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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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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

Gangs blamed in string of shootings (Fort Worth, TX): Five gang-related shootings in six days last week, including an attack on a police officer, left one person dead and four wounded, leading police to increase patrols in east and north Fort Worth. Three shootings might be linked to a north-side gang's attempt to re-establish itself after having to lie low since February, when its leader was accused of killing one man and wounding five others, Sgt. Bill Beall, a gang unit supervisor, said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 6, 2004

Teen hit by stray bullet during apparent gang fight (Houston, TX): A teenager holding a small child in her lap was hit by a stray bullet this evening when an apparent gang fight broke out at her northwest Houston apartment complex.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 20, 2004

Police chief wants to stay ahead of gang activity (North Richland Hills, TX): Widespread graffiti. Open hostility in public places. Gang members hanged in effigy at local apartment complexes. All have taken place in North Richland Hills in recent months.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 16, 2004

Police chief wants to stay ahead of gang activity (North Richland Hills, TX): Widespread graffiti. Open hostility in public places. Gang members hanged in effigy at local apartment complexes. All have taken place in North Richland Hills in recent months. All, police say, are evidence of gang activity.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 16, 2004

Shootings appear to be gang-related (Witchita Falls, TX): Although no arrests have been made at this time, police believe they know who`s responsible for two shootings in Wichita Falls. The latest shooting happened Tuesday night in the 700 block of Corwin.
Source: KFDX-TV    Date: July 15, 2004

Warning Signs: Texas Attorney General focuses on diverting children from gang life (Texas): Tami Schroeder keeps busy fielding questions about youth gang activity in Texas. At her office with the Texas Attorney General in Austin, she answers calls from law enforcement agencies, educators and, at times, parents all seeking answers to similar questions: How to prevent children from joining.
Source: The Brownsville Herald    Date: July 13, 2004

Four teens arrested in gang-related assault (El Paso, TX): The police gang unit arrested four teenage gang members on aggravated assault charges for allegedly beating a 15-year-old boy about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday at Grandview Park, 3100 Jefferson in Central El Paso, police said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: July 9, 2004

Software would help in identifying gang members (Fort Worth, TX): Identifying gang members may soon be just a mouse click away. Tarrant County and some law enforcement officials, looking for a better way to track gang members and share information, believe that they've found it in intelligence software called GangNet.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 7, 2004

Gang fight wounds 3 bystanders (Houston, TX): A 6-year-old girl and her father were among three people shot in a gang-related gunfight Sunday that occurred after the Freedom Over Texas festivities ended near downtown. Houston police said two groups of men began fighting at White Oak Park in the 2200 block of White Oak as a crowd was leaving the park about 10 p.m.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 5, 2004

Riot erupts at detention center (Olmito, TX): A gang-related riot inside the Carrizalez-Rucker Detention Center near Olmito Friday afternoon left one inmate with a stab wound to the neck and 11 others injured. Although jail officials said that the gang turf-war they experienced Friday is part of a trend of state jail violence drifting south, experts say that the possibility is unlikely and that the violence is probably a local problem.
Source: Valley Morning Star    Date: July 3, 2004

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