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Sheriff: Investigation leads to arrest of 15 street gang members (Manatee County, FL): The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office says it has busted a street gang responsible for numerous violent crimes and trafficking of heroin and other drugs.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: September 29, 2016

Action News Jax Investigates: Growing gang problem in Jacksonville high schools (Jacksonville, FL): Action News Jax Investigates the growing problem of gangs in local school. It comes after we showed you exclusive video of a suspected gang member being arrested at First Coast High School for attempted murder. “It’s always been gangs, here, there, never have not been,” said Ivan Brown.
Source:    Date: September 28, 2016

Gang unit detectives arrest 17-year-old at First Coast High School (Jacksonville, FL): A 17-year-old was arrested on Monday at First Coast High School by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office gang unit detectives on attempted murder, armed robbery and other charges.
Source:    Date: September 27, 2016

GPD chief calls for help dealing with rising gang activity (Gainesville, FL): Gainesville Police Department Chief Tony Jones took his advocacy of community oriented policing to another level Tuesday night at a hastily called meeting of community leaders and concerned residents to discuss a rise in violent juvenile gang activity in Gainesville.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: September 21, 2016

Orange County officials hold gang awareness event (Orlando, FL): Orange County officials said Monday that there is a significant local gang presence. Orange County’s gang unit said there about 80 documented gangs in Orange County, and the Orlando Police Department said there are about 40 in Orlando.
Source: WESH 2 News    Date: September 19, 2016

Surfing program promotes alternative to gang life (Miami Beach, FL): With his toes in the sand, a 16-year-old boy showed off the gunshot wound on his right foot that he got outside his Overtown home. "Like we are having this conversation, somebody ran up and starting shooting," he said.
Source: WPLG Local 10 News    Date: September 18, 2016

4 hurt in 2 Northwest Jacksonville shootings (Jacksonville, FL): Four people, two of them teenagers, were hospitalized after two separate shootings late Sunday night in Northwest Jacksonville.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: September 18, 2016

6 arrested after gang-related fight at A. Quinn Jones Center (Gainesville, FL): Six students were arrested at A. Quinn Jones Center earlier this week after a gang-related brawl that drew a crowd of 30 student onlookers. The fight began with two students’ verbal dispute, according to a Gainesville Police Department incident report. One then got a chair from the school’s front desk area and threw it at the other student.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: September 16, 2016

Miami gang life: 19-year-old victim loved his accused killer as brother (North Miami Beach, FL): When 19-year-old Christopher "Loko" Francois went to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center to bail out a friend, he never imagined he would end up dead hours later.
Source: WPLG Local 10 News    Date: September 10, 2016

PBSO gang tattoo removal program gives man new chance at life (Palm Beach, FL): Until recently, Christopher Sharpe didn’t need to tell anyone he once belonged to a gang. It was tattooed on his face. A teardrop inked under his left eye and a cross stamped under his right eye gave him away.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: September 5, 2016

1-year-old daughter of FL gang member shot in drive-by (Port Richey, FL): The mother of a 1-year-old is facing charges after the child was shot in a drive-by. Deputies said the shooting doesn’t appear to be random. The child’s mother, Linda Exline, is a “documented gang member,” they said.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8    Date: August 30, 2016

Wanted Gang Member Arrested at Miami Airport: Police (Miami, FL): A 23-year-old Aurora man who was wanted by authorities for his alleged criminal involvement in the Latin Kings street gang was arrested Tuesday at the Miami Airport.
Source: Aurora Patch    Date: August 17, 2016

Murder trial begins for suspected gang member accused of killing rival in Winter Haven (Bartow, FL): Opening statements are expected to begin today in a first-degree murder trial of a Lakeland man accused of fatally shooting a 21-year-old man who was a member of a rival gang.
Source: The Ledger    Date: August 15, 2016

FMPD: Club Blu shooting possibly gang-related (Lee County, FL): NBC2 spoke with Fort Myers interim police chief Dennis Eads Wednesday about the latest on the Club Blu shooting investigation. Chief Eads confirmed the two victims were just innocent bystanders, likely caught in the middle of gang violence. He is not calling this a gang-related shooting, but said there were several names on the list of suspects he knows have gang affiliations.
Source: WBBH NBC2 News    Date: July 27, 2016

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:    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

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