Notorious Houston apartment complex shows improvement after crackdown on gangs

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on June 28, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 28 at 11:42 PM

HOUSTON – Haverstock Hills Apartments were dubbed the most dangerous real estate in Harris County, according to the district attorney’s office.

It has been three years since a major crackdown on the war on gangs in the complex.

“You couldn’t walk around the family courts without running into somebody who was handling an aggravated assault or a murder where someone had been shot in Haverstock ,” said prosecutor Bill Exley.

Now residents say the area is safer.

"It then got real quiet – real, real, real quiet,” said resident Joe Lyons.

More than three dozen members of the Blood and Crips gangs were ordered to stay away from the complex.

“I can see a difference,” said anti-gang counselor Reginald Gordon. “I can feel it in the air.”

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