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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

Gang activity bleeds into Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa County, FL): Red, white and blue are patriotic colors, symbolizing America. Red, white and blue are also gang colors symbolizing the Bloods, 18th Street and the Crips, respectively. According to the Florida Gang Reduction Strategy 2011 Annual Report, there are 164 documented gangs in Northwest Florida, and 1,637 identified gangs in Florida.
Source: Navarre Press    Date: March 29, 2013

Community wants help watching students (Miami, FL): Residents are looking for solutions to curb gang violence in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood. "I was scared because they threatened to shoot the schools," said Abel Larson, who attends Miami Northwestern Senior High. "The kids think it's good to use guns. Taking someone's life is something that they usually do."
Source: WPLG Local 10 News    Date: March 5, 2013

Accused killer tried to recruit his Naples gang to threaten witnesses (Naples, FL): From inside his Collier County jail cell, accused killer Rodsheek Williams tried to stack the deck in his favor. He issued written orders through letters, investigators allege: telling his co-defendant he’d be killed if he cooperated with prosecutors, and telling witnesses to disappear or forget what they saw.
Source: Naples Daily News    Date: March 3, 2013

Gang-related graffiti spray-painted on deputy's Ormond Beach home (Ormond Beach, FL): A Volusia County sheriff's deputy's home was spray-painted with gang-related graffiti over the weekend, investigators said.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: February 25, 2013

How much gang activity is in Jacksonville? (Jacksonville, FL): Investigators say Tuesday's fatal police-involved shooting highlights the dangers officers face each day. And it shows the presence of gangs in the community.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: February 20, 2013

Routine traffic stop turns deadly for Jacksonville gang member (Jacksonville, FL): John Dawson Parker, 23, was part of two worlds: the son of a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office corrections officer and, according to police, a "certified" member of the 103rd Street Gang.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: February 19, 2013

Gang member charged in hit-run of Deltona boy (Deltona, FL): A DeLand gang member was charged Monday as the hit-and-run driver of the car that struck a Deltona child last week, leaving him with broken legs, a Volusia County sheriff's spokesman said Monday night.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: February 18, 2013

18-year-old alleged gang member accused of shooting Belle Glade rival tells cops: If I 'wanted to shoot him, (I) would have' (Belle Glade, FL): An 18-year-old man believed to be a member of a gang known as the "Chosen Boys" was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly shot at a member of a rival gang, striking a window of a nearby occupied bank.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: February 5, 2013

Ignacio Venitez arrested in gang-related shooting in Belle Glade (Belle Glade, FL): An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting in Belle Glade.
Source: WPBF 25 News    Date: February 3, 2013

Sanford police's new initiative targets gang members, career criminals (Sanford, FL): Following a shooting war between rival groups of young men, police today announced a new initiative to target gang members, career criminals and drug dealers.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: January 31, 2013

Threat of gang-related shooting at Manatee County Fair (Palmetto, FL): The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a threat at the Manatee County Fair. Authorities received a tip that there would be a gang shooting Thursday night at the fair.
Source: WWSB ABC 7 News    Date: January 17, 2013

ECSO speaks to local gang violence (Pensacola, FL): Law enforcement investigators say that round of violence in Montclair was gang related and that across Escambia County, some seventeen gangs are running the streets.
Source: WEAR ABC 3 News    Date: January 14, 2013

Gang member arrested after Manatee deputy chases stolen car (Manatee County, FL): "A known gang member" was arrested after the driver of the stolen car he was riding in fled a deputy trying to make a traffic stop and crashed into a tree, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: January 11, 2013

Teen jailed for gang-related robbery, assault (Brandon, FL): A youth who took part in a violent gang-related robbery, then attacked another youth at a city high school and flashed gang signs at the victim has been jailed.
Source: Brandon Sun    Date: December 20, 2012

Five in First Coast gang inspired by TV show sentenced to federal prison (Jacksonville, FL) : A federal judge in Jacksonville sentenced five First Coast gang members to prison terms Friday in a series of organized crimes, often involving violence and netting a total loss of about $2 million to their victims.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: December 17, 2012

Gang trio arrested after Collier car break-ins (Collier County, FL): Blind sided by a bunch of bad guys from another part of the state, victims' identities stolen so fast they didn't know what hit them. Collier County deputies say three gang members traveled the state, busting into cars and taking what they pleased - until they got to Southwest Florida.
Source: WBBH NBC2 News    Date: December 10, 2012

Ex gang members speak at Godby (Tallahassee, FL): An increase in gang-related violence in Tallahassee this summer has law enforcement looking at preventive measures to deal with the problem.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: December 7, 2012

Baez-Garcia guilty of shooting teen to death, paralyzing younger boy (Bartow, FL): Jurors deliberated about two hours Thursday afternoon before deciding that Alejandro Baez-Garcia was guilty of first-degree murder in the January 2011 shooting death of Juan Castillo in Lakeland
Source: The Ledger    Date: December 6, 2012

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