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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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More El Paso gang members arrested for violent crimes (El Paso, TX): Dangerous gang members arrested along with over 200 others who were wanted for violent crimes in Operation Falcon 08.
Source: Right Side News    Date: June 30, 2008

WFPD files new gang injunction (Wichita Falls, TX): A new gang injunction has been filed in Wichita Falls --- this time against the Puro Lil Mafia or PLM gang. Starting Friday afternoon into this weekend --- the Wichita Falls Gang Task force teamed with the Wichita County Sheriff's Department to serve civil papers to 21 alleged gang members and associates.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: June 28, 2008

Williamson County to extradite suspected Fort Lauderdale gang leader (Georgetown, TX): Williamson County Court Judge Don Higginbotham ruled Thursday that a man accused of being a gang leader in Florida would be extradited there to face a list of crimes in which he is charged.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: June 27, 2008

Gang leader arrested in Round Rock for crimes in Florida (Round Rock, TX) : The U.S. Marshall's office arrested the leader of Sur 13, a violent gang, at a home in Round Rock on Chisholm Valley.
Source: FOX 7 News    Date: June 26, 2008

East Side takes stand against gangs, deaths (San Antonio, TX): An increase in gang violence on San Antonio's East Side prompted community activists Thursday to launch a “No More” violence-awareness campaign, but the San Antonio Police Department disputed the extent of the problem.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: June 12, 2008

FBI drug sweep shuts down violent Galveston County gang (Bacliff, TX): It was in the mid-1990s, just a few blocks away from Galveston Bay, that a teen formed a gang that called itself the 4th Street Bloods. Local law enforcement officials said the gang became a major drug operation in Galveston County distributing crack and crystal meth.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: June 11, 2008

149 arrested in S.E. Texas crackdown on gangs (Houston, TX): A multiagency crackdown on Southeast Texas street gangs and other criminal activity led to the arrest of nearly 150 people last week, including 67 suspected gang members or associates, authorities said Sunday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 9, 2008

Fighting youth violence together (Arlington, TX): City and school officials are expected to form a task force that would team local organizations and nonprofits to fight youth violence.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: June 9, 2008

HPD links Mexico cartel to Houston (Houston, TX): The enforcement efforts that recently crippled the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico have a connection to the recent Houston indictment of two dozen alleged members and associates of a Texas-born Hispanic gang.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 9, 2008

Weeklong ICE surge nets 32 gang arrests in S. Texas (San Antonio, TX): More than 30 gang members and their associates were arrested this week in an operation that stretched from Austin to Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Friday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 6, 2008

Arlington goes to West Coast for advice on gangs (Arlington, TX): Arlington's school superintendent and mayor, and a police official are scheduled to meet with San Jose, Calif., officials today to discuss how the West Coast city has addressed its gang problem.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 29, 2008

State indicted street gang members appear in court (Gregg County, TX): Combined force arrest teams have located and arrested 38 of the 56 State and or Federal indicted defendants targeted for arrest on Wednesday as a result of a multi-year organized drug and violent crime investigation in Longview and Kilgore.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: May 29, 2008

Law enforcement arrests at least 40 in Longview drug busts (Longview, TX): Local, state and federal officials arrested more than 40 people in the Longview area on drug and gun charges, part of a two-year investigation targeting gang activity in the East Texas town.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 28, 2008

Reputed Bacliff gang members facing drug charges (Houston, TX): Jason James Ruppert was barely a teenager when federal officials say he became one of six founding members of a drug-dealing gang on Galveston County's north side.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 21, 2008

New reward targets gang graffiti in Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX): Graffiti has surged in Fort Worth, and so has the amount of reward money for tips leading to the arrest of those responsible for it.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 20, 2008

Gangs help drive crime in Lubbock (Lubbock, TX): You may never come face to face with a gang member, but gangs are showing their faces in Lubbock homes, driveways and parking lots.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: May 6, 2008

Gang intervention summit tries to break a vicious cycle (Arlington, TX): Sharon Richardson said she believes that reading the toe tags on teenagers at the morgue soured her 14-year-old son on gang life. During their visits, there were youths ages 17, 14 and 13 who were dead from gunshot wounds, Richardson said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 4, 2008

Police: Girl stabbed for not joining gang (Corpus Christi, TX): A 17-year-old girl was stabbed Thursday night after an altercation with a gang member, according to Corpus Christi police.
Source: The Caller-Times    Date: May 2, 2008

Arlington hopes grant money will curb gangs (Arlington, TX): The city is hoping a $1 million federal grant will help solve gang crime in a 7-square-mile swath in east Arlington.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 1, 2008

'Young Guns' are growing threat in two violent street gangs (Port Arthur, TX): They're young, armed and dangerous, and Port Arthur Police say the people in two gangs are the city's most violent because they equate guns with power and are always looking to expand their arsenal.
Source: KFDM 6 News    Date: April 24, 2008

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