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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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Gang prevention session educates parents (Wellington, FL): Wellington's Community Services Department partnered with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and the Neil S. Hirsch Boys & Girls Club to put on the first Gang Resistance Education and Training Informational Session Feb. 17 at the club.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 24, 2015

Operation 'Checkmate' targets suspected gang members, felons (Palm Beach County, FL): Dozens of suspected Palm Beach County gang members are behind bars. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw announced 38 out of 42 suspects were arrested in Operation Checkmate targeting gangs, guns and drugs.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: February 19, 2015

Deputies: Teen faces attempted murder charges after shooting gang members (Orange County, FL): A teen picked up this week near Atlanta faces extradition to face charges in a gang-related shooting on Feb. 5 outside a south Orlando apartment that wounded two teenagers.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: February 19, 2015

Car break-in sparks feud among rival teens in St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, FL): In mid January, a boy broke into a car in St. Petersburg. He took a bunch of money in what was, according to police, a relatively unremarkable crime.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: February 18, 2015

Gangs continue to foster crisis for vulnerable Jacksonville youth as sheriff election approaches (Jacksonville, FL): Many times a week, gang detectives with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office scan their computers for a world of potential violence. Gun references are infused in rap lyrics and weapons are brandished for video cameras in an overall tone of anarchy and brash disregard for authority rising from Jacksonville neighborhoods.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: February 15, 2015

2 teens shot in apparent gang violence in Orlando (Orlando, FL): Orange County deputies are searching for the young gunmen who shot and injured two unarmed teen boys, ages 13 and 17.
Source: WKMG Channel 6 News    Date: February 5, 2015

6-Month Investigation Leads To Arrest Of Juvenile Gang Leader (Broward County, FL): A six-month investigation into home burglaries in Broward County has led to the arrest of the suspected ringleader.
Source: CBS Miami     Date: January 29, 2015

Sheriff: Osceola gang members busted with guns, drugs, pitbulls (Osceola County, FL): Several members of an Osceola County street gang were picked up Thursday on drug charges while their leader was arrested in Arizona.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: January 22, 2015

Gang member charged with shooting at police (Jacksonville, FL): A judge denied bond for a man accused of shooting at officers Friday. Jonathan Campbell was arrested Friday and charged with three counts of attempted murder of a police officer after he pulled a gun on detectives attempting to serve a narcotics search warrant, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: January 16, 2015

Collier deputies: Gang members beat Immokalee man, steal wallet (Naples, FL): An Immokalee man who was walking his dog in November said he was beaten by a group of about 10 men who took $500 from him and fractured his ankle.
Source: Naples Daily News    Date: January 9, 2015

Manatee Sheriff's Office increases presence on streets after weekend of fatal shootings (Manatee County, FL) : Concerns for officer safety heightened after the slayings of three police officers nationwide last weekend, including one in Tarpon Springs. Recent spikes in violence in Manatee and Sarasota counties have the Manatee County Sheriff's Office increasing its street presence in hopes of curtailing any possible retaliation, according to Sheriff Brad Steube.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: December 23, 2014

Florida’s falling juvenile crime rate mirrors national trend (Tallahassee, FL): Like the adult crime rate, the juvenile crime rate is also plummeting in Florida. “This trend grossly underreported,” state Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, tweeted after Gov. Rick Scott and the Department of Juvenile Justice highlighted the 2013-14 stats in a release this week. A former state prosecutor, Bradley has helped guide criminal justice spending and programs over the last two years.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: December 20, 2014

Girl details 'despicable' sex crimes at gang sentencing (Orlando, FL): She was 14 at the time, a runaway in Central Florida. She needed clothes, food and shelter. A woman in her 20s offered her all those things. And the girl ended up as a sex slave. The girl, now 16 and known publicly only as "G.E.," provided a victim-impact statement at the sentencing of alleged Bloods gang members who drugged, threatened and coerced her into having sex as they collected the prostitution proceeds.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 18, 2014

Pastor: We've got to turn gang violence around (Jacksonville, FL): Reconnect and rid the community of gang violence was the mission and message at a community meeting between residents in Grand Park and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: December 16, 2014

Sheriff candidates speak about gang issues (Jacksonville, FL): Some say the recent wave of crime in Jacksonville is the result of gang violence and retaliations against other members. Sheriff John Rutherford has talked openly about gangs in the community, but said they are nothing like the well-known gangs in Miami, Los Angeles and New York City.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: December 12, 2014

Number of murders up to near record levels on Treasure Coast (Fort Pierce, FL): The number of murders increased in St. Lucie, Indian River and Martin counties this year, in some cases to near historic levels. As of last week, St. Lucie County had 20 confirmed homicides for the year, more than double the number seen in Indian River County and four times more than occurred in Martin County.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: November 23, 2014

Escambia gangs haven't gone away (Pensacola, FL): The signs of Pensacola's gang population can be subtle. "You don't roll up on a street and see 10 guys wearing blue," said Sgt. David Brown of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office Criminal Intelligence division. "You see 10 guys wearing 10 different things."
Source: Pensacola News Journal    Date: November 17, 2014

Community key to controlling youth violence (Pensacola, FL): Growing up in Montclair, Dan Brown saw his share of neighborhood squabbles and got into his fair share of trouble. It rarely was anything serious. Never anything deadly. But it was a different world then.
Source: Pensacola News Journal    Date: November 17, 2014

Miami-Dade Police Arrest 31 In Operation ‘Willy Wonka’ (Miami, FL): After a yearlong investigation on a Miami street gang, police arrested 31 people, seized copious amounts of drugs and recovered several weapons.
Source: CBS Miami     Date: November 13, 2014

Proactive approach to gang culture (Daytona Beach, FL): The cooperative educational effort attended by about 300 people was coordinated by Volusia County Schools, Bethune-Cookman University, the Department of Juvenile Justice, Daytona Beach Police Department and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office at B-CU’s Center for Civic Engagement.
Source: Daytona Times    Date: November 13, 2014

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