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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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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: everythinglubbock.com    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

Tyler police say drug and gang activity likely cause of recent shootings, including two fatal (Tyler, TX): In the past five weeks, Tyler has seen nine separate shooting incidents, which police believe are related to gang and drug activity. The most recent gunfire happened Friday morning, when a 22-year-old man was fatally shot at a home in the 1600 block of Lawrence Street.
Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph    Date: August 11, 2017

Search on for MS-13 gang member suspected of East Montgomery County fatal stabbing (Montgomery County, TX): Authorities are searching for a self-proclaimed MS-13 gang member who is a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 60-year-old man early Thursday morning in East Montgomery County.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 5, 2017

HPD update on MS-13 gang member wanted for murder (Houston, TX): Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, HPD homicide commanders, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the Harris County District Attorney's Office, and other agencies discuss the arrest and extradition of suspect Douglas Alexander Herrera-Hernandez, charged and wanted for two murders in the Houston area.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: August 4, 2017

What you need to know about Tango Blast, Houston's most dangerous gang (Houston, TX): While MS-13's extreme violence has made them America's most notorious gang, they are far from the biggest threat in Houston or Texas. The crown belongs to Tango Blast.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 3, 2017

DPS gang report lists violent gangs in West Texas (Midland, TX): The gang report from the Texas Department of Public Safety for the 2015-2016 year is in. It says several gangs are present in the West Texas area. Even though, they are here local law enforcement says they aren't posing violent threats.
Source: KWES NewsWest9    Date: August 2, 2017

Authorities arrest man involved in gang-related shooting at east El Paso bar (El Paso, TX): Local and federal authorities arrested a suspected gang member wanted in connection with a shooting at an east El Paso bar.
Source: CBS4 News    Date: August 2, 2017

Potter County gang activity is higher than state median (Potter County, TX): Potter County is in the top half of all counties in the state in terms of gang activity, according to a recent report from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Source: Amarillo Globe-News    Date: August 1, 2017

Public & private sectors respond to high gang activity in Brazos County (Brazos County, TX): A report from the Department of Public Safety says organized crime continues to be a significant threat to public safety in Texas. The 60-page report compares organized crime in Brazos County to activity just like it in Houston.
Source: KBTX News    Date: August 1, 2017

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