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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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Cops: Teen gang made girls prostitutes (Fort Worth, TX): Several teenage gang members have been arrested on suspicion of forcing girls as young as 12 into a prostitution ring, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: January 15, 2008

Two more arrested in gang probe, including one facing murder charge (El Paso, TX): Two more men were arrested Friday in a four-year investigation of a violent Texas gang, giving federal prosecutors now seven indicted suspects in their case that allegedly links the Barrio Azteca to a powerful Mexican drug cartel.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 11, 2008

Five members of violent prison gang arrested on RICO charges (El Paso, TX): Five members of the violent Barrio Azteca gang have been arrested on a federal indictment alleging 11 RICO counts, the U.S. Attorney's Office in El Paso announced Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 10, 2008

Mara Salvatrucha gang member caught in El Paso (El Paso, TX): A member of the Mara Salvatrucha caught in El Paso was among a dozen members of the violent trans-national street gang stopped during law enforcement operations along the Texas-Mexico border, the Texas governor's office said recently.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: December 12, 2007

Alvin graffiti gang war lands five in jail (Brazoria County, TX): A two-week graffiti investigation in Brazoria County has landed five reported gang members in jail. The probe revealed there are at least five gangs operating in and around Alvin.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: November 29, 2007

Police looking for gang activity along Sixth Street (Austin, TX): Officers in the Austin police gang unit have begun undercover surveillance along Sixth Street amid concerns that members of two rival gangs may have started frequenting the entertainment district in recent weeks.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: November 18, 2007

So-called 'gang gear' a troubling trend (Houston, TX): Gang members are decked out in clothing that communicates a message and a troubling trend. It’s a brutal reality on the streets of the city of violent gangs living a lifestyle with a sense of style all their own.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: November 12, 2007

Not only an inner-city problem, gangs get Arlington's attention (Arlington, TX): Last month, a gunman walked into an East Arlington back yard filled with partying young people and opened fire, killing 19-year-old Quintarick Wilson – the city's fifth gang-related slaying this year – and wounding three other youths.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: October 23, 2007

Little-known gang growing in Austin (Austin, TX): A little-known but quickly growing Texas gang whose members often group together in prison based on their hometowns is exploding in number on Austin streets, carrying out crimes that include robbery and assault, according to interviews and Austin police records.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: October 21, 2007

More than a dozen gang members indicted under RICO statutes (Dallas, TX): Fourteen men linked to the Texas Syndicate prison gang face racketeering conspiracy charges accusing them of committing a dozen murders and attempting several others throughout Texas, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 9, 2007

Schools adding personnel for gang intervention (Arlington, TX): The Arlington school district will spend $200,000 to $250,000 to hire seven new employees to coordinate gang intervention activities at the six high schools, said Steve Brown, associate superintendent of finance.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: October 6, 2007

Arlington police blame rivalry in gang slayings of two youths (Arlington, TX): A bloody feud between two street gangs has exacted a heavy toll at an Arlington high school in just over two months.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: October 2, 2007

HPD launches gang-prevention program in schools (Houston, TX): At 13 years old, Caleb Hunt has already felt pressure to join a gang. "I've had to run from them before, and I've seen them beat people up," said the seventh-grader at Sharpstown Middle School.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 25, 2007

Gang shooting kills teen at Fort Worth mall, police say (Fort Worth, TX): Fort Worth Police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a gang shooting at a south Fort Worth shopping mall that left a teenager dead.
Source: KDFW FOX 4 News    Date: September 23, 2007

Nine suspects charged in apartment ambush (Houston, TX): The trouble began nearly a week ago when the Latin street gang "Somos Pocos Pero Locos" bought a bad batch of cocaine, police said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 7, 2007

Gang-related shooting kills two in southwest Houston (Houston, TX): Two men were killed and another was critically injured after being shot by gang members at a southwest Houston apartment Sunday afternoon, police said. Another man, who police believe also was shot, fled on foot.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 3, 2007

Cornyn, local leaders discuss anti-gang bill (San Antonio, TX): Sen. John Cornyn met with community leaders Thursday to promote a new federal bill that would stiffen penalties for gang violence and set aside more than $1 billion over five years to fund gang-prevention and enforcement efforts.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: August 24, 2007

Fort Worth criminal, civil courts come together to bring gang members to justice (Fort Worth, TX): Weary of gang members coalescing in its streets, Fort Worth has followed the lead of two other Texas cities and filed suit.
Source: The Southeast Texas Record    Date: August 1, 2007

Cities sue gangs in bid to stop violence (Fort Worth, TX): Fed up with deadly drive-by shootings, incessant drug dealing and graffiti, cities nationwide are trying a different tactic to combat gangs: They're suing them.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 30, 2007

More than 120 gang members arrested in North Texas (Dallas, TX): Federal agents and local police rounded up 121 members of street gangs during a series of coordinated raids in North Texas cities, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 23, 2007

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