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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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Gang-related crimes in El Paso see sharp increase in 2017, police say (El Paso, TX): Gangs continue to be an issue in the El Paso community as gang-related cases have more than doubled this year. The El Paso Police Department’s Gang Unit has responded to 668 gang-related incidents so far this year, compared with 330 reported at the same time in 2016, officials said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: December 12, 2017

Documented gang member in custody after allegedly evading arrest (San Antonio, TX): A documented gang member who was on probation is back in jail after he allegedly tried to evade police in his car. Officers assigned to the San Antonio Department's narcotics unit were conducting surveillance on Nov. 29 after getting information about illegal activity coordinated by a gang known has Hermandad de Pistoleros Latino, or HPL.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: December 7, 2017

KRIS 6 rides along: CCPD gang unit responds to uptick in gang violence (Corpus Christi, TX): There are seven officers in the gang unit at the Corpus Christi Police Department. Their job: to keep tabs on more than 4,000 suspected gang members in the city. For those seven officers, the key is to know the enemy.
Source: KRIS 6 News    Date: December 5, 2017

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents stops murderers, sexual predators, and a gang member (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested several criminal aliens attempting to illegally enter the United States.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: December 4, 2017

Suspect in 10-year-old girl's murder was gang rival of victim's brother, police say (San Antonio, TX): Two teenagers suspected of taking part in the drive-by shooting that led to a 10-year-old girl's death are gang rivals of the victim's brother, according to San Antonio police.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: December 1, 2017

2nd gang member gets prison in 2016 killing of Texas officer (San Antonio, TX): A gang member must serve 20 years in federal prison over the 2014 fatal shooting of an off-duty San Antonio-area police officer outside a tattoo parlor the victim co-owned.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: November 30, 2017

Members of street gang linked to series of burglaries of Apple products, police say (Houston, TX): Authorities said through an extensive investigation, they have identified 15 members of the criminal street gang "Hot Boyz" as being responsible for up to 26 burglaries in which Apple products were stolen.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: November 29, 2017

Police 'having a hard time keeping up' with violent crime after latest spike in shootings, stabbings (San Antonio, TX): As the sun rose over San Antonio Thanksgiving morning, somebody approached an unassuming white and grey home on the North Side and started shooting.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: November 28, 2017

San Antonio girl, 10, fatally shot in her bedroom (San Antonio, TX): Jackie Vega and her four children were asleep when she awoke to gunfire ripping through her North Side home on Thanksgiving morning. Running into her living room, she found her two boys.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: November 23, 2017

FBI connects shootings on East Side to warring gang factions (San Antonio, TX): A turf battle between separate factions of a gang resulted in a series of shootings on the East Side over the past four months — including two in which innocent children were hit — federal authorities said during a hearing Wednesday for four defendants.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: November 22, 2017

DOJ Gives SAPD $3 million to Expand 'Community-Oriented Policing' (San Antonio, TX): The San Antonio Police Department has been awarded $3.125 million by U.S. Department of Justice to expand "community-oriented policing" (or COPS) programs, covering the salaries of 25 new officers over three years to focus on gun-related violence.
Source: San Antonio Current    Date: November 21, 2017

9 men arrested in 'gang' raids includes father of 4-year-old killed in drive-by shooting (San Antonio, TX): This is 4-year-old De Earlivion "Earl" Whitley, we told you about his tragic death in July. Earl was asleep in his bed, when bullets were sprayed into his home. He was killed by the gunfire.
Source: KABB FOX 29 News    Date: November 17, 2017

The symbols and meanings behind gang-related tattoos (Houston, TX): A few generations ago, tattoos largely had a negative connotation. A lot of the stereotypes tied to tattoos had to do with gang members and criminals being some of the most visible people with tattoos.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 15, 2017

Border Patrol agents arrest 2 members of MS-13 gang in two, unrelated incidents (Rio Grande City, TX): Border Patrol agents arrested two members of the deadly street gang MS-13 last weekend, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: November 15, 2017

Investigators say heavily-tattooed MS-13 gang member responsible for girlfriend's murder (San Antonio, TX): State investigators hope a $10,000 reward will lead them to a suspected gang member accused of killing an estranged girlfriend and kidnapping the driver of a pickup truck.
Source: WOAI 4 News    Date: November 13, 2017

Nine Bloods street gang members indicted in connection with violent robberies in DFW (Dallas, TX): Nine members of a prolific armed robbery crew in Dallas-Fort Worth were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: November 9, 2017

Non-Profit Organization, SouthWest Tattoo Removal Program, Gives Individuals a Second Chance with Astanza Duality Laser Tattoo Removal (San Antonio, TX): SouthWest Tattoo Removal Program, a non-profit organization located in San Antonio, Texas, is providing free to low cost laser tattoo removal to help previously incarcerated individuals and victims of trafficking.
Source: PRNewswire    Date: November 9, 2017

22 alleged gang members accused of running Houston brothels filled with undocumented immigrants (Houston, TX): More than a dozen suspected members in a ruthless street gang accused of tattooing its mark on human trafficking victims are behind bars following a sweeping 37-count federal indictment alleging everything from human smuggling to firearms sales to drug trafficking.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 8, 2017

Gang intervention for students (El Paso, TX): A rise in gang cases in the city of El Paso also means an increase in gang activity in schools. The El Paso Independent School District police department works to keep students out of gangs and focused on their school work.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: November 8, 2017

2 Texas Mexican Mafia Members Guilty in 2014 Officer Death (San Antonio, TX): Two more Texas Mexican Mafia gang members face life in prison over the 2014 fatal shooting of an off-duty police officer outside a San Antonio tattoo shop he co-owned.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: November 7, 2017

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