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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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Family key to deter gangs (Brownsville, TX): Thoughts of loud music, flashy cars, baggy clothes and gang violence bring shivers of fear into the heart of Petra Martinez.
Source: The Brownsville Herald    Date: October 25, 2008

Feds round-up, arrest violent prison gang members (Fort Worth, TX): At least 23 men allegedly linked to the powerful Texas Syndicate prison gang have been arrested on drug trafficking charges and search warrants have been issued for four others, prosecutors said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 23, 2008

A year after school killing, gang violence still plagues Arlington (Arlington, TX): A year after high-profile gang activity – including the slaying of a Sam Houston High School football player – forced Arlington police and school officials to increase their efforts to subdue gangs, those officials now say one thing is clear: not much has changed.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: October 12, 2008

Houston not doing its part to stop Latino gangs (Houston, TX): The federal government's top immigration enforcement officer on Wednesday released a report that showed Houston has fallen short in a nationwide crackdown on violent, predominantly Latino street gangs that draw strength from undocumented immigrants.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 2, 2008

Governor seeks $24 million to fight gang growth on border (Texas): Gov. Rick Perry urged state legislators Tuesday to fund a $24 million initiative aimed at fighting international gangs along the Texas border with Mexico.
Source: The Monitor    Date: September 30, 2008

Police say shooting doesn't mean rising gang violence (El Paso, TX): Police said Monday that Sunday's early morning gang-related shooting at a popular East Side nightclub is not an indication that gang violence is on the rise.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 23, 2008

Student told to remove rosary, considered a gang symbol (Seagoville, TX): A Dallas-area high school student says she's been forbidden from wearing her rosary to school because it's considered a gang symbol.
Source: FOX 4 News    Date: September 16, 2008

Police sweep nets 70 gang suspects (Corpus Christi, TX): Area law enforcement agencies arrested during the past week 70 known and suspected gang members wanted in connection with crimes ranging from public intoxication to murder.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: September 3, 2008

Appeals court upholds lawsuits filed against gangs (Wichita Falls, TX): An appeals court has upheld a statute allowing the city to file lawsuits against gang members, a tactic aimed at disrupting gang activity before it escalates.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 28, 2008

El Paso police warned of Mexican drug gang threat (El Paso, TX): El Paso police have been put on special alert following what a spokesman called a "credible" warning that Mexican gangsters would begin targeting victims inside the United States, according to an Associated Press report on Monday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 25, 2008

Fort Worth teen shot in gang-related incident (Fort Worth, TX): A Fort Worth teenager who was walking to the store Friday night was shot by apparent rival gang members.
Source: KDFW FOX 4 News    Date: August 23, 2008

Gang shootout outside SW Houston apartments kills man (Houston, TX): A gunfight between rival gangs in a southwest Houston apartment complex parking lot Thursday night killed one man and critically injured another.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 22, 2008

Texas cchool district will let teachers carry guns (Texas): A tiny Texas school district may be the first in the nation to pass a law specifically allowing teachers and staff to pack heat when classes begin later this month.
Source: FOX News    Date: August 15, 2008

Seminar focuses on gang activity (San Angelo, TX): Gang members are showing their colors - in San Angelo and in nearly every corner of the Internet.
Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times    Date: August 9, 2008

Gang clampdown (San Antonio, TX): Authorities have made it illegal for some suspected members of a violent street gang to congregate within a 1-square- mile area on the East Side where in recent months the gang has been involved in at least three drive-by shootings, two of them fatal, according to law enforcement officials.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: July 30, 2008

Home invasion gang operated Dallas club, targeted patrons (Dallas, TX): A violent gang of thugs who operated a swanky North Dallas nightspot frequented by the likes of Britney Spears and the Black Eyed Peas used the club's guest list as a prime hunting ground for home invasion victims.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: July 15, 2008

One dead, one wounded after gang member home invasion (Fort Worth, TX) : Fort Worth police are searching for four suspected gang members who were involved in a deadly home invasion.
Source: KDFW FOX 4 News    Date: July 11, 2008

Force assembled to address gang activity (Harlingen, TX): A 10-member task force has been formed to address a recent upsurge in gang activity, violence and other crime, Mayor Chris Boswell said Wednesday.
Source: The Brownsville Herald    Date: July 3, 2008

More El Paso gang members arrested for violent crimes (El Paso, TX): Dangerous gang members arrested along with over 200 others who were wanted for violent crimes in Operation Falcon 08.
Source: Right Side News    Date: June 30, 2008

WFPD files new gang injunction (Wichita Falls, TX): A new gang injunction has been filed in Wichita Falls --- this time against the Puro Lil Mafia or PLM gang. Starting Friday afternoon into this weekend --- the Wichita Falls Gang Task force teamed with the Wichita County Sheriff's Department to serve civil papers to 21 alleged gang members and associates.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6    Date: June 28, 2008

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