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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S.A. homicides increase over 10 percent (San Antonio, TX): San Antonio homicides rose just over 10 percent last year, an increase that authorities attributed to increased organized gang activity. The 2004 total was 95, up from 86 homicides in 2003.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: January 12, 2005

Gang suspected in teen's death (Houston, TX): A teenager shot to death while walking home from school with some friends Tuesday was identified as Luis Antonio Vidales, 14, of the 11500 block of Gladefield, police said. Police indicated Tuesday the shooting may have been gang-related.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: January 12, 2005

Central American gang may have presence in EP (El Paso, TX): The Mara Salvatrucha - a large, ruthless Central American street gang linked to a recent bus massacre in Honduras whose members have been popping up along the Texas-Mexico border - may be making its way to El Paso, police said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 3, 2005

Officer mistakenly hands out gang info to 7th-graders (Pearland, TX: A campus officer at Pearland Junior High West is under investigation for handing out a controversial pamphlet containing explicit material to students during an anti-gang program, Local 2 reported Wednesday.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: December 9, 2004

Parents question gang plan (DeSoto, TX): Some parents at an informational meeting Tuesday told DeSoto school officials that they didn't believe their tax money was being spent wisely on an assessment that would determine whether the district has a gang problem.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: December 9, 2004

Police: Sunday shooting related to gang activity (Wichita Falls, TX): It was a gang-related homicide that killed 30-year-old David Camacho early Sunday morning, Wichita Falls police said Monday. Camacho had a history involving gang violence, as did several other members of his family, a 2001 Times Record News article on gang activity in Wichita Falls reported.
Source: Times Record News    Date: December 7, 2004

Drug cartel targets agents (Texas): A band of Mexican army deserters that smuggles illicit drugs into the United States across the southern Texas border has offered bounties of up to $50,000 for the assassination of U.S. Border Patrol agents and state and local police officers, U.S. law-enforcement authorities said.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: November 25, 2004

Ranch search for 'Mexican Mafia' victims ends (San Antonio, TX): Law officers who suspected that a Central Texas ranch was a graveyard for victims of a power struggle within the Mexican Mafia gang have recovered the skeletal remains of one person.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: November 7, 2004

Police: Boy, 12, shot in gang fray (Fort Worth, TX): A William James Middle School student remained in a hospital Tuesday with a gunshot wound to the head after a weekend shooting that police say was gang-related.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: November 3, 2004

Two recent drive-by shootings uncommon for El Paso (El Paso, TX): Two drive-by shootings earlier this month were uncharacteristic for El Paso, which in the past decade has seen a drop in gang violence.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: October 20, 2004

Gang-related scuffle ends with gunfire in Round Rock (Round Rock , TX): A gang-related rumble that began at a quinceañera in Pflugerville early Sunday morning escalated into a car chase and ended with a shots fired in a Wendy's parking lot in Round Rock, said Officer Eric Poteet, a spokesman for Round Rock police.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: October 18, 2004

Police hope to bring out the big guns (Fort Worth, TX): Want-ing to ensure that his officers aren't outgunned, Police Chief Ralph Mendoza is seeking to give some officers a new weapon - the AR-15 rifle - in the fight against criminals and gangs.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: October 6, 2004

Police proactive against gangs (El Paso, TX): The X's over gang placazos, or signs, on walls in a Central El Paso neighborhood recently told police gang officers something was happening. A group of newcomers was challenging an established gang, and police began talking to gangsters to quell any potential fighting.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 18, 2004

Officers keep peace at schools (El Paso, TX): Laughter broke out as El Paso Independent School District Police Officer John Dominguez joked with a group of students lounging around during lunch time at Irvin High School.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 18, 2004

Gang suspects plead not guilty (San Antonio, TX): Seven alleged members of the Texas Mexican Mafia pleaded not guilty Thursday to drug-trafficking conspiracy charges while prosecutors detailed a home invasion, a killing and a police chase to persuade a judge to keep some of them locked up.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: September 10, 2004

CCISD gets $75,000 to fight gangs (Corpus Christi, TX): The U.S. Justice Department has awarded the Corpus Christi Independent School District $75,000 to combat gangs. Grant funding comes from Gangs Resistance Education and Training, a federal program that trains officers to instruct students on life skills, gang awareness and anti-violence techniques.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times     Date: September 10, 2004

Second suspect charged in West Side shooting (San Antonio, TX): Police have charged a second man with capital murder in connection with a drive-by shooting on the city's West Side that killed two teenagers Thursday and wounded two others.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: September 4, 2004

18-year-old shooting victim feared gang members (San Antonio, TX): The police call to the little brick house in the 400 block of Mayberry Avenue early Thursday was at least the 10th one authorities have responded to since the beginning of the year. The drive-by shooting that took two teenage lives there that day was made even more bitter by a family's futile efforts to shield its children from street violence.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: September 3, 2004

Four men hit by gunfire in apparent gang fight (Fort Worth, TX): Gunfire erupted during an apparent gang fight early Monday, leaving four young men wounded and residents afraid that gang activity is escalating in their south Fort Worth neighborhood. The men were shot in the arms or legs, gang unit Sgt. Bill Beall said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 31, 2004

Prosecutor accuses sisters of supplying gang with heroin (San Antonio, TX): Three sisters supplied members of the Texas Mexican Mafia with a steady stream of black-tar heroin smuggled from Mexico in women's shoes, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: August 25, 2004

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