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Community March helps to deter kids from joining gangs (Gainesville, FL): Spurred by concerns that juvenile street gangs are recruiting children — some as young as elementary and middle school students — the Gainesville Housing Authority and the Gainesville Police Department hosted “Uplifting the Community March,” an event to end juvenile gang violence and recruitment.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: May 21, 2017

One arrested, one sought in brutal gang beating (Gainesville, FL): Two men — described by Gainesville police as gang members — are accused of beating another male after an argument over a girlfriend. Other gang members joined in on the attack Wednesday evening in southwest Gainesville, police said, and one of the attackers tried eight times but failed to shoot the other person with a malfunctioning handgun.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: May 12, 2017

DeLand gang member gets 11 years for killing (DeLand, FL): A DeLand gang member who faced a possible mandatory life in prison for killing a man pleaded to a lesser charge and was sentenced on Thursday to 11 years in prison.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: May 11, 2017

Miami Street Gang: 14 Suspects Charged in Sweep (Miami, FL): Fourteen suspected members of a Miami street gang were charged with racketeering and related offenses on Wednesday following a joint sweep by local and federal law enforcement agencies. The arrests were the result of a two-year investigation. The gang allegedly operated out of the South Gwen Cherry Housing Complex in the Allapattah area of Miami.
Source: Miami Patch    Date: May 10, 2017

Gang feud puts City of Tampa in danger (Tampa, FL): A search warrant about a shooting earlier this year, obtained by ABC Action News, describes what appears to be a violent feud between two Tampa street gangs that has put several innocent lives at risk.
Source: WFTS ABC Action News     Date: May 9, 2017

Are there gangs in Cape Coral? (Cape Coral, FL): Fox 4 spoke with Cape Coral Police about gang activity in the city, Friday, after a teen was arrested for a drive-by shooting. 19-year-old Justus Pierce is facing attempted murder charges, after he was accused of carrying out a drive-by shooting on Northeast 15th Place.
Source: WFTX FOX 4 News    Date: April 28, 2017

Jacksonville gang member sentenced to prison for sex trafficking a child (Jacksonville, FL): A 22-year-old Jacksonville man and known gang member was sentenced to 12 years and six months in federal prison for sex trafficking a child, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: April 20, 2017

Accused Lake Boyz gang member waives speedy trial (Lee County, FL): The trial set to start Monday morning for Jonathan Griffin gets continued. Griffin is one of 23 others accused Lake Boyz gang members arrested and charged with racketeering. The massive case involves tens of thousands of pages of evidence.
Source: WBBH NBC2 News    Date: April 17, 2017

Pepper spray flies during lunchtime gang fight at Atlantic High School (Delray Beach, FL): A large brawl between rival gang members at Atlantic High School led police officers to deploy pepper spray Tuesday on a crowd of students eating lunch in the school’s courtyard, police said.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: April 12, 2017

Tattoos take center stage in ‘Lake Boyz’ court hearing (Fort Myers, FL): Tattoos and what constitutes a gang were at the center of arguments made Wednesday before the judge in the trial of one of more than 20 people arrested in January as part of a two-year police operation.
Source: WINK News    Date: April 12, 2017

Police: ‘Blood gang signs’ flashed before 3 shot (Panama City, FL): A Georgia man accused of shooting two men and a woman Sunday afternoon was “throwing up blood gang signs” before opening fire from a car, according to police reports.
Source: Panama City News Herald    Date: April 11, 2017

Almighty Imperial Gangsters member gets 25 years in prison (Miami, FL): A member of the Chicago-based Almighty Imperial Gangsters Nation has been sentenced by a Florida federal judge to 25 years in prison in a violent racketeering case.
Source: WTOP News    Date: April 7, 2017

Judge rejects city leaders' subpoenas in gang case (Fort Myers, FL): Fort Myers city leaders will not be required to testify in the case of a Lake Boyz gang member after a judge quashed subpoenas served to them in early April.
Source: WBBH NBC2 News    Date: April 5, 2017

Man stabbed to death during suspected gang fight at Daytona Beach bar, police say (Daytona Beach, FL): A man was stabbed to death Monday night during a fight between suspected rival gangs at a bar in Daytona Beach, police say.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: April 4, 2017

Lakeland man gets 13-year prison sentence in gang-related shooting death (Bartow, FL): A 23-year-old Lakeland man was sentenced to 13 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to a lesser charge of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a rival gang member.
Source: The Ledger    Date: April 2, 2017

Man arrested in "ambush" of 2 undercover Miami detectives (Miami, FL): An arrest has been made in the shooting of two undercover detectives who came under fire Monday night in the parking lot of a Miami-Dade apartment complex, CBS Miami reports.
Source: WCTV News    Date: March 29, 2017

Members of the ‘Oviedo Soldiers’ gang sentenced to prison in drug case (Orange County, FL): Federal and local authorities have arrested five known gang members on drug charges during an investigation into heroin and cocaine trafficking in Orange County.
Source: WESH 2 News    Date: March 29, 2017

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

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