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Eliminating St. Lucie gangs requires community effort (Fort Pierce, FL): The bullet lodged in 23-year-old Kiara Baggett's spine is painful, but it doesn't hurt nearly as much as knowing the person who shot her almost two years ago has never been arrested for it.
Source: TC Palm     Date: August 11, 2012

Local mother holds vigil to remember daughter & rally against violence (Bainbridge, GA): Barbara Williford is on a mission. A mission to make sure no other mother has to bury a child because of gang violence. "The way that Ebony lost her life, I don't want another child or parent to end up like she did," she said.
Source: WCTV News    Date: August 10, 2012

Tears flow as police announce arrest in fatal shooting of teenage girl (Sanford, FL): The man who police say shot and killed an innocent teenage girl during gang warfare in Sanford two weeks ago is behind bars.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: August 10, 2012

Parents angry after finding children's names on police 'gang lists' (Largo, FL): Letitia Lyles had heard about the lists for years but hadn't seen one until early April. Lyles, 44, was talking to a friend whose son had just gotten probation, and the judge told him to stay away from gang members. The court gave him a "no contact list" with the names and birth dates of more than 120 members and associates of the "119 Boys" gang, a.k.a the "Young Souljas."
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: August 9, 2012

Ft. Pierce teen caught in crossfire of gang violence (Fort Pierce, FL): In recent weeks residents in one community say when the gang task force leaves their area, the gang members come out of the shadows. After yet another shooting this weekend, the gang task force in this region, made up in part by the Fort Pierce Police Department, is refocusing and reorganizing its efforts.
Source: WPEC 12 News    Date: August 6, 2012

Two Miami gang members found guilty in killing of rival and 10-month-old baby (Miami, FL): An emotionally charged trial that began with the tearful testimony of a father whose 10-month-old baby and best friend were killed by gang violence ended Wednesday with the conviction of two gang members.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: August 2, 2012

Shooting in Goldsboro was gang-related (Sanford, FL): Police announced today the Sunday shooting in Goldsboro that left one woman dead and two others injured was motivated by friction between violent rival street gangs in Sanford.
Source: The Sanford Herald    Date: July 30, 2012

Court upholds one Florida gang law, strikes another (Tallahassee, FL) : An appellate court on Friday struck down a Florida law prohibiting "electronic communication" by criminal gangs, but it upheld another statute that makes it a felony to recruit new gang members if they must commit a crime to join.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: July 27, 2012

SUR 13 gang member takes plea dealn on racketeering, gun charges (Manatee County, FL): A reputed member of the SUR 13 criminal street gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to racketeering and firearm charges in a negotiation for 131 months to be served in a Department of Corrections' facility.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: July 26, 2012

65 arrested in 'Operation Wild West' (Belle Glade, FL): "Operation Wild West" started in October 2010 as an investigation into drug distribution and gang violence in Belle Glade. On Thursday, authorities announced that they have made 35 state arrests and 29 federal arrest in multiple communities west of State Road 7.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: July 26, 2012

Two gang members on trial for Brownsville murders that left a baby and a rival dead (Miami, FL) : Derrick Days looked to the ceiling of the courtroom, as if to gather the strength to explain what happened on Dec. 13, 2008.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: July 24, 2012

Cape PD seeks suspect in home burglary (Cape Coral, FL): Cape Coral Police are investigating a suspected gang-related burglary that took place on NW 25th Lane Tuesday afternoon.
Source: WINK News    Date: July 24, 2012

Residents call on community leaders to end gang violence in Liberty City (Miami, FL): There’s a call for action to curb the escalating gang violence that has claimed lives, put people in the hospital and terrorized Liberty City and surrounding communities.
Source: CBS Miami     Date: July 11, 2012

Alleged gang war has liberty city under deadly siege (Miami, FL): This afternoon, Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones and Miami New Times columnist Luther Campbell are meeting with Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa to ask him what he is doing to address a violent gang war that has enveloped Liberty City over the past three months.
Source: Miami New Times    Date: July 10, 2012

Fatal shootings in Belle Glade gang-related (West Palm Beach, FL): Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said two separate shootings that have left two people dead in Belle Glade are gang-related.
Source: WPBF 25 News    Date: July 10, 2012

Plant City man accused of hiding gun from fatal shootout (Dover, FL): Deputies have arrested a 20-year-old Plant City man who they say hid a gun used in a June 17 shooting that ended with the death of a "Dover Locos" gang member.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: June 29, 2012

Greyston Garcia, who won Fla. 'stand your ground' case, killed in suspected gang crossfire (Miami, FL): South Florida man Greyston Garcia, who was cleared of murder charges this year based on Florida's 'stand your ground' self-defense law, was killed Tuesday night. Apparently he was an innocent bystander struck by a stray bullet in suspected gang crossfire, CBS Miami reported.
Source: CBS News    Date: June 29, 2012

Police, federal agents dismantle Daytona Beach's 819 Boyz gang (Daytona Beach, FL): The notorious 819 Boyz, a guns and drugs street gang that wreaked havoc in the poorest section of this city, has been decimated by local and federal investigators over the last two years, Police Chief Mike Chitwood said this morning.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: June 29, 2012

Recent arrests bring attention to east Hillsborough gang activity (Tampa, FL): A known gang member walked up to a federal investigator. Go ahead, he said to the agent. Search me. The gang member knew the encounter would happen no matter who approached whom.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: June 21, 2012

Passenger faces murder charge in Dover drive-by shooting (Dover, FL): A gang member involved in an early Sunday morning drive-by shooting has died from wounds he suffered after a victim returned fire, authorities said.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: June 19, 2012

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