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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

Florida gang member arrested in cold-case murder of former New York man (Spring Hill, FL): Nearly eight years after a former Queens man was shot dead in a Florida community, police have announced the arrest of a man in his suspected gang-related murder.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: August 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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