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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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FBI drug sweep shuts down violent Galveston County gang (Bacliff, TX): It was in the mid-1990s, just a few blocks away from Galveston Bay, that a teen formed a gang that called itself the 4th Street Bloods. Local law enforcement officials said the gang became a major drug operation in Galveston County distributing crack and crystal meth.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: June 11, 2008

149 arrested in S.E. Texas crackdown on gangs (Houston, TX): A multiagency crackdown on Southeast Texas street gangs and other criminal activity led to the arrest of nearly 150 people last week, including 67 suspected gang members or associates, authorities said Sunday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 9, 2008

Fighting youth violence together (Arlington, TX): City and school officials are expected to form a task force that would team local organizations and nonprofits to fight youth violence.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: June 9, 2008

HPD links Mexico cartel to Houston (Houston, TX): The enforcement efforts that recently crippled the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico have a connection to the recent Houston indictment of two dozen alleged members and associates of a Texas-born Hispanic gang.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 9, 2008

Weeklong ICE surge nets 32 gang arrests in S. Texas (San Antonio, TX): More than 30 gang members and their associates were arrested this week in an operation that stretched from Austin to Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Friday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 6, 2008

Arlington goes to West Coast for advice on gangs (Arlington, TX): Arlington's school superintendent and mayor, and a police official are scheduled to meet with San Jose, Calif., officials today to discuss how the West Coast city has addressed its gang problem.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 29, 2008

State indicted street gang members appear in court (Gregg County, TX): Combined force arrest teams have located and arrested 38 of the 56 State and or Federal indicted defendants targeted for arrest on Wednesday as a result of a multi-year organized drug and violent crime investigation in Longview and Kilgore.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: May 29, 2008

Law enforcement arrests at least 40 in Longview drug busts (Longview, TX): Local, state and federal officials arrested more than 40 people in the Longview area on drug and gun charges, part of a two-year investigation targeting gang activity in the East Texas town.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 28, 2008

Reputed Bacliff gang members facing drug charges (Houston, TX): Jason James Ruppert was barely a teenager when federal officials say he became one of six founding members of a drug-dealing gang on Galveston County's north side.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 21, 2008

New reward targets gang graffiti in Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX): Graffiti has surged in Fort Worth, and so has the amount of reward money for tips leading to the arrest of those responsible for it.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 20, 2008

Gangs help drive crime in Lubbock (Lubbock, TX): You may never come face to face with a gang member, but gangs are showing their faces in Lubbock homes, driveways and parking lots.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: May 6, 2008

Gang intervention summit tries to break a vicious cycle (Arlington, TX): Sharon Richardson said she believes that reading the toe tags on teenagers at the morgue soured her 14-year-old son on gang life. During their visits, there were youths ages 17, 14 and 13 who were dead from gunshot wounds, Richardson said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 4, 2008

Police: Girl stabbed for not joining gang (Corpus Christi, TX): A 17-year-old girl was stabbed Thursday night after an altercation with a gang member, according to Corpus Christi police.
Source: The Caller-Times    Date: May 2, 2008

Arlington hopes grant money will curb gangs (Arlington, TX): The city is hoping a $1 million federal grant will help solve gang crime in a 7-square-mile swath in east Arlington.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 1, 2008

'Young Guns' are growing threat in two violent street gangs (Port Arthur, TX): They're young, armed and dangerous, and Port Arthur Police say the people in two gangs are the city's most violent because they equate guns with power and are always looking to expand their arsenal.
Source: KFDM 6 News    Date: April 24, 2008

One injured in shooting on busy San Antonio street (San Antonio, TX): A carload of gang members armed with machine guns shot wildly at a vehicle on a busy street before the car they were chasing stopped and one of the occupants was shot several times in the head, authorities said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 22, 2008

Gang violence main topic at PIP meeting (Kingwood, TX): Glenn Smart, a sergeant with Houston Police Department's Gang Division, said violent gang activity in the Houston area is on the rise.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 22, 2008

Murder, pregnant woman's stabbing linked to East Houston gang (Houston, TX): The stabbing of a pregnant woman and a murder not far away were both part of a violent weekend crime spree.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: April 1, 2008

Grant could help Austin police with gangs (Austin, TX): Austin and Austin Independent School District police are celebrating a new $180,000 federal grant that will let them talk to one another more easily.
Source: KVUE News    Date: March 24, 2008

Panel seeks to stem youth violence (Arlington, TX): A new police advisory panel is working to increase communication among agencies that work with Arlington youths to try to stem youth violence.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: March 24, 2008

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