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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Violent Gang (Bronwsville, TX): Brownsville researcher Susan Ritter hopes her work on the Mara Salvatrucha gang will help law enforce-ment do its jobs.
Source: The Brownsville Herald    Date: September 8, 2006

First arrests made in safety zone (Wichita Falls, TX): Three members of the Varrio Carnales, or VC, street gang have been arrested by the Wichita Falls Police Department in two separate incidents, thanks to the new gang injunction barring them from certain activities in the "(VC) Safety Zone No. 1."
Source: Times Record News    Date: September 8, 2006

21 gang members have injunction against them (Wichita Falls, TX): A developing story concerning an injunction against 21 alleged gang members in Wichita Falls. It would give Wichita Falls Police the authority to become proactive and stop the violence before it happens, rather than reacting after the crime.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: September 2, 2006

Raids target escalating gang feud (Fort Worth, TX): About 100 local and federal agents raided seven houses in north Fort Worth on Wednesday night, an operation one police official said was designed to "send a message" to two feuding gangs.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: September 1, 2006

Agents arrest suspected MS-13 gang member (Brownsville, TX): Border Patrol agents aided by National Guard members arrested a 22-year-old suspected member of the violent Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang on Wednesday as he tried to re-enter the United States, Customs and Border Protection said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 30, 2006

Man killed, one injured in shooting (Dallas, TX) : One man was killed and another was in serious condition Tuesday after both were shot several times in what Dallas police detectives believe was a gang-related drive-by shooting in West Dallas.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: August 30, 2006

Cornyn ties gangs to potential terrorism (Houston, TX): Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said local and state law enforcement agencies need to tap federal resources to readily identify potential terrorist threats.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 28, 2006

HPD adding FBI's muscle to fight gangs (Houston, TX): FBI agents will work alongside Houston police in the office and on the streets as part of the latest counterattack on the city's ongoing gang violence, Chief Harold Hurtt announced Friday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 26, 2006

Two teens dead in shooting on north side (Fort Worth, TX): For weeks, Pedro Alvarado Jr. talked about how much he was going to enjoy high school. The 14-year-old liked tinkering with computers and electronics and was eager to start his freshman year at Richland High School.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 21, 2006

"Gang" reference opposed by Longview Mayor (Longview, TX): With the recent shooting violence in Longview, many citizens are worried that police and city officials are not paying due attention to what they feel is clearly "gang" violence.
Source: KLTV 7 News    Date: August 16, 2006

San Patricio county receives grant; official has questions (San Patricio County, TX): San Patricio County received $133,136 in federal grant money to assist in the investigation of violent and gang-related crimes in San Patricio and Aransas counties.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: August 15, 2006

Police crack down on gang houses (Corpus Christi, TX): Corpus Christi police have revived a project that's geared at cracking down on gang activity in neighborhoods.
Source: KRIS 6 News    Date: August 3, 2006

At least nine shot in gang fight (Fort Worth, TX): A confrontation at a party resulted in a melee that left at least nine people with gunshot wounds at a south Fort Worth residence early Sunday, police said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 24, 2006

Police blame rap song for fatal gang shooting (Dallas, TX): A rap song sparked a nightclub shooting between rival gangs that had declared a truce to celebrate a birthday, leaving two men dead and four others injured, police said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 18, 2006

Gang activity flare-up worries Central area neighborhood (El Paso, TX): Children played soccer, families took a stroll, and abuelitos sat and talked as the Segundo Barrio stirred with activity as the temperature cooled on a recent summer evening.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: July 16, 2006

Lubbock police working to stop possible gang violence (Lubbock, TX): Are they random shootings, or are they possibly gang related? That's the question NewsChannel 11 asked Lubbock Police after two shootings in as many days in a south-central Lubbock neighborhood.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11    Date: July 5, 2006

Aryan gang thrives in prisons, but its motto extends to streets via ex-convicts (Texas): In light of the recent arrest of 10 Aryan Brotherhood members and associates in connection with a burglary and murder, police throughout South and Southeast Texas say they are keeping close tabs on members of the gang.
Source: Beaumont Enterprise    Date: June 18, 2006

Police: Shooting was gang-related (Fort Worth, TX): Police believe the shooting that wounded three people in north Fort Worth late Wednesday night was gang related, a spokesman said Thursday morning.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: June 15, 2006

Criminals target of latest immigrant sweep (Houston, TX): In a sweeping roundup of illegal immigrant gang members and sexual predators living in the United States, federal officials vowed that Operation Return to Sender is just the beginning.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: June 15, 2006

Residents near park wary of gangs (Haltom City, TX): With its swingsets, softball diamond and open green space, Little Fossil Park is enticing. But after two bursts of gunfire in the park this spring, some residents are staying away.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: June 11, 2006

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