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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Lubbock's war on drugs lands five people behind bars (Lubbock, TX): Lubbock's war on drugs lands a handful of people behind bars. Law enforcement described some of group as known gang members, including a Texas leader of the Almighty Latin King Nation street gang. Authorities seized firearms, ammunition and cocaine in the bust.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: December 16, 2008

10 gang members arrested in Abilene drug bust (Abilene, TX): Law enforcement officers have arrested 10 members of a prison gang on federal trafficking charges related to a drug ring in the Abilene area.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: December 5, 2008

Six major leaders of Barrio Azteca Gang headed to jail (El Paso, TX): Six major leaders of the notorious Barrio Azteca gang were convicted Tuesday on federal racketeering charges.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: December 4, 2008

Racketeering law brings down gang (El Paso, TX): The federal law created to bring down the Mafia in 1970 now has been used to lock up leaders of a powerful El Paso-based prison gang after a month-long trial that ended Tuesday with several convictions.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: December 3, 2008

Off the walls (Wichita Falls, TX): City leaders hope to put something in writing when it comes to getting graffiti off the walls and other surfaces in the city.
Source: Times Record News    Date: December 3, 2008

Texas' Tango Blast gang draws kids with tattoos, loose affiliation rules (Dallas, TX): They tattoo themselves with Dallas Cowboys stars and the area code 214. They proudly proclaim "D-Town" and brag about their hometown affiliations on MySpace and YouTube.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: November 30, 2008

Eastwood residents, community leaders ban together to fight street gang activity in area (Houston, TX): Street gangs can expect to lose their foothold in Eastwood Park, 5000 Harrisburg Blvd., if area residents have their way. The mere hint that gang initiations have occurred in the area brought three dozen community members together Nov. 19 to compare notes and find ways to get young people involved in other activities.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 25, 2008

Testimony tells how gang used communication system to extort (El Paso, TX): Multi-layered and often confusing codes allegedly used by Barrio Azteca gang leaders in prison to communicate with gang members in the streets form a cornerstone of one of the largest gangland trials in El Paso currently under way in U.S. District Court.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: November 24, 2008

Fighting gangs with prevention (Cameron County, TX): They call it cause for concern. The Rio Grande Valley's elected leaders are sounding off as problems with drug cartel continue to grow south of the border.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: November 9, 2008

Officials say gang violence not a problem in county (Williamson County, TX): Although keeping track of gang activity is difficult for law enforcement agencies because of strict legislative definitions, officials say gang violence is down in Williamson County.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: November 6, 2008

Texas gives police agencies $4M to fight gangs (San Antonio, TX): Police departments around Texas will get an extra $4 million to combat gang activity, a growing concern as drug cartels get increasingly visible along the Texas-Mexico border.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 29, 2008

Family key to deter gangs (Brownsville, TX): Thoughts of loud music, flashy cars, baggy clothes and gang violence bring shivers of fear into the heart of Petra Martinez.
Source: The Brownsville Herald    Date: October 25, 2008

Feds round-up, arrest violent prison gang members (Fort Worth, TX): At least 23 men allegedly linked to the powerful Texas Syndicate prison gang have been arrested on drug trafficking charges and search warrants have been issued for four others, prosecutors said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 23, 2008

A year after school killing, gang violence still plagues Arlington (Arlington, TX): A year after high-profile gang activity – including the slaying of a Sam Houston High School football player – forced Arlington police and school officials to increase their efforts to subdue gangs, those officials now say one thing is clear: not much has changed.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: October 12, 2008

Houston not doing its part to stop Latino gangs (Houston, TX): The federal government's top immigration enforcement officer on Wednesday released a report that showed Houston has fallen short in a nationwide crackdown on violent, predominantly Latino street gangs that draw strength from undocumented immigrants.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 2, 2008

Governor seeks $24 million to fight gang growth on border (Texas): Gov. Rick Perry urged state legislators Tuesday to fund a $24 million initiative aimed at fighting international gangs along the Texas border with Mexico.
Source: The Monitor    Date: September 30, 2008

Police say shooting doesn't mean rising gang violence (El Paso, TX): Police said Monday that Sunday's early morning gang-related shooting at a popular East Side nightclub is not an indication that gang violence is on the rise.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 23, 2008

Student told to remove rosary, considered a gang symbol (Seagoville, TX): A Dallas-area high school student says she's been forbidden from wearing her rosary to school because it's considered a gang symbol.
Source: FOX 4 News    Date: September 16, 2008

Police sweep nets 70 gang suspects (Corpus Christi, TX): Area law enforcement agencies arrested during the past week 70 known and suspected gang members wanted in connection with crimes ranging from public intoxication to murder.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: September 3, 2008

Appeals court upholds lawsuits filed against gangs (Wichita Falls, TX): An appeals court has upheld a statute allowing the city to file lawsuits against gang members, a tactic aimed at disrupting gang activity before it escalates.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 28, 2008

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