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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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

City Council is looking for ways to help combat gang activity (Fort Worth, TX): City Council members called Tuesday for more resources to stem gang activity after weekend shootings that killed a teen-ager and severely wounded a toddler.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 13, 2005

Suspect arrested in one of two shootings (Fort Worth, TX): One man is in custody in the killing of a teen who died of a gunshot wound Saturday afternoon, and police are looking for suspects in a case in which a toddler was struck by a stray bullet Saturday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 11, 2005

Baby critically hurt in FW gunfire (Fort Worth, TX): A baby boy was shot and critically injured Saturday evening—an apparent unintended victim in what police say was a rolling, gang-related shootout in Fort Worth.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: April 10, 2005

Man arrested in fatal shooting (Fort Worth, TX): Police have identified a 22-year-old man arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a man at an east Fort Worth apartment complex Wednesday night, and they are searching for a second man.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 8, 2005

Graffiti incidents spike throughout Montgomery County (Montgomery County, TX): Several recent incidents of graffiti vandals spray painting local targets have been logged by law enforcement authorities, who say they expect a spike in related crimes with summer looming.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 5, 2005

Ken Rodriguez: Gang injunction takes a big bite out of crime on the West Side (San Antonio, TX): Patrolman Humberto Gallegos is parked in front of a crack house on the city's West Side. From inside his squad car, Gallegos opens a notebook to show me the names of more than 100 prostitutes — some of whom once slept in this wooden shack on Rivas Street.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 30, 2005

City asks for more help from residents on safety, crime (Houston, TX): Any proposed increases in the city's five-year Capital Improvement Plan will have to address safety and crime-fighting or they risk being put on the back burner when it comes to funding, say city officials.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 29, 2005

Neighborhood fights gangs in court (San Antonio, TX): Ernestine Green and Ruth Price have lived on Sterling Street long enough to vividly remember the chaos that prevailed over their entire neighborhood in the mid-1980s, when gangs ruled the streets.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 28, 2005

Police scrambling for tips in slaying (Dallas, TX): Residents at an apartment complex in northwest Dallas got a grim reminder of the city's gang problem when a 19-year-old man playing soccer was executed in front of his friends by a teenager suspected of being a gang member.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: March 21, 2005

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