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Boston's homicide rate surged to a 10-year high in 2005, with 75 people killed. However in 2006, secret months-long negotiations culminating in a 'peace summit' produced an unprecedented truce between two of the most dangerous street gangs in Boston, Jamaica Plain's Bromley-Heath public housing development, and H-Block, a slightly smaller group from Roxbury, dramatically reducing violence on their turf. But on Nov. 28, Jamhol Norfleet, a 20-year-old leader of the H-Block gang, was shot to death in the first beach of the truce. At left, his funeral. <img src='http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_icon.gif' alt='' title='' height='9' width='4' border='0' /> Read the story
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Gang truce
Boston's homicide rate surged to a 10-year high in 2005, with 75 people killed. However in 2006, secret months-long negotiations culminating in a "peace summit" produced an unprecedented truce between two of the most dangerous street gangs in Boston, Jamaica Plain's Bromley-Heath public housing development, and H-Block, a slightly smaller group from Roxbury, dramatically reducing violence on their turf. But on Nov. 28, Jamhol Norfleet, a 20-year-old leader of the H-Block gang, was shot to death in the first beach of the truce. At left, his funeral. Read the story
(Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan)