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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Third person jailed in May 15 slaying (Arlington, TX): Police arrested a third person in connection with the May 15 shooting death of an Arlington teen-ager that police say is gang related.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: June 22, 2005

MS-13 gang suspect arrested in Harris County (Harris County, TX): U.S. immigration authorities arrested two members of a Central America-based gang in Texas this week as part of a nationwide crackdown.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 17, 2005

Gang injunction helps curb Segundo crime (El Paso, TX): The bustling streets of the Segundo Barrio are safer since a civil court injunction began two years ago against one of El Paso's largest gangs, authorities reviewing the measure said recently.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: June 16, 2005

Authorities arrest two Salvadoran gang members near San Antonio (San Antonio, TX): The arrest of two Salvadoran gang suspects in South Texas has raised fears that violent gangs have moved into the area.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: June 7, 2005

Programs fight rise in young gang members (Fort Worth, TX): Alejandro Victorio had just turned 14, and his name hadn't yet shown up on the Police Department's list of gang members.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: June 5, 2005

Man arrested in death of kidnapped S. A. teen (San Antonio, TX): The 16-year-old San Antonio boy was kidnapped, beaten, tortured, stabbed and dumped across the state line.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: June 1, 2005

Young man shot in possible gang-related incident (San Antonio, TX): A 16-year-old male was shot in the back late Friday night on the 100 block of Colby Street in what may be a gang-related incident.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: May 21, 2005

Gang involvement is investigated (Arlington, TX): Hours before a family dinner to celebrate his 17th birthday, Walter Rodriguez left his parents' east Arlington apartment to hang out with his friends.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 21, 2005

Vicious gang's growth feared (Dallas, TX): The arrests of several suspected members of a vicious Central American gang have heightened fears among Dallas-area law enforcement officials about the growing influence and might of MS-13 in North Texas.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: May 20, 2005

Dangerous gang moves into North Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth, TX): It is considered the most dangerous gang in America, and it has moved into Dallas-Fort Worth. Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is a group made up mostly of Salvadorans who entered the U.S. illegally through Mexico.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: May 20, 2005

FBI, area police step up work against gangs (Houston, TX): Beyond metal detectors and uniformed guards, in a conference room unmarked by decoration of any kind, a disembodied voice comes through a speaker phone:
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 19, 2005

Arlington teen fatally shot (Arlington, TX): An Arlington teen-ager found slain inside a pickup was chased down and killed after being involved in a gang-related drive-by shooting, police said Monday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 17, 2005

Houston police announce creation of gang division (Houston, TX): Houston police on Thursday announced the creation of a gang division and introduced its new captain, but officials would say little about the prevalence of the city's gang problem.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 13, 2005

System would help in tracking gangs (Tarrant County, TX): Tarrant County authorities hope to shadow gang members a little more closely in the near future. County commissioners approved a $147,000 federal grant application Tuesday for an electronic, countywide gang-tracking system that would be used by Fort Worth and Arlington police, the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department and the Tarrant County district attorney's office.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 4, 2005

Houston grapples with gang resurgence (Houston, TX): While other cities were reporting daily on drive-by shootings and gang violence in the late 1990s, Houston's headlines were relatively free of those stories.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: April 29, 2005

Vest saves stabbed officer (Hedwig Village, TX): A Hedwig Village police officer stabbed three times Thursday morning by a suspect whose tattoo identified him as an MS-13 member was saved by his bullet-resistant vest, said Hedwig Village Police Chief Dave Barber.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 29, 2005

Police, FBI tie more crimes to one gang (Houston, TX): A notorious Central American gang tied to a Huffman child's shooting death has waged a war of violence across Houston since last year, culminating in a SWAT standoff that netted several arrests, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 20, 2005

Violent gang puts Houston in spotlight (Houston, TX): A toddler's shooting death, linked to a violent Central American gang that could be linked to as many as nine area killings, is turning the attention of a national task force Houston's way.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 19, 2005

Illegal alien held in Toddler's Death (Houston, TX): Capital murder charges have been filed against a 19-year-old illegal alien believed to be a member of MS-13, a violent El Salvadoran gang, for the shooting death of a 19-month-old Houston toddler.
Source: World Net Daily    Date: April 17, 2005

21-year-old shot, killed during gang confrontation (Houston, TX): A man was killed during a confrontation outside a trailer home in northwest Houston late Thursday, police said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 15, 2005

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