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Neighbors demand action after gang shooting (Dallas, TX): It’s been three days since two teens were shot in a Dallas park. Neighbors are growing more frustrated that dozens of bullets fired haven’t brought more official attention – like from the mayor – to the area.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: March 22, 2017

Two gang members indicted for 2014 Temple murder, organized crime (Temple, TX): Two Temple gang members were indicted Wednesday on felony murder and organized criminal charges by a Bell County grand jury in connection with the Dec. 4, 2014, slaying of 30-year-old Damon Johnson.
Source: Temple Daily Telegram    Date: March 22, 2017

Community activists calling for 'peace treaty' between rival gangs (Dallas, TX): Community activists are working on a “peace treaty” between two rival gangs to try to prevent another outbreak of violence after a Sunday shootout in a crowded South Dallas park injured two teens.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: March 21, 2017

Gang Injunction Zones Credited with a Continued Drop in Gang Activity (Wichita Falls, TX): In the last decade police and city officials say gang violence in Wichita Falls has declined dramatically almost 50 percent. That time period coincides with the time span of the gang injunction program, pioneered in many aspects right here an initiative that has been copied elsewhere and has withstood court challenges.
Source: KFDX 3 News    Date: March 20, 2017

Suspect sought after gang-related shooting in Dallas (Dallas, TX): Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a Sunday night shooting that left two teenagers injured in South Dallas.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: March 20, 2017

Police: Second gang member arrested for possessing gun (Wichita Falls, TX): Wichita Falls police have arrested a second known gang member in as many days as he purchased a handgun at Academy Sports. On Thursday, officers received information that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was running a background check on 23-year-old Stefon Craig Jackson, who was trying to purchase a handgun.
Source: Times Record News    Date: March 17, 2017

Known gang member arrested after buying handgun (Wichita Falls, TX): A known gang member was arrested Wednesday after officers observed him purchasing a handgun. Jarrett Landon Hendricks, 28, is charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon and violating a court order. He was out of Wichita County Jail Thursday afternoon on $2,000 total bail.
Source: Times Record News    Date: March 16, 2017

MS-13 poses 'significant' threat (Houston, TX): The brutality of the gang is well documented -- from a middle school student hacked to death near the Addicks Dam, to a high school student murdered in Sam Houston National Forest, to a 14-year-old girl kidnapped, shot and left in the street. The latest murder also came with Satanic overtones.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: March 15, 2017

FBI making push to capture gang member on Most Wanted list (Houston, TX): The FBI is making a push to capture an alleged Mexican gang member with ties to Texas who is on the 10 Most Wanted list. This week, agents released a video and audio recording looking for help in finding Eduardo "Tablas" Ravelo, who is described as a captain in the Barrio Azteca gang operating in the Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas areas.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 14, 2017

Newsmakers March 12: Fight against gang violence (Houston, TX): In the fight against gang violence, the Houston Police Department is targeting the streets and schools. The department also urges the community to work with them and understand the threat that gangs pose to public safety.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: March 11, 2017

10 affiliated with prison gang arrested in 3 Texas cities (Corpus Christi, TX): Federal prosecutors say 10 people affiliated with a Texas-based Latino prison gang have been arrested in a coordinated series of roundups in the Corpus Christi, Houston and San Antonio areas.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: March 9, 2017

Four gang members charged in home invasions, sex assault (Houston, TX): Four gang members described by law enforcement officers as menaces to society have been arrested and charged, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo announced Tuesday morning. The suspects are linked to at least 10 cases in west and southwest Houston, including five home invasions and at least three robberies, Acevedo said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 7, 2017

Arrest made in Dyer Street fight (El Paso, TX): The El Paso Police Department’s Gang Unit arrested a man after a fight in Central El Paso Tuesday afternoon. El Paso County constables were driving on the 4700 block of Dyer Street just after 2 p.m. when they saw two groups fighting, police said. The constables saw that one of the men had a handgun.
Source: CBS4 News    Date: March 7, 2017

FBI: MS-13 brutality and gang violence escalating to frightening levels (Houston, TX): Gang experts in Houston estimate 75 of the city's 300 murders last year were gang-related. A much smaller number is directly linked to MS-13, the Central American gang believed to be connected to the killing and dumping of Genesis Cornejo.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: March 3, 2017

MS-13 gang members charged with 'satanic' killing, kidnapping appear in court (Houston, TX): Two known MS-13 gang members, formerly of El Salvador, appeared in Houston court Wednesday to hear charges against them in the kidnapping and torture of one victim and the "satanic" killing of a second.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 2, 2017

Houston police shooter linked to violent gang (Houston, TX): The burglary suspect who shot two Houston police officers this week has been linked to a gang known as the 52 Hoover Crips, a criminal group that operates in northeast, south and east Houston.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 1, 2017

Police shooter linked to criminal Houston gang called 52 Hoovers (Houston, TX): The burglary suspect who shot and wounded two police officers Tuesday has been linked to a criminal gang called the 52 Hoovers, a subset of the Crips with members in northeast, south and east Houston, a police union official said Wednesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 1, 2017

Even with thousands of gang members, Austin gang-related crime stays low (Austin, TX): In the past week, east Austin has seen two shooting incidents involving gang members. LBJ High school students were put on lockdown for hours as police finished up their investigation. Austin police say the crimes are not between rival gangs, but they are crimes being committed by people in gangs. It’s information that has neighborhood families on edge.
Source: KXAN News    Date: February 27, 2017

North Texas Gang Members Sentenced for Sex-trafficking Roles (Fort Worth, TX): Federal prosecutors say three men with ties to a Fort Worth street gang were sentenced to prison for forcing underage girls to participate in a sex-trafficking ring.
Source: US News and World Report    Date: February 27, 2017

Dallas Police Devise Plan to Combat Gang Violence (Dallas, TX): Dallas police say gangs are causing big problems on city streets. So much so that crime is the worst it's been in years. Now, the interim police chief has devised a plan to combat it. Interim Dallas Police Chief David Pughes says South East and South Central Dallas are the epicenters of gang activity in the city.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: February 17, 2017

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