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Five in First Coast gang inspired by TV show sentenced to federal prison (Jacksonville, FL) : A federal judge in Jacksonville sentenced five First Coast gang members to prison terms Friday in a series of organized crimes, often involving violence and netting a total loss of about $2 million to their victims.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: December 17, 2012
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Gang trio arrested after Collier car break-ins (Collier County, FL): Blind sided by a bunch of bad guys from another part of the state, victims' identities stolen so fast they didn't know what hit them. Collier County deputies say three gang members traveled the state, busting into cars and taking what they pleased - until they got to Southwest Florida.
Source: WBBH NBC2 News    Date: December 10, 2012
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Ex gang members speak at Godby (Tallahassee, FL): An increase in gang-related violence in Tallahassee this summer has law enforcement looking at preventive measures to deal with the problem.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: December 7, 2012
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Baez-Garcia guilty of shooting teen to death, paralyzing younger boy (Bartow, FL): Jurors deliberated about two hours Thursday afternoon before deciding that Alejandro Baez-Garcia was guilty of first-degree murder in the January 2011 shooting death of Juan Castillo in Lakeland
Source: The Ledger    Date: December 6, 2012
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Former gang members, law enforcement warn students of gangs (Tallahassee, FL): Two former gang members and local law enforcement officials spoke to students at Godby High School this morning about the dangers of gang activity.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: December 6, 2012
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Stewart-Marchman patient strikes staffer to avoid gang violence, deputy says (Daytona Beach, FL): In an effort to avoid gang violence, a patient at Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare in Daytona Beach struck a staff member in the face to get himself moved to another area, a report shows.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: November 28, 2012
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Delray suspect claims MS-13 membership after gunpoint chase, hit-and-run (Delray Beach, FL): One of the men charged in the alleged beating and armed robbery of a Delray Beach man told police he is a member of the notorious street gang MS-13, according to an arrest report.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: November 26, 2012
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Last of 24 suspects in federal drug, gang sting are sentenced (Orlando, FL): All 24 suspects arrested in a five-month federal sting operation into drug dealing, firearms and gang activity have been sentenced.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: November 13, 2012
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Tiger Bay Club ponders ways to halt street gangs (Bradenton, FL): Gang members who have been shot are being dumped in the parking lot at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Gangs specializing in drugs, car theft, burglary and shootings prey on youngsters and whole neighborhoods.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: November 2, 2012
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Poinciana gang leader gets 22 years in prison for 2010 Osceola Jail escape (Kissimmee, FL): Michael Rigby, a Poinciana gang leader who embarrassed the Osceola County Jail staff two years ago when he escaped, was sentenced to 22 years in prison Thursday for the jail break.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: November 1, 2012
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'Operation Strong Arm' nets 33 central Fla. gang members (Orlando, FL): Multiple law enforcement agencies announced they have filed charges and issued warrants against 33 people in central Florida on suspicion of gang activity.
Source: WESH 2 News    Date: October 24, 2012
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Final two members of Top 6 gang avoid trials, take plea deals on racketeering charges (West Palm Beach, FL): The last two arrested members of the alleged criminal street gang Top 6 accepted plea deals Tuesday to avoid what was going to be the last major trial in the case.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: October 17, 2012
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Pinellas law enforcement leaders say gang database guidelines need to be changed (Pinellas Park, FL): Justin Wiley probably wasn't the first person with a clean criminal record targeted by a Pinellas County law enforcement officer because he was labeled a gang member. But he might be one of the last.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: October 11, 2012
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Tampa Bay area man gets life in prison for gang-related triple-homicide (Tampa Bay, FL): A Tampa Bay area man has been sentenced to life in prison for his part in a triple-homicide.
Source: The Republic    Date: October 5, 2012
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FBI increasing focus on gang tattoos; local agencies track them informally (Naples, FL): With its eye on the release of a new database in 2014, the FBI is asking local law enforcement agencies for information on how they track tattoos worn by gang members, terrorists and other criminals.
Source: Naples Daily News    Date: October 5, 2012
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Man identified as gang member charged in Saturday gunfire near Boys & Girls Club in Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce, FL): A 19-year-old gang member has been charged with firing a handgun in a public park near a Boys & Girls Club about 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the north part of the city.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: September 27, 2012
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Foster teen leaves old gang life behind with tattoo's removal (Winter Park, FL): Sixteen-year-old Chico still bears the mark of a gang on his neck, but the one on his face is nearly gone now. The scars on his soul will not fade so easily. "I got a lot of people helping me," he says. "I don't want to go back to that life. I was tired of running."
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: September 20, 2012
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Orange Co. sheriff says violent crime number down, gangs linked to majority (Orange County, FL): On Wednesday at the 2012 Community Crime Summit Sheriff Jerry Demmings told the hundreds who attended that for the fourth year in a row violent crime is down. In fact, it's down 7 percent from this same time last year. But, he said, gangs are linked to 50 percent of violent crime in the county.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: September 19, 2012
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Police gang lists can have life-long impacts and are questioned by legal experts (Largo, FL): Justin Wiley didn't understand why Pinellas County sheriff's Deputy John Syers was so interested in him. Unlike many of his friends, Wiley had never been arrested. He'd never even gotten a speeding ticket. But in the summer of 2011, it seemed the 21-year-old black man couldn't cross the street without the white deputy pulling over and asking him what he was doing.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: September 16, 2012
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Is man accused of killing St. Pete security guard too mentally retarded for trial? (St. Petersburg, FL): Police say Bradley Bolden is a gang member who committed a brazen crime: using a .45-caliber handgun to shoot and kill private security officer Matthew F. Little at a St. Petersburg apartment complex last year.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: September 14, 2012
http://www.tampabay.com/...

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