Gang-Related News Articles

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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 fear weekend Alamo murder may spark gang war (Alamo, TX): Authorities fear the weekend murder of a local gang leader’s girlfriend may ignite a string of reprisal shootings between two rival mobs.
Source: The Monitor    Date: October 19, 2009

91 from Dallas-Fort Worth area arrested in ICE crackdown on gangs (Dallas, TX): Federal immigration agents arrested 91 suspected gang members, alleged associates and others in North Texas as part of a six-month investigation.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: October 16, 2009

Authorities arrest 20 in West Texas gang bust (Big Spring, TX): Federal agents and local officers have arrested 20 people in a three-day operation targeting gang members in the West Texas town of Big Spring.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 1, 2009

Gang member fined $4.5 million, sentenced (Houston, TX): A reputed gang member was sentenced to federal prison and must forfeit more than $4.5 million for his role in a drug trafficking operation that has links to the Houston area.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 29, 2009

Eight people shot in rash of weekend gang violence (Houston, TX): Houston’s ongoing gang wars claimed more lives Sunday as two innocent bystanders were caught in the crossfire.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: September 21, 2009

Suspected gang member faces weapons charge (Hitchcock, TX): A Hall County gang member who tried to sell a shotgun to another gang member in July has been arrested in Texas, authorities said.
Source: The Times    Date: September 18, 2009

Task force captures MS-13 gangster in Hitchcock (Hitchcock, TX): A member of MS-13, a feared criminal gang, was captured in Hitchcock early this afternoon. The Police News learned that undercover police who had intelligence the man was heavy armed, possibly with an AK-47, was hiding in Hitchcock.
Source: The Police News    Date: September 17, 2009

Five members of the Puro Lil Mafia (PLM) street gang sentenced (Wichita Falls, TX): U.S. District Judge Reed C. O’Connor sentenced five members of the Puro Lil Mafia (PLM) street gang following their guilty pleas to various firearms offenses, according to a a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: Times Record News    Date: September 17, 2009

Looking to get tougher on West Side gang activity (San Antonio, TX): The Bexar County district attorney's office will today seek what could become the lengthiest gang injunction in San Antonio, hoping a judge will grant it a temporary injunction against 25 suspected gang members that can lead to a five-year ban from the Lincoln Heights Courts area.
Source: Express-News    Date: September 9, 2009

Mexican cartels hire US teenage killers (Laredo, TX): Prisoner number 1447523 does not understand the question. And it is not exactly a controversial one. Why does he believe killing for a living is "glamorous"? Surely most people would find that kind of strange?
Source: BBC News    Date: September 7, 2009

State law blocks bulk of gang information (Austin, TX): After a man was charged in a fatal drive-by shooting in East Austin last month, investigators said they had no proof that the act was gang-related, even though detectives from the gang unit were involved in the arrest.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: September 5, 2009

Gang leader convicted on federal weapons and narcotics charges (Wichita Falls, TX): Mauricio Diaz, 33, the known leader of the Puro Lil Mafia (PLM), a violent criminal street gang that operated in Wichita Falls, Texas, was convicted by a federal jury on all counts of an indictment charging him with various weapons and narcotics charges, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas.
Source: American Chronicle    Date: September 5, 2009

Anatomy of a gang investigation (Longview, TX): In 2006, local law enforcement agencies began to see an increase in gang-related activity, such as drive-by shootings and drug dealing.
Source: Longview News-Journal    Date: September 2, 2009

Prison and street gangs active in Victoria (Victoria, TX): The recent death of a 24-year-old man is one of the most visible symptoms of gangs officials say are surprisingly active in Victoria.
Source: Victoria Advocate    Date: September 1, 2009

Fort Bliss soldier arrested in Sunday morning shooting (El Paso, TX): A 23-year-old Fort Bliss soldier has been arrested in the early Sunday shooting of another soldier in West El Paso.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: August 31, 2009

Residents raise crime concerns with Harris County sheriff (Harris County, TX): West Harris County residents told Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia and his staff at an Aug. 29 town-hall meeting in Katy that they needed help with graffiti and gangs.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 30, 2009

Instead of handcuffs, Houston tries fighting street gangs with lawsuits (Houston, TX): Criminal street gang members are facing a different kind of initiation in Houston, this time from prosecutors who are trying a new tactic.
Source: Examiner    Date: August 28, 2009

Victim's sister asks why MS-13 gang members beat up, shot her brother (Houston, TX): Police say Joel Martinez was attacked outside a nightclub because of the clothes he was wearing, but his sister doesn’t think that’s a good enough reason for at least nine MS-13 gang members to beat up and kill her brother.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: August 28, 2009

Restraining order targets gang crime (San Antonio, TX): Twenty-five suspected gang members no longer are being allowed to associate with each other around the Lincoln Courts area after the Bexar County District Attorney's office successfully obtained temporary restraining orders against them Wednesday.
Source: Express-News    Date: August 27, 2009

Gang violence increase feared (El Paso, TX): The deadly stompings, gunplay and street fighting that claimed the lives of three teenagers became the focus of three separate murder trials last week.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: August 24, 2009

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