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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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Police launch gang-member roundup (San Antonio, TX): San Antonio police began arresting dozens of gang members Friday as a result of a three-month operation aimed at curbing gang violence on the city's streets.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: April 3, 2009

Law enforcement, residents take on gangs (El Paso, TX): Eyes quickly dart away after two young men in baggy jeans glance at police Officer Anthony Weathersbee's patrol car rolling through what could be the most notorious neighborhood in El Paso.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: April 1, 2009

Judge extends temporary injunction on reputed Bloods gang members (El Paso, TX): A judge today extended for two more weeks a temporary restraining order against 27 reputed members of the Bloods street gang.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: April 1, 2009

Gangs blamed in south Fort Worth shootout that killed two, wounded two (Fort Worth, TX): Michelle Chavez and her two girlfriends left a party late Friday to pick up a friend, but they ended up in gang crossfire only six blocks away, according to the girl who drove her wounded friends to the hospital.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: March 29, 2009

Austin seeing surge in crime by gang members, police say (Austin, TX): The number of crimes linked to gang members in Austin jumped 65 percent from 2007 to 2008 - a period that also saw an increase in the overall number of documented gang members on city streets, according to new police statistics.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: March 27, 2009

El Paso City's injunction efforts against gangs emulate California cities (El Paso, TX): Civil court injunctions designed to wipe out street gangs have been a popular tactic of police and government lawyers in Southern California for more than 20 years.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 24, 2009

Bloods gang to be target of injunction (El Paso, TX): A court injunction targeting a street gang in Northeast El Paso by prohibiting members from gathering, throwing gang signs and using cell phones will be requested Friday, officials said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 20, 2009

Mexican cartels infiltrate Houston (Houston, TX): The order was clear: Kill the guy in the Astros jersey. But in a case of mistaken identity, Jose Perez ended up dead. The intended target — the Houston-based head of a Mexican drug cartel cell pumping millions of dollars of cocaine into the city — walked away.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 7, 2009

Bill would outlaw gang recruiting on Internet (El Paso, TX): Gang members could be prosecuted for promoting their activities or recruiting members on the Internet if a bill introduced Thursday in the Texas Legislature is approved.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 6, 2009

PAPD arrests two suspected gang members, searches for third (Port Arthur, TX): The Port Arthur Police Department Street Crimes Unit, with assistance from the Houston Police Department Gang Unit, has arrested two suspect members of the Surenos or Sur 13 street gang.
Source: KFDM 6 News    Date: March 4, 2009

West Texas gang indicted on drugs, weapons charges (Lubbock, TX): Seventeen members of a gang, who authorities say committed gang-related killings in West Texas, face drugs and weapons charges, according to an 11-count indictment unsealed Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 26, 2009

Dallas police raid Red Bird apartment complex in anti-gang operation (Dallas, TX): A fast-growing, violent Dallas gang has turned the Bella Vista Apartments in Red Bird into its base of operations, Dallas police say.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: February 25, 2009

Court upholds gang injunction (Wichita Falls, TX): Two times this month, the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth has upheld elements related to criminal convictions stemming from violations of the first gang injunction the city and county took on.
Source: Times Record News    Date: February 20, 2009

Authorities fear local gangs competing over cartel work (Texas): A recent spike in gang-related activity has some law enforcement officials concerned that local criminal groups may be jockeying for position with the Gulf Cartel.
Source: The Monitor    Date: February 16, 2009

Most Houston crime is gang-related (Houston, TX): A new report says gangs are behind most of the crime in Houston. The National Gang Threat Assessment is compiled with information from law enforcement agencies across the country.
Source: Texas Cable News    Date: February 12, 2009

Robbery spree tied to gang initiation of Fort Bend teen (Fort Bend, TX): A gang initiation for a junior high school student may have been behind a rash of armed robberies that targeted people arriving at their homes, Harris County sheriff’s officials said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 4, 2009

Authorities charge 14 members of Houston drug gang (Houston, TX): Law enforcement officials say they have arrested 10 members of a Houston drug gang and are seeking another four for distributing marijuana and cocaine with a street value of up to $40 million.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: January 21, 2009

Couple says 10 gang members broke into their Northeast Austin home (Austin, TX): Austin police have arrested one man in a home burglary in which police believe he and nine other gang members attempted to rob a Northeast Austin house early New Year’s Day.
Source: KEYE 42 News    Date: January 2, 2009

Study: Houston leads in homicides by black youths (Houston, TX): As violent crime nationally slows in growth or declines, the United States is facing a dramatic — but hardly noticed — increase in murders by and of young African-American men, a Northeastern University study released today reports.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: December 28, 2008

CCPD reorganizes staff to combat gangs (Corpus Christi, TX): The Corpus Christi Police Department will undergo a major reorganization in January. Several police department operations will be combined into one unit to better combat the gang activity here in the city.
Source: MSNBC    Date: December 19, 2008

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