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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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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

Sheriff Rutherford, pastors unveil 'Operation PIE' (Jacksonville, FL): A group of local pastors will meet Wednesday to discuss their plan to fight the outbreak of crime in Jacksonville. This meeting comes a day after Sheriff John Rutherford unveiled a new operation to curb violence in the city.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: May 5, 2015

Police: Gangs to blame for two Saturday shootings in Tampa (Tampa, FL): A gang rivalry was to blame for a pair of shootings in the Sulphur Springs area Saturday that left one man wounded, according to Tampa police. Three men were arrested the same afternoon.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: May 4, 2015

Violence sparks look at racial makeup of police (Jacksonville, FL): After a rash of gang violence in Jacksonville and recent riots in Baltimore over a suspect's fatal injuries in police custody, News4Jax is digging into the racial makeup of Jacksonville's police force.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: May 4, 2015

Once 'dismantled' gang blamed for double murder (Jacksonville, FL): One week after police said a triple shooting that that left two women dead on a New Town street corner was the work of the PYC gang, News4Jax looks what happened to 23 members said to belong to that gang who were arrested six months ago.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: May 1, 2015

Hillsborough gang members sentenced to prison in racketeering case (Tampa, FL): Two members of a Hillsborough County street gang that was the target of a 10-month investigation two years ago have been sentenced to prison after being convicted of racketeering charges.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: April 29, 2015

Jacksonville seeks guidance from feds, other cities on handling gang issues (Jacksonville, FL): Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown asked the U.S. Justice Department Wednesday for help curbing “a growing gang violence problem” blamed for several recent killings.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: April 29, 2015

Former gang leader wants violence to stop (Jacksonville, FL): After years in the justice system and being a part of one of Jacksonville’s most violent gangs, a former leader of that gang wants the violence to stop.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: April 28, 2015

JSO planning new anti-gang initiative (Jacksonville, FL): Another step in fighting back against rising gang crime in Jacksonville. Just about one year ago, there was a spike in gun crime in the Northwest part of town and, as a result, “Operation Ceasefire” was launched.
Source: WOKV News    Date: April 28, 2015

Pastors call for state of emergency, curfew in Jacksonville's gang violence-prone neighborhoods (Jacksonville, FL): A group of pastors is calling on city and state authorities to declare a temporary state of emergency and impose a 9 p.m. curfew in Jacksonville’s high-crime neighborhoods where there is known gang activity including violence.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: April 27, 2015

Fort Pierce Girl, 2, Dies From Shooting Injuries (Fort Pierce, FL): A 2-year-old Florida girl who was shot in her home last week in a gang-related drive-by has died, according to Fort Pierce Police.
Source: NBC Miami    Date: April 27, 2015

Families fighting to keep their kids out of gangs (Jacksonville, FL): After days of talk by community members and police about gang violence in sections of Northwest Jacksonville, News4Jax went to the neighborhoods to talk to parents raising children in areas where gang affiliation is common.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: April 27, 2015

Gangs in Jax: How they operate; who is joining (Jacksonville, FL): "No one is immune to gang violence," warned Assistant State Attorney Rich Mantei. That comes as a surprise since most of the gang-related crimes we report are centralized in Northwest Jacksonville.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: April 27, 2015

Calling Jacksonville streets 'a war zone,' pastors request 9 p.m. curfew to help police fight gangs (Jacksonville, FL): After police announced the shootings of six people in two days -- three of which died -- were gang-related, a group of pastors announced Sunday they want the city or state to impose a state of emergency in areas of town that are prone to gang violence.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: April 25, 2015

2 deadly shootings in New Town, Westside McDonald's are gang-related (Jacksonville, FL): The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is calling a string of deadly shootings gang-related. JSO Director Tom Hackney held a news conference Friday afternoon, warning gang members that they are coming for them.
Source:    Date: April 24, 2015

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