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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

Four gang members arrested at 13 AV Dream Center (Manatee County, FL): Four gang members, including one carrying a gun and drugs, were arrested at the 13 AV Dream Center in Bradenton on Saturday, according to police.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: September 29, 2013

Man gets life for killing gang rival, baby (Miami, FL): A South Florida man convicted of killing a supposed rival drug dealer and a 10-month-old baby has been sentenced to life in prison.
Source:    Date: September 18, 2013

No charges in Facebook 'gang' case (Ocala, FL): Two men arrested and accused of criminal gang activity after authorities found incriminating Facebook photos will not be prosecuted, according to the State Attorney's Office.
Source: Ocala Star-Banner    Date: September 17, 2013

PBSO deputy shoots man in area known for drug, gang activity (West Palm Beach, FL) : Neighbors don't spend much time outside their homes along Norma Elaine road west of Haverhill in suburban West Palm Beach. "I'm nervous because this area is dangerous, a lot of gang activity," said Lionel Young.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: September 13, 2013

Police chief moves forward with anti-violence plan in Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce, FL): Ongoing gunfire that's unnerving residents in the northwest city comes from only about 20 people — mainly young gang members who are hard to arrest, says Police Chief Sean Baldwin.
Source: TC Palm     Date: September 12, 2013

Anti-graffiti bill would ban sale of spray paint to teens (Tallahassee, FL): A new bill filed by state Sen. Darren Soto, D-Orlando, would impose a $500 fine on stores that sell a can of the paint — often used by graffiti artists to spray pictures, names or gang-related "tags" on the sides of buildings or public facilities — and hit teens who use a fake ID to buy the stuff with a $50 fine.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: September 5, 2013

Miami gang leader believed to have engineered revenge triple murder draws 10-year prison term (Miami, FL): A reputed Miami gang leader who investigators believe engineered a bloody daylight ambush to avenge his toddler's murder will serve just 10 years as a part of a plea deal.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: September 3, 2013

So. Fla. community rallies against gang-related violence (Miami Gardens, FL): Residents of a South Florida community took to the streets Monday to reclaim their neighborhood after being rocked by deadly violence in recent weeks.
Source: WSVN 7 News    Date: August 27, 2013

Miami Gardens 12-year-old dies after bullets are sprayed through the walls of grandmother's home (Miami Gardens, FL): Dazed family and friends strolled somberly into the pale yellow Miami Gardens home, pockmarked with bullet holes. They wanted to see where 12-year-old Tequila Forshee met her death hours before.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: August 15, 2013

Deported gang suspect ran kids' bounce houses and pony rides, feds say (Palm Beach County, FL): Dilbert Coreas ran pony rides and bounce houses for kids' parties in South Florida, even though he was a suspected member of a violent Central American gang who slipped back into the U.S. after being deported for prior crimes, investigators say.
Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel    Date: August 13, 2013

Sheriff: Grand Park gang dismantled (Jacksonville, FL): At a joint news conference by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, state attorney's office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Friday morning, Sheriff John Rutherford celebrated convictions of six members of the Grand Park gang in an investigation that began in 2007.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: August 2, 2013

Last six members of Miami pot-smuggling gang sentenced to long prison terms (Miami, FL): The last members of Miami-Dade's Santiesteban gang convicted in a pot-smuggling-murder case were sentenced Monday to long prison terms.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: July 30, 2013

Latest drive-by shooting injures one in Lakeland (Lakeland, FL): Two drive-by shootings Thursday night and early Friday morning are the sixth and seventh such shooting this month in a neighborhood near Kathleen Road in northwest Lakeland.
Source: The Ledger    Date: July 27, 2013

Bradenton gang member charged in death of Sarasota restaurant manager (Bradenton, FL): A known Bradenton gang member has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a Sarasota restaurant manager. Juan De Dios Rodriguez, 20, was arrested Tuesday and charged with Taian "Andrew" Tian's death.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: July 25, 2013

Increased focus on Hillsborough gang activity yields two arrests (Hillsborough County, FL): A Hillsborough County crackdown into gang violence in Dover has resulted in the arrest of two men on charges including attempted murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: July 16, 2013

Ft. Pierce teen shooting possibly gang-related (Fort Pierce, FL): Authorities are investigating whether the homicide of a Fort Pierce teen was gang-related. Detectives think 17-year-old Davontae Dukes was not involved in a gang, but they suspect a family member of his may have been.
Source: WFLX FOX 29 News    Date: July 11, 2013

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