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Homeland Security hoping to curtail gang activity in state (New Mexico): Despite recent budget cuts to the nation, Homeland Security Investigations is expanding in New Mexico. They're putting more pressure on gang members in our state.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: December 12, 2013

Gang crime a 'serious situation' in NM (Bernalillo County, NM): On any given night, gang unit officers from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office are out and about, patrolling the streets and neighborhoods they know tend to have gang activity.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: November 18, 2013

Five people assaulted in gang-related fight outside El Paso nightclub (El Paso, NM): A gun was fired, women were punched and a man trying to help was kicked during a weekend gang-related melee outside a nightclub in the Lower Dyer area, according to court documents.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: August 9, 2013

Rio Rancho police on alert as gang activity on the rise (Rio Rancho, NM): One of the safest cities in New Mexico wants to make sure gangs do not threaten its reputation. Recently, Rio Rancho police have seen an increase in gang-related crimes, mostly tagging and burglaries. "We see members of all various gangs found in our area that pass through," said Sgt. Nick Onken.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: August 7, 2013

NM court orders new trial in gang-related killing (Santa Fe, NM): The state Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of second-degree murder and other charges in a 2006 gang-related shooting in Albuquerque.
Source: Current-Argus    Date: July 1, 2013

Two gangs take a stand for peace (Albuquerque, NM): Gang members from two rival gangs in Albuquerque have called a truce. Leaders from two of the largest African American gangs in Albuquerque--the Kirk Town Piru and Blackstone Rangers--met at a southeast Albuquerque park Saturday.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: June 22, 2013

Arrest in gang street chase, shooting (Albuquerque, NM): Albuquerque police have arrested a man they say started a shootout on a busy street with his young son in the car.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: May 30, 2013

Mall shooting prompts Farmington police to increase presence in gang neighborhoods (Farmington, NM): Police are increasing patrols and other forms of policing in neighborhoods with known gang activity in light of last weekend's fatal shooting at Animas Valley Mall.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: May 3, 2013

Albuquerque High School shuns rosaries, says they're linked to gang activity (Albuquerque, NM): Ideally, high school dress codes protect students from excessive distractions that typically arrive in the form of too much skin or clothing with inappropriate imagery.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: November 20, 2012

Doña Ana County anti-gang initiative receives donation (Las Cruces, NM): The Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Gang Resistance Education and Training program received a $1,000 boost Friday thanks to the contribution of a local business.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: October 26, 2012

Carlsbad police: Watch for signs of gang involvement (Carlsbad, NM): This small desert town may not have all the same problems bigger cities face, but that doesn't mean Carlsbad is immune to the dangers of gangs and the violence they can bring.
Source: Current-Argus    Date: September 20, 2012

Alleged Las Cruces gang member sentenced for robbing elderly couple at gunpoint (Las Cruces, NM): An alleged member of the East Side Locos street gang will serve at least 10 years in prison for pointing a shotgun at an elderly couple and robbing them last fall outside a Las Cruces pharmacy.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: July 9, 2012

Martwick warns of gang activity (Alamogordo, NM): District Attorney Diana Martwick spoke June 26 about her 12th Judicial District Attorney's Office Gang Task Force Educational Program. Martwick was the guest speaker at Eagle Forum's monthly luncheon meeting.
Source: Alamogordo Daily News    Date: July 2, 2012

El Rancho slayings: A gang connection? (El Rancho, NM): Cherie Ortiz-Rios believes local gangs must be involved in the slayings of her parents and brother. She can't imagine anyone else could manage such a brutal attack, she said recently.
Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican    Date: June 16, 2012

Arizona gang trends make N.M. cops wary (Albuquerque, NM): Kidnappings, home invasions and other acts of violence. New Mexico police have seen some of that, but they are preparing for more waves of crime linked to violent gangs.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: May 11, 2012

NM task force eyes anti-gang plan as problems grow (Isleta Pueblo, NM): Hundreds of community activists, social workers, tribal officials and police officers are slated to develop a plan aimed at attacking New Mexico's growing gang problem.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: May 10, 2012

Feds nab two dozen gang members in NM meth ring (Albuquerque, NM): Federal agents have arrested around two dozen gang members linked to what authorities are describing as a meth and heroin ring in New Mexico.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: April 25, 2012

Roswell police still faces officer shortage despite gang violence, federal help (Roswell, NM): The city's police department is still short more than a dozen officers as the city faces high rates of gang violence, officials said.
Source: The Republic    Date: April 12, 2012

Graffiti a never-ending problem for Las Cruces Codes officers (Las Cruces, NM): Armed with a can of gray paint, rollers and a drip pan, Craig Fenske and a volunteer took back a city-owned concrete flood drain claimed by the Sureños street gang.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: March 22, 2012

Las Cruces is taking action against gangs (Las Cruces, NM): Many Las Cruces residents might not notice gang activity around our community, but it’s a real problem. News 22′s Kassandra Alvarez has the story surrounding gangs.
Source: KRWG 22 News    Date: March 7, 2012

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