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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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The symbols and meanings behind gang-related tattoos (Houston, TX): A few generations ago, tattoos largely had a negative connotation. A lot of the stereotypes tied to tattoos had to do with gang members and criminals being some of the most visible people with tattoos.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 15, 2017

Border Patrol agents arrest 2 members of MS-13 gang in two, unrelated incidents (Rio Grande City, TX): Border Patrol agents arrested two members of the deadly street gang MS-13 last weekend, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: November 15, 2017

Investigators say heavily-tattooed MS-13 gang member responsible for girlfriend's murder (San Antonio, TX): State investigators hope a $10,000 reward will lead them to a suspected gang member accused of killing an estranged girlfriend and kidnapping the driver of a pickup truck.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: November 13, 2017

Nine Bloods street gang members indicted in connection with violent robberies in DFW (Dallas, TX): Nine members of a prolific armed robbery crew in Dallas-Fort Worth were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: November 9, 2017

Non-Profit Organization, SouthWest Tattoo Removal Program, Gives Individuals a Second Chance with Astanza Duality Laser Tattoo Removal (San Antonio, TX): SouthWest Tattoo Removal Program, a non-profit organization located in San Antonio, Texas, is providing free to low cost laser tattoo removal to help previously incarcerated individuals and victims of trafficking.
Source: PRNewswire    Date: November 9, 2017

22 alleged gang members accused of running Houston brothels filled with undocumented immigrants (Houston, TX): More than a dozen suspected members in a ruthless street gang accused of tattooing its mark on human trafficking victims are behind bars following a sweeping 37-count federal indictment alleging everything from human smuggling to firearms sales to drug trafficking.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 8, 2017

Gang intervention for students (El Paso, TX): A rise in gang cases in the city of El Paso also means an increase in gang activity in schools. The El Paso Independent School District police department works to keep students out of gangs and focused on their school work.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: November 8, 2017

2 Texas Mexican Mafia Members Guilty in 2014 Officer Death (San Antonio, TX): Two more Texas Mexican Mafia gang members face life in prison over the 2014 fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer outside a San Antonio tattoo shop he co-owned.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: November 7, 2017

Closing arguments expected in trial of 2 gang members accused of ambushing officer (Balcones Heights, TX): Closing arguments are expected to begin Monday in the trial of two Texas Mexican Mafia members accused of gunning down Balcones Heights police officer Julian Pesina.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 4, 2017

Gang unit caseload doubles (El Paso, TX): The number of gang-related cases in El Paso has more than doubled in a year. KFOX14 Investigates obtained data from the El Paso Police Department showing the gang unit’s caseload has seen a dramatic increase.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: November 3, 2017

City Council approves Texas Anti-Gang Center of Lubbock (Lubbock, TX): The Lubbock City Council passed a resolution allowing the city to step up its efforts to curb gang violence on Thursday.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: November 2, 2017

Spike in gang activity leads to creation of task force in Garland (Garland, TX): A spike in gang activity — from fights to criminal mischief to graffiti — has forced police officials here to create a task force to battle the issue. And they say it might lead to a permanent police gang unit.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: November 1, 2017

Reward increased to find MS-13 gang member who is Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive (Houston, TX): The reward for a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and MS-13 gang member has been increased for information leading to his capture during the month of November.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: November 1, 2017

SAPD getting extra help from DPS to battle violence, gangs (San Antonio, TX): 2016 was a violent and dangerous year for San Antonio, with double-digit growth in violent crime. However, help is on the way. Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday, he's directed DPS to help SAPD combat violence and gang activity.
Source: KENS 5 News    Date: October 30, 2017

Seguin PD busts home linked to 74 Hoover Crips gang; arrests three men (Seguin, TX): The Seguin Police Department arrested three men after obtaining a search warrant for a home linked to the 74 Hoover Crips gang. After an extensive investigation, on Oct. 19 the Special Crimes Unit obtained a search warrant for a home in the 500 block of Avenue C in Seguin.
Source: KENS 5 News    Date: October 24, 2017

Victim of MS-13 Gang Violence Speaks Out (Weslaco, TX): The Rio Grande Valley is no stranger to the gangs and violence from Central America. In the month of October alone, U.S. Border Patrol arrested a handful of Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13 members in the area, but the problem doesn't start at the U.S.-Mexico border; it starts in in the south, in Central America.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: October 17, 2017

7-year-old, 3-year-old caught in the middle of gang-related shooting, police say (San Antonio, TX): A 7-year-old child shot in the jaw and a 3-year-old child grazed by a bullet are expected to be okay following a shooting on the East Side on Tuesday night.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: October 17, 2017

Two gang members, sex offender arrested by Border Patrol (Edinburg, TX): Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested three immigrants with criminal records and gang ties over the last week, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Source: The Monitor    Date: October 16, 2017

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

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