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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

County Amends Gang Injunction, Adds "Rehabilitation" Clause (Houston, TX): Late Monday, the Harris County filed an amended petition for the “Southlawn Safety Zone” gang injunction that seeks to ban supposed gang members from a community in southeast Houston. The amended petition slashes in half the amount of defendants the county wants to ban from the area, from 92 to 46. It
Source: Houston Press    Date: March 29, 2016

Project Shadowfire Targets Gangs (San Antonio, TX): A weeks-long anti-gang operation leads to more than 11-hundred arrests from coast to coast–including dozens in South Texas. Project Shadowfire grew out of the larger Operation Community Shield launched 10 years ago.
Source: KTSA News    Date: March 28, 2016

Gang sweep nets 1,100 arrests nationwide, 44 in Houston (Houston, TX): More than 1,100 suspected gang members - including more than 40 in Houston - have been arrested as part of a nationwide sweep aimed at disrupting transnational gangs.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 28, 2016

National Campaign Nets 66 Arrests in Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, TX): Texas statewide arrests during this operation totaled 266 individuals. In the Houston area of responsibility (AOR), HSI made 112 arrests. Of these arrests, 66 were made in the Corpus Christi - area. Within the AOR, 96 were arrested on active Texas criminal warrants, with 12 cases being pursued federally. Members and associates were arrested from 26 gang affiliations.
Source: Alice Echo-News Journal    Date: March 28, 2016

Judge urges more secrecy for Harris County gang injunction suit (Harris County, TX): The judge overseeing Harris County's latest and largest gang injunction lawsuit encouraged lawyers on both sides Monday to considering filing all future motions under seal.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 21, 2016

East Side violence needs more than a ‘bandaid,' DA says (San Antonio, TX): Bexar County’s top prosecutor had strong words following a spike in violent crimes on the city’s East Side. District Attorney Nico LaHood said he believes there are more effective ways of handling the prosecution of violent offenders than using gang injunctions.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: March 21, 2016

Shooting reveals new source of violence on east side (San Antonio, TX): A man shot his own brother then ran from police. It's the latest act of violence on the east side where shootings are on the rise. Police call it a domestic situation, but top leaders came to the crime scene to see for themselves. They revealed Mexican drug cartels are instigating gang violence on the east side.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: March 18, 2016

Officials cite Adam and Eve to push for gang injunctions (Houston, TX): Adam and Eve were exiled from the Garden of Eden as punishment — but that's not the spirit of Harris County's legal effort to ban 92 suspected gang members from a 2-mile area of south Houston through a civil injunction, the plaintiffs contend in court filings.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 16, 2016

When it comes to removing face tattoos, the pain is worth it for a new start (Houston, TX): It seems like each week comes a new viral mugshot of an unfortunate suspect with a shocking face tattoo. What does it take to get something on such a sensitive area completely removed? Prepare to feel a little bit of burn.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 14, 2016

Texas: Prosecutors link 3 men to series of gang-related killings (Southlake, TX): Court records reveal federal prosecutors are linking three men accused of a 2013 fatal shooting in North Texas to the gang-related deaths or disappearance of nine other people over the years.
Source: KTXS 12 News    Date: March 10, 2016

HPD releases video in drive-by slaying (Houston, TX): Houston Police Department homicide investigators on Wednesday released surveillance video from the scene last month of a fatal drive-by shooting in which a defendant in a gang injunction lawsuit was slain.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 9, 2016

Documents: Men charged with killing Southlake cartel lawyer linked to other homicides (Southlake, TX): The three men accused of stalking and conspiring to kill a Southlake drug cartel lawyer in 2013 have been linked to nine people who were slain or went missing over the years, according to U.S. District Court documents filed last week.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: March 9, 2016

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