Gang-Related News Articles

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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Former gang leader wants violence to stop (Jacksonville, FL): After years in the justice system and being a part of one of Jacksonville’s most violent gangs, a former leader of that gang wants the violence to stop.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: April 28, 2015

JSO planning new anti-gang initiative (Jacksonville, FL): Another step in fighting back against rising gang crime in Jacksonville. Just about one year ago, there was a spike in gun crime in the Northwest part of town and, as a result, “Operation Ceasefire” was launched.
Source: WOKV News    Date: April 28, 2015

Pastors call for state of emergency, curfew in Jacksonville's gang violence-prone neighborhoods (Jacksonville, FL): A group of pastors is calling on city and state authorities to declare a temporary state of emergency and impose a 9 p.m. curfew in Jacksonville’s high-crime neighborhoods where there is known gang activity including violence.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: April 27, 2015

Fort Pierce Girl, 2, Dies From Shooting Injuries (Fort Pierce, FL): A 2-year-old Florida girl who was shot in her home last week in a gang-related drive-by has died, according to Fort Pierce Police.
Source: NBC Miami    Date: April 27, 2015

Families fighting to keep their kids out of gangs (Jacksonville, FL): After days of talk by community members and police about gang violence in sections of Northwest Jacksonville, News4Jax went to the neighborhoods to talk to parents raising children in areas where gang affiliation is common.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: April 27, 2015

Gangs in Jax: How they operate; who is joining (Jacksonville, FL): "No one is immune to gang violence," warned Assistant State Attorney Rich Mantei. That comes as a surprise since most of the gang-related crimes we report are centralized in Northwest Jacksonville.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: April 27, 2015

Calling Jacksonville streets 'a war zone,' pastors request 9 p.m. curfew to help police fight gangs (Jacksonville, FL): After police announced the shootings of six people in two days -- three of which died -- were gang-related, a group of pastors announced Sunday they want the city or state to impose a state of emergency in areas of town that are prone to gang violence.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: April 25, 2015

2 deadly shootings in New Town, Westside McDonald's are gang-related (Jacksonville, FL): The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is calling a string of deadly shootings gang-related. JSO Director Tom Hackney held a news conference Friday afternoon, warning gang members that they are coming for them.
Source:    Date: April 24, 2015

'Save Our Sons Summit' gives raw look at local violence (Jacksonville, FL): It was an emotional day at Edward Waters College on Friday. More than 500 students attended the 3rd annual Save Our Sons Summit, a conference designed to help young men steer clear from violence and focus on their education.
Source: First Coast News    Date: April 24, 2015

Operation Save Our Sons takes a stand against gang violence (Jacksonville, FL): It has been three years since Operation Save Our Sons set out to attack and transform the culture of violence in Jacksonville.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: April 23, 2015

2 women dead, 1 man injured after possible gang-related drive-by shooting in Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL): Two women were killed and a man was hospitalized after a drive-by shooting in Jacksonville Thursday night.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: April 23, 2015

Fort Pierce Police increase street patrols, presence following gang related shootings (Fort Pierce, FL): A Fort Pierce community is on high alert and in fear after a 2-year-old was among those shot in a string of three gang-related shootings Monday night, according to Fort Pierce Police.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: April 21, 2015

Shot 2-year-old Fort Pierce girl identified as Ma`Keila Burkes (Fort Pierce, FL): The 2-year-old girl hit by gunfire in Fort Pierce Monday night has been flown to St. Mary's Medical Center as police investigate what they're calling a string of gang-related shootings.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: April 21, 2015

Osceola gang member Jose Gonzalez charged with heroin sales (Osceola County, FL): Osceola gang member Jose Gonzalez-Cortes was charged with dealing heroin last week after the sheriff's gang unit arrested him with the drug and more than $34,000 in cash, court records show.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: April 20, 2015

U.S. marshals launch effort with Orange County deputies to target gangs (Orlando, FL): U.S. marshals working with Orange County deputies said they’ve taken two of Orlando’s most violent gang members off the streets. 9 Investigates found out it’s part of a larger operation to tackle gang violence.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: April 15, 2015

Gang expert talks about activity in Jacksonville after sixth shooting in three days (Jacksonville, FL): Jacksonville residents are reacting to the sixth shooting in Jacksonville in three days. Police say Troy Colton was shot and killed at a gas station Sunday while putting air in his tires. Now, there are questions about whether the recent violence is gang-related.
Source:    Date: April 13, 2015

UCF students concerned for safety in 'Greek Ghetto' (Orlando, FL): Across from UCF's main campus of lively college students is a neighborhood where fear has begun to roam the streets.
Source: Central Florida Future    Date: April 8, 2015

Miami-Dade detective faces trial on charges of protecting pot ring (Miami, FL): Onetime Miami-Dade County narcotics Detective Roderick Silva, who faces trial this month on charges of protecting a notorious pot ring, might have been too smart for his own good.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: April 6, 2015

Double shooting near UCF marks 2nd in 2 weeks (Orlando, FL): The UCF-area shooting that left two men critically injured Thursday night has raised more concerns about student safety and gang activity in the neighborhoods bordering the campus off Alafaya Trail. Someone yelled "Brim Blood," a reference to the 59 Brim gang, right before gunfire erupted March 19.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: April 3, 2015

24-Year-Old Lakeland Man Indicted in Winter Haven Shooting Death (Bartow, FL): A grand jury has indicted a man who police said shot and killed a 21-year-old man who was a member of a rival gang in a drive-by shooting at a Winter Haven gas station in February.
Source: The Ledger    Date: April 1, 2015

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