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Apopka police tackle emerging gang problem (Apopka, FL): Eyewitness News rode along with police Wednesday night as they searched for members of an emerging gang that residents claim is trying to take over the streets of Apopka. Police said the gang is made up of mostly teenagers and was linked to an attempted homicide earlier this week.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: July 24, 2014
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Teen says Jacksonville gangs have tried to recruit him (Jacksonville, FL): After spending nearly a decade behind bars for various crimes, former gang member Ivan Brown now spends his time trying to make amends by counseling youngsters all over the city of Jacksonville away from gangs.
Source: WTEV 47 News    Date: July 22, 2014
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Expert: Recent violence involving teens is gang-related (Jacksonville, FL): A Jacksonville gang expert tells Action News he believes a lot of recent violence involving teens is gang-related. Ivan Brown is the director of gang intervention and prevention for Jacksonville. He is based out of the Emmett Reed Community Center.
Source: WTEV 47 News    Date: July 21, 2014
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Miami-Dade reaches out to communities affected by gang violence (Miami-Dade, FL): In Miami-Dade County, one organization is working to improve the quality of life for residents who live in neighborhoods affected by gang violence.
Source: WLRN News    Date: July 21, 2014
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Violent teen offenders get second chance at Ft. Pierce cadet academy (Fort Pierce, FL): Police say the gun violence is at a crisis level in Fort Pierce tonight how retired military and police are fighting to reform the violent teens, 8 young men at a time. 133 shootings last year. More than 60 now this year in Fort Pierce.
Source: WPEC 12 News    Date: July 18, 2014
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Young border crossers feel leaving Central America for U.S. is the only choice (Lake Worth, FL): They cross the border, illegally immigrating from Central America to the United States. Young children are flooding to the border alone and some feel it is their only choice.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: July 17, 2014
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SRSO: Gang members off street (Santa Rosa County, FL): Two documented gang members and brothers from the Pensacola area involved in a burglary spree, January 14, from Bagdad to Navarre are both behind bars this week according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Santa Rosa Press Gazette    Date: July 14, 2014
http://www.srpressgazette.com/...

Gang member accused of threatening to kill woman critical of drug sales (Naples, FL): An East Naples man is accused of holding a gun to a woman’s head and threatening to kill her after she called him an expletive for selling narcotics out of their home.
Source: Naples Daily News    Date: July 12, 2014
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As Operation Ceasefire rolls on, another teen is shot in Jacksonville at a community center (Jacksonville, FL): A teenage boy is near death following a shooting Friday at the Johnnie Walker Community Center and Park, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Police don't know if the boy was targeted for the shooting at the park in Northwest Jacksonville's Grand Park community.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: July 11, 2014
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Director defends Manatee YMCA at-risk youth program (Oneco, FL): One of the central figures in an internal audit accusing the Manatee YMCA of financial irregularities is denouncing the allegations and defending the work he did to help curb gang violence in Oneco.
Source: Herald-Tribune    Date: July 11, 2014
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22-year-old Honduran mom finds refuge in Tampa (Tampa, FL): Dania had a difficult decision to make. Stay in her poverty-stricken, violence-ridden hometown of Olancho, Honduras, with her 2-year-old daughter, or take matters into her own hands by risking the 8,000-mile journey to the U.S.-Mexican border and hope for a better future.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: July 10, 2014
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18-year-old wanted in violent offenses arrested in Fort Pierce (Fort Pierce, FL): A multiagency anti-violence task force continues making arrests of gang-related people in criminal cases, this time apprehending an 18-year-old who allegedly tossed away an AK-47 assault rifle on Saturday night, according to police and sheriff’s reports.
Source: TC Palm     Date: July 6, 2014
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Slain Seminole couple possibly connected to established Oviedo Soldiers gang (Oviedo, FL): Ann Marie and James Smith were shot and killed inside their Oviedo home in April 2013. More than a year later and police have never developed a suspect in the double murder, but a new Crimeline poster may offer some clues into the case. Recently, detectives distributed the posters, saying the couple may have had ties to a street gang called the Oviedo Soldiers.
Source: WESH 2 News    Date: July 4, 2014
http://www.wesh.com/...

Teen accused of having gang ties charged by Fort Pierce police (Fort Pierce, FL): A joint gang task force Wednesday night arrested a 17-year-old boy on charges related to a 2013 incident, according to Fort Pierce police on Thursday.
Source: TC Palm     Date: July 3, 2014
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Mass shooting appears to be gang-related (Miami, FL): A day after a mass shooting at a Liberty City apartment complex, police say it appears the shooting was gang-related and retaliation for a previous incident. "We believe it was a retaliatory shooting for something that happened before. We just need to put the pieces together," said Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa.
Source: CBS Miami     Date: June 25, 2014
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Miami gangs linked to fatal drive-by shooting near Liberty Square housing (Miami, FL): On social media, Nakeil Antwan Jackson, 26, said he prayed to God for help to live long enough to see his son finish school. He died Tuesday in a massive drive-by shooting in Miami's Liberty City.
Source: WPLG Local 10 News    Date: June 25, 2014
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Revenge or turf war likely motive in Liberty City shootings (Liberty City, FL): A day after gunfire tore through a Liberty City apartment complex in one of Miami’s worst mass shootings, police said the motive was likely revenge or drug dealers staking out turf.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: June 25, 2014
http://www.miamiherald.com/...

Lakeland community members push for end to gang violence (Lakeland, FL): More than three dozen members of the community came together Friday night in an effort to stop gang violence. Members of the Lakeland Police Department, several ministers, and other community members held a prayer vigil in a vacant parking lot off West Memorial Blvd. in the hopes of putting a dent in the gang violence affecting the city.
Source: Bay News 9    Date: June 20, 2014
http://www.baynews9.com/...

Lakeland police initiative zeroes in on illegal guns and gangs (Lakeland, FL): In less than two months, Lakeland police have taken about 30 illegally-possessed guns off the city's streets, including one Thursday night during an operation aimed at curbing gang violence.
Source: The Ledger    Date: June 20, 2014
http://www.theledger.com/...

Police say latest Lakeland shootings are gang-related (Lakeland, FL): Three young people were shot in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night who were apparently not the intended targets.
Source: WTVT FOX 13    Date: June 18, 2014
http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/...

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