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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

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

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