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Quincy Residents Concerned Gangs Are Behind Recent Burglaries (Quincy, FL): A String of burglaries in a Quincy neighborhood has residents a little on edge. Police say it could be part of a gang problem in the area. One man says, "Criminal activity really is just growing rapidly like wildfires in California."
Source: WCTV News    Date: September 29, 2014

Officer Works to Put Youngest Students on the Right Track (Lakeland, FL): Already this school year, Katina Lewis had to evacuate a school bus because a 10-year-old boy wouldn't get off, talk to a 12-year-old boy who was charged with stealing a gun , and help send home a 4-year-old girl who spit in her teacher's mouth.
Source: The Ledger    Date: September 27, 2014

Case ties guards, gangs, attempted inmate hit (Tallahassee, FL): Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Mike Crews has made a public show of his attempts to purge the agency of abusive prison guards in the wake of news reports about inmates' horrific deaths at the hands of corrections workers.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: September 27, 2014

Fort Pierce wins federal grant to help battle gangs, crime in Lincoln Park (Fort Pierce, FL): The U.S. Department of Justice announced it is giving the city a $203,000 two-year grant so city leaders can take an alternative approach to helping gangs and youths involved in violent crimes turn their lives around.
Source: TC Palm     Date: September 25, 2014

Quincy Police: Graffiti Sign of Gang Activity (Tallahassee, FL): Police in Quincy say they're concerned about gang-related activities. The assistant chief calls recent graffiti tags plastered across parks and neighborhoods, a warning sign.
Source: WCTV News    Date: September 25, 2014

Councilman concerned over Greenacres gangs; police say claims unfounded (Greenacres, FL): With a population of nearly 40,000 in Greenacres, Councilman Jonathan Pearce says the police department is sorely understaffed. We spoke with him by phone today. "The recommendations for law enforcement says for every 1,000 residents in the city, two police officers, " said Pearce. "In Greenacres, nowhere near that."
Source: WPEC 12 News    Date: September 19, 2014

Greenacres councilman concerned about gang activity near community center’s basketball courts (Greenacres, FL): While the city council Monday night was discussing where it should build an extension to the community center at 501 Swain Boulevard, a sensitive issue came up. If the center’s basketball courts were going to be moved, Councilman Jonathan Pearce didn’t want them placed along the road because he said he was concerned about potential drive-by shootings and gang activity.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: September 17, 2014

Music videos investigated for Lakeland gang ties (Lakeland, FL): As police in Lakeland crack down on gangs, the gangs are trying to use the power of the internet to wage their turf battles. Lakeland police say they're investigating a round of music videos posted on YouTube that show young men waving guns at the camera and singing disturbing lyrics.
Source: WTVT FOX 13    Date: September 9, 2014

Bloods gang members found guilty of sex trafficking 14-year-old girl in Orange County (Orange County, FL): Three Bloods street gang members who forced a teen girl to have sex for money in Orange County were recently convicted by a federal jury for sex trafficking, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: September 9, 2014

LEAD Coalition and Police Report Seeing Less Violence on the Streets (Panama City, FL): Since the LEAD Coalition formed earlier this summer, the Panama City Police Department says they're seeing less violence on the streets. But numbers still show gang violence in the city ranks near the highest in the state. Some officials are saying those numbers are wrong.
Source: WJHG NewsChannel 7    Date: September 8, 2014

Fort Pierce police have new anti-gang plan (Fort Pierce, FL): The police chief says it's no secret that Fort Pierce has a gang problem. Now authorities have come up with a plan they believe will help stop the violence. "We can't arrest our way out of the problem," says Chief Sean Baldwin. "We need a long term strategy."
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: September 3, 2014

Fort Pierce neighborhood focus of ‘Common Good Initiative' (Fort Pierce, FL): A Catholic-based charity is committing up to $4 million to community improvements in northwest Fort Pierce over the next five to seven years, but only if the community gets involved in deciding those improvements.
Source: TC Palm     Date: August 28, 2014

Man, 19, arrested, charged with murder in gang-related shooting (Jacksonville, FL): Officers with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office SWAT team arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday on an outstanding warrant.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: August 28, 2014

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

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