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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Three wounded in Lakeland drive-by shooting (Lakeland, FL): Three people were shot Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting near a Lakeland neighborhood that police say has been a hot spot for recent gang activity.
Source: The Ledger    Date: June 18, 2014

Deputies: Cocaine dealer arrested after four-month investigation (Tampa, FL): A 29-year-old Tampa man who deputies say is a member of the Latin Kings street gang faces multiple charges of trafficking in cocaine after a four-month investigation ended with his arrest on Tuesday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: June 12, 2014

Members of 'Kaine Gang' arrested in undercover investigation (Tallahassee, FL): Six members of Kaine Gang Entertainment, a street gang from Polk County, have been arrested in a months-long undercover drug investigation by the Leon County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: June 11, 2014

Police tackle gang graffiti (Quincy, FL): Officers in one Florida county are tackling street gang graffiti. The Quincy Police Department painted over several locations in town today. Rival gangs the 'Southside 13's' and the 'Northside 14's" have been tagging buildings to mark their territory.
Source: WCTV News    Date: June 11, 2014

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