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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 hope to bring out the big guns (Fort Worth, TX): Want-ing to ensure that his officers aren't outgunned, Police Chief Ralph Mendoza is seeking to give some officers a new weapon - the AR-15 rifle - in the fight against criminals and gangs.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: October 6, 2004

Police proactive against gangs (El Paso, TX): The X's over gang placazos, or signs, on walls in a Central El Paso neighborhood recently told police gang officers something was happening. A group of newcomers was challenging an established gang, and police began talking to gangsters to quell any potential fighting.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 18, 2004

Officers keep peace at schools (El Paso, TX): Laughter broke out as El Paso Independent School District Police Officer John Dominguez joked with a group of students lounging around during lunch time at Irvin High School.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 18, 2004

Gang suspects plead not guilty (San Antonio, TX): Seven alleged members of the Texas Mexican Mafia pleaded not guilty Thursday to drug-trafficking conspiracy charges while prosecutors detailed a home invasion, a killing and a police chase to persuade a judge to keep some of them locked up.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: September 10, 2004

CCISD gets $75,000 to fight gangs (Corpus Christi, TX): The U.S. Justice Department has awarded the Corpus Christi Independent School District $75,000 to combat gangs. Grant funding comes from Gangs Resistance Education and Training, a federal program that trains officers to instruct students on life skills, gang awareness and anti-violence techniques.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times     Date: September 10, 2004

Second suspect charged in West Side shooting (San Antonio, TX): Police have charged a second man with capital murder in connection with a drive-by shooting on the city's West Side that killed two teenagers Thursday and wounded two others.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: September 4, 2004

18-year-old shooting victim feared gang members (San Antonio, TX): The police call to the little brick house in the 400 block of Mayberry Avenue early Thursday was at least the 10th one authorities have responded to since the beginning of the year. The drive-by shooting that took two teenage lives there that day was made even more bitter by a family's futile efforts to shield its children from street violence.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: September 3, 2004

Four men hit by gunfire in apparent gang fight (Fort Worth, TX): Gunfire erupted during an apparent gang fight early Monday, leaving four young men wounded and residents afraid that gang activity is escalating in their south Fort Worth neighborhood. The men were shot in the arms or legs, gang unit Sgt. Bill Beall said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 31, 2004

Prosecutor accuses sisters of supplying gang with heroin (San Antonio, TX): Three sisters supplied members of the Texas Mexican Mafia with a steady stream of black-tar heroin smuggled from Mexico in women's shoes, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: August 25, 2004

After gang raids, work starts over (San Antonio, TX): The pavilion at MacArthur Park seemed a fitting place to celebrate a job well done. Suspected leaders of the Texas Mexican Mafia had once held meetings at the pavilion's long wooden picnic tables.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: August 22, 2004

Cracking prison letter codes vital (Bexar County, TX): The jail and prison letters to wives, girlfriends and "homies" seem to talk about kids growing, how relatives are doing, and what life is like on the outside. But hidden beneath may be a message that's all business: orders for a hit, instructions for arranging drug and gun shipments, or how to deal with rivals who won't pay a 10 percent tax for peddling drugs on gang turf.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: August 22, 2004

Jail officials deny riot was gang-related (Olmito, TX): Since the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center opened in March of 2002 there has been a number of escapes, a jailhouse sex scandal involving a high ranking jail administrator and nearly half a dozen riots, including the one on Friday.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: August 20, 2004

Three held in Moody brawl (Moody, TX): Judge Carl Lewis locked up two boys from Moody High School on Wednesday, the day after a brawl that left a boy with a knife wound and a collapsed lung. The names of the two detained boys, both 14, are withheld because of their age.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times     Date: August 19, 2004

Gang unit needs officers, Lane says (Fort Worth, TX): Councilman Jim Lane renewed his call for more anti-gang funding Tuesday as city leaders began discussions on the upcoming budget. A recent flare-up of gang violence has forced residents in his north side neighborhood to stay off the streets, said Lane, whose home was hit by bullets Aug. 8 in an apparently gang-related shooting.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 18, 2004

FW declares war on gang violence (Fort Worth, TX): Fort Worth city leaders effectively declared war on violent gang crime today after new figures revealed that gang-related crime has nearly doubled over the past year. At a meeting with City Council members, Fort Worth Police Chief Ralph Mendoza said that while gang-related crime is up in the city, so are gang-related arrests.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: August 17, 2004

Chief renews effort to fight drugs, gangs (Dallas, TX): Police Chief David Kunkle and some of his newly promoted commanders shared some of their latest strategies to target solicitation, gangs and drugs with Mayor Laura Miller at their first weekly crime meeting.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: August 13, 2004

Police try to prevent Lincoln Courts gangs (San Antonio, TX) : Seventeen people police have identified as gang members may not know it yet, but just hanging out with each other in and around Lincoln Courts could get them arrested.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: August 11, 2004

Gunfire hits Councilman Lane's home (Fort Worth, TX): Two days after gunfire pierced his north side home, City Councilman Jim Lane called for doubling the Police Department's gang unit.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 11, 2004

North Side teacher proposing closed campus during lunch (Fort Worth, TX): A North Side High School teacher concerned about the spike in gang activity around the school will appeal to the Fort Worth school board tonight to consider a closed-campus lunch period for all students.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 10, 2004

Officials: One escaped prisoner leader of Mexican Mafia Gang (Pearsall, TX): Five federal prisoners, including an alleged leader of the Mexican Mafia gang, escaped Friday from a privately run lockup in Pearsall. The escape happened from a Correctional Services Corp. unit.
Source: WPLG Local 10 News    Date: August 6, 2004

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