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City mourns 22-month-old boy at community vigil (Jacksonville, FL): Local law enforcement, along with city and faith leaders said it’s time to end the violence in Jacksonville following a violent week leading to a string of senseless deaths.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: February 1, 2016

Hold Out Latin King Gang Member Pleads Guilty (Miami, FL): A member of one of South Florida’s most violent gangs, who was arrested last year in a round up that included nearly two dozen of his fellow gang members, has entered a plea.
Source: CBS Miami     Date: February 1, 2016

22-month-old shot on Eastside dies (Jacksonville, FL): A 22-month-old baby boy has died after being critically injured in a shooting on the Eastside, Friday night, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: January 29, 2016

Deputies: Known gang member arrested with stolen gun, marijuana (Fort Pierce, FL): A known member of the 13th Street Gang was arrested Friday after deputies found a stolen gun and marijuana in his car during a traffic stop.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: January 23, 2016

Latin Kings gang members sentenced to hefty prison terms in organized crime case (Fort Lauderdale, FL): When a group of deaf people were communicating by sign language in a Broward bar a few years ago, a Latin Kings member known as Queen Flaka interrupted them and flashed gang signs in their faces.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: January 22, 2016

Back behind bars: Teen who pleaded guilty in mass Liberty City nightclub shooting (Miami, FL): A Miami teenager is back behind bars just two months after he got house arrest and probation for his role in a mass shooting that wounded 15 people at a Liberty City nightclub. One reason: police found a Ruger 9-mm pistol with a loaded clip and two baggies of marijuana inside his bedroom closet, according to an arrest report released Monday.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: January 18, 2016

A Miami street gang leader who found his way into MMA fighting – and God – instead (Miami, FL): “I used to sell drugs,” Miami-born mixed martial arts fighter Rene “Level” Martinez told Fox News Latino recently. Back in the early 1990s, Martinez wreaked havoc on the streets of Miami, protecting his turf as the leader of the notorious street gang, Latin Syndicate – which he cofounded with seven friends.
Source: FOX News Latino    Date: January 15, 2016

Former second in command of Florida's Latin Kings gang pleading guilty in Broward (Broward County, FL): The man who was second in command of the Latin Kings gang's operations in Florida is expected to plead guilty today in an organized crime case.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: January 14, 2016

Officers team to build trust in community after recent gang-related crime in Dade City (Dade City, FL): Deputies in Dade City are teaming up with police and even the FBI to fight crime in certain neighborhoods after two murders in two weeks.
Source: WFTS ABC Action News     Date: January 8, 2016

PBSO tattoo removal program helps former gang members (Palm Beach County, FL): Imagine if you had to wear every bad decision you ever made on your face or on your body. This is the case for many former gang members who are trying to turn over a new lead, but are still tattooed with their past life. Thanks to a program provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, they are getting new hope for a clean slate.
Source: WPTV 5 News    Date: December 29, 2015

Gang member arrested after fatal shooting, car crash, deputies say (Polk County, FL): A documented gang member is behind bars after a man died following a shooting and crash Thursday night in Poinciana, deputies say.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: December 18, 2015

"Street Heat": Illegal Gang Radio Station Busted In Florida Recorder Journal (Orlando, FL): Federal Communications Commission officials and deputies from the Orange County Sheriff's gang unit busted a pirate radio station they say was reportedly broadcasting information on where to buy drugs. Authorities say the "Street Heat" broadcast included live advertisements for criminal gangs and discussions of where to buy drugs and find prostitutes.
Source: Recorder Journal    Date: December 17, 2015

Latin Kings member pleads guilty, admits gang crimes in South Florida (Fort Lauderdale, FL): A member of the Latin Kings pleaded guilty to an organized crime racketeering conspiracy charge and admitted Wednesday that he committed gang crimes in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: December 9, 2015

Lakeland sees sharp 70-percent drop in gang-related shootings for 2015 (Lakeland, FL): People living in areas prone to gang violence in Lakeland can feel a little bit safer. Lakeland Police Department reports a drastic 70-percent drop in gang-related shootings this year compared to 2014.
Source: WFTS ABC Action News     Date: December 8, 2015

PBSO: Wellington man, reputed gang member, shot man several times (Palm Beach County, FL) : Angel Campos-Moreno, a Wellington man and reputed gang member, was arrested Sunday evening after detectives used an anonymous tip to connect him to a shooting near Greenacres on Nov. 30.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: December 7, 2015

State seeks to include Luis Toledo's Latin Kings gang ties at murder trial (DeLand, FL): It should be revealed that Luis Toledo was a Florida leader of the Latin Kings street gang when he goes on trial in the slayings of his wife and her two children, prosecutors said.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: November 30, 2015

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

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