooting happened after a brief altercation between rival gang members, police Chief Alan DeNaro said late Monday afternoon. Based on footage from a surveillance camera on a utility pole near the Swasey Field basketball court, DeNaro said some of the suspects are known members of gangs in the city.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: May 16, 2016

Fitchburg councilors hear of gang-program progress (Fitchburg, MA): In the 10th year of the city's funding to reduce youth gang involvement and violence through the Shannon Community Safety Initiative, city councilors heard some of what the program has done and what it will do this coming year.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise    Date: May 5, 2016

Pittsfield Police say gangs likely to blame for recent violence in city (Pittsfield, MA): Recent reports of gunfire in the city "appear to be gang-related," according to Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn. Addressing a crowd of community leaders and citizens, Wynn emphasized that members of the general public don't appear to be "directly" at risk in connection with the incidents.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: May 5, 2016

Springfield Latin King leader pleads guilty to heroin distribution in federal court (Springfield, MA): The head of the Springfield chapter of the Latin Kings street gang network has pleaded guilty to heroin distribution in U.S. District Court.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 4, 2016

Inside MS-13’s secret initiation rituals and internal feuds (Boston, MA): In the months before a sweeping federal indictment, prospective MS-13 gang members were killing their way up the hierarchy in initiation rites that took place at a park in Winthrop and a garage in Everett as other members were plotting to murder one of their own, according to a detention affidavit released in February as a part of the federal case against more than 50 alleged MS-13 members and affiliates in the region.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 22, 2016

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