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Gang with ties to Pinellas, Hillsborough counties accused of nine murders (Manatee County, FL): In September 2010, investigators say, the gang members drove alongside a duplex in Bradenton and fired round after round through a bedroom window. The man inside, who was 18, died in front of his girlfriend and 1-year-old daughter.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: June 5, 2014

Fort Myers Police Chief responds to gang violence accusations (Fort Myers, FL): A city councilman says some streets in Fort Myers have become so violent that some people in his ward are afraid to go downtown after dark. It's why, in part, he shared a rap video with city leaders at Monday's council meeting.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News    Date: June 2, 2014

Fort Myers councilman says gang violence is on the rise (Fort Myers, FL): Is there a raging war between gangs in the City of Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres One Fort Myers city councilman says "yes" and he plans to address the problem at Monday's council meeting.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News    Date: May 30, 2014

Deputies arrest 'queen' of Pasco gang (New Port Richey, FL): They call her Queen Wanda. Pasco County deputies arrested a Port Richey woman Thursday they say has ruled a local Latin Kings gang for years.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: May 29, 2014

Clearwater Beach shooting: Rival gangs involved, four suspects and two injured (Clearwater Beach, FL): A Clearwater Beach shooting has shaken up the usual warm atmosphere of the western Florida locale this week, with the scene of gun violence leaving two men injured and a total of four suspects currently in police custody. It is believed at this point in time that a fight between rival gangs escalated to the point where guns became involved in the argument.
Source: Examiner    Date: May 27, 2014

City responds to tips of possible gang activity on Memorial Day (Jacksonville, FL): Police and city leaders are taking extra precautions to prevent another violent fight from breaking out during Memorial Day celebrations. First comes the verbal warning. "If you come out here with trouble and foolishness, you're going to jail," said Jacksonville City Council member Reginald Brown.
Source: ActionNewsJax.com    Date: May 26, 2014

Students get training to avoid gangs (Riviera Beach, FL): Taquan Patrick and David Hoens beamed with pride as they showed off their certificates from the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program Monday at Lincoln Elementary in Riviera Beach.
Source: South Florida Times    Date: May 22, 2014

Forum seeks answers to gang violence (Lakeland, FL): About 250 people packed into the Coleman-Bush Building on Tuesday night looking for ways to curb the gang violence that has hit Lakeland, and they were told that solutions won't come without the community's help.
Source: The Ledger    Date: May 21, 2014

Mom says son kicked out of First Coast High after gang beat him up (Jacksonville, FL): A Jacksonville mother said her son has been suspended from First Coast High School, after a group of teenagers she described as gang members beat him up.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: May 19, 2014

March brings gang violence, bullying to forefront (Lakeland, FL): More than 200 men marched down Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue on Friday afternoon shouting a simple message to Lakeland residents: Save our boys and girls.
Source: The Ledger    Date: May 17, 2014

Sheriff's Office acknowledges 43 gangs in Jacksonville, but downplays gang activity (Jacksonville, FL): The Sheriff's Office sent a somewhat mixed message this week about gangs and their activities in Duval County. Representatives of the office said gangs aren't a major issue in Jacksonville, yet the law enforcement agency recognizes 43 gangs with hundreds of members citywide.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: May 15, 2014

G.R.E.A.T. Program at Sebastian Charter Junior High (Vero Beach, FL): Children spend most of their waking hours at school. There they meet other children who become their peers and who can influence their behavior. Sebastian Charter Junior High is making an effort through the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program to equip children with the tools to be safe from harmful associations.
Source: Vero Beach Newsweekly    Date: May 14, 2014

Detective talks to teachers, parents about gang activity in Jacksonville high schools (Jacksonville, FL): Detective Leon Brown works in the gang unit of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. But Wednesday night he was teaching teachers, some school administrators and a couple dozen parents about how to spot gang signs, clothing, tattoos and other behaviors that point to gang involvement.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: May 14, 2014

City pursues federal grant to stem Pineridge gang problem (Gainesville, FL): Gang activities in the Pineridge neighborhood have prompted the Gainesville Police Department to seek a $150,000 grant for programs to try to steer children away from trouble.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: May 14, 2014

Meeting discusses gangs in Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL): The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office's gang unit showed a small audience of parents and educators the possible signs that you're dealing with a gang member in schools.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: May 14, 2014

Polk teens arrested in gang-related school bus attack (Winter Haven, FL): Two teenage gang members were arrested on felony battery charges after Winter Haven police said they attacked and knocked unconscious another teenager on school bus Monday afternoon.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: May 14, 2014

Lakeland drive-by victim arrested after another shooting (Lakeland, FL): A 15-year-old Lakeland boy who was the victim of a gang-related drive-by shooting two weeks ago was arrested following a Sunday evening drive-by shooting.
Source: The Ledger    Date: May 12, 2014

Ganging up on the gangs: Police ramp up efforts to curb North Miami-Dade shootings (Miami, FL): After surviving an attempted hit, Marquis Riley-Asbury took to the witness stand two years ago to detail the inner workings of a dangerous Liberty City street gang known as New Moneii.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: May 11, 2014

Lakeland police chief's chat audience has questions on gangs (Lakeland, FL): After four drive-by shootings over six days, gang violence in Lakeland was the hot topic at Monday's Chief's Chat with Lakeland Police Department Interim Chief Larry Giddens.
Source: The Ledger    Date: May 6, 2014

Two Latino crime gang members indicted for murder, racketeering (Miami, FL): Two members of the Latino crime gang, the Almighty Imperial Gangsters Nation, in Miami, Fla., were indicted on Friday for their alleged participation in a murder conspiracy in Florida, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Source: Examiner    Date: May 3, 2014

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