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Malone School starting a gang resistance program (Malone, FL): A program aiming to dissuade middle school and elementary school students from joining gangs and participating in other delinquent behavior will be tried out this fall in fifth and sixth grade classes at Malone School.
Source: Jackson County Floridian    Date: May 23, 2012

Teen shot Tuesday night is seventh reported since mid-April; police investigating if all gang-related (Fort Pierce, FL): A teenage boy is hospitalized in serious condition with a gunshot wound. It is the seventh reported incident of overnight gunfire in the north end of the city since mid-April, some of which is attributed to gangs, according to police reports.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: May 23, 2012

Tallahassee police ask for help fighting gangs (Tallahassee, FL): Almost a year after Tallahassee Police initiated "Operation See Change," a crack-down on drug trafficking, police have nearly wiped out open air drug markets along Tallahassee's Alabama street corridor.
Source: WFSU News    Date: May 22, 2012

Reputed SUR-13 gang member gets life for shooting death of Bradenton man (Manatee County, FL) : Family members packed Circuit Judge Edward Nicholas' Manatee County courtroom to testify today during an emotional sentencing hearing for reputed SUR-13 gang member Daniel Robledo.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: May 21, 2012

Gangs move from drugs to ID theft (Miami, FL): On the same night the Miami Dade Gang Task Force was out chasing gang members for the types of crimes what you would normally expect — dealing drugs, stealing cars, and carrying guns. Another operation was taking place.
Source: CBS Miami     Date: May 14, 2012

A night inside South Florida's gang wars (Miami, FL): Spend a night with the Miami-Dade Police Department's Gang Unit, and its commander, Lt. Luis Almaguer, and you will be forever on the move.
Source: CBS Miami     Date: May 7, 2012

Gang-shooting case: Adult charges for two teens rare (Orlando, FL): While most boys spend their time playing video games, surfing Facebook or watching TV, authorities say 13-year-old John "Jojo" Mendez plotted a murder disguised as a drug deal against a rival gang member.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: April 28, 2012

Homes, signs vandalized with graffiti (Lee County, FL): Residents in San Carlos Park woke up to find their homes covered in graffiti and Lee County deputies we spoke with say they think it could be gang-related.
Source: WZVN 7 News    Date: April 27, 2012

Pasco man jailed after attacking neighbors, deputies say (New Port Richey, FL): Fred Freeman was on his way home after getting gas at a Shell station when, just a few feet from his driveway, he saw a man standing in the middle of the road.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: April 26, 2012

Bay area gang members arrested as part of national sting (Tampa, FL): Federal authorities announced Wednesday the arrest of 10 Tampa Bay area gang members, some in the country illegally. As part of a national effort dubbed "Operation Nefarious," local U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents spent the past two weeks rounding up people believed to be members of violent gangs.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: April 26, 2012

SUR-13 gang in 'disarray' after 14 members are sentenced (Palm Beach County, FL): The drive-by shootings have subsided, but SUR-13's signature blue bandanas and "SURX3" tattoos have far from disappeared from South Florida streets.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: April 22, 2012

Three SUR 13 gang members sentenced (Palm Beach County, FL): Three reputed members of the SUR-13 organized crime gang were sentenced on Tuesday to more than 40 years in prison for racketeering and armed robbery convictions, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: April 17, 2012

Racketeering case against Sur 13 gang goes to jury (West Palm Beach, FL): Jurors on Thursday will begin deliberating the racketeering case of three alleged local members of the Latino street gang Sur 13.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: April 4, 2012

Gang dispute sparked shooting outside North Miami funeral home, killing two, injuring 12 (Miami, FL): A dispute among gang members at a North Miami-area funeral home sparked a mass shooting that injured 12 people and killed two men, according to Miami-Dade police and law enforcement.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: March 31, 2012

Two drive-by shootings reported in Manatee (Manatee County, FL): Police were investigating two drive-by shootings Thursday evening in Manatee County. Bradenton police say a shooting occurred at 9:33 p.m. in the 800 block of 19th Avenue West. No one was injured, Bradenton police said but a house and car sustained damage.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: March 30, 2012

Accused Crips member acquitted of racketeering charges (Deland, FL): The first of six men to go to trial on allegations of being part of a dangerous street gang was acquitted Thursday.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: March 30, 2012

Four more alleged Top 6 gang members take plea deals (West Palm Beach, FL): With a racketeering trial less than a month away, four more members of the alleged Top 6 street gang have reached plea deals.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: March 30, 2012

'Tagged' buildings in Destin shed light on gang activity: Deputies break up Destin gang, The Three Kings (Destin, FL): They might not be the Crips or the Bloods, but gangs have a presence in Destin and Okaloosa County and their "tagging" is evidence. "We certainly do have gang activity throughout the county," said Jeff McGill, an investigator with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: The Destin Log    Date: March 30, 2012

Gang member gets life sentence for stabbing teen girl to death (Volusia County, FL): A South Daytona man was sentenced to life in prison today for his role in a stabbing death that stemmed from a challenge to a physical fight exchanged through test messages.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: March 7, 2012

Two arrested, one recovering after shooting (Panama City Beach, FL): A Panama City man is expected to recover from a shooting and two others were in jail Wednesday after “gang-related” violence eru
Source: The News Herald    Date: March 7, 2012

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