Boston U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says 27 people have been arrested after a large-scale gun and drug investigation in Boston that authorities expect will reduce crime in hard-hit neighborhoods.
For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.
The goal of “Inner City Weight Lifting” is to help troubled youth get back on the right path. The gyms are frequented by former and active gang members, and the neighborhood is not happy.
State police are increasing patrols in the area of Carson Beach after hundreds of teenagers were found fighting there several days in a row over the long holiday weekend.
Two justices for the highest court in Massachusetts have asked state lawmakers to change a tough wiretap law to enable police to investigate and prosecute the hundreds of shootings and killings committed by street gangs. Supreme Judicial Court Justices Ralph Gants and Judith Cowin made the call Friday in an opinion supporting a ruling barring secretly-recorded evidence from being used against a man who admitted to a 2007 drive-by killing in Brockton.
Dozens of alleged gang leaders and members were rounded up in early morning raids on the North Shore Friday.
The Trotter Elementary School in Roxbury is in “safe mode” while police search for four suspects seen running from the bus.
Federal immigration officials say a three-month operation in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island has led to the arrest 47 of people suspected of being gang members or having ties to gangs.
WBZ’s Carl Stevens speaks wth the mayor about his latest anti-crime initiative.