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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Most Houston crime is gang-related (Houston, TX): A new report says gangs are behind most of the crime in Houston. The National Gang Threat Assessment is compiled with information from law enforcement agencies across the country.
Source: Texas Cable News    Date: February 12, 2009

Robbery spree tied to gang initiation of Fort Bend teen (Fort Bend, TX): A gang initiation for a junior high school student may have been behind a rash of armed robberies that targeted people arriving at their homes, Harris County sheriff’s officials said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 4, 2009

Authorities charge 14 members of Houston drug gang (Houston, TX): Law enforcement officials say they have arrested 10 members of a Houston drug gang and are seeking another four for distributing marijuana and cocaine with a street value of up to $40 million.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: January 21, 2009

Couple says 10 gang members broke into their Northeast Austin home (Austin, TX): Austin police have arrested one man in a home burglary in which police believe he and nine other gang members attempted to rob a Northeast Austin house early New Year’s Day.
Source: KEYE 42 News    Date: January 2, 2009

Study: Houston leads in homicides by black youths (Houston, TX): As violent crime nationally slows in growth or declines, the United States is facing a dramatic — but hardly noticed — increase in murders by and of young African-American men, a Northeastern University study released today reports.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: December 28, 2008

CCPD reorganizes staff to combat gangs (Corpus Christi, TX): The Corpus Christi Police Department will undergo a major reorganization in January. Several police department operations will be combined into one unit to better combat the gang activity here in the city.
Source: MSNBC    Date: December 19, 2008

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

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