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Governor Greg Abbott announces providing $500,000 to enhance law enforcement against the gang violence surge in Houston. The press conference took place at the Texas Department of Public Safety region 2 headquarters on West Road, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Houston. less
Governor Greg Abbott announces providing $500,000 to enhance law enforcement against the gang violence surge in Houston. The press conference took place at the Texas Department of Public Safety region 2 … more

Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

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Steve McCraw, right, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott, left, to announce a new plan against gang violence, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Houston.

Steve McCraw, right, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott, left, to announce a new plan against gang violence, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Houston.

Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

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Surrounded by leadership of different law enforcement agencies, Governor Greg Abbott announces providing $500,000 to enhance law enforcement against the gang violence surge in Houston. The press conference took place at the Texas Department of Public Safety region 2 headquarters on West Road, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Houston. less
Surrounded by leadership of different law enforcement agencies, Governor Greg Abbott announces providing $500,000 to enhance law enforcement against the gang violence surge in Houston. The press conference took … more

Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

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Surrounded by leadership of different law enforcement agencies, Governor Greg Abbott announces providing $500,000 to enhance law enforcement against the gang violence surge in Houston. The press conference took place at the Texas Department of Public Safety region 2 headquarters on West Road, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Houston. less
Surrounded by leadership of different law enforcement agencies, Governor Greg Abbott announces providing $500,000 to enhance law enforcement against the gang violence surge in Houston. The press conference took … more

Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

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Governor Greg Abbott announces a new plan to fight gang violence in Harris County. The Governor’s Criminal Justice Division will be providing $500,000 to enhance law enforcement against the gang violence. The press conference took place at the Texas Department of Public Safety region 2 headquarters on West Road, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Houston. less
Governor Greg Abbott announces a new plan to fight gang violence in Harris County. The Governor’s Criminal Justice Division will be providing $500,000 to enhance law enforcement against the gang violence. The … more

Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

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Steve McCraw, right, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott, left, to announce a new plan against gang violence, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Houston.

Steve McCraw, right, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott, left, to announce a new plan against gang violence, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Houston.

Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

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FBI’s Houston Division special agent in charge Perrye K. Turner joines Texas Governor Greg Abbott, left, to announce a new plan against gang violence, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Houston.

FBI’s Houston Division special agent in charge Perrye K. Turner joines Texas Governor Greg Abbott, left, to announce a new plan against gang violence, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Houston.

Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

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Steve McCraw, right, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety and FBI’s Houston Division special agent in charge Perrye K. Turner, joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott, left, to announce a new plan against gang violence, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Houston. less
Steve McCraw, right, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety and FBI’s Houston Division special agent in charge Perrye K. Turner, joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott, left, to announce a new plan … more

Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Houston Chronicle

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These tattoos have been linked to known Houston street gangs, according to authorities.

These tattoos have been linked to known Houston street gangs, according to authorities.

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52 Hoover Crips is a gang that operates in the Houston area, notes stophoustongangs.org, a law-enforcement Web site.

52 Hoover Crips is a gang that operates in the Houston area, notes stophoustongangs.org, a law-enforcement Web site.

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52 Hoover Crips is a gang that operates in the Houston area, according to stophoustongangs, a law-enforcement Web site. The gang’s colors are blue and orange. Members sometimes have tattoos of a Roman numeral five and two. less
52 Hoover Crips is a gang that operates in the Houston area, according to stophoustongangs, a law-enforcement Web site. The gang’s colors are blue and orange. Members sometimes have tattoos of a Roman numeral … more

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52 Hoover Crips, a gang that operates in the Houston area, uses a pitch fork pointing up as one of its symbols, according to stophoustongangs.org, a law-enforcement Web site.

52 Hoover Crips, a gang that operates in the Houston area, uses a pitch fork pointing up as one of its symbols, according to stophoustongangs.org, a law-enforcement Web site.

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59 Bounty Hunters is a gang that operates in the Houston area, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

59 Bounty Hunters is a gang that operates in the Houston area, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

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59 Bounty Huners, a gang that operates in the Houston area, uses red and black colors, according to stophoustongangs.org, a law-enforcement Web site.

