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Previously Deported MS-13 Gang Member Caught at Texas Border (McAllen, TX): A previously deported member of the fearsome Salvadoran MS-13 prison gang has been arrested near this the Texas border with Mexico. The previously deported MS-13 gang member known as “El Diablo” had been convicted of stabbing an innocent man at a restaurant in Chesterfield Virginia and leaving him for dead.
Source: Breitbart    Date: November 25, 2015

Multiple agencies to join together to fight gang crime (San Antonio, TX): Several local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are planning to band together in San Antonio to fight criminal gangs and their connections to drug cartels south of the border, Police Chief William McManus told a City Council subcommittee Thursday.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: November 12, 2015

Fighting gangs focus of session in Longview (Longview, TX): The minds of about 70 Longview school administrators, educators, law enforcers and residents were churning Tuesday evening as they brainstormed ways to keep young people from joining gangs.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: November 11, 2015

Not there for your children? Gangs will be (Katy, TX): The report of a gang-related assault in a Katy ISD middle school bathroom shocked many of you last month. But we've spoken with several gang members who tell us gangs in schools is nothing new. In fact, middle school age is the time they're likely to get to your children.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: November 5, 2015

Longview police on drug busts: 'Small victories won on the street each and every day' (Longview, TX): Operations are continuing in the battle by East Texas law enforcement agencies against gang and drug activity. A successful month of October for agents in Longview is keeping the pressure on, and they say there is more to come.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: October 28, 2015

Mother of LHS student says gang fear prompted gun on campus (Longview, TX): A Longview High School student who was arrested Wednesday after telling a teacher he brought a gun on campus was carrying the weapon out of a fear of gangs, his mother said Thursday.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: October 22, 2015

61 charged in federal, state lawsuits involving gang-related crimes (San Antonio, TX): Members of several federal and state agencies arrested and charged 61 individuals believed to have ties with the Latin Kings gang. “Both the FBI and the (Department of Public Safety) have identified the Latin Kings as one of the most prolific and violent gangs here in Texas,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs said during a press conference.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: October 15, 2015

Criminal Court Denies Appeal of Gang Member (Weslaco, TX): The state’s highest criminal court turned down an appeal from a former Rio Grande Valley gang member. Juan Raul Navarro-Ramirez was sent to death in 2004. His lawyers raised 19 allegations to challenge his convictions. The court denied all of them.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: October 14, 2015

Arrest warrant reveals new details about fatal gang shooting at Bunny's truck stop (Smith County, TX): When Ladarius Brooks and two friends started to pull into the parking lot of Bunny’s truck stop in Tyler on Aug. 29, they were met by a “big gold Lincoln” blocking their way. Brooks said the driver of the Lincoln refused to move the car, so Brooks got out and yelled to the driver to “get out of the way.”
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: October 14, 2015

Gang Member Condemned in Case Where 6 Slain Loses Appeal (Dallas, TX): The state's highest criminal court has turned down an appeal from a former Rio Grande Valley gang member sent to death row for participating in a robbery where nearly a dozen men posed as police and killed six people during a raid at an Edinburg drug stash house.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: October 14, 2015

Criminal justice professor comments on drug gang tactics and police response (Longview, TX): Law enforcement operations in response to gang violence in Longview have netted more drugs seized and more arrests made. Longview’s effort to root out drugs and gangs is progressing. LeTourneau University criminal justice professor Mark Moland says the tactics of a specific operation like this are simple.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: October 14, 2015

Prevention vs. prosecution; Longview's community approach to gang violence (Longview, TX): As an East Texas police force tackles gang crimes within the city limits, community activists in Longview say the key to overcoming gang violence is prevention. "We don't have a crime or a homicide problem, we have a gang and a drug problem," Longview mayor, Andy Mack said during a press conference last Monday. "There are a handful of people that are causing the trouble, and we are flushing those people out."
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: October 12, 2015

13 gangs said to operate in Gregg County (Longview, TX): Although recent attention on local gang activity has focused on TYB — or Throwed Young Ballers — at least 12 other gangs are active in Gregg County.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: October 11, 2015

Gang items found in Longview drug bust (Longview, TX): Gang paraphernalia were among the items seized during a bust Thursday at a home in Longview — the second set of arrests in two days in an area near Broughton Park that yielded numerous drug charges.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: October 8, 2015

Longview mayor to gangs: 'We're coming.' (Longview, TX): Just hours after an East Texas mayor vows gang activity in his city will be stopped, 2 arrests were made in an alleged gang violence case.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: October 7, 2015

Longview man arrested in Smith County gang-related shooting (Longview, TX): Two suspects, including a Longview man, were arrested Wednesday in connection with a shootout in August at a Tyler truck stop that left one person dead and three others injured.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: October 7, 2015

Longview police, residents want more information on gang activity (Longview, TX): The Longview police detective assigned to gang investigation urged residents Monday to report suspicious activities — and heard that police, too, must be doing more to share information with the public.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: October 6, 2015

Longview NAACP fears gang crackdown could lead to racial profiling (Longview, TX): Gregg County law enforcement continues trying to eradicate violent drug and gang activity in Longview, but the local NAACP chapter president says he fears racial profiling by officers.
Source: KYTX 19 News    Date: October 6, 2015

Longview gangs coming into focus (Longview, TX): The reach of what police say is a gang unique to Longview has begun to come into focus with the arrest of one of its members. The teen, who was named by police this past week as a member of the TYB gang, is connected through social media to several other recent crime victims and suspects.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: October 3, 2015

Gang members behind bars after undercover operation (Gonzales, TX): It’s a case of big-city crime moving into a small town. Seventy-five miles east of San Antonio, violent gang members were discovered working the streets of Gonzales. Local police contacted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to help put the suspects behind bars.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: October 2, 2015

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