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Officers joining forces with gang task force (Gainesville, FL): It's a problem that Gainesville Police say has been on the rise in the recent years. Alachua County youth taking part in gang activities. That's why law enforcement officers across Alachua County joined forces Friday, unveiling a new Gang Task Force.
Source: WCJB    Date: November 20, 2015

Local business helps former gang members move forward (Naples, FL): A former gang member living in Southwest Florida is wanting to put the past behind him for good.
Source: FOX 4 News    Date: November 12, 2015

Skin Deep Laser Services in Naples wants to help gang members get past their pasts (Naples, FL): Former gang members looking to literally shed a part of their past can do it for free. Skin Deep Laser Services in Naples is offering to remove gang-related tattoos at no charge to help former members find employment.
Source: Naples Daily News    Date: November 1, 2015

Bloods gang member helps solve home invasion, records show (Orange County, FL): Masked home invaders screaming "Police!" burst into a south Orange County home over the summer and stole more than $100,000 in gold chains, rings, watches and diamonds, according to court records.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: October 31, 2015

Law enforcement targets Tallahassee gangs (Tallahassee, FL): Law enforcement officials in Tallahassee, targeting gang activity, arrested more than 50 suspects and seized thousands of dollars worth of drugs during an eight-week operation.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: October 29, 2015

Leon County Deputies Arrest 58 People During Anti-Gang Operation (Leon County, FL): The Leon County Sheriff's Office is calling its anti-gang operation a success. And it's all thanks to a multi-agency effort called Operation Legion. It started in August and took eight weeks, resulting in 58 arrests. Officials confiscated a number of drugs, including synthetic marijuana and flakka. They say they also took two firearms and nearly $9,000 in contraband.
Source: WTXL ABC 27    Date: October 28, 2015

Police: North Miami Beach shooting appears to be gang-related (North Miami Beach, FL): Miami Dade police’s gang unit will help investigate a North Miami Beach shooting that left one man dead and sent another to the hospital, city officials said Wednesday.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: October 21, 2015

Stopping the violence: Summer of shootings followed by months of calm (Panama City, FL): When gunfire rang out one night at the end of summer 2015, yet another young man was left dead. That the tragedy was Panama City’s single gun-related death this summer is a fact that encourages community leaders after summer 2014 was marred by gunfire and the loss of several lives, most of them young, black males. Undertones of gang activity emerged in some cases, with officials placing the gang presence in Bay County on the same level as the Orlando, Tampa and Miami metro areas.
Source: Panama City News Herald    Date: October 3, 2015

Latin Kings associate 'Cookie' apologizes, gets prison (Broward County, FL): A Latin Kings associate, known by her childhood nickname "Cookie," was sentenced Thursday to four years and nine months in federal prison for her admitted role in the gang's violent racketeering conspiracy.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: October 1, 2015

Sheriff Williams discusses how JSO is tackling gang violence (Jacksonville, FL): Sheriff Mike Williams spoke only with Action News Jax about how his department is tackling local gangs. Williams said JSO is looking to develop a long-term plan to tackle gangs. He also stated JSO is looking at how other cities across the country deal with gangs, and they will implement the best plan possible.
Source:    Date: October 1, 2015

Reputed Miami gang member beats second murder rap (Miami, FL): When witnesses refused to cooperate, prosecutors were forced to drop the case against reputed gang member Demarcus Alexander — who was accused of murdering a Miami prison officer and her infant son in 2010.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: September 30, 2015

New links between son of former officer, controversial rap group (Jacksonville, FL) : Action News Jax has uncovered new links between the murdered son of a former Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office officer and a controversial group.
Source:    Date: September 30, 2015

Local rap group "Cutt Circle" responds to gang allegations (Jacksonville, FL): A story on Tuesday explained how the state attorney’s office called local rap group Cutt Circle a gang, while other community leaders said they are not.
Source:    Date: September 30, 2015

Gang war between Bloods, Crips averted by arrests in south Orange (Orange County, FL): For more than a decade, the neighborhoods along South Orange Blossom Trail have been in the crossfire of rival gangs. Even though nearly 80 gang members were arrested last year in the area by a task force of local and federal law-enforcement officers, the violence continues.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: September 22, 2015

Young, violent, organized: the trouble with gangs (Tampa, FL): They start as young as 13. Their crimes range from vandalism to drug dealing to murder. They pose on Facebook, flashing guns, cash and hand signs — a middle finger raised on one hand and five fingers splayed on the other.
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: September 19, 2015

WFTV speaks to ex-con who helped thwart gang’s alleged murder plot (Orange County, FL): An ex-convict helped authorities thwart plots by suspected gang members to kill several people, including young children, Channel 9 learned. The ex-con, who would only be identified as John, had just been released from jail when he was asked to be part of the plot.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: September 8, 2015

Duval County Schools develops plan to fight gangs in schools (Duval County, FL): Some parents are concerned about the gang problem in the community, which is spilling into schools. Police believe that gang activity led to the deaths of two students at First Coast High School last school year.
Source:    Date: August 20, 2015

Three of five suspects arrested for gang beating (South San Francisco, FL): Three people were arrested and police are seeking two outstanding suspects for their involvement in beating a 24-year-old South San Francisco resident Saturday afternoon.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: August 19, 2015

State: Overtown teens admitted to shooting of 10-year-old boy (Miami, FL): Confronted by an angry relative of 10-year-old Marlon Eason, two Miami teenagers who police say are gang members apologetically admitted their bullets killed the boy “by accident,” according to court documents.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: August 10, 2015

Man accused of mass gang shooting to walk free after 7 years (Miami-Dade, FL): Up until Thursday, Morris Sales faced the death penalty for the wild 2007 mass shooting at a Little River block party that killed a bystander.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: August 6, 2015

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