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Cartels target police following arrests of leaders (El Paso, TX): Police in Juarez, Mexico remain on high alert following a series of retaliatory attacks from drug gangs angry at the capture of their leaders. On Sunday, four police officers in Juarez and two members of Chihuahua Gov. Javier Corral’s personal guard in the state capital came under fire from drug traffickers.
Source: WKRG News 5    Date: February 24, 2020

Initiative Focuses on Mentorship to Curb Dallas Crime (Dallas, TX): A newly launched initiative to reduce crime in Dallas through mentorship has taken off in Pleasant Grove. Earlier this month, Dallas city leaders heard a presentation on the Original Gangsters United Crime Prevention Program.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: February 22, 2020

Report: Abilene gang member found with 6 ounces of methamphetamine (Abilene, TX): An Abilene gang member was arrested after he was found with six ounces of methamphetamine. Julian Nava, 38, was arrested Wednesday after a search warrant was executed at his home on the 1400 block of N 13th Street.
Source:    Date: February 20, 2020

Bastrop deputies searching for gang member accused of assaulting man who asked him to slow his car down (Bastrop County, TX): The Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man they said is a known gang member who is now accused of assaulting a man who asked him to slow his car down.
Source: KXAN News    Date: February 18, 2020

Deported gang members become enforcers for Mexican drug cartels, investigators say (El Paso, TX): Tracking border gangs has become a crucial task now that drug cartels are bringing record amounts of methamphetamines and fentanyl into the United States. Some of those gangs are also increasingly sought after by major criminal organizations to distribute drugs north of the border or act as their enforcers in Mexico, law enforcement officials say.
Source:    Date: February 17, 2020

Juárez police arrest 2 alleged El Paso gang members in crystal meth bust (El Paso, TX): Juárez police arrested two reputed gang members from El Paso who they say were caught with more than 2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine over the weekend. Three plastic bags of meth were discovered after police stopped the driver of a Nissan Titan with New Mexico license plates for reckless driving, police said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: February 17, 2020

Sheriff hopeful for East Texas anti-gang center in Smith County (Smith County, TX): Smith County will soon be home to one of Texas’ newest anti-gang centers. The task force will be made up of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies working together under one roof, accord to Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: February 14, 2020

Part 2: Mother’s flight from MS-13 exemplifies problem of gang violence in Guatemala (El Paso, TX): A Salvadoran gang often reviled by U.S. authorities has pulled out a bloody courthouse “rescue” of one of its leaders in Central America, news media outlets in Honduras report.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9    Date: February 14, 2020

Local gang member sentenced for 2015 shooting (Bryan, TX): Joshua Morales, 33, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after a jury convicted him of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon in connection with a 2015 shooting in College Station. Prosecutors presented evidence that Morales was a member of the Latin Kings criminal street gang.
Source: KBTX-TV3    Date: February 14, 2020

With violent crime on the rise, these former gang members hope to save Dallas (Dallas, TX): For hours on Monday, grown-ups shared stories of children almost broken by life before it had even begun. A former drug dealer recounted a recent story of driving to Dixon Circle to meet a 14-year-old boy so badly bullied at school that he bought a gun.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: February 11, 2020

Programs Removed from (Dallas, TX): The National Institute of Justice has removed the Dallas Anti-Gang Initiative rating from Established in 1996, the initiative targeted five geographical areas that were home to seven of the city’s most violent gangs.
Source: Homeland Security Today    Date: February 10, 2020

Waco to answer rash of shootings with special anti-gang task force (Waco, TX): As we start a new week, lots of folks in Waco hope it will bring less gunfire. By the end of last week, Waco Police had no less than 5 investigations underway. At this time, they said the incidents are unrelated.
Source: KXXV 25 News    Date: February 9, 2020

Officials speak on progress of Texas Anti-Gang Initiative (San Antonio, TX): The Texas Anti-Gang Initiative is being called a scientific and strategic approach to dismantling gangs. On Friday, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies stood alongside Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales to talk about the joint effort to make the San Antonio area safer.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: February 8, 2020

Judge in Del Rio Sentences Latin King Gang Member to Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Conspiracy (Del Rio, TX): In Del Rio on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, a federal judge sentenced 40-year-old Bryan Torres, aka “Doughboy,” of Houston to 20 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for his role in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Steven S. Whipple, Houston Division, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Shane Folden, San Antonio Division, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 7, 2020

How the Texas Anti-Gang Center works to arrest the areas most violent criminals (San Antonio, TX): We have an update on a task force dedicated to taking the most violent offenders off the streets. Members of the Texas Anti-Gang Center met with members of the media to share a progress report.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: February 7, 2020

Rapper OMB Bloodbath arrested on gang charges while in court (Houston, TX): A Houston rapper has been arrested on charges related to leading a street gang. Alexandra Nicks, 26, also known as OMB Bloodbath, was taken into custody Friday on charges of directing activities of certain criminal street gangs. She was taken into custody while appearing in court for another charge.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: February 7, 2020

MS-13 gang member implicated in 9 attempted murders sentenced to life in federal prison (Dallas, TX): A Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang member implicated in nine attempted murders was sentenced Thursday to life in federal prison, following an investigation by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Source: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement     Date: February 6, 2020

DEA: Most violent crimes committed by gangs in SA (San Antonio, TX): San Antonio may be the 7th largest city in the U.S., but when it comes to gangs in the state of Texas we're number 3. Fox San Antonio uncovers why some of the most violent crime committed by gangs is happening here in San Antonio.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: February 4, 2020

Confirmed gang member, drug dealer sentenced in Comal County (Comal County, TX): A known drug dealer and confirmed member of the Tango Orejon gang was sentenced by Judge Gary Steele of Comal County, according to a Facebook post shared by the Comal County District Attorney's Office.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: February 3, 2020

Gang Member Linked to Four Drive-By Shootings Sentenced to 17 Years in Federal Prison (Dallas, TX): A gang member involved in several drive-by shootings in Dallas was sentenced today to 17 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: January 30, 2020

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