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DOC Sgt. from Mayo CI explains gang culture (Mayo, FL): Security Threat Group (STG) Liaison/Investigator Sergeant Gabe Simpson from the Department of Corrections (DOC) recently gave a presentation to the Rotary Club of Mayo to educate them on the subject of gangs, how to spot them and how they operate.
Source: Suwannee Democrat    Date: February 20, 2014

New video shows gang run-ins at state fair (Tampa, FL): New video from the sheriff's office shows just how dangerous it got at the Florida State Fair two weeks ago. In one video, a near fight breaks out between rival gangs, and another shows a girl beaten by a mob of people.
Source: WTVT FOX 13    Date: February 19, 2014

Slain street preachers may have had gang ties, say witnesses in double-murder trial (Boynton Beach, FL): Testimony continued this morning in the first-degree murder trial of Jeriah Woody, who is accused in the January 2010 murders of two men who tried to preach to him on a Boynton Beach street corner shortly before they were murdered.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: February 18, 2014

PBSO investigating gang-related shooting in Belle Glade (Belle Glade, FL): There is a massive manhunt underway right now as the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects in a potentially gang-related shooting.
Source: WPEC 12 News    Date: February 14, 2014

Task force told about further gang activity (Gainesville, FL): Gang violence is on the rise in Gainesville and law enforcement needs the community's help to report and discourage activity, mentor juveniles and their families and to serve on the newly formed "Community Outreach/Intervention Gang Committee."
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: February 12, 2014

Deputies: Gang members caused State Fair chaos (Tampa, FL): New video released Tuesday by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office shows the start of what would become a massive stampede of rowdy students at the Florida State Fair that led to dozens of ejections and several arrests.
Source: WTVT FOX 13    Date: February 11, 2014

Recent Flagler, Volusia gang activity concerns police (Palm Coast, FL): Whether a crime is committed by members of a gang with national notoriety or a more localized gang, the response from law enforcement officials is the same, authorities say.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: February 6, 2014

Gang round-up leads to 13 arrests in Hillsborough County (Hillsborough County, FL): Pulled out of a home in Dover, Luis Salvador-Cruz, 23, soon found himself on the way to jail for probation violation. Salvador-Cruz was caught in a gang round-up recently in eastern Hillsborough County.
Source: WFTS ABC Action News     Date: February 5, 2014

Three beat teen for not joining gang, Ormond Beach police say (Ormond Beach, FL): A Port Orange teen was hospitalized after two men and another teen beat him for refusing to join a gang, police said.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: February 4, 2014

Police say gang member living in former county commissioner's home faces charges for two shootings (Palm Beach, FL): One of the five gang members arrested two weeks ago for involvement in the shooting of a 12-year-old boy is facing attempted murder charges again in connection to a shooting at a Palm Springs nightclub.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: January 28, 2014

Some Palm Coast burglaries may have gang ties (Palm Coast, FL): At least some recent Palm Coast burglaries may be the work of suspected gang members, authorities said Monday. Three men, all 20 or younger, and a juvenile arrested Sunday and charged with burglary are being linked to the "Grove Street" gang, according to Flagler sheriff's deputy Dennis Lashbrook.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: January 27, 2014

West Palm Beach police make five arrests in 'gang-related' shooting (West Palm Beach, FL): West Palm Beach police call it a 'massive response' to alleged gang-related crime in the city. Five men have been arrested as of Friday evening in connection with the shooting of 12 year old boy on Sunday morning.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: January 17, 2014

Does 11-year-old's hairdo look gang-related to you? School officials thought so — and one took care of it himself (Lehigh Acres, FL): 11-year-old Danny Valdes was about to get a treat that a young man remembers for the rest of his life. Watching his favorite basketball team play an NBA game, in person, for the very first time.
Source: The Blaze    Date: January 15, 2014

Teen suspects from gang drive-by shooting charged as adults (Orlando, FL): Three 16-year-old boys are being charged as adults in connection with the shooting of a 15-year-old girl on Dec. 8 in Pine Hills, court records show.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: January 8, 2014

Lakeland Commissioner Phillip Walker: Gangs are city's top issue (Lakeland, FL): The No.1 priority for City Commissioner Phillip Walker — and it should be for the entire commission, he said — is curbing youth gang violence.
Source: The Ledger    Date: December 23, 2013

East Orange County shooting victim had links to Chicago street gang (Orlando, FL): A 24-year-old man who was gunned down in east Orange County late Monday has links to a Chicago gang. Although the victim claimed membership in the Spanish Cobras street gang, a group tied to the Chicago-based Folk Nation criminal organization, detectives do not think the shooting was gang-related.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 17, 2013

Teen gun violence a growing problem, some say (Orange County, FL): Teenagers have been behind and in front of the barrel of guns fired in some of the most violent crimes in Orange County recently. Ten people have suffered gunshot wounds to their face, neck, abdomen and rear end in a spate of gun violence in the last two months that has made local leaders uneasy about what they say is a growing problem: street gangs.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 14, 2013

High Springs man located after Tuesday shooting (Gainesville, FL): A High Springs man sought by police on suspicion of a gang-related shooting another man in the leg Tuesday turned himself in Wednesday and was arrested on an attempted murder charge.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: December 11, 2013

One arrested after shots fired in Lakeland gang incident; police seek two others (Lakeland, FL): An altercation between the occupants of two cars in the wee hours of Monday morning escalated to gunshots fired when one man reportedly made gang hand signals.
Source: The Ledger    Date: December 10, 2013

Gang activity linked to shooting of teen girl in Pine Hills (Orange County, FL): The drive-by shooting of a 15-year-old girl by two brothers and two alleged accomplices on Sunday in Pine Hills was far from a random act, a report released Tuesday shows.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 10, 2013

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