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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

Teen Shot in the Hand Near Park, Another Teen Arrested (Worcester, MA): A Worcester teen is under arrest, and another being treated for a gunshot wound after shots were fired in the area of Castle Park on Monday afternoon.
Source: Worcester Patch    Date: August 1, 2016

ummer Nights program kicks off Boston's anti-violence push (Boston, MA): The state’s Summer Nights program is kicking off in communities across the state and it's aimed at curbing gang and gun violence. From Boston to Holyoke, the state is teaming up with community organizations to give at-risk young people access to positive evening programs.
Source: WFXT FOX25 News    Date: July 19, 2016

Founder of notorious street gang 'MS-13' sent to prison (Boston, MA): The founder of a notorious street gang has been sentenced to prison in Massachusetts for illegally entering the United States after having been deported.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 13, 2016

MS-13 gang founder sentenced in Boston federal court for illegal reentry (Boston, MA): The founder of the MS-13 in street gang in Massachusetts was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to three years in prison on a charge of illegally re-entering the country.
Source: The Republican    Date: July 13, 2016

Another man charged in case of Worcester's Kilby Street gang prostituting drug addicts (Worcester, MA): Another alleged member of Worcester's Kilby Street gang was charged with human trafficking on Friday after the gang allegedly forced drug addicts into prostitution.
Source: The Republican    Date: July 8, 2016

Boston police warn officers of threats by gang members to target cops (Boston, MA): Boston police are warning department members of threats by gang members to target cops and urging officers to "use caution when coming to and from district stations."
Source: Boston Herald    Date: July 8, 2016

Alleged Boston gang associate gets 8 years—but his sentence could increase (Boston, MA): The hour-and-a-half sentencing hearing centered on Windley’s extensive criminal record, Boston gang violence, and a gray area in the federal law, which could mean that Saris’ decision to sentence Windley to eight years for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon from the altercation that ensued could soon be reversed and bumped up to 15.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 6, 2016

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

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