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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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Not only an inner-city problem, gangs get Arlington's attention (Arlington, TX): Last month, a gunman walked into an East Arlington back yard filled with partying young people and opened fire, killing 19-year-old Quintarick Wilson – the city's fifth gang-related slaying this year – and wounding three other youths.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: October 23, 2007

Little-known gang growing in Austin (Austin, TX): A little-known but quickly growing Texas gang whose members often group together in prison based on their hometowns is exploding in number on Austin streets, carrying out crimes that include robbery and assault, according to interviews and Austin police records.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: October 21, 2007

More than a dozen gang members indicted under RICO statutes (Dallas, TX): Fourteen men linked to the Texas Syndicate prison gang face racketeering conspiracy charges accusing them of committing a dozen murders and attempting several others throughout Texas, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 9, 2007

Schools adding personnel for gang intervention (Arlington, TX): The Arlington school district will spend $200,000 to $250,000 to hire seven new employees to coordinate gang intervention activities at the six high schools, said Steve Brown, associate superintendent of finance.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: October 6, 2007

Arlington police blame rivalry in gang slayings of two youths (Arlington, TX): A bloody feud between two street gangs has exacted a heavy toll at an Arlington high school in just over two months.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: October 2, 2007

HPD launches gang-prevention program in schools (Houston, TX): At 13 years old, Caleb Hunt has already felt pressure to join a gang. "I've had to run from them before, and I've seen them beat people up," said the seventh-grader at Sharpstown Middle School.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 25, 2007

Gang shooting kills teen at Fort Worth mall, police say (Fort Worth, TX): Fort Worth Police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a gang shooting at a south Fort Worth shopping mall that left a teenager dead.
Source: KDFW FOX 4 News    Date: September 23, 2007

Nine suspects charged in apartment ambush (Houston, TX): The trouble began nearly a week ago when the Latin street gang "Somos Pocos Pero Locos" bought a bad batch of cocaine, police said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 7, 2007

Gang-related shooting kills two in southwest Houston (Houston, TX): Two men were killed and another was critically injured after being shot by gang members at a southwest Houston apartment Sunday afternoon, police said. Another man, who police believe also was shot, fled on foot.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 3, 2007

Cornyn, local leaders discuss anti-gang bill (San Antonio, TX): Sen. John Cornyn met with community leaders Thursday to promote a new federal bill that would stiffen penalties for gang violence and set aside more than $1 billion over five years to fund gang-prevention and enforcement efforts.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: August 24, 2007

Fort Worth criminal, civil courts come together to bring gang members to justice (Fort Worth, TX): Weary of gang members coalescing in its streets, Fort Worth has followed the lead of two other Texas cities and filed suit.
Source: The Southeast Texas Record    Date: August 1, 2007

Cities sue gangs in bid to stop violence (Fort Worth, TX): Fed up with deadly drive-by shootings, incessant drug dealing and graffiti, cities nationwide are trying a different tactic to combat gangs: They're suing them.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 30, 2007

More than 120 gang members arrested in North Texas (Dallas, TX): Federal agents and local police rounded up 121 members of street gangs during a series of coordinated raids in North Texas cities, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 23, 2007

Man flashes gang signs at the wrong car (Fort Worth, TX): Gangsters take heed: Throwing gang signs could result in authorities throwing the book at you. An 18-year-old Fort Worth man found himself in a world of trouble Wednesday night when he flashed gang signs at a passing car, only to find that its occupants were undercover gang officers.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 20, 2007

Street gangsters steal dog, rough up kids (Port Arthur, TX): Two Port Arthur teens and their dog were the victims of a gang attack Tuesday night.
Source: The Port Arthur News    Date: July 18, 2007

Teen fatally shot in fight (Arlington, TX): Two or more groups of teens met late Monday to fight at an Arlington strip mall. It's unknown how long the fight lasted, or who pulled out a gun. When police arrived, two people had been shot, one fatally.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 11, 2007

One dead in gang-related shooting in Wichita Falls (Wichita Falls, TX): Retaliation from a rival gang has led to the shooting death of a young man in Wichita Falls. Christian Gallegas was at a party early Wednesday morning where was shot several times in the back and neck.
Source: KSWO 7 News    Date: July 5, 2007

Feds report arrest of violent street gang member (McAllen, TX): A 29-year-old Mexican man who is an alleged member of a violent street gang was arrested at his home in Mission, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 25, 2007

Fort Worth sues gang in effort to decrease crime (Fort Worth, TX): Life is about to become more unpleasant for street gang members in Fort Worth. In a new approach to attacking violent crime, the city has filed a lawsuit against one gang, the Northcide Four Trey Gangsta Crips, to keep members from being in the same place at the same time.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: May 26, 2007

Boys hit in gang rite (New Braunfels, TX): A gang initiation in a school bathroom — filmed by two students with cell phone cameras — has led to suspensions for a group of middle school boys this week, with criminal charges pending, officials said.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: May 4, 2007

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