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Miami-Dade man acquitted of killing rival gang member in pot grow-house clash (Miami, FL): A member of the Santiesteban clan’s pot-peddling ring bear-hugged his defense attorney Monday after he was acquitted of killing a rival gang member who stole a load of marijuana from the Southwest Miami-Dade grow-house organization.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: May 20, 2013

Police report more gang activity in Largo (Largo, FL): The 104th Street Bloods. The 119 Boys. The Young Souljas. Latin Kings. Crips. Y-Side. Sur 13. Nation of Thugs. Asian Pride. These are all street gangs in Largo, where police say gang activity is increasing.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: May 17, 2013

Program seeking to curb gang violence (Riviera Beach, FL): Riviera Beach police Crime Scene Detective Andrew Hinds was the investigator on the ground the night of last Sept. 1 when shots rang out during the Sweet 16 birthday party in Newcomb Hall at the Riviera Beach Marina where two teens died.
Source: South Florida Times    Date: May 16, 2013

Alleged Glades-area gang leader takes plea, agrees to 12 years in prison on manslaughter, racketeering charges (West Palm Beach, FL): One of the suspected leaders of a Glades-area street gang accepted a plea deal Thursday that will send him to prison for 12 years on manslaughter, racketeering and aggravated battery charges.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: May 16, 2013

Alleged gang member has pony rental business (Palm Beach County, FL): Being a member of a violent gang and running a kids’ party and pony rental business would hardly seem to be compatible career paths. A Florida man may prove, however, that the two can be one and the same.
Source: ABC News    Date: May 4, 2013

Judge sentences alleged gang 'hitman' to seven consecutive life terms for bloody 2007 Lake Worth shooting (West Palm Beach, FL): Seven life sentences on Tuesday officially closed the case against one of several men accused of carrying out a bloody triple murder in a Lake Worth backyard at the height of what local authorities called a gang war.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: April 30, 2013

Family of slain gang member speaks out (Pensacola, FL): New details tonight about what led to a shooting that left one gang member dead and another injured. Tonight, the family wants everyone to know it wasn't the result of gang violence.
Source: WEAR ABC 3 News    Date: April 30, 2013

15 year old charged with gang-related shooting in St. Petersburg; Four teens sent to the hospital (St. Petersburg, FL): Police have charged a boy, 15, in connection with a weekend shooting at a birthday party in St. Petersburg. Investigators have also said it was gang-related.
Source: WFTS ABC Action News     Date: April 30, 2013

Shooting in Montclair gang-related (West Pensacola, FL) : Tonight, two national gangs are in Escambia County. We are learning more about a shooting Friday night in the Montclair neighborhood of Pensacola that left one man dead and another injured. The Sheriff says the two victims are gang members.
Source: WEAR ABC 3 News    Date: April 29, 2013

One dead, one injured in 'gang-related' Escambia shooting (West Pensacola, FL): One person was killed and another injured Friday night in a West Pensacola shooting that is being called gang related.
Source:    Date: April 27, 2013

Gangs in southwest Florida (Fort Myers, FL): The City of Fort Myers has been plagued with violence and murder. NBC2 Investigator Dave Elias dug deeper and found that drugs, crime and gangs are the common elements between those killings.
Source: WBBH NBC2 News    Date: April 25, 2013

Lee County school gangs 'basically unorganized' (Lee County, FL): After a double homicide involving a Fort Myers High School student, deputies added extra patrols at the school as a show of force. They did it to make sure both students and parents saw them.
Source: WBBH NBC2 News    Date: April 22, 2013

Attorneys open triple murder trial arguing over what can, can not be said about county's alleged gang war (West Palm Beach, FL): This morning marked yet another rocky beginning in the triple first-degree murder trial of Charlie Wyne, who once faced a possible death penalty for a 2007 Lake Worth backyard massacre at the height of what authorities called a gang war.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: April 18, 2013

Trial opens for felon accused of killing Top 6 gang members (Palm Beach County, FL): Military-style assault weapons. A trail of bodies. Illegal drug trade. Street warfare. These were Palm Beach County's darkest days of gang violence, and it all returned in a courtroom drama Thursday.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: April 18, 2013

Carjacker with gang ties gets leniency from Manatee judge (Manatee County, FL) : Beatrice Cabrera threw her arms around her teenage brother's defense attorney Tuesday and hugged her tightly outside a Manatee County courtroom.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: April 17, 2013

Prison time for Bradenton SUR-13 members (Bradenton, FL): Two members of Bradenton's SUR-13 gang entered guilty pleas and have been sentenced for gang-related activity, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Wednesday.
Source: Herald-Tribune    Date: April 3, 2013

Potential jurors may be questioned about Top 6 gang (Palm Beach County, FL): An upcoming trial focusing on a 2007 Lake Worth gangland massacre will highlight the notorious Top 6 clan over the objection of state prosecutors, according to a judge's recent ruling.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: April 2, 2013

Gangs in Manatee: younger, smarter, blending in (Manatee County, FL) : A young boy is bullied at school. He's smart, makes good grades and enjoys reading more than sports. That's when a classmate, who happens to be a gang member, steps in to fight for the boy, offering him protection and friendship.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: March 31, 2013

RICO prosecutions successful in sending Manatee gang members to prison (Manatee County, FL): Each day, community leaders and law enforcement officers hit the streets of Manatee County to combat an ongoing problem: gangs. "The thing the sheriff understands is gangs are here forever," said Sgt. Gary Combee, with the Manatee County Sheriff's Gang Suppression Unit. "It's a society problem we can't solve. We can curb it, but we can't eliminate it."
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: March 30, 2013

Manatee SUR-13 member accepts plea bargain in RICO case (Manatee County, FL): A SUR-13 gang member was sentenced to 15 years in state prison Thursday after pleading to charges of racketeering and conspiracy.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: March 29, 2013

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