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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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Gang activity high in Houston (Houston, TX): Gang problems are not unusual in Houston. But you may be surprised to find that if there is a gang in Texas, they have a presence in the Bayou City. In fact, according to the National Gang Threat Assessment Group, Houston has more gang members than any other city in the Lone Star State.
Source: KRIV FOX 26 News    Date: October 26, 2010

Most gangs in Texas call Houston region home (Houston, TX): Violent gangs and drug traffickers in the Houston area are growing stronger and more international, spreading into the suburbs as they bulk up on newfound connections with Mexico's lucrative and brazen organized crime syndicates.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 10, 2010

Arlington, Mansfield teaming up to keep kids out of gangs (Arlington, TX): Oscar "Ossco" Bolton wasn't born into a gang. The former gang leader in Kansas City, Mo., told a breakfast crowd of southeast Tarrant County leaders Thursday that his youth was filled with school, church and play.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: October 1, 2010

Cyberspace enlisted in war on area gangs (Houston, TX): The fight against Houston-area gang members moved into cyberspace Thursday, as 15 law enforcement agencies fired up a website to allow citizens to provide anonymous information on gang members.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 24, 2010

Gangs urged to keep peace after park brawl (Houston, TX): Pastors and activists are calling for gangs to stay away from a southeast Houston park where youth football games were canceled last weekend because of a large gang-related brawl.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 16, 2010

Hays homicide linked to Mexican Mafia (San Marcos, TX): Four people have now been arrested in a homicide Hays County Sheriff’s Office detectives said is linked to the Mexican Mafia prison gang.
Source: KXAN News    Date: September 13, 2010

Gangs in the military pose problem for civilian police, Killeen detective says (Fort Worth, TX): It's not particularly palatable to think about, but there are gang members in the military, serving overseas and gaining valuable weapons and tactical training.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: September 9, 2010

ATF agent OK after being shot during gang sweep in southeast Dallas (Dallas, TX): A federal agent was shot this morning as he and a team of officers from Dallas police , the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration served warrants on suspected gang members in far southeast Dallas.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: September 2, 2010

Arlington police increase efforts to stop truancy (Arlington, TX): Police Chief Theron Bowman warns Arlington and Mansfield students that cutting class might land them in the back of a patrol car. Arlington police are ramping up efforts to spot students who are skipping class and return them to school.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 29, 2010

Gang members arrested in rural Edinburg burglary (Edinburg, TX): Sheriff's deputies arrested five suspected gang members Monday after an alleged burglary. The incident is an example of how street gangs fund their drug purchases by targeting area homes and businesses, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Treviño said.
Source: The Monitor    Date: August 19, 2010

Gang-free zone prevents brothers from hanging out (Bryan, TX): A group of accused gang members in the small Houston suburb of Bryan, Texas say their civil liberties are being violated after authorities placed several restrictions on their cell phone use, where they can drive their cars and who they can socialize with.
Source: ABC News    Date: August 18, 2010

'Gang safety zones' growing in Texas (Houston, TX): Jo Ann Rios' home looked like a pincushion, with 18 bullet holes after a series of drive-by shootings. The house is located in Bryan near the Texas A&M campus, not ordinarily the kind of place outsiders expect gangland crime.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 15, 2010

Arlington gang-related shooting down 50 percent this summer (Arlington, TX): Summertime gang-related shootings are down 50 percent compared with last summer, in large part because the Police Department requested and received $100,000 from the city to pay overtime for increased gang enforcement, Chief Theron Bowman said Thursday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 22, 2010

105 people in Dallas-Fort Worth arrested in ICE sting (Dallas, TX): A five-day operation that targeted foreign-born gang members and their associates has resulted in the arrests of nearly 40 people from the Arlington and Fort Worth area, authorities with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Monday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 19, 2010

Bloods gang injunction dropped against five men (El Paso, TX): El Paso County Attorney JoAnne Bernal has dropped a gang injunction lawsuit against five people accused of being in the Bloods street gang.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: July 1, 2010

Police arrest alleged leader of street gang (El Paso, TX): El Paso police have arrested the alleged leader of a Central El Paso street gang.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: June 30, 2010

Purported gang kingpin held without bond in fatal Mission home invasion (Mission, TX): With a rigid, upright posture, Jeffrey “Dragon” Juarez looked the judge in the eye as he was formally accused of capital murder and denied bond Monday afternoon in Mission Municipal Court.
Source: The Monitor    Date: June 28, 2010

Police announce strategic plan against gangs (Corpus Christi, TX): When police raided a suspected gang residence on Allencrest Drive last month, they found guns and drugs — and bulletproof vests.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: June 21, 2010

Newburgh gang member captured in Houston (Houston, TX): The FBI and Houston City Police late Thursday night captured Carlos Romero, one of the last remaining gang members under indictment and sought since the massive May raids in the City of Newburgh.
Source: Mid-Hudson News    Date: June 12, 2010

'W streets' tagged with gang graffiti (Colony, TX): The Colony Police Department received approximately 30 reports of graffiti the morning of May 22, primarily from residents in the area just north of City Hall.
Source: The Colony Courier-Leader    Date: June 4, 2010

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