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Lakeland Police combat rise in gang violence (Lakeland, FL): Nearly 40 extra Lakeland police officers took to the streets Friday evening, a few hours after Polk County students officially started their spring breaks.
Source: The Ledger    Date: March 22, 2014

Latin Kings gang members face RICO charges in Osceola County (Osceola County, FL): Four accused members of the Latin Kings street gang face racketeering charges in a series of crimes last summer in Osceola County, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: March 14, 2014

Daytona sets up anonymous tip line for gang activity (Daytona Beach, FL): The Police Department is providing an anonymous tip line for callers to report gang activity in the city. Police Chief Mike Chitwood said Tuesday that the tip line is in response to a rise in gang activity.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: March 11, 2014

St. Lucie officials going out of state to battle gang problem (St. Lucie, FL): Gunfire became an all too common sound on the streets of Fort Pierce last year. City police and St. Lucie County deputies investigated 135 shooting incidents in 2013. Most of them were gang-related.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: March 3, 2014

Lakeland taking on a growing gang problem (Lakeland, FL): Lakeland is attempting to take on a growing gang problem. Police believe the recent execution style murder of a Lakeland teenager is the latest example of the problem. Police believe both the suspect and the victim were gang members and the shooting was gang motivated.
Source: Bay News 9    Date: March 3, 2014

Gang information event targeted at residents of 32609 ZIP code (Gainesville, FL): Parents in the 32609 ZIP code in northeast Gainesville are being encouraged to attend the inaugural Kids Parent Appreciation Day, an event that organizers say will shower parents with food, gifts and love, while also educating them about gang activity in their neighborhoods.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: February 27, 2014

Latest teen murder highlights rise of gang violence in Lakeland neighborhood (Lakeland, FL): Lakeland Police Department arrested two 16-year-old boys Monday in the murder of Demarco Powell, whose body was found near railroad tracks in the city's northwest side.
Source: WFTS ABC Action News     Date: February 25, 2014

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

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