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Police chief wants to stay ahead of gang activity (North Richland Hills, TX): Widespread graffiti. Open hostility in public places. Gang members hanged in effigy at local apartment complexes. All have taken place in North Richland Hills in recent months. All, police say, are evidence of gang activity.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 16, 2004

Shootings appear to be gang-related (Witchita Falls, TX): Although no arrests have been made at this time, police believe they know who`s responsible for two shootings in Wichita Falls. The latest shooting happened Tuesday night in the 700 block of Corwin.
Source: KFDX-TV    Date: July 15, 2004

Warning Signs: Texas Attorney General focuses on diverting children from gang life (Texas): Tami Schroeder keeps busy fielding questions about youth gang activity in Texas. At her office with the Texas Attorney General in Austin, she answers calls from law enforcement agencies, educators and, at times, parents all seeking answers to similar questions: How to prevent children from joining.
Source: The Brownsville Herald    Date: July 13, 2004

Four teens arrested in gang-related assault (El Paso, TX): The police gang unit arrested four teenage gang members on aggravated assault charges for allegedly beating a 15-year-old boy about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday at Grandview Park, 3100 Jefferson in Central El Paso, police said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: July 9, 2004

Software would help in identifying gang members (Fort Worth, TX): Identifying gang members may soon be just a mouse click away. Tarrant County and some law enforcement officials, looking for a better way to track gang members and share information, believe that they've found it in intelligence software called GangNet.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 7, 2004

Gang fight wounds 3 bystanders (Houston, TX): A 6-year-old girl and her father were among three people shot in a gang-related gunfight Sunday that occurred after the Freedom Over Texas festivities ended near downtown. Houston police said two groups of men began fighting at White Oak Park in the 2200 block of White Oak as a crowd was leaving the park about 10 p.m.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 5, 2004

Riot erupts at detention center (Olmito, TX): A gang-related riot inside the Carrizalez-Rucker Detention Center near Olmito Friday afternoon left one inmate with a stab wound to the neck and 11 others injured. Although jail officials said that the gang turf-war they experienced Friday is part of a trend of state jail violence drifting south, experts say that the possibility is unlikely and that the violence is probably a local problem.
Source: Valley Morning Star    Date: July 3, 2004

N. Richland Hills police cracking down on surge in gang activity (Richland Hills, TX): They gather in small groups. Drugs, mayhem, vandalism and other crimes are central to their lives. About 30 gangs have become active in North Richland Hills, and police have responded with more detail, resources and diligence.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: June 26, 2004

Self-proclaimed gang member arrested on murder charges (San Antonio, TX): A teenager who police said admitted he was a proud gang member was charged Wednesday night with the murder of a 19-year-old man. John Arroyo, 17, was apprehended by the San Antonio Police Gang Unit.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: June 24, 2004

Schools, police deal with youth violence (Harlingen, TX): With another school year over and summer heating up, Harlingen police are looking at ways to combat gang-related youth violence. Arrests were made recently in a June 5 drive-by shooting and a June 6 case where a man was injured when youths threw bricks at him and his home.
Source: Valley Morning Star    Date: June 12, 2004

Stabbing that injured two called gang-linked (El Paso, TX): Two men were arrested in connection with a gang-related stabbing of two men Friday night in Central El Paso, police said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: June 3, 2004

Gang crime on the rise (North Richland Hills, TX): The first thing that made police think the driver was a gang member were the letters tattooed on his shoulder. The second clue was his extensive record of traffic violations and the fact that he lied about his date of birth and previous arrests. And lastly, the driver -- who was on probation for drunken driving and for driving while his license was suspended -- was still wearing an ankle monitor.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 28, 2004

Web of violence: Garland police find that rival youths used chat rooms to set up the fight (Garland, TX): It was a clash born in cyberspace. But on March 3, the profanity-laden put-downs that had been exchanged over the Internet escalated into a street fight in Garland with low-tech weapons such as fists, bats and clubs. Several young people were injured, including one whose arm was broken.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 13, 2004

Gang unit investigating shooting (Fort Worth, TX): A drive-by shooting Monday night that left two teens seriously injured and hurt a 1-year-old may have been in retaliation for a February gang shooting, police said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 12, 2004

Gang suspect nabbed (El Paso, TX): A 25-year-old suspected Bernalillo gang member was arrested in El Paso as he was trying to enter Mexico, an official said. The man is wanted in connection with several drive-by shootings that occurred in February and March in Bernalillo and a warrant out of Albuquerque.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: April 13, 2004

Police think deadly shoot-out gang-related (San Antonio, TX): A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot, and a 17-year-old boy was wounded in what police say was likely a gang-related shoot-out. The shooting occurred in the parking lot of Mittman Fine Foods when the 15-year-old and a friend were confronted by a group of seven or eight young men. The groups exchanged words, and guns were drawn. The 15-year-old victim had a small-caliber weapon, police said. After several shots were fired, someone pulled out a shotgun and ended the gunfight. Police said the boy likely injured the 17-year-old with a gunshot wound. Police have not made any arrests.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 17, 2004

Police suspect gang activity in stabbing (San Antonio, TX): A 19-year-old man was arrested after what police say was a gang-related stabbing at the Rivercenter mall. The man was charged with deadly conduct after stabbing at least four of 15 individuals when he thought his brother's life was at stake, a police source said. The investigation is ongoing.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 8, 2004

Council approves funds to enlarge gang unit (Forth Worth, TX): Fort Worth City Council members unanimously approved spending $780,000 to more than double the police department's gang unit. The funds will add 20 positions to the current 13 officers, restoring cuts made after a 2002 study that recommended that the unit be reassigned to patrol. The current decision was prompted by a recent rise in gang crime, which was up 77 percent in 2003 over 2002. The police chief blamed the increase on a combination of factors including the steady release of gang members from state prisons, an increase in the number of teenagers, and popular culture's tendency to romanticize gang life.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: March 3, 2004

Southeast Dallas gang members sentenced (Dallas, TX): The U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney's Office, announced that five members of a violent, drug-dealing Southeast Dallas gang were sentenced in federal court by a Northern District of Texas U.S. District Judge. The defendants, ages 21 to 28, were sentenced to prison terms ranging from more than 12 years to 30 years. The five defendants were members of the UNC and PGC street gangs and had a long history of working together to sell drugs in Dallas. The street on which they sold drugs had developed into a place where a person could go, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to buy cocaine. The UNC and PGC street gangs maintained control of the street, with the use of firearms, for their own profit-making purpose.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: March 3, 2004

Suspects sought in shooting that killed one (Forth Worth, TX): Fort Worth police are searching for suspects involved in a drive-by gang shooting that left a man in his mid-30s dead and four others, ages 16 to 34, wounded. According to reports, young men and teenagers were parked on a street when they were fired on by occupants of another car. The wounded driver in the parked vehicle tried to back out of the lot and crashed through a business window as his assailants left their vehicle and continued firing, police said.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: February 22, 2004

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