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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Crime spree ends for gang member (Hidalgo County, TX): An alleged gang member is behind bars under $3.5 million dollars in bonds following a crime spree that included five robberies, a kidnapping and a burglary.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: May 17, 2010

Mexican Mafia attacks taking place in Valley towns (Harlingen, TX): One night in early April, Bobby Leal, Israel Banda, Abraham Serna and another unidentified suspect put a gun to someone’s head, beat and stabbed him repeatedly, then left him for dead in front of the Harlingen Sports Complex.
Source: The Brownsville Herald    Date: May 16, 2010

Four charged in Madison as manhunt stretches across country (Groves, TX): Authorities in Texas late Tuesday were looking for the man Madison police say shot and killed a rival gang member last week outside a Fordem Avenue business.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: May 5, 2010

Ex-leader of Crips gang now working for anti-crime coalition (San Antonio, TX): At age 13, William Tutt went to visit his family in Los Angeles for the summer. His life was changed forever after that. Tutt said. "I fell in love with the gangster lifestyle. My cousin was a Crip and I followed in his path."
Source: KENS 5 News    Date: May 4, 2010

Arlington police chief says it takes more than jails to fight gangs (Arlington, TX): Jail isn't enough to keep Arlington's nearly 1,000 documented gang members from causing trouble, and it isn't enough to detour the city's youth from entering a life of crime, Police Chief Theron Bowman told members of the Arlington City Council on Tuesday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 4, 2010

District, police address gang concern (Arlington, TX): Gunshots fired April 19 in South Arlington were a loud and clear signal that gang violence is still a community concern.
Source: Mansfield News-Mirror    Date: May 4, 2010

Mexican traffickers get help from U.S. prison gangs (El Paso, TX): When Mexican drug traffickers need someone killed or kidnapped, or drugs distributed in the United States, they increasingly call on American subcontractors -- U.S.-based prison gangs that run criminal enterprises from behind bars, sometimes even from solitary confinement.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 3, 2010

Huge parties turning deadly (Houston, TX): Three teens have been shot to death while attending or leaving large parties or rap concerts in the Houston area in the last two weeks, highlighting the dangers of youthful gatherings being advertised on Facebook, My Space and other social networking sites, police and other observers say.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 3, 2010

Arlington shooting renews concerns about gangs (Arlington, TX): The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Mansfield Summit High School student during a street fight is the latest high-profile incident to turn a spotlight on Arlington's gang problem.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 22, 2010

Graffiti culprits put to work (Harlingen, TX): Raul Reyes eyed the graffiti-covered walls of the old ice factory at the end of Memphis Street Saturday morning, paint brush in hand.
Source: The Brownsville Herald    Date: April 11, 2010

Neighbors fearful as gang feud takes root (El Paso, TX): A street gang feud that has escalated into a shooting, an attempted arson and a rash of graffiti is spreading fear in a Northeast neighborhood.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 24, 2010

2nd sweep nets 25, most with suspected gang ties (El Paso, TX): El Paso police and Texas state troopers have waged a second assault against suspected members of the Barrio Azteca border gang, arresting 25 people in a second phase of "Operation Knock Down," city and state police said Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 22, 2010

Operation aims to find leads into Juarez killings (McAllen, TX): More than 200 federal, state and local law enforcement officers swept through El Paso on Thursday, picking up suspected members of the Barrio Azteca gang in an effort to find new leads into the killings of three people with ties to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez last weekend.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 18, 2010

Two teens arrested in Arlington gang shoot-out (Arlington, TX): Police made two arrests on Friday in connection with a street gang shoot-out that ended high school soccer and baseball games at nearby Sam Houston High School on Wednesday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: March 5, 2010

Gang members target random victims in recent violence, police say (Austin, TX): Known gang members have targeted random victims, including an elderly woman who died Wednesday after she was hit in the face, in a burst of recent violence, according to court records and police.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: March 4, 2010

Two stabbed during gang fight at Willowbrook Mall (Houston, TX): Two people were stabbed during a gang fight at a northwest Houston mall Saturday. Police said around 5:15 p.m., a fight erupted between two gangs in the common area of Willowbrook Mall.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: February 20, 2010

Over 100 police target gang members in citywide (Corpus Christi, TX): More than 100 local officers and federal agents raided homes across the city Friday in an effort to crack down on violent street crime.
Source: KRIS 6 News    Date: February 5, 2010

National anti-gang sweep leads to 43 Texas arrests (McAllen, TX): Immigration officials have announced the arrests of 43 gang members and associates in Texas, part of more than 400 arrests in a national anti-gang operation.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 27, 2010

Arrests in gang injunction (Wichita Falls, TX): In the first few months of the city’s newest gang injunction, Wichita Falls police have made several arrests related to violations.
Source: Times Record News    Date: January 23, 2010

Four seemingly unrelated violent crimes all linked to Aryan Circle gang (Texas): Nearly four years ago, a badly decomposed body was found in heavy woods in McLennan County. It took months for investigators to determine the sex, race and finally the name of the victim, who had been stabbed and beaten to death.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: January 19, 2010

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