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Two Houston gang members arrested; one still wanted (Houston, TX): Police are searching for a gang member in northeast Houston. According to police, an officer was patrolling an apartment complex at 9555 Crofton St. around noon on May 20 when he came in contact with two known gang members who were trespassing. Both men are known members of the street gang Knuckle Up Click.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: May 20, 2016

Another alleged Gremlin gang member arrested in Houston (Houston, TX): Only two of the 17 people accused of being members of the Gremlins gang remain wanted with the arrest this week of Jonathan Landry. In that indictment 17 people were accused of being members of the Gremlin Gang in Abbeville. The 17 were indicted on charges of racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering and criminal street gang violation. The gang is accused of operating in Acadia, Lafayette, Vermilion and St. Martin parishes.
Source: KATC 3 News    Date: May 19, 2016

County Attorney Defends Southlawn Gang Injunction, Compares Neighborhood to "Physically Abused Woman" (Houston, TX): In a letter that County Attorney Vince Ryan penned to the Houston American Civil Liberties Union this week, he swears that banning people for up to four years from their community is not a punishment for whatever they did in the past.
Source: Houston Press    Date: May 13, 2016

Members of Local Street Gang Arrested (Victoria, TX): Victoria Police department along withe the U-S Marshals arrested several members of a local street gang for an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which occurred back in April.
Source: KAVU Newscenter 25    Date: May 13, 2016

Jury hands down verdict despite courtroom gang tensions (Houston, TX): A Houston man at the center of a trial that stirred gang tensions and heightened police presence at the Harris County Courthouse was convicted Tuesday of murder.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 11, 2016

Police beef up courthouse security during gang-related murder trial (Houston, TX): There was a notable increase in police presence outside of the Harris County Courthouse Monday during a gang-related murder trial.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: May 10, 2016

Cop’s killing among 28 deaths blamed on Texas Mexican Mafia (San Antonio, TX): A federal judge has set an Aug. 8 trial date for three alleged members of the Texas Mexican Mafia charged in the killing of a Balcones Heights police officer as prosecutors revealed this week that one of the defendants might plead guilty.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: May 6, 2016

City aggressively targeting gangs with new program (San Antonio, TX): City officials have decided to aggressively go after gangs, accepting funding from a state program that will aggressively target gang activity in the Alamo City. The Texas Anti-Gang Initiative, known as TAG, will place dozens of investigators from a dozen agencies at a special center in San Antonio. The state is throwing in $2 million to get the program off the ground. The city will provide a dozen people to help staff the center.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: May 5, 2016

Rival gangs clash in Harris County courtroom (Harris County, TX): Suspected members of rival gangs put the Harris County criminal courthouse on high alert Thursday, a day after more than a dozen people were ejected from the courthouse for shouting and threatening each other.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 5, 2016

El Paso police arrest man wanted in gang-related murder in Northern California (El Paso, TX): A man wanted in connection with a 2011 gang-related murder in the Bay Area was arrested Monday in West El Paso. Victor Medeiros, 22, is wanted on suspicion of murder in Union City, Calif., which is near San Francisco.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: May 3, 2016

Most East Texas gang suspects still in jail (Longview, TX): Almost a month after a federal grand jury indicted 16 East Texans on drug trafficking and conspiracy charges, each of the defendants remains behind bars awaiting a court date.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: April 29, 2016

4 minors in Port Lavaca arrested (Port Lavaca, TX): Four minors were charged with coercing, inducing or soliciting membership in a criminal street gang and graffiti, according to the Port Lavaca Police Department.
Source: Victoria Advocate    Date: April 29, 2016

Harris County dials back 'Southlawn Safety Zone' (Harris County, TX): Harris County is easing up in its effort to crack down on gang activity in the Southlawn area, agreeing to settlement talks with community leaders who had challenged a proposed ban on dozens of suspected gang members.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 26, 2016

Historic raids net more than 20 arrests of Mexican Mafia gang members (Seguin, TX): "Not in my town." That's the message Seguin police hope they got across to gangs on Friday. Nearly a dozen raids were executed Friday as the result of an 18-month long investigation into the Mexican Mafia.
Source: KENS 5 News    Date: April 16, 2016

That cool tattoo you want could be a local, or even international, gang symbol (Houston, TX): Gangs have had a tendency to ruin iconic tattoos for everyone. Houston’s largest gang — Tango Blast — likes to use local emblems as identifiers. Those tattoos can range from the Astros’ logo to the city skyline to Bayou City area codes. Similarly, Tango Orejon gangs in San Antonio like to incorporate the Spurs logo or the Alamo in their body art.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 12, 2016

Waco: Youth center director concerned about gang activity (Waco, TX): According to data provided by the Waco Police Department there has been a surge in almost every crime category in February of 2016 compared to February of 2015. The largest increase was in assaults jumping from 119 in 2015 to 160 in 2016.
Source: KWTX 10 News    Date: April 8, 2016

2 arrested for robbing bank customers; more victims possible (Houston, TX): Two men have been arrested for allegedly following bank customers and robbing them, and Houston police believe there may be more victims. Houston police said Porter and Mamukuyomi are members of the violent criminal street gang Yellowstone Players. Porter is one of the many gang members listed in the recent Southlawn Safety Zone gang injunction covering the area near Scott and Yellowstone, according to HPD.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: April 6, 2016

Gang member believes 'cognitive' therapy key to stopping violence (San Antonio, TX): One of San Antonio's original Crip gang members believes the key to stopping the bloodshed is changing the way gang members think. During William Tutt's 13 year stay in prison, he met a psychology professor who helped change his mind set about violence. He later started a program called GRIP, or Gang Rehabilitation in Progress.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: April 5, 2016

More than a dozen charged in gang drug-dealing conspiracy (Gregg County, TX): A 23-year-old Galveston man is among more than a dozen people accused of drug trafficking and firearms crimes connected with gang activity in the Gregg County area, federal officials announced Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 4, 2016

Local arrests linked to Sureños, Aryan Circle, Texas Syndicate gangs (Midland-ODessa, TX): Investigators confirmed the gang affiliations of 12 people arrested in the Midland-Odessa area during a five-week, nationwide, anti-gang operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The unidentified individuals taken into custody in the Permian Basin are linked to the Texas Syndicate, Sureños and Aryan Circle, Homeland Security officials said Monday.
Source: KWES NewsWest9    Date: April 4, 2016

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