Gangs

Evidence collected after 30 gang members were arrested early Thursday morning. (Credit: WBZ-TV's Karen Anderson)

27 People Arrested In Raid On Boston Gangs

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.

01/17/2013

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Big Cities’ People-in-Power Don’t Understand Crime And Murder

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.

07/11/2012

Some South Boston residents oppose the gym which attracts former gang members.

Controversy Surrounds Proposed Gang Gym In South Boston

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.

08/22/2011

Police lead hundreds of teens away from Carson Beach and onto the T.

Police Stepping Up Patrols Around Carson Beach After Several Gang Fights

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.

05/31/2011

SJC Justices Call For Changes In Wiretap Laws

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.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/09/2011

Some of the weapons seized in Friday's raid. (credit: Bernice Corpuz/WBZ Radio)

Dozens Arrested In North Shore Gang Sweep

Dozens of alleged gang leaders and members were rounded up in early morning raids on the North Shore Friday.

11/05/2010

The number 44 bus in Roxbury Tuesday morning.

One Dead In Double Stabbing On MBTA Bus

The Trotter Elementary School in Roxbury is in “safe mode” while police search for four suspects seen running from the bus.

11/02/2010

Dozens arrested in 3-month immigration operation

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.

08/21/2010

Mayor Menino trying new anti-gang tactic

WBZ’s Carl Stevens speaks wth the mayor about his latest anti-crime initiative.

07/01/2010

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