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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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Nine Charged with Committing Drug and Firearm Offenses in and Around Boston Housing Authority Property (Boston, MA): Nine men – eight of whom are alleged gang members and associates – have been charged in connection with committing drug and firearms violations around the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain. Seven were arrested this morning and will appear in federal court in Boston this afternoon.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: January 8, 2018

Drug dealer tied to notorious Columbia Point Dawgs gang sentenced to five years in prison (Boston, MA): A drug supplier to the feared Columbia Point Dawgs street gang who joked about coaching gangsters how to shoot one another was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for trafficking heroin and cocaine, legal filings show.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 4, 2018

Roxbury gang member once told officer, “I’m going to your funeral.” Now he faces prison time for selling crack (Boston, MA): A Roxbury gang member who brought a gun to school as a juvenile, made an ominous threat to a police officer in 2015, and fought with rival gang members in jail should spend 14 months in prison for selling crack cocaine, prosecutors said Tuesday in a court filing.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 2, 2018

Gang member pleads guilty to drug charge in crackdown on trafficking in Roxbury housing development (Boston, MA): A gang member nabbed in June as part of a crackdown on drug and gun trafficking in Roxbury’s Orchard Gardens Housing Development pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of selling crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, his second federal drug dealing conviction.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 28, 2017

Members of rival gangs found guilty of killing woman along parade route (Boston, MA): Jurors delivered guilty verdicts Thursday against two rival gang members charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman who was standing along a parade route in 2014.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: December 28, 2017

Reputed leader of 'Los Bilinguals' street gang facing new drug charges in Springfield (Springfield, MA): Lemanuel A. Encarnacion was on probation in one drug case and out on bail in another when city and state police forced open the back door of his apartment Wednesday afternoon.
Source: The Republican    Date: December 22, 2017

ICE removes MS-13 gang member wanted for involvement in 8 murders (Boston, MA): A 24-year-old MS-13 gang member wanted in El Salvador for his involvement in eight aggravated murders was removed Friday and turned over to Salvadoran authorities by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO).
Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement     Date: December 22, 2017

23-Year-Old MS-13 Gang Member Pleads Guilty In Stabbing Death Of Chelsea Teen (Boston, MA): Quietly, but steadily, the prosecution of a violent transnational gang called Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13, has been moving through federal court in Boston.
Source: WBUR News    Date: December 19, 2017

Rival gang members facing charges in woman's shooting death (Boston, MA): Two rival gang members accused in the murder of a beloved Boston city worker are headed to court Monday. Dawnn Jaffier, a 26-year-old youth mentor, was killed three years ago in Dorchester.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: December 11, 2017

Alleged Springfield gang member facing sawed-off shotgun charge held on $500 bail (Springfield, MA): One of four alleged Springfield gang members arrested after a botched carjacking is being held on $500 bail while the others are being held without bail until at least next week.
Source: The Republican    Date: December 6, 2017

Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Role in Killing of 15-Year-Old (Boston, MA): A member of the violent Central American gang MS-13 has pleaded guilty to his role in the slaying of a 15-year-old Boston boy.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: November 30, 2017

2 convicted in killing of man shoveling snow for a nonprofit (Boston, MA): Two men who conspired to kill a rival gang member as he shoveled snow in Boston for a nonprofit that steers young people away from crime have been convicted of second-degree murder.
Source: The Republic    Date: November 30, 2017

Boston Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Distribution (Boston, MA): An individual identified as a member of the Orchard Park Trailblazers Gang pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to selling crack cocaine in and around Roxbury’s Orchard Gardens Housing Development.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: November 30, 2017

Counseling The Counselors: Workers Helping Troubled Youths In Boston Learn To Cope With Job's Trauma (Boston, MA): Counselors at College Bound Dorchester, a violence prevention organization in Boston, are working on an ambitious goal: to eliminate gang violence in the city.
Source: WBUR News    Date: November 29, 2017

MS-13 boss pleads guilty to federal racketeering charges in Boston court (Boston, MA): The head of East Coast operations for the notorious MS-13 street gang pleaded guilty Monday to federal racketeering charges in US District Court in Boston, officials said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: November 28, 2017

Authorities: MS-13 Leader Convicted of Racketeering (Boston, MA): A man authorities say was a leader with the violent MS-13 gang was found guilty of racketeering charges Tuesday. The office of Acting U.S. Attorney William Weinreb of Massachusetts confirms Rafael Leoner Aguirre, also known as "Tremendo," had been convicted of "conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, more commonly referred to as RICO conspiracy."
Source: NECN News    Date: November 21, 2017

20-year-old and 2 teens, all alleged gang members, captured by Springfield police following chase (Springfield, MA): An alleged Springfield gang member is facing new drug and gun charges after he and two teenagers were arrested following a police chase and crash on Worthington Street.
Source: The Republican    Date: November 18, 2017

New Testimony Paints A Picture Of Alleged MS-13 Violence, Organization In Greater Boston (Boston, MA): New details are emerging in Boston federal court about the scope of a Central American gang's infrastructure here in Greater Boston.
Source: WBUR News    Date: November 16, 2017

2 Arrested Locally as Part of Massive MS-13 Gang Crackdown (Boston, MA): Two people were arrested in East Boston and Chelsea as part of a massive crackdown on the MS-13 street gang.
Source: NECN News    Date: November 16, 2017

The Gangs Of Nantucket: The Partnership (Nantucket, MA): On the grounds of the Bristol County Jail in Dartmouth, Sheriff Thomas Hodgson took me on a tour of the immigration detention center built on his watch. “This building, it's got two wings that are basically sort of open-dorm settings and with two rec yards on the back of each one,” he explained.
Source: WGBH News    Date: November 14, 2017

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