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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Boys & Girls Club Program Helps Broker Truces With Fort Worth Gangs (Fort Worth, TX): The City of Fort Worth is moving forward with plans to help stop gang violence in the city by supporting a Boys & Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth program designed to give young gang members and community youth alternatives.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: October 12, 2017

Gang-related aggravated assault cases up from last year (El Paso, TX): The number of gang-related aggravated assault cases has increased since last year, according to the El Paso Police Department.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: October 6, 2017

Gang member gets life for shooting at Waco police officer (Waco, TX): A Waco gang member with an extensive criminal record who shot at a Waco police officer in 2014 was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald    Date: October 5, 2017

Austin gang members face charges in 2015 killing of 16-year-old, feds say (Austin, TX): Federal authorities on Wednesday slapped several members and associates of the Dove Springs Gangstas with federal charges related to the death of 16-year-old Darian Longoria in 2015.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: October 4, 2017

Gang Unit makes seven arrests in Northeast El Paso (El Paso, TX): Patrol operations by the El Paso Gang Unit resulted in the arrests of seven men in separate traffic stops. Police say the gang unit as been actively looking for wanted persons and patrolling various parts of the city to reduce gang activity.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: September 27, 2017

Border Patrol arrests convicted felons, gang members near Texas border (Kingsville, TX): In the span of a week, Border Patrol agents across Texas arrested five documented gang members and convicted felons trying to cross the border, according to a news release from the agency.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: September 26, 2017

Three arrested during gang unit roundup (El Paso, TX): Three were arrested during patrol operations by the El Paso Police Department’s Gang Unit. 29-year old, Jermaine Cruse, was arrested after a traffic stop for expired Texas registration. Cruse was found to have twenty-one outstanding traffic warrants. He was booked on the outstanding warrants.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: September 20, 2017

Waco ISD officer marks 5 years teaching life lessons (Waco, TX): Bell’s Hill Elementary School student Tommy Deleon wants to be the example other students can look up to, and he knows that starts with how he treats others, he said.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald    Date: September 19, 2017

S. Texas ICE deports MS-13 gang member wanted in El Salvador (San Antonio, TX): South Texas ICE say that a Salvadoran member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, wanted for aggravated homicide, was deported Thursday by ICE's agents and Enforcement and Removal Operations.
Source: CBS Austin    Date: September 15, 2017

Border Patrol Arrest MS-13 Gang Member (Edinburg, TX): Customs and Border Protection agents arrested a gang member of the MS-13 in the Rio Grande Valley this week. A spokesman told CHANNEL 5 NEWS it’s the gang they most find in the Valley trying to cross illegally.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: September 14, 2017

Sentence Delivered in Lubbock Street Gang Murder Case (Lubbock, TX): A judge sentenced Earl Glenn Washington, 34, of Lubbock to 70 years in prison. The judge found there was no remorse and his crime involved gang violence.
Source:    Date: September 13, 2017

Inmate, witness downplays Bloods vs. Crips tension in 2007 East Lubbock murder trial (Lubbock, TX): Defense attorneys for a 34-year-old man on trial for a 2007 shooting death in East Lubbock called on two witnesses serving prison sentences on unrelated drug charges to contradict earlier testimony about their client’s status as a gang leader and killer.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: September 5, 2017

Officials: Lubbock Crips leader tried to manipulate investigation into Bloods’ murder (Lubbock, TX): Police detectives investigating the shooting death of a 28-year-old Bloods gang member 10 years ago at his home in East Lubbock told jurors about what they believed was a rival gang leader’s ploy to manipulate their investigation and pin the killing on an underling.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: September 1, 2017

Man wounded in gang-related ax attack; officer punched in cocaine traffic stop (El Paso, TX): El Paso police made recent arrests in a gang-related ax attack and a pair of cocaine cases, including a man who allegedly punched an officer in the stomach.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: August 30, 2017

Bloods gang member testifies about fight before deadly 2007 East Lubbock shooting (Lubbock, TX): A Lubbock Bloods gang member told jurors he believed a fatal shooting 10 years ago stemmed from a confrontation he had with a rival gang’s leader the night before at an East Lubbock nightclub.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: August 30, 2017

EPPD explains why El Paso has 1 of 4 anti-gang centers in the state (El Paso, TX): The El Paso Texas Anti-Gang Center is one of just four in the entire state of Texas. The center is designed to give law enforcement agencies as many resources as possible to take down gangs.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: August 26, 2017

Gang members drawn by ‘need to be accepted, to belong’ (Grayson County, TX): Following the release of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s 2017 Gang Threat Assessment, members of Grayson County’s criminal justice community shared their knowledge on the inner workings of gangs, as well as the allure and the consequences that come with membership and organized criminal activity.
Source: Herald Democrat    Date: August 26, 2017

FBI: Gang-crime on the rise in El Paso (El Paso, TX): Local law enforcement tell NewsChannel9 there's been an increase in gang-related crime across the city. The FBI did not specify which area of town was most affected by gangs, only saying it is an overall city wide issue.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9    Date: August 22, 2017

DPS identifies 4 gangs operating in Grayson County (Grayson County, TX): The Texas Department of Public Safety released its 2017 Gang Threat Assessment in July and the agency lists four gangs as having a presence or claiming members in Grayson County. Those are Tango Blast, the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, the Bloods and the Crips.
Source: Herald Democrat    Date: August 19, 2017

Report: Numerous gangs present in West Texas (West Texas): A new report shows that gangs are active in West Texas. The Texas Gang Assessment, released by the DPS in July, is a collaboration between several law enforcement agencies to track gang activity within the state. Along with cataloging specific crimes and arrests of gangs, the report includes maps of Texas counties where Tier 1 and 2 gangs have a presence and are the most active.
Source: KOSA-TV CBS 7    Date: August 14, 2017

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