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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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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

Man jailed in drive-by that killed 13-year-old (San Antonio, TX): One of two men wanted in the drive-by killing of 13-year-old Beatrice Diaz was in Bexar County Jail on Thursday night.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 18, 2005

Honduran gang leader indicted (Houston, TX): A Honduran gang leader arrested in South Texas last month has been indicted and charged with entering this country illegally after he'd been deported.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: March 17, 2005

Cops make second arrest in drive-by tied to gang war (San Antonio, TX): A man suspected of being the triggerman in an East Side drive-by shooting was arrested Tuesday night and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 17, 2005

Arrest in Irving tied to national gang (Irving, TX): Immigration officials announced Monday a nationwide roundup of 103 members of a violent Central American gang, Mara Salvatrucha 13.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: March 15, 2005

Officials call gang members trouble source at campuses (Humble, TX): Humble High School administrators have identified at least 42 students they say exhibit enough gang-like behavior to warrant suspension or a letter of warning to parents.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 15, 2005

Agents brief local lawmen on gang (McAllen, TX): Local and federal agents from both sides of the border met Thursday to discuss the Mara Salvatrucha, the violent street gang that made headlines last month after the arrest of one of its alleged leaders, who was on the run from a prison sentence in Honduras.
Source: The Monitor    Date: March 11, 2005

Bexar breaks up gangfighters (Bexar County, TX): To administrators in the Bexar County Sheriff's Department, disbanding the gang unit and sending its eight deputies to patrol is necessary to improve response times to an increasingly heavier call load.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 10, 2005

Residents asked to help curb gangs, graffiti (Fondren, TX): A memory flashed in the police officer's mind as the car passed by, a dead-on match of a vehicle reported earlier from a gang shooting.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 10, 2005

Gang activity growing (Garland, TX): Street gangs are on the rise in Garland, their rolls climbing from 850 in 2003 to more than 1,400 today, according to police officials.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: March 9, 2005

Drive-by leaves girl fighting for life (San Antonio, TX): A drive-by shooting critically injured a 13-year-old girl as she played basketball outside her South Side house Thursday night.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 4, 2005

Gang signs clear: Don't panic, police say; situation still well in hand (San Marcos, TX): Revelations of a Mexican Mafia gang connections to a contract killing plot targeting two San Marcos women caught many in the community by surprise this week.
Source: San Marcos Daily Record     Date: March 4, 2005

Birth of gangs is targeted (DeSoto, TX): DeSoto police will take steps to target members of wannabe gangs that have stepped up their activities in the last few months, Chief Mike Brodnax told council members at a workshop Tuesday.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: March 3, 2005

Honduran gang chief seized in Texas after massacre (Falfurrias, TX): U.S. police have captured the head of a notorious Honduran youth gang who is wanted at home for the killing of 28 people in a bus attack last December that shocked Central America.
Source: Reuters    Date: February 23, 2005

Spring Branch unites efforts to fight gangs (Spring Branch, TX): Spring Branch school officials and community leaders say gang activity in Spring Branch needs to be driven out in order to create a safer environment for students and residents in the Spring Woods area.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 23, 2005

Alief can rub out gangs, graffiti, city officials say (Alief, TX): At a recent community meeting, Alief residents got the low-down from top city, police and community authorities on gangs and graffiti "taggers" operating in the area - and what the community can do to minimize the impact of their signs and crimes.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 23, 2005

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