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Programs Help to Deter Gang Activity in Miami-Dade (Miami, FL): The two detectives who were shot in northwest Miami-Dade Monday night were staking out gang activity, a problem that some local programs are trying to stop by deterring kids from joining gangs.
Source: NBC Miami    Date: March 28, 2017

Gang-related shootings down in Lakeland (Lakeland, FL): Lakeland Police say there has been a dramatic drop in the number of gang shootings. In 2014, there were 18. In 2015, there were four. In 2016, they investigated only one.
Source: FOX 13 News    Date: March 3, 2017

Authorities arrest 63 in St. Lucie gang, drug operation (Fort Pierce, FL): A six-month long undercover investigation led to the arrests of 63 people, including 30 known gang members, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday. Sheriff Ken J. Mascara said eight of the defendants, whom he described as the “worst of the worst,” were indicted on federal charges.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: March 2, 2017

Associate of Manatee-based gang acquitted of murder plot (Bradenton, FL): A judge on Thursday acquitted a reputed associate of the street gang Team No Sleep — a criminal organization said to be responsible for a rash of violent crimes and drug trafficking in Manatee County — of conspiracy to commit murder.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: March 2, 2017

North Hollywood gang-related shooting wounds man and woman (North Hollywood, FL): A 23-year-old man was shot in the back and a woman was shot in the abdomen Wednesday night in North Hollywood in what police believe was a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: March 1, 2017

Palm Springs Police crack down on dangerous gang (Palm Springs, FL): The mission of a local police department is to get a dangerous gang of the streets. The gang is known as YNIC, Police in Palm Springs say they need help getting these guys. One victim says he's still shaken after he was robbed at gunpoint.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: February 28, 2017

St. Petersburg Police tackling gang problem before it gets out of control (St. Petersburg, FL): St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway unveiled a new gang unit for the very first time to City Council on Thursday. Holloway outlined how gangs have started a turf war over lucrative territories to sell drugs and how it is leading to more shootings and young teens getting killed.
Source: WFTS ABC Action News     Date: February 16, 2017

Parents of some arrested in gang operation contest use of RICO Act (Fort Myers, FL): The families of several men charged with Racketeering in connection to a gang investigation attended a meeting Thursday intended to explain how the RICO Act was used to arrest 21 men.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News    Date: February 16, 2017

R.I.C.O. Act Used to Prosecute Lake Boyz Gang (Fort Myers, FL): Legal experts are weighing in after the Fort Myers Police Department arrested more than 2 dozen members of the Lake Boyz gang last month by applying a state law designed to crack down on organized crime. While some praise FMPD for using the RICO Act to get the gang off the streets, others are critical saying the blanket charges may be going too far.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News    Date: February 15, 2017

State Attorney hoping new initiative will decrease Jacksonville gun violence (Jacksonville, FL): State Attorney Melissa Nelson is looking to curb gun violence in Jacksonville through a federal partnership. The idea is to prosecute violent criminals to the fullest extent of the law.
Source: First Coast News    Date: February 9, 2017

Gang founder from Jacksonville faces 15 years after gun conviction (Jacksonville, FL): “Cut Throat Committee” gang founder Maurice Phillip Mitchell of Jacksonville faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years to life in federal prison following this week’s conviction of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the U.S. State Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: February 8, 2017

Cops: Suspected diaper thief fatally shot at Walmart was gang member (Orange COunty, FL): Deputies said a man who was fatally shot at Walmart while trying to steal a shopping cart full of diapers was a documented gang member.
Source: WKMG Channel 6 News    Date: February 5, 2017

How the Fort Myers Lake Boyz gang uses social media (Fort Myers, FL): Fort Myers gang Lake Boyz uses social media the way a 1990s gang used graffiti walls. The 204-page document on the racketeering case investigation that netted the Fort Myers Police Department 22 arrests shows how members used Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and other social media to spread their reputation.
Source: The News-Press     Date: January 29, 2017

Gang violence rising in Gainesville (Gainesville, FL): Gang-related violence has been on the rise in Gainesville over the past two years, police officials said on Thursday. At a monthly Police Advisory Council meeting, Gainesville Police Chief Tony Jones said there are at least two known national gangs in the city, True Bloods and Gangster Disciples, and that GPD has seen a rise in both rumors and official reports of gang violence.
Source: The Independent Florida Alligator    Date: January 26, 2017

Operation targeting ‘Lake Boyz’ gang nets 21 arrests (Fort Myers, FL): More than 20 members of the “Lake Boyz” gang were arrested and are facing multiple charges, including heroin trafficking, aggravated assault and various firearm offenses, following a two-year operation by the Fort Myers Police Department and state attorney’s office, both agencies announced Thursday morning.
Source: WINK News    Date: January 19, 2017

Sheriff: Teen's death in Landing double shooting likely gang related (Jacksonville, FL): Monday's double shooting at the Jacksonville Landing that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old boy was connected to a double shooting of two teenagers at the downtown Art Walk 10 days earlier, and Sheriff Mike Williams said Tuesday the shooting was likely gang-related.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: January 17, 2017

MLK Day shootings of 8 people in park sparked by rival gangs, police say (Miami, FL) : The gunfire that caused chaos at a Brownsville park and left eight people shot during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration was an exchange between rival gangs, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: January 17, 2017

Riviera Beach police believe gangs involved in recent shootings (Riviera Beach, FL): New developments in the rash of shootings in Riviera Beach, and police now say they believe a gang feud is causing the violent crimes. Riviera Beach police believe the motive is gang retaliation.
Source: WPEC 12 News    Date: December 29, 2016

Police believe Comstock Elementary school vandals have gang ties (Miami, FL): An elementary school was ransacked and destroyed in Miami, and police believe the vandalism may be gang-related. 7News spoke to Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ police chief who said that this incident is the worst case of vandalism he has ever seen. He said the people who did this didn’t steal anything, but he thinks gang members are behind the incident at Comstock Elementary School and believes they only wanted to do damage.
Source: WSVN 7 News    Date: December 27, 2016

Orange County faces uphill battle to fight gang growth (Orange County, FL): An uphill battle to stop gang growth in Orange County now involves a mobile command center in Pine Hills where residents can talk to law enforcement officers. But community leaders are struggling with a long-term plan to end gang violence.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: December 19, 2016

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