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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Defense attorney gives up fight over Wichita Falls "VC" gang injunction (Wichita Falls, KS): He still believes it's illegal and unconstitutional, but for now, an attorney and six of his clients are giving up their fight against an anti-gang ordinance in Wichita Falls.
Source: KSWO 7 News    Date: April 6, 2007

Nine accused of prison gang involvement (McAllen, TX): Nine alleged members of the Texas Syndicate prison gang are charged with racketeering crimes including murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking under a four-count indictment unsealed Tuesday, federal prosecutors said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 3, 2007

Gang injunction being worked on for Northeast (El Paso, TX): A new civil gang injunction is being worked on targeting gang activity in the Northeast, El Paso County Attorney Jose R. Rodriguez said this morning at a law enforcement gang seminar.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 30, 2007

E.P. county attorney: 'Gang problem growing' (El Paso, TX): El Paso's county attorney believes the city has a gang problem and it may only be getting worse. County Attorney Rodriguez said there is one gang that is especially growing--the Barrio Azteca gang.
Source: KFOX News    Date: March 30, 2007

Gang round up (Wichita Falls, TX): It started just before 10 Saturday night when officers responded to 1513 22nd Street on a "shots fired" call. The house and vehicle was hit by several bullets, but luckily, no one was injured.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: March 26, 2007

Gang injunction permanent for four people (Wichita Falls, TX): Today marked an important day for the city of Wichita Falls and the future of the VC gang injunction. Last Thursday, the city filed a default judgment in the 89th district court.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: March 12, 2007

City dealing with multiple gang shootings (Wichita Falls, TX): Violence erupted in the Wichita Falls VC Safety Zone yesterday between two gangs, and several police officers were caught in the crossfire.
Source: KFDX 3 News    Date: March 8, 2007

21-year-old man fatally shot in gang-related fight (Houston, TX): A 21-year-old man was fatally shot outside a west Houston strip center Friday night after a gang-related altercation, Houston Police Department officials said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 3, 2007

Cornyn asks churches for help to stem tide of gangs (Houston, TX): In addition to providing more funds for law enforcement to fight gang violence, the federal government has to get the faith-based community involved in prevention and intervention programs for youths, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said Friday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 24, 2007

Gang fight has more officers patrolling (San Juan, TX): Extra police units will be patrolling in San Juan, after a gang fight broke out south of PSJA High School. Officers say the fight was payback for Monday night's shooting death of a gang member.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: February 13, 2007

Anti-gang effort leads to Rico indictment of seventeen alleged members or associates of the Texas Syndicate prison gang (Houston, TX): An 11 count indictment charging 17 Houston area men with various murders, armed robberies and drug trafficking to gain or maintain entrance or increase their positions with the Texas Syndicate prison gang has been unsealed, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Don DeGabrielle of the Southern District of Texas, and FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Roderick Beverly of the Houston Division announced today.
Source: Press Release    Date: February 12, 2007

Gang crime spreads to northern, southern Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX): Gang crime was up in 2006 and spread to two places where police hadn't seen much of it: far south and far north Fort Worth.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 9, 2007

D.A., resident say injunction is reducing gang activity (San Antonio, TX): It's a gang war crackdown that slapped a scarlet letter on known gangsters and warned them not to associate with each other.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: February 3, 2007

Wanted: Help against gangs, guns. Reward: You bet (Corpus Christi, TX): Corpus Christi police launched a new campaign Wednesday targeting gang members with guns by offering cash rewards of as much as $500 for anonymous tips.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: February 1, 2007

Visiting judge extends gang injunction (Wichita Falls, TX): The temporary injunction prohibiting some gang-related activities in parts of Wichita Falls has been extended, according to information from the Wichita Falls Police Department.
Source: Times Record News    Date: January 31, 2007

Suspected MS-13 gang leader arrested (Houston, TX): A suspected MS-13 gang leader wanted in connection with multiple violent crimes was arrested in Houston, KPRC Local 2 reported Tuesday.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: January 30, 2007

Almost 30 members of Latin Kings gang behind bars (Houston, TX): Two dozen gang members have pleaded guilty to crimes like murder, organized crime, drugs and use of stolen weapons. It's the result of a three year investigation by the Houston Police Department and a big blow to one of the most dangerous gangs in the country.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: January 12, 2007

Gang shooting has neighborhood fearing for their safety (Corpus Christi, TX): Two men were recovering in the hospital after a gang related shooting in a central Corpus Christi neighborhood. Residents there now fear more retaliation is coming. Police said this is the third shooting in an ongoing battle between two rival gangs.
Source: KRIS 6 News    Date: January 8, 2007

Two students stabbed, one cut in knife fight near middle school (Houston, TX): A confrontation outside a Fort Bend Independent School District campus turned violent Tuesday afternoon when two students were stabbed and another was cut.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: December 30, 2006

Troublesome spike in teen violent crime (Houston, TX): The recent fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Westbury High School student underscores some troubling facts: The number of juvenile homicide victims is up considerably from 2005, and violent crime committed by young people appears to be up as well.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: December 10, 2006

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