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Music videos investigated for Lakeland gang ties (Lakeland, FL): As police in Lakeland crack down on gangs, the gangs are trying to use the power of the internet to wage their turf battles. Lakeland police say they're investigating a round of music videos posted on YouTube that show young men waving guns at the camera and singing disturbing lyrics.
Source: WTVT FOX 13    Date: September 9, 2014

Bloods gang members found guilty of sex trafficking 14-year-old girl in Orange County (Orange County, FL): Three Bloods street gang members who forced a teen girl to have sex for money in Orange County were recently convicted by a federal jury for sex trafficking, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: September 9, 2014

LEAD Coalition and Police Report Seeing Less Violence on the Streets (Panama City, FL): Since the LEAD Coalition formed earlier this summer, the Panama City Police Department says they're seeing less violence on the streets. But numbers still show gang violence in the city ranks near the highest in the state. Some officials are saying those numbers are wrong.
Source: WJHG NewsChannel 7    Date: September 8, 2014

Fort Pierce police have new anti-gang plan (Fort Pierce, FL): The police chief says it's no secret that Fort Pierce has a gang problem. Now authorities have come up with a plan they believe will help stop the violence. "We can't arrest our way out of the problem," says Chief Sean Baldwin. "We need a long term strategy."
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: September 3, 2014

Fort Pierce neighborhood focus of ‘Common Good Initiative' (Fort Pierce, FL): A Catholic-based charity is committing up to $4 million to community improvements in northwest Fort Pierce over the next five to seven years, but only if the community gets involved in deciding those improvements.
Source: TC Palm     Date: August 28, 2014

Man, 19, arrested, charged with murder in gang-related shooting (Jacksonville, FL): Officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office SWAT team arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday on an outstanding warrant.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: August 28, 2014

Governor Crist and Dan Newlin Team Up to Bring Justice to Danielle Sampson (Orlando, FL): As gangs and gang membership continue to expand throughout communities, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, now running as a Democrat to get his old job back, vowed last week to implement gang violence legislation to better protect Floridians from violent criminals.
Source: PR Newswire    Date: August 27, 2014

System alert leads to arrest of Lakeland murder suspect (Palm Beach County, FL): An alert from the town’s license plate recognition system helped police identify a murder suspect.
Source: Palm Beach Daily News    Date: August 27, 2014

Community leaders launch long-term violence prevention plan in Hillsborough (Hillsborough County, FL): While most high school students feel comfortable in Hillsborough County public schools, many feel less secure when they head toward home. And, according a survey released Monday, neighborhoods are doing too little to fix that.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: August 25, 2014

Hillsborough charity may house immigrant kids (Tampa, FL): A couple dozen of the thousands of undocumented children and teenagers from Central America who have crossed into the United States in recent months might soon be housed in Hillsborough County. So far, no one is saying exactly how many or when they will arrive.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: August 15, 2014

Locals helping border kids: How did violence escalate back home? (Palm Beach County, FL): To Jose Cerrato, a leader in the Palm Beach County Honduran community, the violence that now grips his native country is a nightmare that seems to have little connection to the land where he was born and raised.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: August 14, 2014

'The Purge' threat circulating social media (Jacksonville, FL): 'The Purge' is a movie set in the future where for 12 hours, all criminal activity including murder is legal. While the scenario is complete fiction, concern from parents about a social media post is very real. On Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you can see a "purge" date has been set for Jacksonville. "They say that it's going to be Aug. 31," said gang interventionist Ivan Brown.
Source: WTEV 47 News    Date: August 13, 2014

6-year-old shot while playing on front porch on Moncrief Road (Jacksonville, FL): A young child is recovering after local authorities said Tuesday the child was the victim of a drive-by shooting.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: August 12, 2014

History of the Barrio 18 gang (Miami, FL): Mexican migrants from Southern California formed the Barrio 18 group in the 1960s. The group got organized into the Mara-18 in the 1980s in Los Angeles.
Source: WPLG Local 10 News    Date: August 12, 2014

From reunion to reality: Honduran family navigates new life after a decade of separation (Miami, FL): The mother arrived early at Miami International Airport, pacing the baggage claim hall until, at last, she spotted her. Denia Zelaya had last seen her eldest daughter nearly 10 years earlier. On an early morning in 2004, she kissed Anita's head as the girl slept, then slipped out of her family's house.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: August 11, 2014

Lakeland fatal shooting gang-related (Lakeland, FL): 10 News is digging deeper into Lakeland's violent gang problems, after gunfire rang out leaving a 14-year-old dead and a 43-year-old in the hospital as neighbors dodged bullets.
Source: WTSP 10 News    Date: August 7, 2014

Deputies: Documented gang member in deadly Deltona brawl turned himself in (Volusia County, FL): The 19-year-old gang member wanted in a stabbing death at a Deltona home last weekend turned himself over to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office early Tuesday.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: August 5, 2014

Gang member with Joker tattoos wanted in fatal Deltona brawl (Volusia County, FL): A teenage gang member is on the run after a stabbing death in a brawl last weekend in Deltona, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: August 4, 2014

Six alleged members of the Almighty Imperial Gangsters Nation gang indicted (Miami, FL): Five 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 multiple murders. A sixth alleged gang member was indicted for unlawfully possessing a firearm.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: August 4, 2014

Deportation of criminals blamed for exodus from Central America (Miami, FL): The unprecedented surge in unaccompanied children at the U.S.-Mexico border was preceded by a sharp increase in the number of deportations to Central America of convicts, many of them gang members.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: August 3, 2014

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