59 Bounty Huners, a gang that operates in the Houston area, uses red and black colors, according to stophoustongangs.org, a law-enforcement Web site.

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59 Bounty Hunters, a gang that operates in the Houston region, uses a pitchfork pointed down as among its symbols, according to stophoustongangs.org, a law-enforcement Web site. Members also are known to use marking such as a pyramid and dog’s paws. less
59 Bounty Hunters, a gang that operates in the Houston region, uses a pitchfork pointed down as among its symbols, according to stophoustongangs.org, a law-enforcement Web site. Members also are known to use … more

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59 Piru is a gang operating in the Houston region, according the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

59 Piru is a gang operating in the Houston region, according the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

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59 Piru is a gang operating in the Houston region. A five point star as well as a crown are among the gang’s symbols, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org

59 Piru is a gang operating in the Houston region. A five point star as well as a crown are among the gang’s symbols, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org

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59 Piru is a gang operating in the Houston area, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org. Members are known to use the color red to denote their affiliation.

59 Piru is a gang operating in the Houston area, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org. Members are known to use the color red to denote their affiliation.

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59 Piru is a gang operating in the Houston region, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoutongangs.org.

59 Piru is a gang operating in the Houston region, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoutongangs.org.

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Bloods is a gang that operates in the Houston area, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org. Members use the color red to denote their affiliation.

Bloods is a gang that operates in the Houston area, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org. Members use the color red to denote their affiliation.

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Bloods, a gang which operates in the Houston area, uses a five point crown as well as a downward pointing fork – as do some other organizations – according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

Bloods, a gang which operates in the Houston area, uses a five point crown as well as a downward pointing fork – as do some other organizations – according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

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Crips is a gang operting in the Houston area. Members use the color blue to denote their affiliation, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

Crips is a gang operting in the Houston area. Members use the color blue to denote their affiliation, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

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La Primera is a gang that operates in the Houston region, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

La Primera is a gang that operates in the Houston region, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

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La Primera, a gang that operates in the Houston, has members who are known to wear long white belts to show their affiliation, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

La Primera, a gang that operates in the Houston, has members who are known to wear long white belts to show their affiliation, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

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La Primera, a gang that operates in the Houston area, has members who sometimes use the letter L and P, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

La Primera, a gang that operates in the Houston area, has members who sometimes use the letter L and P, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

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La Primera is a gang operating in the Houston region, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

La Primera is a gang operating in the Houston region, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

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Treetop Bloods, also known as the Hilltop Bloods, is a gang that operates in the Houston area, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org. Members have been known to wear a tattoo of a 21 brick diamond, as shown. less
Treetop Bloods, also known as the Hilltop Bloods, is a gang that operates in the Houston area, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org. Members have been known to wear a tattoo of a 21 … more

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Treetop Bloods, also known as the Hilltop Bloods, is a gang that operates in the Houston area, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

Treetop Bloods, also known as the Hilltop Bloods, is a gang that operates in the Houston area, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoustongangs.org.

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Houstone Tango Blast is a gang in the Houston area. Members are known to use tattoos with emblems of area sports t eams as well as the 713 area code, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoutongangs.org less
Houstone Tango Blast is a gang in the Houston area. Members are known to use tattoos with emblems of area sports t eams as well as the 713 area code, according to the law-enforcement Web site, … more

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Houstone Tango Blast is a gang in the Houston area. Members are known to use tattoos with emblems of area sports t eams as well as the 713 area code, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoutongangs.org less
Houstone Tango Blast is a gang in the Houston area. Members are known to use tattoos with emblems of area sports t eams as well as the 713 area code, according to the law-enforcement Web site, … more

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Houstone Tango Blast is a gang in the Houston area. Members are known to use tattoos with emblems of area sports t eams as well as the 713 area code, according to the law-enforcement Web site, stophoutongangs.org less
Houstone Tango Blast is a gang in the Houston area. Members are known to use tattoos with emblems of area sports t eams as well as the 713 area code, according to the law-enforcement Web site, … more

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