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, FBI tie more crimes to one gang (Houston, TX): A notorious Central American gang tied to a Huffman child's shooting death has waged a war of violence across Houston since last year, culminating in a SWAT standoff that netted several arrests, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 20, 2005

Violent gang puts Houston in spotlight (Houston, TX): A toddler's shooting death, linked to a violent Central American gang that could be linked to as many as nine area killings, is turning the attention of a national task force Houston's way.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 19, 2005

Illegal alien held in Toddler's Death (Houston, TX): Capital murder charges have been filed against a 19-year-old illegal alien believed to be a member of MS-13, a violent El Salvadoran gang, for the shooting death of a 19-month-old Houston toddler.
Source: World Net Daily    Date: April 17, 2005

21-year-old shot, killed during gang confrontation (Houston, TX): A man was killed during a confrontation outside a trailer home in northwest Houston late Thursday, police said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 15, 2005

City Council is looking for ways to help combat gang activity (Fort Worth, TX): City Council members called Tuesday for more resources to stem gang activity after weekend shootings that killed a teen-ager and severely wounded a toddler.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 13, 2005

Suspect arrested in one of two shootings (Fort Worth, TX): One man is in custody in the killing of a teen who died of a gunshot wound Saturday afternoon, and police are looking for suspects in a case in which a toddler was struck by a stray bullet Saturday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 11, 2005

Baby critically hurt in FW gunfire (Fort Worth, TX): A baby boy was shot and critically injured Saturday evening—an apparent unintended victim in what police say was a rolling, gang-related shootout in Fort Worth.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: April 10, 2005

Man arrested in fatal shooting (Fort Worth, TX): Police have identified a 22-year-old man arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a man at an east Fort Worth apartment complex Wednesday night, and they are searching for a second man.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 8, 2005

Graffiti incidents spike throughout Montgomery County (Montgomery County, TX): Several recent incidents of graffiti vandals spray painting local targets have been logged by law enforcement authorities, who say they expect a spike in related crimes with summer looming.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 5, 2005

Ken Rodriguez: Gang injunction takes a big bite out of crime on the West Side (San Antonio, TX): Patrolman Humberto Gallegos is parked in front of a crack house on the city's West Side. From inside his squad car, Gallegos opens a notebook to show me the names of more than 100 prostitutes — some of whom once slept in this wooden shack on Rivas Street.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 30, 2005

City asks for more help from residents on safety, crime (Houston, TX): Any proposed increases in the city's five-year Capital Improvement Plan will have to address safety and crime-fighting or they risk being put on the back burner when it comes to funding, say city officials.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 29, 2005

Neighborhood fights gangs in court (San Antonio, TX): Ernestine Green and Ruth Price have lived on Sterling Street long enough to vividly remember the chaos that prevailed over their entire neighborhood in the mid-1980s, when gangs ruled the streets.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 28, 2005

Police scrambling for tips in slaying (Dallas, TX): Residents at an apartment complex in northwest Dallas got a grim reminder of the city's gang problem when a 19-year-old man playing soccer was executed in front of his friends by a teenager suspected of being a gang member.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: March 21, 2005

Man jailed in drive-by that killed 13-year-old (San Antonio, TX): One of two men wanted in the drive-by killing of 13-year-old Beatrice Diaz was in Bexar County Jail on Thursday night.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 18, 2005

Honduran gang leader indicted (Houston, TX): A Honduran gang leader arrested in South Texas last month has been indicted and charged with entering this country illegally after he'd been deported.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: March 17, 2005

Cops make second arrest in drive-by tied to gang war (San Antonio, TX): A man suspected of being the triggerman in an East Side drive-by shooting was arrested Tuesday night and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 17, 2005

Arrest in Irving tied to national gang (Irving, TX): Immigration officials announced Monday a nationwide roundup of 103 members of a violent Central American gang, Mara Salvatrucha 13.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: March 15, 2005

Officials call gang members trouble source at campuses (Humble, TX): Humble High School administrators have identified at least 42 students they say exhibit enough gang-like behavior to warrant suspension or a letter of warning to parents.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 15, 2005

Agents brief local lawmen on gang (McAllen, TX): Local and federal agents from both sides of the border met Thursday to discuss the Mara Salvatrucha, the violent street gang that made headlines last month after the arrest of one of its alleged leaders, who was on the run from a prison sentence in Honduras.
Source: The Monitor    Date: March 11, 2005

Bexar breaks up gangfighters (Bexar County, TX): To administrators in the Bexar County Sheriff's Department, disbanding the gang unit and sending its eight deputies to patrol is necessary to improve response times to an increasingly heavier call load.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 10, 2005

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