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The man behind the Almighty Imperial Gangsters Nation pleads guilty (Miami, FL): The founder of the South Florida chapter of the Almighty Imperial Gangsters Nation pleaded guilty to his part in gang activity, which includes the murder of a witness who was going to testify against him.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: November 23, 2016

Man gets life sentence for fatal gang shooting (Bartow, FL): A central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for gunning down a rival gang member. The Ledger reports that 26-year-old Wesley Booker was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder and sentenced immediately after that. A previous trial ended in a hung jury.
Source: WTSP 10 News    Date: November 18, 2016

New Hillsborough policy change cracking down on employees in gangs (Hillsborough County, FL): New policy changes in Hillsborough County are cracking down on criminal gang members working in government positions.
Source: WFTS ABC Action News     Date: November 18, 2016

Member of street gang Team No Sleep arrested again, facing additional drug charges (Bradenton, FL): A member of the street gang Team No Sleep who was already facing several drug charges including armed trafficking of heroin has been arrested again and is now facing additional drug charges.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: November 18, 2016

Police: Teen gang member, 15, charged with attempted murder (Volusia County, FL): A 15-year-old gang member is charged with attempted felony murder after shooting a man he chose randomly in a DeBary neighborhood when the drug dealer he'd planned to rob failed to show up, officials said.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: November 16, 2016

Gang activity on the rise in Central Florida (Titusville, FL): Gang activity is a problem that’s plaguing communities across central Florida and the Osceola County Sheriff’s office says its tackling the issue head-on. Officials say the size of the department’s gang unit has doubled over the past decade. “Currently, right now, we’re tracking approximately 1,400 documented gang members in Osceola County,” said Osceola County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Twis Lizasuain.
Source: WOFL FOX 35 News    Date: November 15, 2016

Delray Beach cites concern of link between tattoo shops and crime in justifying new city law (Delray Beach, FL): The city of Delray Beach is drafting a policy to restrict where and how tattoo parlors can set up shop over concerns the industry is associated with gangs. City officials say there is a correlation between tattoo parlors and criminal activity, including gangs, drugs and violence, and are using that as a legal foundation to restrict the locations and operations of tattoo shops in the city.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: November 5, 2016

Gang member pleads guilty to gun charge (Manatee County, FL): Pedro “Perico” Garcia, a member of the Brown Pride Locos street gang who was on probation for racketeering convictions, has pleaded guilty after being found in possession of a gun.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: November 2, 2016

Police unit steers kids away from gangs (Gainesville, FL): By the time Marquitta Brown was in Miami’s Carol City High School, she was living with the fact that friends in that tough neighborhood were dying. That reality led to this reality: Brown is a detective in the Gainesville Police Department’s gang unit where she is trying, among other things, to keep more kids from dying.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: October 29, 2016

Ex-gang leader to serve 66 years in prison after appeals court upholds sentence (Lake Worth, FL): The former leader of the once-powerful and violent Top 6 street gang in South Florida is not getting a shorter prison sentence, after all.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: October 26, 2016

Gang member charged with fentanyl possession (Bradenton, FL): A 19-year-old member of the gang Team No Sleep was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of more than 50 grams of fentanyl, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: October 19, 2016

Teen boy's shooting in Miami Gardens gang-related, police say (Miami Gardens, FL): A 17-year-old boy was shot Saturday during a gang-related drive-by shooting in Miami Gardens, police said. The shooting took place at 6:14 p.m. in the 2700 block of Northwest 173rd Terrace, Miami Gardens police said.
Source: WPLG Local 10 News    Date: October 16, 2016

Sheriff: Manatee gang member gets 8-year sentence (Manatee County, FL): Jorge Reyes, a member of the street gang Sur 13, has been sentenced to eight years in prison on racketeering charges, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. In 2009 the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office charged 13 subjects with the Florida statutes for racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering.
Source: Herald-Tribune    Date: October 1, 2016

Sheriff: Investigation leads to arrest of 15 street gang members (Manatee County, FL): The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office says it has busted a street gang responsible for numerous violent crimes and trafficking of heroin and other drugs.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: September 29, 2016

Action News Jax Investigates: Growing gang problem in Jacksonville high schools (Jacksonville, FL): Action News Jax Investigates the growing problem of gangs in local school. It comes after we showed you exclusive video of a suspected gang member being arrested at First Coast High School for attempted murder. “It’s always been gangs, here, there, never have not been,” said Ivan Brown.
Source:    Date: September 28, 2016

Gang unit detectives arrest 17-year-old at First Coast High School (Jacksonville, FL): A 17-year-old was arrested on Monday at First Coast High School by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office gang unit detectives on attempted murder, armed robbery and other charges.
Source:    Date: September 27, 2016

GPD chief calls for help dealing with rising gang activity (Gainesville, FL): Gainesville Police Department Chief Tony Jones took his advocacy of community oriented policing to another level Tuesday night at a hastily called meeting of community leaders and concerned residents to discuss a rise in violent juvenile gang activity in Gainesville.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: September 21, 2016

Orange County officials hold gang awareness event (Orlando, FL): Orange County officials said Monday that there is a significant local gang presence. Orange County’s gang unit said there about 80 documented gangs in Orange County, and the Orlando Police Department said there are about 40 in Orlando.
Source: WESH 2 News    Date: September 19, 2016

Surfing program promotes alternative to gang life (Miami Beach, FL): With his toes in the sand, a 16-year-old boy showed off the gunshot wound on his right foot that he got outside his Overtown home. "Like we are having this conversation, somebody ran up and starting shooting," he said.
Source: WPLG Local 10 News    Date: September 18, 2016

4 hurt in 2 Northwest Jacksonville shootings (Jacksonville, FL): Four people, two of them teenagers, were hospitalized after two separate shootings late Sunday night in Northwest Jacksonville.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: September 18, 2016

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