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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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19-year-old arrested in gang war shooting of Lamar student appears in court (Houston, TX): A judge denied bond for the 19-year-old charged and arrested in an "ongoing gang war" that led to two murders last year. Kendrick Johnson appeared in court Monday morning. Police have asked the media not to show his face as the investigation is ongoing.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: March 11, 2019

Man charged with murder after gang war killings (Houston, TX): A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder in the deaths of two people last year - including an 18-year-old Lamar High School student -- as part of an ongoing gang war between local groups, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Friday morning.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 8, 2019

Man charged in two 2018 gang-related shooting deaths (Houston, TX): You may not have probably ever heard of Kendrick Johnson, but you are familiar with his crimes. He's accused of shooting Delindsey Mack to death in November 2018 as he was waiting for a ride near Lamar High School. He actually stood over Mack and fired round after round into the teen's body.
Source: KRIV FOX 26 News    Date: March 8, 2019

Houston lawmaker files budget amendment to shut down scandal-plagued Gainesville State School (Houston, TX): A state lawmaker from Houston has filed a budget amendment aiming to close a scandal-plagued North Texas juvenile prison. The move comes roughly days after a pair of Houston Chronicle reports on the ongoing chaos and chronic understaffing at the Gainesville State School, where officers and inmates reported repeated outbursts of gang-related violence, "hits" on guards, fights and vandalism.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 5, 2019

Texas Anti-Gang Center nabs member of 10 most wanted (Lubbock, TX): Lubbock’s Texas Anti-Gang Center has arrested yet another member of their 10 most wanted gang fugitives. The unit arrested 30-year-old Joshua Davis Wednesday evening in the 2400 block of East 30th. Davis, wanted for an outstanding felony drug possession warrant, was initially found in the 2600 block of MLK. He led TAG members on a short car and foot chase before being arrested.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: February 28, 2019

Texas DPS says Tango Blast is one of the fastest growing gangs in Texas. Austin has 456 documented members. (Austin, TX): The Texas Department of Public Safety touts Tango Blast as one of the biggest threats to the state’s security. A former gang member talked to KVUE about how her customers were her schoolmates.
Source: KVUE News    Date: February 26, 2019

McAllen Police Department seeking more funding for anti-gang center (McAllen, TX): On Monday, the McAllen city commission gave the green light to the city’s police department to apply for a $600,000 grant that would help fund the Rio Grande Valley Anti-Gang Center.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: February 26, 2019

MS-13 gang member arrested near Eagle Pass (Eagle Pass, TX): Border patrol agents arrested a member of the MS-13 gang Saturday near Eagle Pass. The 29-year old Salvadoran national, a self-admitted member of the notorious gang Mara Salvatrucha, was deported from the United States in November.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: February 26, 2019

Longview-area law enforcement: Anti-gang center in Tyler will strengthen coalition (Tyler, TX): Law enforcement leaders in Longview and Marshall say they’re confident a new anti-gang center in Tyler will strengthen an established coalition of agencies and officers already combating organized criminal activity.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: February 24, 2019

‘Out of control’: Report on juvenile prison ‘gang war’ draws lawmakers’ attention (Gainesville, TX): Tensions between the Crips and the Bloods had been brewing for several months at the Gainesville State School by the time the chaos spilled out into the six-day mass disturbance that started in a few of the dorms before spreading to most of the campus.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 22, 2019

MS-13 gang member that was previously deported arrested in Eagle Pass (Eagle Pass, TX): A MS-13 gang member that was previously deported from the country was arrested Monday in Eagle Pass. Border Patrol agents found the 35-year-old Honduran national Feb. 18 while conducting line watch operations. Records revealed the man, deported from the United States in 2006, is a confirmed member of the MS-13 gang.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: February 20, 2019

'You're a living individual in shackles' | A fresh start isn't easy for Texas trafficking survivors (Austin, TX): Human trafficking victims can often feel punished long after their enslavement. Texas is behind most states when it comes to helping sex trafficking victims clear their names. The KVUE Defenders found 30 states allow trafficking victims to get crimes removed from their records if they were forced to commit them under someone else’s control.
Source: KVUE News    Date: February 20, 2019

Gangs, lack of guards spark teen riot at understaffed Texas juvenile prison (Gainesville, TX): Spurred by boredom, gang conflicts and anger over a lack of guards, teens at a North Texas juvenile prison rioted for six days, assaulting officers and each other during a mass disturbance that boiled over during a football game.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 19, 2019

Smith County commissioners vote to support Texas Anti-Gang Center in Tyler (Tyler, TX): The Smith County Commissioners Court voted to approve a resolution of support for a Texas Anti-Gang Center for Northeast Texas in Tyler. The resolution would bring federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies together under one roof to combat and eradicate gangs in the area.
Source: KYTX 19 News    Date: February 12, 2019

Photos: Houston face tattoos sometimes depict gang affiliation, others express devotion (Houston, TX): Traditionally, face tattoos have gotten a bad rap, in large, because of their association with gang members and criminals. However, in recent years, they have become more prevalent and increasingly more accepted.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 12, 2019

Chief McManus: Crime in San Antonio decreased for second straight year (San Antonio, TX): Police Chief William McManus said crime in San Antonio decreased for the second year. McManus said part I crimes in the city decreased 17 percent from 2017, marking a second consecutive decrease. The decrease in crime is is due to patrol officers, the SAFFE program, detectives and the Violent Crime Task Force, McManus said.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: February 11, 2019

Exclusive Gang Unit Ride Along: How El Paso Police are fighting violent gang crime in El Paso (El Paso, TX): The violent crime associated with gang activity in the city of El Paso has decreased drastically over the past 20 years, said El Paso's Gang Unit Sergeant.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: February 8, 2019

Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for 2 new anti-gang task force centers to be in Tyler and Waco (Austin, TX): Texas Governor Greg Abbott called for two new gang task forces, one in Tyler and another in Waco during Tuesday's biennial State of the State Address. Abbott addressed community safety and the importance of law and order and keeping communities safe.
Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph    Date: February 5, 2019

Governor's anti gang money sought for regional center (Waco, TX): Waco City Council members are being asked to approve an application for $3.5 million dollars in grant money to fight criminal gangs in Central Texas. The money, which would come from the Texas Anti-Gang Program, would be used to set up a regional anti-gang coalition hosted by the Waco Police Department.
Source: KWKT Fox44     Date: February 5, 2019

12 arrested in Lubbock anti-gang sweep for drugs, guns (Lubbock, TX): Investigators say a dozen people have been arrested in a West Texas law enforcement sweep for drugs and guns as part of anti-gang efforts.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 2, 2019

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