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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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I-TEAM: Gang arrests include 3 connected to murders (Jacksonville, FL): An undercover investigation of gang members involved in Jacksonville murder cases has netted at least 10 arrests for racketeering, including men being charged in connection with high-profile murders, including the 2016 drive-by killing of 22-month-old Aiden McClendon and July's shooting death of Glen McNeil Jr.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: November 15, 2017

Miami-Dade's Violent Gang Culture Targets Youth (Miami, FL): Miami-Dade's police officers are working to clean up the streets from gang violence. One gang member spoke to NBC 6 about his experience.
Source: NBC Miami    Date: November 15, 2017

Gang leader sentenced in 2015 murder (Fort Walton Beach, FL): The former head of a local gang and marijuana distribution operation has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in the 2015 death of a Crestview teenager, State Attorney William Eddins announced Monday.
Source: Northwest Florida Daily News    Date: November 14, 2017

TPD, LCSO stop potential gang fight at North Florida Fair (Tallahassee, FL): A 15-year-old has been arrested, accused of attempting to pull a gun on a Tallahassee Police officer after being escorted out of the fair. The Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriff's Office released a joint press release Monday detailing the incident.
Source: WTXL ABC 27    Date: November 13, 2017

U.S. Border Patrol Arrests Gang Member Near Orlando (Harmony, FL): U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Orlando Station arrested a subject affiliated with both the Sureños and the California-based Barrio Lazaro Cardenas street gang last week for being in the United States after previously deported.
Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection    Date: November 7, 2017

Deputies investigating gang symbols tagged across Carrollwood community (Hillsborough County, FL): The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating gang symbols that are scattered across a Hillsborough County community.
Source: Bay News 9    Date: October 20, 2017

Vandals tag cars, homes with gang symbols in Carrollwood (Tampa, FL): Whipping out the paint cans and brushes and painting parts of his house is not what Glenn Alexander had planned for his Thursday afternoon. “It was a star like that with a six in it across my whole hood and right here on this side all the way down,” said Alexander.
Source: WTVT FOX 13    Date: October 19, 2017

Former correctional officer charged in gang-related criminal conspiracy (Live Oak, FL): A former Suwannee County correctional officer has been arrested after she admitted to sneaking in contraband for an inmate she had a sexual relationship with.
Source: WTXL ABC 27    Date: October 6, 2017

In deposition, Fort Myers police detective tells why and how department went after Lake Boyz (Fort Myers, FL): The violence was relentless. Seven people shot one bloody September day. The shooting spree began midday and went well into the Fort Myers night. That day was a microcosm of a bloody 2015, when at least 13 people were gunned down on city streets. Most of those deaths have gone unsolved.
Source: The News-Press    Date: October 6, 2017

ASO: Known gang member abducts longtime girlfriend (Gainesville, FL): A Gainesville gang member was arrested early Saturday morning after deputies said he abducted his longtime girlfriend at gunpoint from the car of the victim’s friend, according to an ACSO arrest report.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: September 17, 2017

Known gang member arrested in St. Lucie County (Fort Pierce, FL): A known gang member is behind bars on several charges in St. Lucie County. The Sheriff's Office received a tip about 24-year-old Demota Lee Ward, wanted for probation violation, and moved in to arrest him in Fort Pierce when he bailed from a car.
Source: WPEC 12 News    Date: August 31, 2017

Suspected New York gang member arrested in St. Lucie County, facing murder charges (Fort Pierce, FL): A New York man accused by federal authorities of murdering rival gang members was arrested this week in St. Lucie County.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: August 18, 2017

Jacksonville police using new intervention strategy to crack gangs, curb gun violence (Jacksonville, FL): It is one of the newest strategies in the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arsenal to muzzle the gun violence that helped drive many of the 85 homicides so far this year. It’s resulted in about 1,500 arrests and the seizure of almost 300 guns in the past year, plus dented violent gangs.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: August 18, 2017

Fort Myers Police Department Gang Suppression Unit wins awards (Fort Myers, FL): After years of denying the city of Fort Myers' gang problem, the police department has been awarded for going after them. The Florida Gang Investigator's Association named the Fort Myers Police Department's Gang Unit the Florida Gang Unit of the Year.
Source: The News-Press    Date: August 11, 2017

UCF grad: From street gang to law school (Orlando, FL): When UCF graduate Angel Sanchez starts law school in Miami this week, it will be a strange sort of homecoming. After all, the last time he lived there, he was a 16-year-old gang member being sentenced to 30 years for attempted murder.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: August 11, 2017

Neighborhood gangs: Violent, dangerous and growing in Escambia County (Pensacola, FL): Juston Donson laid in the front yard with a gunshot wound to the head for close to 90 minutes before he was found.
Source: Pensacola News Journal    Date: August 5, 2017

Deputies arrest man on drug charges; has ties to street gang (Fort Myers, FL): Lee County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man with ties to the Haitian street gang Zoe Pound on Thursday night.
Source: FOX 4 News    Date: August 4, 2017

Teen accused in fatal shooting of 22-month-old Aiden McClendon arrested for battery on inmate (Jacksonville, FL): The teen accused of fatally shooting 22-month-old Aiden McClendon in an apparent gang-related incident now faces a new charge from behind bars that may be connected to gang activity as well.
Source:    Date: August 1, 2017

Bradenton gang member facing new charges (Bradenton, FL): A documented gang member who was released two years ago from prison following a racketeering conviction is now facing new charges after deputies say he was caught driving a stolen car.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: August 1, 2017

PBSO: In Lake Worth, more heroin demand leads to more gang activity (Lake Worth, FL): Years ago, when there were gang issues in Palm Beach County, members wore colors or had tattoos. You don’t see that as much anymore. “They learned that’s a good way to get into an investigation if you’re pledging an allegiance or are openly claiming to be a gang member,” Todd Baer, a captain with The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, told The Palm Beach Post.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: July 19, 2017

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