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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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Street gangsters steal dog, rough up kids (Port Arthur, TX): Two Port Arthur teens and their dog were the victims of a gang attack Tuesday night.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: July 18, 2007

Teen fatally shot in fight (Arlington, TX): Two or more groups of teens met late Monday to fight at an Arlington strip mall. It's unknown how long the fight lasted, or who pulled out a gun. When police arrived, two people had been shot, one fatally.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 11, 2007

One dead in gang-related shooting in Wichita Falls (Wichita Falls, TX): Retaliation from a rival gang has led to the shooting death of a young man in Wichita Falls. Christian Gallegas was at a party early Wednesday morning where was shot several times in the back and neck.
Source: KSWO 7 News    Date: July 5, 2007

Feds report arrest of violent street gang member (McAllen, TX): A 29-year-old Mexican man who is an alleged member of a violent street gang was arrested at his home in Mission, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 25, 2007

Fort Worth sues gang in effort to decrease crime (Fort Worth, TX): Life is about to become more unpleasant for street gang members in Fort Worth. In a new approach to attacking violent crime, the city has filed a lawsuit against one gang, the Northcide Four Trey Gangsta Crips, to keep members from being in the same place at the same time.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: May 26, 2007

Boys hit in gang rite (New Braunfels, TX): A gang initiation in a school bathroom — filmed by two students with cell phone cameras — has led to suspensions for a group of middle school boys this week, with criminal charges pending, officials said.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: May 4, 2007

Police: Arrests don't signal gang organizing in Austin (Austin, TX): Austin police have arrested four men suspected of being members of the violent MS-13 gang during the past two years, including one charged last week with robbing and killing an 18-year-old man as he walked through a parking lot with his father.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: May 3, 2007

Police say man charged in shooting death of 18-year-old is member of international gang (Austin, TX): A man charged in the fatal shooting Saturday of an 18-year-old Mexican immigrant is a member of a violent international gang called MS-13, Austin police said Friday.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: April 28, 2007

Defense attorney gives up fight over Wichita Falls "VC" gang injunction (Wichita Falls, KS): He still believes it's illegal and unconstitutional, but for now, an attorney and six of his clients are giving up their fight against an anti-gang ordinance in Wichita Falls.
Source: KSWO 7 News    Date: April 6, 2007

Nine accused of prison gang involvement (McAllen, TX): Nine alleged members of the Texas Syndicate prison gang are charged with racketeering crimes including murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking under a four-count indictment unsealed Tuesday, federal prosecutors said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 3, 2007

Gang injunction being worked on for Northeast (El Paso, TX): A new civil gang injunction is being worked on targeting gang activity in the Northeast, El Paso County Attorney Jose R. Rodriguez said this morning at a law enforcement gang seminar.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 30, 2007

E.P. county attorney: 'Gang problem growing' (El Paso, TX): El Paso's county attorney believes the city has a gang problem and it may only be getting worse. County Attorney Rodriguez said there is one gang that is especially growing--the Barrio Azteca gang.
Source: KFOX News    Date: March 30, 2007

Gang round up (Wichita Falls, TX): It started just before 10 Saturday night when officers responded to 1513 22nd Street on a "shots fired" call. The house and vehicle was hit by several bullets, but luckily, no one was injured.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: March 26, 2007

Gang injunction permanent for four people (Wichita Falls, TX): Today marked an important day for the city of Wichita Falls and the future of the VC gang injunction. Last Thursday, the city filed a default judgment in the 89th district court.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: March 12, 2007

City dealing with multiple gang shootings (Wichita Falls, TX): Violence erupted in the Wichita Falls VC Safety Zone yesterday between two gangs, and several police officers were caught in the crossfire.
Source: KFDX 3 News    Date: March 8, 2007

21-year-old man fatally shot in gang-related fight (Houston, TX): A 21-year-old man was fatally shot outside a west Houston strip center Friday night after a gang-related altercation, Houston Police Department officials said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 3, 2007

Cornyn asks churches for help to stem tide of gangs (Houston, TX): In addition to providing more funds for law enforcement to fight gang violence, the federal government has to get the faith-based community involved in prevention and intervention programs for youths, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said Friday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 24, 2007

Gang fight has more officers patrolling (San Juan, TX): Extra police units will be patrolling in San Juan, after a gang fight broke out south of PSJA High School. Officers say the fight was payback for Monday night's shooting death of a gang member.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: February 13, 2007

Anti-gang effort leads to Rico indictment of seventeen alleged members or associates of the Texas Syndicate prison gang (Houston, TX): An 11 count indictment charging 17 Houston area men with various murders, armed robberies and drug trafficking to gain or maintain entrance or increase their positions with the Texas Syndicate prison gang has been unsealed, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Don DeGabrielle of the Southern District of Texas, and FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Roderick Beverly of the Houston Division announced today.
Source: Press Release    Date: February 12, 2007

Gang crime spreads to northern, southern Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX): Gang crime was up in 2006 and spread to two places where police hadn't seen much of it: far south and far north Fort Worth.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 9, 2007

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