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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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Limits on gang member appealed (Austin, TX): The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin has agreed to hear arguments related to the constitutionality of Wichita County’s prosecutions of one of the defendants under the Varrio Carnales Gang Injunction order.
Source: Times Record News    Date: January 14, 2010

Harlingen police unit targets gangs (Harlingen, TX): Armed street thugs were trying to take over the streets in sweeping numbers. "We were all about gang banging," said a member of the West Side Aquas, the city’s most violent gang in recent memory. "And we had guns, lots of guns."
Source: The Monitor    Date: January 3, 2010

Third gang injunction zone (Wichita Falls, TX): Following the success of two previous "Gang Injunction Zones", the City of Wichita Falls is filing a third. This zone covers 15.5 square miles across a major portion of central Wichita Falls.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: January 2, 2010

13-year-old killed in Dallas gang-related shooting (Dallas, TX): A 13-year-old died and a 17-year-old was critically wounded in a New Year’s Eve shooting that police said was gang-related.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: January 2, 2010

Texas-born prison gang a growing threat (Texas): They go by nicknames like Droopy, Radar and Thumper. Members of their governing board are known as "ugly boys," their regional vice presidents "clowns."
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: December 18, 2009

Mexican cartels looking to exploit gang connections in U.S. military (El Paso, TX): The ties between drug cartels and street gangs in Mexico are well-established. But now, there are signs the cartels are looking to exploit gang connections in the U.S. military.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: December 11, 2009

Gang crime not on rise (Abilene, TX): While Abilene’s gang activity has come into the spotlight with recent drive-by shootings and the beating of a Cooper High student in the school bathroom as part of a possible gang initiation, police say local gang crime isn’t necessarily on the rise.
Source: Abilene Reporter-News    Date: December 9, 2009

Two Abilene men dispute gang affiliation (Abilene, TX): James Vita and Jeremy Jay were surprised when they learned their YouTube video supposedly was a tool for recruiting gang members.
Source: Abilene Reporter-News    Date: December 9, 2009

Cartels' youth recruitment worries authorities (Brownsville, TX): When Laredo police investigator Joe Baeza meets with the juvenile enforcement team, he hears of a disturbing trend.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: December 7, 2009

Civil option for gang cases (Wichita Falls, TX): Monday brought a first for Wichita Falls. While defendants accused of violating the first gang injunction in the city have faced misdemeanor criminal charges, another avenue that can be used to deal with violators went untested — until now.
Source: Times Record News    Date: December 1, 2009

13 arrests 'dismantle' Bloods gang in Northeast (El Paso, TX): FBI officials said Wednesday that they have dealt a critical blow to the Bloods street gang in El Paso.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: November 25, 2009

Teen shot, killed in 'gang-related' fight (El Paso, TX): A teenager was killed by a shotgun blast Monday night in Northeast El Paso.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: November 24, 2009

As gangs get bolder, Arlington police fight back (Arlington, TX): Working an undercover surveillance detail at an east-side apartment complex, Detective Gus Klinkenberg didn’t have to wait long before the shooting started.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: November 21, 2009

Trial shines light on gang activity (San Angelo, TX): Court testimony in the murder of Robert Guevara, as a defense attorney promised, shone some light on the darker side of San Angelo.
Source: Standard-Times    Date: November 20, 2009

Mexican drug cartels recruiting TX teens (Texas): Authorities are warning northern Texas parents that Mexican drug cartels are recruiting new soldiers and killers through gangs at border-area schools and possibly throughout the state.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: November 18, 2009

Gangs bringing violence, conflicts on campus (Tyler, TX): In the past year, TJC students have been connected to a homicide, armed robbery and multiple fights that could be a result of increasing gang activity on campus.
Source: The Apache Pow Wow    Date: November 13, 2009

TX officials say 11 students arrested for riot (Pharr, TX): Eleven students including six juveniles are accused of participating in a gang-related riot at a Pharr alternative high school.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 9, 2009

Alleged member of street gang, 31 Flavors, arrested in Texas (Collin County, TX): One of the two remaining suspected members of the "31 Flavors" street gang was arrested Wednesday in Texas.
Source: The News-Star    Date: November 5, 2009

New law makes schools, playgrounds gang free zones (Corpus Christi, TX): A new law has given authorities more tools to fight gangs, including increasing the penalties for committing gang-related crimes near places like schools, playgrounds and youth centers.
Source: Caller-Times    Date: November 2, 2009

Suspects in Seguin gang killing arrested (Seguin, TX): Seguin police have arrested several people in connection with the shooting death of a 20-year-old Waelder man Oct. 16, officials said. Detectives said Garland Taylor’s killing was gang-related.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: October 24, 2009

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