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Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson Announces Task Force to Reduce Violent Crime (Dallas, TX): Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson says he's launching a task force, his first, aimed at reducing violent crime throughout the city. They mayor said the citizens of Dallas cannot ask the police department to do it all and that the task force will not rely exclusively on law enforcement to curb violent crime, which has increased roughly 18% compared to 2018.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: August 19, 2019

BP claims 55 gang members arrested in near ten-month span (Laredo, TX): Through mid-July, U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested 55 criminal gang members in the Laredo Sector, according to fiscal year numbers.
Source: Laredo Morning Times    Date: August 18, 2019

9-year-old girl killed in gang-related shooting in Old East Dallas, police say (Dallas, TX): A 9-year-old girl was killed Wednesday evening when someone fired into an apartment in Old East Dallas in a gang-related shooting, police say.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: August 15, 2019

Known gang member accused of killing teen with AR-15 in custody (San Antonio, TX): Converse Police have arrested the gang member suspected of shooting a teen in the face and killing him.
Source: News 4 San Antonio    Date: August 13, 2019

Two undocumented immigrants from El Salvador arrested in MS-13 killing at Missouri City park (Ford Bend County, TX): After being chased, beaten and eventually shot in the shoulder, 16-year-old Eduardo Eguia jumped into a small lake in a remote area of Missouri City’s Buffalo Run park and tried to escape by swimming to safety. The small band of MS-13 gang members who’d ambushed Eguia and another teen watched briefly but ran when they saw the flashlights of approaching police officers, according to Fort Bend County court records.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 9, 2019

PAPD: Drive-by shooting gang-related; likely target not cooperating (Port Arthur, TX): Police in Port Arthur believe last month’s drive-by shooting that left a 4-year-old injured in the El Vista area was gang related. But a stalemate has arisen in the case. “The person we believe was the target is not cooperating,” Port Arthur Police Det. Lakiesha Thomas said.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: August 7, 2019

TAG: More than 70 gangs in Lubbock, numbers increased within last two years (Lubbock, TX): Following past trends, the Texas Anti-Gang Center (TAG) has had a busy summer investigating gang activity in Lubbock. “Summer is our busiest time, that’s when we’re responding to the most calls and conducting the most investigations,” said Sgt. Jared Oliver, with the Texas Anti-Gang Center.
Source: KLBK News    Date: August 6, 2019

Surprising signs your kid could be in a gang (Houston, TX): Clown faces. Red shoe laces. The Houston skyline. The Texans logo. A dog paw. It might look like a random list, but It’s not. These are all symbols worn by Houston-area gangs. And parents need to pay attention.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: August 2, 2019

Volunteer group receives funding to remove gang, trafficking tattoos on juveniles (Corpus Christi, TX): For two years, the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Volunteers have worked to help kids and teens behind bars who have been physically marked by their bleak past. President Becky Mohat said they wanted to implement a tattoo removal program but never had enough money.
Source: KIII 3 News    Date: July 31, 2019

Reported San Antonio Gang Member Allegedly Raped Teen Girl with Autism (San Antonio, TX): David Ezquerra of San Antonio is in police custody after an accusation of rape from a teen girl. Ezequerra was arrested Wednesday night, after a 17-year-old girl who has autism called police on July 7 and said he raped her.
Source: San Antonio Current    Date: July 26, 2019

Corpus Christi police: 28 known gang members arrested during 'Operation Gang Busters' (Corpus Christi, TX): Twenty-eight known gang members were taken into custody during a two-day operation by multiple law enforcement agencies. The operation, dubbed "Operation Gang Busters," was conducted on July 15 and July 16.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: July 26, 2019

CBP officers arrest member of MS-13 gang, sex offenders (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in South Texas report a series of recent arrests of sex offenders and migrants who they say are affiliated with the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang, otherwise known as MS-13.
Source: KVEO.com     Date: July 23, 2019

DEA: Mexican cartel supplying our gangs in San Antonio with drugs (San Antonio, TX): New alliances are being seen on the streets of San Antonio. Alliances with tentacles reaching all the way from Mexico. The DEA explains to Fox San Antonio how things are now evolving in this week's On The Frontlines with the DEA.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: July 22, 2019

San Patricio County Sheriff's Office looks at inmates' ink to combat gang violence (Corpus Christi, TX(: As a part of a study conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety South Texas has been identified as an area with a high amount of gang activity. Sheriff Oscar Rivera with San Patricio County said they have many of those gang members in their county jail.
Source: KIII 3 News    Date: July 19, 2019

Gang member named 'Danger' sentenced for shooting, killing teen who didn't want to fight (San Antonio, TX): Adam Anthony Morales has been sentenced for the killing of teenager Harvey Lozano in 2016. Police said Morales, who goes by the gang name 'Danger,' approached Lozano at a gas station, asking him what gang he belongs to.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: July 11, 2019

Border Patrol arrests wanted 18th Street gang member (San Antonio, TX): Border Patrol agents stationed near Laredo arrested a wanted gang member last week. Agents responded to a concerned citizen's report June 28 of two possible undocumented immigrants walking on a street near a vehicle bailout in Hebbronville, Texas.
Source: News 4 San Antonio    Date: July 5, 2019

Evidence found in minivan links man to gang-related slaying (San Antonio, TX): A minivan was the key to making an arrest in the murder of a 36-year-old man whose body was found dumped in early January. On Tuesday, San Antonio police arrested Paul Gutierrez, 42, in connection with the slaying of Edward Beltran, 36.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: July 2, 2019

Two local rappers hope to inspire gang members to put down their guns (San Antonio, TX): Two local rappers are hoping to inspire San Antonio gang members to put down their guns, and stop the violence.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: June 21, 2019

Local judge to launch new youth gang court (San Antonio, TX): A new judge is stepping in, hoping to make a dent in the youth gang problems plaguing Bexar County. Judge Carlos Quezada, of the 289th Judicial District, hopes a new youth gang court program will help cut down on an increasing number of teens passing though the criminal court system who are in gangs.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: June 19, 2019

Former football standout on probation for murder in deadly gang-related drive-by shooting arrested on drug charges in Forney (Forney, TX): A former football standout on probation for a murder charge in connection with a deadly drive-by shooting was arrested earlier this month on drug charges in Forney.
Source: inForney.com    Date: June 17, 2019

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