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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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Council member targets graffiti (Arlington, TX): The city needs to remove or paint over graffiti in neighborhoods immediately to discourage criminal activity and improve residents' and business owners' perceptions of safety, Councilman Robert Rivera said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: January 9, 2006

Gang activity may be on the rise again (Bryan, TX): Gang activity in Bryan peaked in the early 1990s with nearly 30 documented groups, 500 members and the shooting death of a 19-year-old in Castle Heights Park.
Source: The Bryan College Station Eagle     Date: January 8, 2006

HPD initiative targets gangs, parole violators (Houston, TX): Gangs, parole violators and sex offenders are among the primary targets of the latest Houston Police Department initiative, which includes boosting manpower and reducing crime in hot spots, Chief Harold Hurtt announced Wednesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 5, 2006

Feds arrest gang member for illegal entry (McAllen, TX): Federal agents have arrested a Mexican member of the "Texas Syndicate" on immigration charges, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday.
Source: KRIS 6 News    Date: December 21, 2005

Police trying to hunt down violent gang members (Houston, TX): Ten murders and eleven suspects. Some of them are still on the loose, but it's a much bigger problem than that. Houston police and residents are telling us about one violent gang doing an awful lot of damage.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: December 21, 2005

Drug gangs' violence is stretching along the border (Del Rio, TX): Val Verde County Sheriff D'Wayne Jernigan has dealt with smugglers and drug gangs for decades, both as sheriff and as a customs agent.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: December 1, 2005

Gangs pose border threat (Del Rio, TX): Val Verde County Sheriff D'Wayne Jernigan has dealt with smugglers and drug gangs for decades, both as sheriff and as a customs agent.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: November 27, 2005

Federal SWAT team kills two men in anti-gang initiative (Houston, TX): Two gunmen suspected of being gang members were killed and two others wounded Thursday night after a shootout during an anti-gang police raid on a house in northeast Houston, authorities said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 5, 2005

Suspected gang members' gun battle with FBI kills two (Houston, TX): Two suspected gang members died and two others were injured during a gun battle with FBI agents in northeast Houston, KPRC Local 2 reported Friday.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: November 4, 2005

Pink duds banned for boys at a few schools (El Paso, TX): Pink is prohibited for boys at some high schools in El Paso because administrators say the color is linked to gangs.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: November 4, 2005

Rival gang members, school officials call for truce (Dallas, TX): Former and current rival gang members stood together outside a South Dallas community center on Wednesday as part of a commitment to end gang violence in Dallas.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: October 27, 2005

Gangs under scrutiny in Spring Branch (Houston, TX): Spring Branch civic association members, police and government officials agreed last week to join forces to discourage the spread of gang membership and graffiti.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 27, 2005

Warrant roundup aims to curb gang violence (Dallas, TX): A multi-agency task force began a warrant roundup on Tuesday designed to halt the increase in gang violence in the Dallas area.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: October 25, 2005

15 gang members slapped with permanent injunction (San Antonio, TX): Citing ongoing criminal activity in an East Side neighborhood, a judge on Monday made permanent an injunction barring 15 gang members from congregating in the area for at least the next two years.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: October 25, 2005

Party crews on rise (El Paso, TX): Party crews, which have been described as a type of gang or a high-school fraternity, have seen a recent resurgence and have spread into middle schools, a local gang expert says.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: October 17, 2005

Evacuee sought in slaying (Dallas, TX): The search is on for a New Orleans man after witnesses, some of whom police say are Dallas gang members, reported that a man who fits his description gunned down another man in a northwest Dallas parking lot.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: October 13, 2005

Serious gang offenses decline (Fort Worth, TX): Gang members opened fire at a party two weekends ago, leaving a teen-age girl wounded by bullet fragments.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: September 27, 2005

Teen victim of shooting in East Austin dies (Austin, TX): Wearing a white T-shirt bearing a picture of her youngest child, Woody, on cowboy day in kindergarten, Janie Moreno Briseo mourned the 16-year-old Saturday, recalling that he was always smiling and never hurt anyone.
Source: Austin American-Statesman     Date: September 25, 2005

EP police say weekend violence proof that gang activity is on rise (El Paso, TX): El Paso police have arrested 19-year old Gino Perry and have charged him with criminal attempted murder in an Eastside stabbing over the weekend.
Source: KFOX TV    Date: September 12, 2005

17 people injured during jail riot (Mineral Wells, TX): About 200 inmates - some armed with broom handles, sticks and boards - rioted at a privately run prison in Mineral Wells late Saturday and early Sunday, leaving 17 people injured, law enforcement officials said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 29, 2005

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