State public safety officials say they believe more than 100,000 people are members of gangs that are a threat to public safety in Texas.
Earlier this week police in Rowlett arrested three suspected members of the organized thief group called the Felony Lane Gang.
A former Texas street gang member has been put to death for his involvement in the fatal shootings of four women during an ambush 11 years ago. Robert Gene Garza, 30, is the 12th inmate executed this year in Texas.
It only took a jury about four hours to agree that a North Texas gang member used an assault rifle to open fire on a rival gang’s house party. The 2011 incident left a young mother dead and seven others wounded.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused an appeal from a gang member sent to death row for gunning down a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother five years ago in Fort Worth.
It sounds a line from an old movie but a Fort Worth double-murder suspect says he “…will not be taken alive.”