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Texas Officials Say Gang Membership Exceeds 100K

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.

04/17/2014

(Credit: Tarrant County DA)

Man Sentenced To Life For Gang-Related Double Murder

A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for opening fire on a rival gang’s car, killing a couple and wounding two others.

11/22/2013

Gang member Jacob Cordero was sentenced to 99 years in prison for opening fire on a rival gang’s house party in 2011. One person was killed and seven others wounded. (credit: Tarrant Co. District Attorney's Office)

99 Years For Fort Worth Gangster Who Shot Up House Party

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.

CBSDFW.COM–09/16/2013

A woman shoots a Glock 27 .40 caliber handgun at a shooting range. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

State Assessment Finds Shift In Top Gang Threat

An annual state assessment of threats posed by gangs reports a new gang poses the top threat to the state.

04/02/2013

Marijuana and weapons seized by police. (FILE) (credit: AP)

DPS: Cartels Are State’s Greatest Crime Threat

State public safety officials say Mexican cartels pose the single greatest organized crime threat to Texas.

03/28/2013

A row of jail cells sit empty. (credit: AP Photo)

Mental Illness Rates Rise In Texas Youth Facilities

A criminal justice expert has told lawmakers that rates of mental illness exceed gang affiliation among juveniles in Texas jails.

02/14/2013

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Feds Swoop Down On Aryan Brotherhood Of Texas Gang

Federal prosecutors say four top leaders of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang are among the nearly three dozen gang members charged in a 43-page indictment that accuses them of a multitude of offenses

11/09/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Big Cities’ People-in-Power Don’t Understand Crime And Murder

For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.

07/11/2012

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Teens In Texas Adult Prison System Get Help

Had they not been certified as adults by Texas courts, the 63 youths in a little-known program at the Clemens Unit would have landed in one of the state’s six state-run lockups for juveniles.

06/04/2012

(credit: Grand Prairie Police Dept.)

Grand Prairie PD Make Arrest In Gang Shooting Death

Grand Prairie police have made an arrest for a murder that happened there during the Summer.

11/04/2011

Students at a graduation ceremony. (credit: China Photos/Getty Images)

Charter School Helps Former Gang Member On Road To Success

A North Texas teenager remembers his life as a gang member. Now the 18-year-old is president of his senior class at Evolution Academy Charter School, about to receive his high school diploma and hopes to go to SMU.

05/18/2011

Fusion Center Targets Crime

A new tool to deal with terrorists, gangs, drugs and other crime opens in Austin. 

10/21/2010

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