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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Austin Police say large gang associated with threats (Austin, TX): Austin police say they arrested a member of a violent street gang after he made several threats against officers.
Source: KEYE 42 News    Date: May 15, 2009

Dangerous prison gangs (El Paso County, TX): There's a subculture in the Sun City that is rarely ever seen. Its rituals and members don't thrive under the sun on our city streets, rather, within the confines of steel bars and white walls.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News    Date: May 12, 2009

Online gangs prompt bill debate in Austin (Austin, TX): Gang activity is the focus of a proposed state bill being debated in Austin. It would target graffiti and newer trends that are popping up on the Internet. You find it just about everywhere in Dallas.. graffiti. Gangs commonly call it 'tagging.'
Source: The 33 News    Date: April 27, 2009

Senate OKs bill cracking down on gang activity (Austin, TX): Legislation aimed at cracking down on criminal street gangs in Texas – covering everything from graffiti to firearms smuggling – was approved Friday by the Senate and sent to the House.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: April 25, 2009

FBI operation nabs gang members (Houston, TX): Operation Lunar Eclipse is in effect. Federal authorities are trying to put the lights out on a gang of dangerous thugs they say are responsible for trafficking drugs and firearms to help support their buddies in prison.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: April 23, 2009

Anti-gang bill passes (Austin, TX): A bill that would create gang-free zones to curb illicit activities around schools and other places where children are present was unanimously approved today by the Texas Senate.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: April 20, 2009

Bloods street gang order dismissed (El Paso, TX): Two dozen alleged members of the Bloods street gang are free to go where they please after a judge on Monday dismissed a temporary restraining order against them.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: April 14, 2009

Authorities take down PLM gang (Wichita Falls, TX): Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies arrested at least 17 men and women Wednesday morning in what officials referred to as a Puro Lil’ Mafia gang takedown.
Source: Times Record News    Date: April 9, 2009

Man charged with assaulting child in gang initiation (Austin, TX): A 19-year-old man has been charged with two felonies after police say he assaulted a 13-year-old boy as part of a gang initiation at Lamar Middle School in February.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: April 7, 2009

Police launch gang-member roundup (San Antonio, TX): San Antonio police began arresting dozens of gang members Friday as a result of a three-month operation aimed at curbing gang violence on the city's streets.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: April 3, 2009

Law enforcement, residents take on gangs (El Paso, TX): Eyes quickly dart away after two young men in baggy jeans glance at police Officer Anthony Weathersbee's patrol car rolling through what could be the most notorious neighborhood in El Paso.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: April 1, 2009

Judge extends temporary injunction on reputed Bloods gang members (El Paso, TX): A judge today extended for two more weeks a temporary restraining order against 27 reputed members of the Bloods street gang.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: April 1, 2009

Gangs blamed in south Fort Worth shootout that killed two, wounded two (Fort Worth, TX): Michelle Chavez and her two girlfriends left a party late Friday to pick up a friend, but they ended up in gang crossfire only six blocks away, according to the girl who drove her wounded friends to the hospital.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: March 29, 2009

Austin seeing surge in crime by gang members, police say (Austin, TX): The number of crimes linked to gang members in Austin jumped 65 percent from 2007 to 2008 - a period that also saw an increase in the overall number of documented gang members on city streets, according to new police statistics.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: March 27, 2009

El Paso City's injunction efforts against gangs emulate California cities (El Paso, TX): Civil court injunctions designed to wipe out street gangs have been a popular tactic of police and government lawyers in Southern California for more than 20 years.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 24, 2009

Bloods gang to be target of injunction (El Paso, TX): A court injunction targeting a street gang in Northeast El Paso by prohibiting members from gathering, throwing gang signs and using cell phones will be requested Friday, officials said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 20, 2009

Mexican cartels infiltrate Houston (Houston, TX): The order was clear: Kill the guy in the Astros jersey. But in a case of mistaken identity, Jose Perez ended up dead. The intended target — the Houston-based head of a Mexican drug cartel cell pumping millions of dollars of cocaine into the city — walked away.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 7, 2009

Bill would outlaw gang recruiting on Internet (El Paso, TX): Gang members could be prosecuted for promoting their activities or recruiting members on the Internet if a bill introduced Thursday in the Texas Legislature is approved.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 6, 2009

PAPD arrests two suspected gang members, searches for third (Port Arthur, TX): The Port Arthur Police Department Street Crimes Unit, with assistance from the Houston Police Department Gang Unit, has arrested two suspect members of the Surenos or Sur 13 street gang.
Source: KFDM 6 News    Date: March 4, 2009

West Texas gang indicted on drugs, weapons charges (Lubbock, TX): Seventeen members of a gang, who authorities say committed gang-related killings in West Texas, face drugs and weapons charges, according to an 11-count indictment unsealed Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 26, 2009

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