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Lakeland police initiative zeroes in on illegal guns and gangs (Lakeland, FL): In less than two months, Lakeland police have taken about 30 illegally-possessed guns off the city's streets, including one Thursday night during an operation aimed at curbing gang violence.
Source: The Ledger    Date: June 20, 2014

Police say latest Lakeland shootings are gang-related (Lakeland, FL): Three young people were shot in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night who were apparently not the intended targets.
Source: WTVT FOX 13    Date: June 18, 2014

Three wounded in Lakeland drive-by shooting (Lakeland, FL): Three people were shot Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting near a Lakeland neighborhood that police say has been a hot spot for recent gang activity.
Source: The Ledger    Date: June 18, 2014

Deputies: Cocaine dealer arrested after four-month investigation (Tampa, FL): A 29-year-old Tampa man who deputies say is a member of the Latin Kings street gang faces multiple charges of trafficking in cocaine after a four-month investigation ended with his arrest on Tuesday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: June 12, 2014

Members of 'Kaine Gang' arrested in undercover investigation (Tallahassee, FL): Six members of Kaine Gang Entertainment, a street gang from Polk County, have been arrested in a months-long undercover drug investigation by the Leon County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: June 11, 2014

Police tackle gang graffiti (Quincy, FL): Officers in one Florida county are tackling street gang graffiti. The Quincy Police Department painted over several locations in town today. Rival gangs the 'Southside 13's' and the 'Northside 14's" have been tagging buildings to mark their territory.
Source: WCTV News    Date: June 11, 2014

Fort Pierce fights gun violence (Fort Pierce, FL): Community leaders and police in Fort Pierce are trying to curb ongoing gun violence in their city. The Fort Pierce Tribune ( ) reports that the city has had five shooting incidents in the past two weeks. Since the beginning of the year, 18 people have been hit and seven killed in various shooting.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: June 8, 2014

Alleged gang member sentenced 25 years in shooting death (Sorrento, FL): Days before his second-degree murder trial was to begin, an alleged Sorrento gang member was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday in a plea deal in the 2012 shooting death of a DeLand man.
Source: Daily Commercial    Date: June 7, 2014

St. Petersburg street was scene of killing with links to Manatee gang (Manatee County, FL): The street in front of Earl Thompson's St. Petersburg home was the scene of a killing this spring with links to a Manatee County gang that authorities say committed nine murders over the last seven years.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: June 6, 2014

Gang with ties to Pinellas, Hillsborough counties accused of nine murders (Manatee County, FL): In September 2010, investigators say, the gang members drove alongside a duplex in Bradenton and fired round after round through a bedroom window. The man inside, who was 18, died in front of his girlfriend and 1-year-old daughter.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: June 5, 2014

Fort Myers Police Chief responds to gang violence accusations (Fort Myers, FL): A city councilman says some streets in Fort Myers have become so violent that some people in his ward are afraid to go downtown after dark. It's why, in part, he shared a rap video with city leaders at Monday's council meeting.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News    Date: June 2, 2014

Fort Myers councilman says gang violence is on the rise (Fort Myers, FL): Is there a raging war between gangs in the City of Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres One Fort Myers city councilman says "yes" and he plans to address the problem at Monday's council meeting.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News    Date: May 30, 2014

Deputies arrest 'queen' of Pasco gang (New Port Richey, FL): They call her Queen Wanda. Pasco County deputies arrested a Port Richey woman Thursday they say has ruled a local Latin Kings gang for years.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: May 29, 2014

Clearwater Beach shooting: Rival gangs involved, four suspects and two injured (Clearwater Beach, FL): A Clearwater Beach shooting has shaken up the usual warm atmosphere of the western Florida locale this week, with the scene of gun violence leaving two men injured and a total of four suspects currently in police custody. It is believed at this point in time that a fight between rival gangs escalated to the point where guns became involved in the argument.
Source: Examiner    Date: May 27, 2014

City responds to tips of possible gang activity on Memorial Day (Jacksonville, FL): Police and city leaders are taking extra precautions to prevent another violent fight from breaking out during Memorial Day celebrations. First comes the verbal warning. "If you come out here with trouble and foolishness, you're going to jail," said Jacksonville City Council member Reginald Brown.
Source:    Date: May 26, 2014

Students get training to avoid gangs (Riviera Beach, FL): Taquan Patrick and David Hoens beamed with pride as they showed off their certificates from the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program Monday at Lincoln Elementary in Riviera Beach.
Source: South Florida Times    Date: May 22, 2014

Forum seeks answers to gang violence (Lakeland, FL): About 250 people packed into the Coleman-Bush Building on Tuesday night looking for ways to curb the gang violence that has hit Lakeland, and they were told that solutions won't come without the community's help.
Source: The Ledger    Date: May 21, 2014

Mom says son kicked out of First Coast High after gang beat him up (Jacksonville, FL): A Jacksonville mother said her son has been suspended from First Coast High School, after a group of teenagers she described as gang members beat him up.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: May 19, 2014

March brings gang violence, bullying to forefront (Lakeland, FL): More than 200 men marched down Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue on Friday afternoon shouting a simple message to Lakeland residents: Save our boys and girls.
Source: The Ledger    Date: May 17, 2014

Sheriff's Office acknowledges 43 gangs in Jacksonville, but downplays gang activity (Jacksonville, FL): The Sheriff's Office sent a somewhat mixed message this week about gangs and their activities in Duval County. Representatives of the office said gangs aren't a major issue in Jacksonville, yet the law enforcement agency recognizes 43 gangs with hundreds of members citywide.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: May 15, 2014

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