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  Posted on: Friday, February 10, 2012
HPD combats growing gang population
Source: Click2Houston.com - Author: Robert Arnold

   
 
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The evidence is clear in many Houston neighborhoods -- graffiti spray painted on walls, buildings and street signs showing where a gang has carved out its territory. Thousands of gang members are peppered throughout the city and are responsible for thousands of crimes every year.

According to the Houston Police Department, there have been more than 25,000 gang-related crimes committed in the city over the last five years. Local 2 Investigates analyzed HPD's database of gang-related crimes and found no boundaries as to what gang members are willing to do to make money.

"Whatever pays, whatever pays," said an admitted gang member who spoke to Local 2 Investigates. "Robbing, killing, it's all the same, you know, kicking down doors."


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