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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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Corpus Christi tattoo shop says it won't do murder suspect's tattoo removal for free (Corpus Christi, TX): A Corpus Christi tattoo parlor disputes claims made in court filings it would remove a murder suspect's tattoos for free.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: February 26, 2018

U.S. Marshals Arrest Two MS-13 Gang Members Charged with Attempted Murder (Austin, TX): U.S. Marshalls arrested two illegal alien MS-13 gang members in Austin, Texas, as part of a Lone Star Fugitive Task Force operation.
Source: Breitbart    Date: February 26, 2018

‘What happened to Austin?’ This one-handed barber has a story to tell (Austin, TX): On the door of Austin’s Most Wanted, a no-frills barbershop in an industrial strip off Burleson Road in Southeast Austin, a muscular character with an impeccable fade smirks through prison bars he bends like rubber bands. Inside, Lawrence “Lench” Martinez efficiently wields his clippers to help his clients achieve similar swag.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: February 22, 2018

Austin gang members plead guilty in killing of 16-year-old (Austin, TX): Three members of the street gang Dove Spring Gangsters have pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection to the 2015 killing of a teenager whose body was found along Onion Creek, according to court documents.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: February 20, 2018

Jury sentences MS-13 gang member to 99 years for fatal SW Houston shooting (Houston, TX): An MS-13 gang member was sentenced Tuesday to 99 years in prison for a fatal shooting, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 20, 2018

Texas' most violent gang network threatens rapper over San Antonio show (San Antonio, TX): A local bar has hired additional security for an upcoming concert after members of San Antonio's most violent gang network threatened one of the rappers scheduled to perform.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: February 19, 2018

Gang members plead guilty to federal charges in death of South Austin teenager (Austin, TX): Three gang members have pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection to the shooting death of a teenager in South Austin in 2015.
Source: CBS Austin    Date: February 19, 2018

Gang graffiti has law enforcement on alert in Fort Bend County (Mission Bend, TX): Vandalism in Fort Bend County has law enforcement there on alert. "I was shocked, I was a little concerned," said Fort Bend Co. Pct. 3 Constable Wayne Thompson when he saw a picture of a white wall covered with what appeared to be gang graffiti.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: February 14, 2018

Two Violent YNB Stretch Gang Members Admit to Drug and Firearm Charges (Dallas, TX): Kris Landon Green, aka “#5,” 20, and Marcus Jackson, aka “Marty-Mar,” 23, both of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Magistrate Judge Rebecca Rutherford to their role in a drug distribution group that operated within an area referred to as the “2600 Money Block” (4500 block of Maple Avenue in Dallas, Texas), announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: February 14, 2018

Gang member claims to be male stripper, has $55K, Rolexes seized by Houston Police (Houston, TX): A routine arrest warrant served by Houston Police officers last month ended with nearly $55,000 in cash and multiple pieces of jewelry being seized from a man who told police he worked as a male stripper, but who court records show is a documented gang member.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 7, 2018

DPS: unsecured border to blame for drugs, gang activity in Smith County (Tyler, TX): Border security sparked a fiery discussion in Thursday’s official hearing of the Texas House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee at Tyler Junior College
Source: KYTX 19 News    Date: February 1, 2018

Salvadorian Law Enforcement Helping Combat Gang Activity (Weslaco, TX): A recent arrest of a suspected cop killer at the Falfurrias checkpoint has U.S. Border Patrol reporting MS-13 is the gang they often apprehend in the Rio Grande Valley.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: January 24, 2018

MS-13 Gang Among Most Apprehended by Border Patrol Valley Sector (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a suspected cop killer at the Falfurrias checkpoint. Authorities say he’s also an MS-13 gang member. The arrest comes as the FBI confirms a new wave of MS-13 gang members are headed to the United States.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: January 24, 2018

Feds: Gang brothel enslaved women in Gulfton (Houston, TX): For eight years, the shabby Carriage Way apartments in southwest Houston concealed a brothel run by a ruthless sex trafficking ring that lured undocumented women into prostitution with false promises of restaurant jobs.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 19, 2018

Two alleged gang members in juvie, charged in purple gun theft, say San Angelo police (San Angelo, TX): San Angelo police arrested two juvenile gang members charged with theft of firearm and felony criminal mischief Wednesday afternoon.
Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times    Date: January 11, 2018

16-year-old Juárez gang member, hit squad suspects among arrests after violence spike (El Paso, TX): A 16-year-old Juárez boy allegedly found with an assault rifle and a handgun was among recent arrests as police react to a rash of violence. The arrest was part of Juárez and state police operations targeting gangs and organized crime.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 10, 2018

Precinct One Constable’s Office holds symposium to help officers ‘gang up on gangs’ (Katy, TX): Precinct One Constable Alan Rosen's Office hosted its first gang symposium in Katy Monday. The constable said Harris County is the top gang area in Texas and law enforcement has come together to gang up on gangs.
Source: KIAH 39 News    Date: January 8, 2018

MS-13 gang brutality grabs headlines while its influence in Houston and U.S. may be waning (Houston, TX): Estuar Quinonez's bullet-riddled body and 25 bullet casings were found in Missouri City's Buffalo Run Park on June 16, 2016. The 16-year-old, a member of the MS-13 street gang, had been cooperating with Houston police after witnessing six homicides by the gang, police say. Five alleged MS-13 members were charged with capital murder in Quinonez's slaying.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 5, 2018

2017 homicide rate reaches highest number in more than 25 years (Killen, TX): It was a deadly year in Killeen, as police reported 22 homicides for 2017. Killeen police said 18 of the homicides are being investigated as murders, while four deaths were determined to be committed in self-defense.
Source: KWTX 10 News    Date: January 5, 2018

McManus says anti-gang focus helped lower 2017 homicides (San Antonio, TX): Crediting intense multi-agency work in some of the city’s most violent neighborhoods, Police Chief William McManus applauded a 15 percent reduction in homicides last year over 2016, but cautioned Thursday against complacency and simple answers.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: January 4, 2018

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