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Gang presence growing in Bay County (Panama City, FL): Gang activity in Bay County is a far cry from its heavy presence in larger metropolitan areas, but it's rising - and law enforcement agencies aim to stop it.
Source: Panama City News Herald    Date: July 10, 2016

Bay County youth crime prevention group participates in anti-gang rally (Panama City, FL): JUDOS is Bay County's youth crime prevention group. JUDOS stands for juveniles understanding discipline, order and service. This summer, it's members are participating in an anti-gang program and they're doing it through what they call, "edu-tainment."
Source: WJHG NewsChannel 7    Date: July 7, 2016

Multi-Agency Sweep Makes Big Gang Bust In SW Miami-Dade (Miami, FL): More than two dozen expected members of a southwest Miami-Dade street gang have been taken into custody as part of a multi-agency sweep. The “Yellow Tape” gang is known to operate out of the Cutler Manor community, authorities said.
Source: CBS Miami     Date: June 29, 2016

Jacksonville Police Athletic League aims to prevent crime, gang activity (Jacksonville, FL): Summer efforts to prevent gang activity in Jacksonville are under way by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, two days after a suspected gang member was shot by a JSO officer. Jacksonville’s Police Athletic League is trying to prevent at-risk kids from joining gangs and committing crimes.
Source: ActionNewsJax.com    Date: June 25, 2016

Summer of shootings changes how West Palm police patrol neighborhoods (West Palm Beach, FL): Police Sgt. William Nealy drives through the city’s Northwest neighborhood with his windows down, pointing out some of the places where young men were shot and killed last summer.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: June 5, 2016

Markel suspect was head of Miami gang tribe (Tallahassee, FL): Much of the focus in Dan Markel’s killing has been on a small-time career felon already in custody. But the next suspect likely to be arrested is a leader in a national gang syndicate connected to much more heinous crimes.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: June 4, 2016

Anti-gang program raises hopes at Lake Worth elementary school (Lake Worth, FL): Aura Espinosa’s two boys, Ricardo and Yair Gonzalez, love Legos. While Ricardo, now 14, was at South Grade Elementary school in Lake Worth, his art teacher noticed he had a knack for building things. But Legos can be expensive, Espinosa said. When he was selected to be part of a pilot program called Breaking the Cycle of Gang Recruitment that paired him up with Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies and Legos, it was a perfect fit.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: May 21, 2016

Puerto Rican gang member arrested in Monticello (Monticello, FL): A member of the Los Lobos Gang, a narcotics trafficking syndicate that has controlled parts of Puerto Rico for decades, was arrested in Monticello this morning. Emmanuel "Mono" Mercedes-Moran was arrested by FBI and Jefferson County deputies.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: May 19, 2016

West Palm leaders hope job fair curbs summer violence (West Palm Beach, FL): Teresa Johnson said everyone knows last summer was one of the deadliest in the West Palm Beach. In 2015, 10 people were killed and 28 injured within a 2-square-mile area. Nearly all of them were younger than 25 years old.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: May 10, 2016

Polk Sheriff says county's GRIP program getting kids out of gangs (Bartow, FL): The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is on a mission to eliminate gangs in schools. In August 2015, with the help of the Department of Justice and Polk County Schools, the Sheriff's Office created GRIP, or the Gang Resistance Intervention Program.
Source: Bay News 9    Date: April 28, 2016

10 homicides in one ZIP code linked to gang violence, expert says (Jacksonville, FL): One of the most violent areas of Jacksonville could soon be seeing a stronger effort to fight crime. The 32209 ZIP code in Northwest Jacksonville has the highest number of murders in city this year, according to a report in the Florida Times-Union.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: April 28, 2016

Gang dispute on social media leads to 17-year-old boy's funeral, aunt says (Miami Gardens, FL): Gang life had its way again in Miami Gardens. Three teenage boys faced first-degree murder and attempted murder charges, as Roderick "Rod" Sweeting's body was in a coffin on Saturday at the Bethel Apostolic Temple, 1855 NW 119 St. Rod's aunt Deborah Parrish George said they were also hurting for the mothers of Rod's killers.
Source: WPLG Local 10 News    Date: April 16, 2016

Keeping kids safe from guns, bullying and online predators (Miami, FL): King Carter lived only six short years before becoming a crime statistic. The first-grader was shot and killed on a Saturday afternoon in February, caught in the crossfire of a grudge shooting by some teens outside his Northwest Miami-Dade County apartment. King was on his way to buy some candy.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: April 13, 2016

West Palm Beach PD hopeful for grant to combat gang and gun violence (West Palm Beach, FL): Getting guns and gangs off the streets. That’s the goal of the West Palm Beach Police Department, and it’s hoping a half million dollar grant will help do that. Monday night, the West Palm Police Department will be asking the City Commission’s permission to apply for this federal grant.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: April 11, 2016

20-year-old man killed in Thursday night Jacksonville shooting also victim of 2015 and 2013 shootings (Jacksonville, FL): The man killed late last week at an apartment complex off Kings Road in what investigators said may be a gang-related shooting has been identified as a 20-year-old who had previously been shot two other times, according to Jacksonville police and Times-Union records.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: April 4, 2016

One killed in suspected gang related shooting in Grand Park (Jacksonville, FL): One person is dead and another is hospitalized after what police are calling a suspected gang/group related shooting in the Grand Park neighborhood late Thursday.
Source: First Coast News    Date: April 1, 2016

Ex-Latin Kings gang leader, who wanted to be a cop, gets break for helping investigators (Fort Lauderdale, FL): There were at least two sides to Christopher Isabel: The side that wanted to be a South Florida police officer and the side that became Florida's second-in-command of the notoriously violent Latin Kings gang.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: March 31, 2016

Gang Warfare (Miami, FL): Tempers flair, bullets fly and innocent bystanders pay the price. Those are shocking scenes that have become all too familiar. Some of the accused shooters are suspected gang members.
Source: WSVN 7 News    Date: March 30, 2016

Feds in Miami arrest 26 suspected gang members (Miami, FL): Federal authorities in Miami arrested suspected gang members, as part of a national operation that netted citizens from 13 countries in the Caribbean, Central America, Asia and Europe.
Source: WPLG Local 10 News    Date: March 29, 2016

Deputies: Teen killed by Polk Co. security guard (Polk County, FL): An armed guard at an apartment complex in Polk County shot and killed a documented associate gang member in the building laundry room, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: WFLA 8 News    Date: March 26, 2016

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