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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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Hillsborough coalition’s anti-violence plan targets east Tampa (Tampa, FL): At the same time East Tampa is reeling from a rash of street shootings, a Hillsborough County violence prevention group is ready to act on a plan to make neighborhoods safer. The first step happens today when county commissioners vote on hiring the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa as the lead agency to carry out a plan drafted by the county’s Violence Prevention Collaborative.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: June 2, 2015

Weekend Shootings Spur 'Operation Safe Neighborhoods' (Tallahassee, FL): City of Tallahassee leaders are unveiling Operation Safe Neighborhoods, a summer initiative to curb gun violence in the city. The move comes after three shootings this past weekend left one man dead and two minors injured.
Source: WFSU News    Date: June 2, 2015

Police eye 'gang nexus' in Saturday shootings (Tallahassee, FL): Gang activity could be at the center of three shootings that left one man dead and two minors injured on Saturday night. In the span of two hours, the Tallahassee Police Department was called to three shooting incidents, and there are early indicators the shootings could be connected.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: June 1, 2015

School Board Members Leading Public Forum To Reduce Gang Violence (Jacksonville, FL): Empowering communities to take control over gang violence is the goal of a public forum happening Monday evening on Jacksonville’s northwest side.
Source: WJCT News    Date: June 1, 2015

Defense wants no mention of Toledo’s gang ties in family killing case (DeLand, FL): A defense attorney for Luis Toledo, who was once “the warlord” for the Latin Kings street gang in Florida, is asking that prosecutors be barred from bringing up his gang ties when he goes on trial in the slaying of his wife and her two children.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: June 1, 2015

Threats of violence mark end of school year (Jacksonville, FL): Concerns are growing among parents of First Coast High School students amid rumors that someone is planning a shooting on campus. Social media posts indicate that there will be a gang-initiation shooting at the school this week.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: June 1, 2015

More than 40 gang members in Duval schools, detective says (Jacksonville, FL): More than 40 gang members walk the hallways of Duval County Public Schools, according to the latest data cited by Duval County School Board Police detective Jeffrey Shouse.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: June 1, 2015

Man charged with manslaughter in botched ambush (Eustis, FL): A 24-year-old Eustis man has been charged with manslaughter after an accomplice was shot to death during a botched ambush on a rival gang.
Source: Daily Commercial    Date: May 31, 2015

Witness attacked calling police on gang fight (Largo, FL: A 14-year-old boy has been arrested after police say he attacked a jogger who stumbled upon what is believed to be a gang-related fight.
Source: WTSP 10 News    Date: May 29, 2015

Lack of gangs hinders Tampa crime fighters (Tampa, FL): The streets in some parts of Tampa have been bloody battlegrounds this year.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: May 24, 2015

Potential for gang violence anywhere in city, says top prosecutor protecting Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL): He’s been the local prosecution’s version of Eliot Ness in the never-ending battle against Jacksonville’s gangsters and has more work than ever, with no end in sight.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: May 24, 2015

Local gang expert: Gangs are in Jacksonville high schools (Jacksonville, FL): Action News is looking into gangs in local high schools. Friday night, two teens from First Coast High School were shot in Sheffield Park. Sources tell us, Jaquon Reeves, died from his injuries. Witnesses tell Action News, they were also students at First Coast High School. Police believe that shooting was gang related.
Source:    Date: May 18, 2015

Teen killed, another injured at Jacksonville park during vigil to remember another slain teen (Jacksonville, FL): A vigil held Friday for a First Coast High football player who was killed last month turned deadly when at least one shooter opened fire, according to Times-Union news partner First Coast News.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: May 16, 2015

Mayor announces expansion of recreation programs for urban parks (Jacksonville, FL): Mayor Alvin Brown announced Rec N Roll, the expansion of an initiative to reduce violence in urban parks, Thursday morning. The National Gang Center and the Department of Justice say they will commit resources to fight gang activity.
Source:    Date: May 14, 2015

Anti-Gang Efforts in Lakeland Making Progress (Lakeland, FL): When Lakeland's Gang Task Force held a public forum, barely enough people showed up to fill the first few rows of seating. For Police Chief Larry Giddens, that was a good sign. Last May, it was standing-room only in the Coleman Bush Building for the task force's public forum.
Source: The Ledger    Date: May 12, 2015

23 Latin Kings Members Indicted in Major Miami Gang Sweep (Miami, FL): Twenty-three members of the Latin Kings street gang were dethroned today. United States Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer announced that the gang members were swept up in five separate indictments, and that all were dangerous or violent offenders. Many were high ranking members of the criminal group.
Source: Miami New Times    Date: May 12, 2015

So. Florida Latin Kings Gang Members Facing Racketeering Charges (Miami, FL): A total of 29 people have been charged, including 23 known members and associates of the gang Latin Kings, after a multi-agency law enforcement operation, set out to tackle violent crime, drug trafficking, firearm offenses, and gang activity in Broward.
Source: CBS Miami     Date: May 12, 2015

Jacksonville ministers look to suppress gang violence by changing youth at early age (Jacksonville, FL): Bishop John Guns of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church is looking for Jacksonville ministers to join his cause and help lead some of the city’s most troubled youth in the right direction.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: May 10, 2015

Mother hopes new gang initiative will save lives (Jacksonville, FL): Operation PIE, or Prevention Intervention and Enforcement, is the new program announced by Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford that brings the Sheriff’s Office together with local ministers to deal with gang violence.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: May 6, 2015

Plea deal for felon in 2006 gang-related killing in Lake Worth (Palm Beach County, FL): The case of a 2006 gang-related killing in Lake Worth finally has been resolved in a plea deal that calls for a 15-year prison term for a felon already serving a federal sentence for an unrelated gun charge.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: May 6, 2015

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