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Number of murders up to near record levels on Treasure Coast (Fort Pierce, FL): The number of murders increased in St. Lucie, Indian River and Martin counties this year, in some cases to near historic levels. As of last week, St. Lucie County had 20 confirmed homicides for the year, more than double the number seen in Indian River County and four times more than occurred in Martin County.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: November 23, 2014
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Escambia gangs haven't gone away (Pensacola, FL): The signs of Pensacola's gang population can be subtle. "You don't roll up on a street and see 10 guys wearing blue," said Sgt. David Brown of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office Criminal Intelligence division. "You see 10 guys wearing 10 different things."
Source: Pensacola News Journal    Date: November 17, 2014
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Community key to controlling youth violence (Pensacola, FL): Growing up in Montclair, Dan Brown saw his share of neighborhood squabbles and got into his fair share of trouble. It rarely was anything serious. Never anything deadly. But it was a different world then.
Source: Pensacola News Journal    Date: November 17, 2014
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Miami-Dade Police Arrest 31 In Operation ‘Willy Wonka’ (Miami, FL): After a yearlong investigation on a Miami street gang, police arrested 31 people, seized copious amounts of drugs and recovered several weapons.
Source: CBS Miami     Date: November 13, 2014
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Proactive approach to gang culture (Daytona Beach, FL): The cooperative educational effort attended by about 300 people was coordinated by Volusia County Schools, Bethune-Cookman University, the Department of Juvenile Justice, Daytona Beach Police Department and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office at B-CU’s Center for Civic Engagement.
Source: Daytona Times    Date: November 13, 2014
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Gangs in Orlando 'hiding in plain sight' (Orlando, FL): Many people see Orlando as a great place to live, but what you don't see is the city's dirty little secret: 70 gangs with 1,200 members killing and recruiting in the heart of Orange County.
Source: WESH 2 News    Date: November 12, 2014
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Bethune-Cookman event tackles gang activity (Daytona Beach, FL): Gang activity is a disease that puts young people on a dead-end journey, taking their lives or freedom, a retired Volusia County judge said Monday night.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: November 10, 2014
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FBI issues alert for MS-13 gang member with Jacksonville ties (Jacksonville, FL): The FBI is sending out a new alert for a wanted gang member with Jacksonville connections.
Source: ActionNewsJax.com    Date: November 3, 2014
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Community Outreach: Helping Hands Reach Out to Troubled Neighborhood (Lakeland, FL): Giving back was the theme Saturday as the Dream Center of Lakeland, churches, city agencies and Polk County football teams gave their time to improve a community recently troubled by gang violence.
Source: The Ledger    Date: November 1, 2014
http://www.theledger.com/...

PCPD Chief: Violent Crimes Were Result of "Bad Choices", Not Gang Activity (Panama City, FL): Panama City residents bring their concerns over recent acts of violence to the commission Tuesday morning. This city has seen nine murders so far this year and now those in the community are challenging city's leaders to take action.
Source: WMBB News 13    Date: October 28, 2014
http://www.mypanhandle.com/...

Operation Dead End deals 'significant blow' to Jacksonville gang (Jacksonville, FL): A Jacksonville police initiative code-named Operation Dead End dealt a “significant blow” to one of the 47 identified gangs in the city, Sheriff John Rutherford announced Friday.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: October 24, 2014
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Gang Prevention program comes to First Coast youth (Jacksonville, FL): One local organization is looking to prevent gang violence on the First Coast. The new Boys & Girls Club Gang Prevention Initiative will assist the 1,100 young people who are at risk of gang involvement in North East Florida. The initiative offers positive structured activities for students outside of normal school hours.
Source: First Coast News    Date: October 23, 2014
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/...

Gang violence seeing revival, BSO chief says (Deerfield Beach, FL): It started with three fights on the beach, a melee at Deerfield Beach High School following a football game, then another at a Packer Rattlers' game at Westside Park. Now the Broward Sheriff's Office is reporting renewed gang violence in Deerfield Beach.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: October 20, 2014
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Ten Additional Alleged Members of the Almighty Imperial Gangsters Nation Gang Indicted (Miami, FL): Ten alleged members of the violent Almighty Imperial Gangsters Nation gang have been indicted by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Florida for their roles in various murders in Miami, Chicago, and East Chicago. Fifteen alleged members of the gang have now been charged by the Justice Department in this case.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: October 16, 2014
http://www.imperialvalleynews.com/...

Out-of-town gang allegedly involved in Fat Tuesday shooting (Miami Beach, FL): Miami Beach Police officers were issued a bulletin warning of an alleged gang-related shooting outside a Fat Tuesday's bar this past weekend.
Source: WSVN 7 News    Date: October 15, 2014
http://www.wsvn.com/...

Feds charge 21 alleged members of Miami gang (Miami, FL): Federal prosecutors say 21 people are charged with numerous offenses in a crackdown on a violent Miami street gang known as the "Big Money Team."
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: October 8, 2014
http://www.miamiherald.com/...

West Palm Beach gets $340,000-a-year grant to reduce youth violence (West Palm Beach, FL): The city said Wednesday it will use a 3-year, $340,000-a-year, federal grant to help reduce violence among young people and improve the health of children in less-affluent neighborhoods.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: October 1, 2014
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/...

Quincy Residents Concerned Gangs Are Behind Recent Burglaries (Quincy, FL): A String of burglaries in a Quincy neighborhood has residents a little on edge. Police say it could be part of a gang problem in the area. One man says, "Criminal activity really is just growing rapidly like wildfires in California."
Source: WCTV News    Date: September 29, 2014
http://www.wctv.tv/...

Officer Works to Put Youngest Students on the Right Track (Lakeland, FL): Already this school year, Katina Lewis had to evacuate a school bus because a 10-year-old boy wouldn't get off, talk to a 12-year-old boy who was charged with stealing a gun , and help send home a 4-year-old girl who spit in her teacher's mouth.
Source: The Ledger    Date: September 27, 2014
http://www.theledger.com/...

Case ties guards, gangs, attempted inmate hit (Tallahassee, FL): Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Mike Crews has made a public show of his attempts to purge the agency of abusive prison guards in the wake of news reports about inmates' horrific deaths at the hands of corrections workers.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: September 27, 2014
http://www.tallahassee.com/...

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