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Investigation: Dallas Police Gang Unit (Dallas, TX): A FOX 4 Investigation revealed that the Dallas police gang unit may be critically understaffed and the issue is affecting public safety, the city’s crime statistics and officer morale.
Source: KDFW FOX 4 News    Date: May 8, 2017

Violent Gang Member Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison (Victoria, TX): A violent gang member tied to a robbery at a Victoria game room has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Source: KAVU Newscenter 25    Date: April 27, 2017

Sheriff searching for wanted member of the Rolling 60's Crips Gang (Lubbokc, TX): The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office needs your assistance in locating 35-year-old Teon Laqume Briley. Briley is wanted for Federal Conspiracy to distribute and possess cocaine and cocaine base and unlawful use of a communications facility.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: April 26, 2017

Prison gang symbol linked to Spurs logo are affecting fan tattoo choices, according to local artists (San Antonio, TX): Spurs fans looking to show their team pride with a tattoo are changing their ink plans because of the logo's association with a local gang, local artists say. Laura Rosario, manager at Ring of Fire downtown, said when customers ask for a Spurs-related tattoo, artists give them a heads up.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: April 20, 2017

In response to violence, SAPD wants to hire 15 officers to address gang activity (San Antonio, TX): In response to a prolonged increase in violent crime, the San Antonio Police Department is asking the city to allocate $2 million to hire an additional 15 officers and buy seven patrol cars for the Street Crime Unit, which deals primarily with gang activity.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: April 18, 2017

Gorilla Mob 187 gang member suspected in San Luis Hotel shooting (Galveston, TX): Galveston police named a 21-year-old known gang member as a suspect in a shooting Sunday at the San Luis Hotel and Conference Center that left a security guard in critical condition.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 13, 2017

Girl caught in the middle of gang-related shooting in SW Houston (Houston, TX): An 11-year-old girl and two teen boys were rushed to the hospital after they were wounded in what investigators believe is a gang-related shooting on Wednesday afternoon.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: April 12, 2017

HPD to assign two squads to state's anti-gang effort (Houston, TX): The absence of the Houston Police Department and sheriff's office was glaring during a Monday morning news conference where Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans to ramp up anti-gang initiatives in Harris County. But HPD officials confirmed on Wednesday that it is in fact assigning two squads to the initiatives despite the governor's omission explaining just how local law enforcement would fit into the state's efforts.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 12, 2017

Longview students gather to talk youth violence prevention (Longview, TX): Chase Barber says he knows what it's like to be angry and to feel hurt or unloved. But the freshman at Pine Tree's P.A.C.E. Campus said he wants his peers to think about their decisions. "You're the only one that makes your decisions," he said. "It's not always easy to be the person who backs down from a fight or corrects his friends when they do wrong.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: April 8, 2017

Indictment Reveals Tri-City Bombers Valley-Based Operations (McAllen, TX): More than two dozen alleged gang members indicted on multiple federal charges have ties to the Rio Grande Valley. The alleged gang members face federal racketeering, drug distribution and money laundering charges, and are accused in a string of murders, attempted murders and robberies.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: April 8, 2017

Police see significant increase in gang-related crimes in El Paso this year (El Paso, TX): There has been a significant increase in gang-related crime in El Paso this year, according to police. The rise in gang-related crimes the first three months of 2017 has gone up since this time last year, police said.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: April 5, 2017

Tighter security called for after shooting injures "Top Model" at notorious Haverstock complex (Houston, TX): With dark clouds overhead predicting an incoming storm, a scattered group of Haverstock Hills apartment residents came together on Sunday to hear plans to improve security at the northeast Houston complex well-known for crime and gang activity.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 2, 2017

More Suspected Gang Members Attending Murder Trial (Wichita Falls, TX): In 89th District Court testimony in the murder trial of 24-year-old Willie Hervey, today focused on evidence authorities gathered at the crime scene and two homes where he may have stayed.
Source: KFDX 3 News    Date: March 29, 2017

Gangster pimps ‘Spud,’ ‘Spank’ sentenced for child sex trafficking (Fort Worth, TX): Two more members of the street gang Polywood Crips are headed to federal prison for their roles in a child sex trafficking operation.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: March 28, 2017

Man with Texas Tango Blast gang ties gets 15 years in assault on pregnant girlfriend (Lubbock, TX): Jacob Pauda, who gained national attention for his heavily-tattooed mugshot, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison at the end of a weeklong bench trial before Judge John McClendon in the 137th District Court.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: March 27, 2017

Neighbors demand action after gang shooting (Dallas, TX): It’s been three days since two teens were shot in a Dallas park. Neighbors are growing more frustrated that dozens of bullets fired haven’t brought more official attention – like from the mayor – to the area.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: March 22, 2017

Two gang members indicted for 2014 Temple murder, organized crime (Temple, TX): Two Temple gang members were indicted Wednesday on felony murder and organized criminal charges by a Bell County grand jury in connection with the Dec. 4, 2014, slaying of 30-year-old Damon Johnson.
Source: Temple Daily Telegram    Date: March 22, 2017

Community activists calling for 'peace treaty' between rival gangs (Dallas, TX): Community activists are working on a “peace treaty” between two rival gangs to try to prevent another outbreak of violence after a Sunday shootout in a crowded South Dallas park injured two teens.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: March 21, 2017

Gang Injunction Zones Credited with a Continued Drop in Gang Activity (Wichita Falls, TX): In the last decade police and city officials say gang violence in Wichita Falls has declined dramatically almost 50 percent. That time period coincides with the time span of the gang injunction program, pioneered in many aspects right here an initiative that has been copied elsewhere and has withstood court challenges.
Source: KFDX 3 News    Date: March 20, 2017

Suspect sought after gang-related shooting in Dallas (Dallas, TX): Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a Sunday night shooting that left two teenagers injured in South Dallas.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: March 20, 2017

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