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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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Bryan police using anti-gang program to keep streets safe (Bryan, TX): This week, a DPS report on Texas gangs put a spotlight on organized criminal activity in the Brazos Valley. The Bryan police department says the report shouldn't make citizens worry. They've been working for more than 10 years to reduce street crime in Bryan.
Source: KBTX News    Date: July 27, 2017

Transience makes gang activity in county hard to assess (Johnson County, TX): While gangs operate in Johnson County, mobility makes it hard to assess the prevalence of activity, according to local law enforcement.
Source: Cleburne Times-Review    Date: July 27, 2017

Gang member accused of killing man at crime-ridden Tyler pool hall (Tyler, TX): Suspect Aquinas Dixon, 32, turned himself in to police Thursday afternoon in connection to the murder of 28-year-old Earnest Dennis.
Source: KETK NBC News    Date: July 27, 2017

Texas gangs recruiting kids through social media (Austin, TX): Texas gangs are using social media to recruit and communicate with juveniles. The Department of Public Safety says there are at least 100,000 active gang members in our state. Austin ISD Police say there are signs parents can look for if they think Central Texas gangs are recruiting their kids.
Source: CBS Austin    Date: July 27, 2017

Report highlights most active gangs in Central Texas: The Texas Department of Public Safety has released its 2017 Texas Gang Threat Assessment, a collaboration with federal, state and local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies across Texas and the U.S.
Source: KVUE News    Date: July 26, 2017

Killeen detectives work to combat gangs in Bell County (Killeen, TX): Killeen announced Wednesday it had offered conditional employment to Charles Kimble, who officials plan to appoint as the city's next police chief -- pending approval from city council. One major issue Kimble will be forced to address is high rates of gang activity, something made clear in a new Department of Public Safety report released in July.
Source: KCEN 6 News    Date: July 26, 2017

Wichita Falls Gang Unit helped decrease gang activity (Wichita Falls, TX): The Texas Department of Public Safety's "Gang Assessment Report" ranked Wichita County as one of the areas where gangs are pretty active just below major cities.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: July 26, 2017

Pair of MS-13 gang members sought in Houston-area slayings, officials say (Houston, TX): A pair of MS-13 gang members are being sought in connection with several homicides across the Houston region, according to authorities.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: July 26, 2017

Wichita Co. ranks above median for threat of gang activity (Wichita County, TX): Wichita County ranks slightly higher than the median in the state of Texas for gang activity, according to a recent report published by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Source: Times Record News    Date: July 26, 2017

San Antonio home to most violent gang network in Texas, report says (San Antonio, TX): For the fourth year in a row, the Tango Blast gang network topped the list of Texas gangs that pose the greatest threat, a report from the Texas Department of Safety said.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: July 25, 2017

10 officers, sergeant transferred to Gang Unit as a result of rising gang violence (El Paso, TX): El Paso Police say they continue to see a significant spike in the number of gang related cases in the Borderland and they need the help of the public to turn that trend around.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: July 14, 2017

Houston murders drop in first six months of 2017 despite upward tick nationwide (Houston, TX): Murders are rising across the country -- but not in Houston. New Orleans crime analyst Jeff Asher wrote on FiveThirtyEight today that big cities across the U.S. are experiencing a continued rise in murders.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 13, 2017

Gang cases in El Paso continue to rise in 2017 (El Paso, TX): El Paso Police say that gang-related cases in El Paso are continuing to rise, despite efforts to curb activity and outreach to the community to report suspicious activity.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9    Date: July 13, 2017

Gang member warns witness: “Snitches, they end up in ditches” (Fort Worth, TX): A gang member warned a witness in a 2016 homicide case “you know what happens to snitches, they end up in ditches,” and several other witnesses have been threatened as recently as a few weeks ago, according to court documents.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 10, 2017

Haverstock Hills residents hopeful about latest crackdown on crime (Houston, TX): Tammy Gooden got a plate of barbecue and watched the children play in the bounce house. As a resident of the Haverstock Hills apartment complex, Gooden knows the long struggle there with crime and gang violence.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 8, 2017

MS-13 gang member accused of killing high school student, rival gang member (Houston, TX): A known MS-13 gang member is behind bars after being accused of killing two people - a high school student and a member of a rival gang - in a three-day period in November. The MS-13 gang member, 23-year-old Jairo Chicas-Raimundo, was arrested Tuesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 29, 2017

Push for harsher prison sentences as HPD crackdowns on gang violence (Houston, TX): The Houston Police Department and other Texas law enforcement agencies are partnering with the federal government in a new initiative targeting violent crime, officials announced during a news conference Thursday.
Source: KIAH 39 News    Date: June 29, 2017

MS-13 gang member facing 2 murder charges (Houston, TX): Houston homicide investigators have arrested and charged a member of the violent MS-13 street gang they said is responsible for the murder of a student at the Houston CAN Academy last November.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: June 28, 2017

Gang member threatens DA, witness' lives (Victoria, TX): On Monday, June 27, 2017, a Victoria County jury convicted 23 year old Luz Albert Hernandez, of engaging in organized crime activity to commit aggravated robbery and/ or aggravated assault and two counts of the aggravated robbery of the J.P. Game Room. This conviction was 8 weeks after Luz Albert Hernandez’ previous felony convictions for engaging in organized criminal activity and aggravated assault.
Source: Victoria Advocate    Date: June 27, 2017

Gang members sentenced to prison (Corpus Christi, TX): Seven members of a prison gang were sentenced to prison for involvement in a Racketeer Influence Corrupt Organization conspiracy.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: June 27, 2017

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