Gang-Related News Articles

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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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17 held in gang bust after year-long probe (Suffolk County, MA): Police on Wednesday arrested 17 rival gang members and confiscated 22 guns as part of a year-long, multi-agency task effort dubbed Operation Hanover and focused on Dorchester and Roxbury.
Source: Dorchester Reporter    Date: June 22, 2017

Worcester jury to resume deliberations Tuesday in Upland Gardens slaying (Worcester, MA): About 4½ hours of jury deliberations failed to produce a verdict Monday in the trial of a Worcester man charged with murder in a fatal shooting three years ago at the Upland Gardens apartment complex.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: June 19, 2017

FBI Issues $10K Reward For Alleged Gang Leader Wanted For Murder (Boston, MA): The FBI’s North Shore Gang Task Force is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a fugitive wanted for murder. Steven Touch, 28 of Lynn, is alleged to be the leader of a violent street gang in the Lynn area known as the Young Bloods.
Source: CBS Boston    Date: June 19, 2017

East Side Money gang member nicknamed 'Superbad' pleads guilty to racketeering, drug charges (Massachusetts): An East Side Money gang member who goes by the name "Superbad" has pleaded guilty to racketeering and drug trafficking charges after he was one of 66 alleged gang members caught in a federal gun and drug sweep last year.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 18, 2017

Boston Police operation on gang violence nets 22 guns, 17 arrests (Boston, MA): The Boston Police Department made a large-scale arrest of 17 alleged gang members on Wednesday in a multi-agency effort called "Operation Hanover."
Source: The Republican    Date: June 15, 2017

Gang Members Charged With Selling Drugs Near School (Boston, MA): Police charged 12 men Thursday - 11 believed to be associated with area gangs - for selling crack cocaine near a school in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood. "Your gang is next," Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said at a press conference.
Source: NECN News    Date: June 15, 2017

Police: Slaying victim Obeng was in rival Worcester gang’s territory (Worcester, MA): A jury heard testimony Wednesday that Christian A. Obeng and Fathi Jaara, who stands accused of plotting Mr. Obeng’s murder, were rival gang members and that the potential for violence always exists whenever a gang member enters a rival’s “turf.”
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: June 14, 2017

Murder trial begins in Worcester gang shooting (Worcester, MA): Christian A. Obeng’s last words before the 19-year-old was fatally shot outside an apartment building on Upland Gardens Drive on the afternoon of Oct. 2, 2014, were, “Put that away,” Assistant District Attorney Brett F. Dillon said in his opening statement Monday morning in the murder trial of Fathi Jaara.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: June 12, 2017

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno calls for 'full frontal attack' on gang violence following 2 homicides (Springfield, MA): Following two back-to-back homicides this past weekend in Springfield, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has called for a "full frontal attack" on street gangs.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 8, 2017

Witness recants testimony about Nauti-Block gang leader (Boston, MA): The eyes of several members of a federal court jury widened when the first witness called to testify Monday against the leader of a Hyannis-based street gang denied that the man in the courtroom was the large-scale dealer who had sold him heroin.
Source: Cape Cod Times    Date: June 5, 2017

Police: Gang member caught with Glock during Brockton traffic stop (Brockton, MA): Brockton police said they found a car with a New Jersey license plate, parked facing the wrong way, and began to investigate. Inside, they found a Dorchester man they said is gang affiliated with a previous firearms conviction. In the back seat, Brockton police said they found a loaded Glock.
Source: Enterprise News    Date: May 31, 2017

Reputed Springfield gang member tells judge laws do not apply to him (Springfield, MA): Akwon Salaam, reputed gang member and professed sovereign citizen, is being held on $5,000 bail after being ruled competent to stand trial in a motor vehicle theft case.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 30, 2017

Unaccompanied minors led to jump in Boston-area gang violence, detective tells Congress (Chelsea, MA): An immigration influx of unaccompanied minors to the Boston area led to new levels of violence at the hands of violent gangs based in Central America, a Chelsea police detective told a U.S. Senate committee yesterday.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: May 25, 2017

FBI Announces $5K Reward for Member of Violent Street Gang (Brockton, MA): The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a member of a violent street gang in Brockton, Massachusetts.
Source: NECN News    Date: May 22, 2017

Program offers ex-cons way out (Dorchester, MA): A “bold” program launched last night is offering gang members and ex-cons $20,000 a year to get out of the life and attend community college for free to help curb gunplay in the city.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: May 19, 2017

Judge: No bail for New Bedford’s ‘most dangerous gang member’ (New Bedford, MA): A district court judge on Friday found 19-year-old Rayshond Lewis of New Bedford — considered by police to be “the most dangerous gang member in the city” — to be a danger to public safety and he was ordered held without bail.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: May 19, 2017

Alleged MS-13 leader charged with murders of two teens in East Boston (Boston, MA): One of the alleged MS-13 gang leaders who was charged last year in a sweeping indictment of gang members across the Northeast faces new charges that he authorized the murders of two teenagers in East Boston.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 16, 2017

Springfield hosts regional conference for law enforcement about gangs, drugs, human trafficking (Springfield, MA): Law enforcement from throughout New England will be in Springfield on Thursday for a day-long conference on strategies for dealing with the intersecting issues of gangs, drugs and human trafficking.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 14, 2017

‘Dangerous’ New Bedford gang member held without bail (New Bedford, MA): A 19-year-old — described by police as one of the city’s “most dangerous gang members” and a suspect in “numerous violent incidents” — is being held without bail, following his arrest for a home invasion, according to court documents.
Source: The Standard-Times    Date: May 9, 2017

3 Cape gang members plead guilty to federal charges (Boston, MA): Three men who police and prosecutors say were part of the Cape Cod-based Nauti-Block gang pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to charges related to heroin and suboxone trafficking.
Source: Cape Cod Times    Date: May 2, 2017

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