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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

Ex-detective: Joining gang leads to 'jail or tombstone' (Jacksonville, FL): Police in Jacksonville are trying to stop gang violence, one arrest at a time. They said they made progress this week when they charged 16-year-old Henry Hayes IV in the drive-by shooting death of 22-month-old Aiden McClendon.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: March 11, 2016

Jacksonville sheriff says gang member, 16, charged with murder in death of toddler Aiden McClendon (Jacksonville, FL): A 16-year-old Jacksonville gang member is charged with murder in the shooting death of 22-month-old Aiden McClendon, the toddler killed sitting in a car with his mother and grandmother, according to police.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: March 10, 2016

Task force hear more on gang activity (Gainesville, FL): Local law enforcement officials charged with the task of reducing gang-related crime, especially among juveniles, addressed the Black on Black Crime Task Force about the need for all aspects of the community to get involved.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: March 9, 2016

Getaway driver in 2009 murder in Bradenton of two rival gang members sentenced to jail (Manatee County, FL): The suspected getaway driver in a 2009 murder of two rival gang members will serve jail time and probation as part of a negotiated plea agreement.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: February 16, 2016

Mayor holds summit on curbing youth violence (Jacksonville, FL): Curbing Jacksonville’s youth violence is the goal of a large community conversation that happened Thursday night. The summit comes just days after police arrested three teens for the murder of a cab driver. Mayor Lenny Curry walked through that neighborhood with JEA officials and other city leaders and we were there with him.
Source: ActionNewsJax.com    Date: February 12, 2016

Armed suspect arrested and released after mass shooting at Glitz nightclub (Orlando, FL): Moments after a mass shooting erupted Sunday inside the Glitz Ultra Lounge, police found an armed suspect who stuffed a loaded magazine into his pants and threw a gun onto the Orlando nightclub's roof.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: February 12, 2016

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