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Bradenton gang member sentenced to 60 years in prison (Manatee County, FL): A 25-year-old member of a Bradenton street gang has been sentenced to 60 years in prison on racketeering-related charges.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: October 26, 2011

FBI says local street gangs growing in numbers and violence (Plant City, FL): There are now more than 15,000 recognized street gang members in Tampa Bay, according to the FBI's National Gang Threat Assessment. Polk County tops the local list with 5583 known members, according to statistics released by the FBI.
Source:     Date: October 25, 2011

Man acquitted in case of using rap videos to recruit gang members (Bartow, FL): A jury Tuesday acquitted a 29-year-old Auburndale man who was accused of using an online rap video to advertise a local gang. Florida law allows people to be charged criminally if they are promoting gang activity, and Daniel "Lucky" Barajas' trial was the first of its kind in Polk County.
Source: The Ledger    Date: October 25, 2011

Five charged in Lee County crack ring bust (Miami, FL): A crack cocaine distribution operation with gang ties has been uncovered in Lee County, and law enforcement is searching for five suspects.
Source: The News-Press    Date: October 18, 2011

Manatee murder, gang racketeering suspect arrested in Atlanta (Manatee County, FL): A confidential informant helped the U.S. Marshals Service arrest a Manatee County man on the lam in central Georgia who is a suspect in an execution-style shooting in 2009.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: October 17, 2011

Suspected gang member arrested (Manatee County, FL) : A manhunt is over for an alleged member of Manatee County's SUR-13 gang wanted on murder charges. Manuel Ramirez, 20, was arrested by the U.S. Marshal in Atlanta. He is being held in Atlanta. The sheriff's office does not know when he will be returned to Manatee County.
Source: BradentonPatch    Date: October 17, 2011

13 Manatee gang members charged with racketeering (Manatee County, FL): Thirteen reputed members of the SUR 13 criminal street gang have been charged with racketeering and related charges, culminating an 18-month investigation by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement agencies.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: October 10, 2011

Police: Daytona Beach Crips gang members arrested (Daytona Beach, FL): Seven members of a local gang based on the beachside were rounded up as part of a two-year investigation involving several Volusia County agencies and the FBI, authorities said today.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: October 6, 2011

Woman injured in gang-related beating downtown (Gainesville, FL): Three young Gainesville adults have been arrested on battery charges in what police are calling a gang-related beating.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: September 30, 2011

Two gay men attacked by gang in possible hate crime in Immokalee (Immokalee, FL): Manuel Galan has not left his Immokalee home in a week. The 27-year-old fears being attacked for his sexual orientation. Galan is gay. Galan said the attackers may have been members of the local gang, Brown Pride. The Sheriff’s Office also labeled the attack as gang-related.
Source: Naples Daily News    Date: September 29, 2011

Flagler Bloods leader ordered robbery that turned deadly (Bunnell, FL): Brandon Elshawon Washington, the accused leader of the Bloods gang in Flagler County, insisted the gang carry out a home invasion in Palm Coast in 2007 despite the misgivings of some gang members, according to testimony that gave new insights into the crime.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: September 25, 2011

Police monitor social networking to fight gangs (St. Petersburg, FL): The young man in the black T-shirt smiles as he loads the clip into the semiautomatic pistol. "Ajax," he warns, "got a bullet with your name on it." Cortez Little belongs to the neighborhood gang known as 8-Hype, according to police. "Ajax" is a member of their rival, the Auburn Park Boys.
Source: St. Petersburg Times     Date: September 19, 2011

Drug-dealing Miami-Dade gang busted (Miami, FL): Authorities said Friday that 11 members of a dangerous drug-dealing gang believed to be responsible for several robberies and shootings in Miami-Dade have been arrested. The criminal street gang "YB" was busted up in "Operation Sugar Hill," a 13-month investigation by the Miami-Dade Police Department's Street Gang Section and agents from the Department of Homeland Security.
Source: NBC Miami    Date: September 16, 2011

Daytona Beach gang member gets 65-year sentence (Daytona Beach, FL): The U.S. Attorney's Office says a member of the loosely organized Daytona Beach street gang 819 Boyz is heading to federal prison.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: September 15, 2011

Gangs said to be terrorizing Miami-Dade (Miami, FL): Miami-Dade County has 230 documented gangs with 1,700 members, and that number could be as high as 5,000, the county’s top cop told a meeting called by a Miami-Dade Commissioner.
Source: South Florida Times    Date: September 15, 2011

High-ranking Bloods gang member arrested in Orlando shooting, records state (Orlando, FL): A man described as a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang faces attempted murder and other charges in what authorities described as a gang initiation gone wrong.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: September 7, 2011

Sheriff's office selects G-Star student's anti-gang slogan to grace county Palm Tran buses (Palm Beach, FL): Three Palm Beach County middle school students were honored this morning at the sheriff's office for their efforts in reaching out to the community to let other teenagers know that being in a gang just "ain't tight."
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: August 31, 2011

Brooklyn shooting could be gang-related, police say (Jacksonville, FL): Gangs could be involved in the shooting Sunday night in Brooklyn that left 10 injured and an unborn child dead, one police chief said today.
Source: First Coast News    Date: August 31, 2011

Four Bradenton gang members face prison time (Bradenton, FL): Four members of the Brown Pride Locos street gang face prison time after successful prosecutions by the Florida attorney general's office.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: August 30, 2011

Largo PD cracks down on local gangs (Largo, FL): Police turned their attention to gang activity in the city of Largo during a detail on Aug. 16-19, making 16 arrests and confiscating drugs, firearms, ammunition and stolen property.
Source: Tampa Bay Newspapers    Date: August 28, 2011

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