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Investigator: Gangs are a problem everywhere, including Volusia County (Volusia County, FL): Street gangs are a nationwide problem, and Volusia County is not immune, according to Daniel Shivers, a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office investigator and gang expert. "SUR 13 is one of the most dangerous gangs in America, and it’s now here in Volusia County," Shivers said during a presentation at the Volusia County of Governments Oct. 28.
Source: The West Volusia Beacon    Date: November 6, 2013

Lakeland community meeting to look at gang violence (Lakeland, FL): The city of Lakeland is asking the community to come together to put a stop to gang violence. With a recent rash of gang-related shootings, the Lakeland Police Department and city officials are holding a meeting to get the community's input on how to curb the problem.
Source: The Ledger    Date: November 6, 2013

Gangs continue to grow, cause problems in central Florida (Orlando, FL): Right now, there are more gangs in Florida than ever before, with nearly 400 in central Florida alone, according to the latest state study.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: November 5, 2013

Former gang member to receive national award for work at High Point YMCA (Largo, FL): When Karen Royster, formerly an executive with a Milwaukee housing agency, met George Garcia, she knew he was a troubled youth. "But early on, I knew that George wanted a better life,'' she said.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: November 1, 2013

Suspected gang member will be deported again after kids' pony ride pics on Facebook smoke him out (West Palm Beach, FL): A suspected member of a ruthless criminal gang will be deported — again — after he snuck back into the U.S. and got caught because he posted photos of himself online running pony rides and bounce houses for South Florida kids' parties.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: October 30, 2013

Belle Glade area leaders hold crime-fighting strategy session (Belle Glade, FL): A crime-fighting strategy session was held in Palm Beach County Monday evening, days after a much-anticipated high school football game was called off in Belle Glade because of the threat of gang violence.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: October 28, 2013

Miami Gardens shooting leaves four hospitalized (Miami Gardens, FL): Four men were reportedly shot and hospitalized following a shooting Saturday in Miami Gardens. Residents blame much of the violence on local gangs, noting that at least 14 known gangs of mostly preteen and teenage kids are terrorizing the community.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: October 27, 2013

Gang violence prompts cancellation of Glades Central football game (Belle Glade, FL): High school football Friday night at Glades Central in Belle Glade was canceled. The school district says school police and the sheriff's office made a joint decision to cancel the game due to concerns about possible violence.
Source: WPEC 12 News    Date: October 25, 2013

Raising awareness on gangs in Leon County (Tallahassee, FL): When it comes to gangs, Tallahassee is no Miami or Los Angeles. But, authorities say they are certainly present in this area. "You may have a shooting and it may be six or eight months later that you actually get to the root of it being a gang issue," said Leslie Rabon with the criminal intelligence unit at the Leon County Sheriff's Office.
Source: WCTV News    Date: October 22, 2013

Bradenton gang member convicted of attempted murder (Bradenton, FL): A known Bradenton gang member was convicted of attempted murder Friday in a Manatee County courthouse. Miguel Gutierrez was found guilty of attempted murder in the second degree with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He faces up to 45 years in a state prison.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: October 19, 2013

Manatee Memorial Hospital placed on lockdown after gang shooting (Manatee, FL): Police are searching for the suspect responsible for a gang-related shooting early Saturday morning that caused a brief lockdown at Manatee Memorial Hospital over concerns about possible retaliation.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: October 19, 2013

18-year-old turns self in after Lakeland drive-by shooting (Lakeland, FL): An 18-year-old wanted in what police call a gang-related drive-by shooting Oct. 11 on Twin Cedar Lane turned himself in Wednesday to the Lakeland Police Department.
Source: The Ledger    Date: October 16, 2013

Four arrested in gang-related drug bust in Spring Hill (Spring Hill, FL): Three Spring Hill residents and a New Port Richey woman were arrested on drug and weapon charges Friday after a search warrant was executed at 12544 Gulliver Road.
Source: Hernando Today    Date: October 14, 2013

A city, a family fight to end cycle of violence (Miami Gardens, FL): One late August evening, 12-year-old Tequila Forshee was killed in a barrage of bullets while getting her hair braided. She was sitting on the living room floor inside her grandmother’s home.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: October 13, 2013

Gang hostilities spilling over into our high schools? (Gainesville, FL): Last month, two Gainesville High School students got into a brawl in a classroom. They knocked over chairs and fell on tables. They were locked to each other, throwing punches, Gainesville Police Department Officer Jermaine Hutchinson wrote in his report.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: October 12, 2013

Street gangs and social media: Explosive combination, law enforcement says (Daytona Beach, FL): Facebook and Twitter. The social media sites where street gangs can reach out and threaten someone, show the world how they've pummeled someone, or recruit someone to join their lawless ranks.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: October 12, 2013

Gangs a growing problem (Gainesville, FL): The presence of gangs in Gainesville is growing, with some having members as young as 10 years old, according to Gainesville Police Department Officer Jesus Rivera, head of the Gang Intervention Unit at GPD.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: October 9, 2013

Arrest made in teen's brutal beating; Suspect claims to be gang member (Daytona Beach, FL): Police said a 15-year-old has been arrested after he and three others brutally beat a 14-year-old in Daytona Beach.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: October 7, 2013

Gang member stole weapons during Hollywood burglary, cops say (Hollywood, FL): A suspected gang member is accused of breaking into a Hollywood home and stealing valuables and weapons, police said. Meanwhile, two other suspects in the burglary remain at large.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: October 1, 2013

Pastors: Reducing Manatee gun violence means changing hearts (Bradenton, FL): The Rev. Larry Johnson of New Hope Holiness Church in Palmetto said Sunday it will take changing the hearts of men to drastically reduce gun violence in Manatee County and will not happen overnight.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: September 30, 2013

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