Fla. Rep. Trey Radel to Take Leave of Absence Following Guilty Plea

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By Jessica Gresko | NBC News Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 | Updated 4:49 AM PST Florida Republican Rep. Henry “Trey” Radel said Wednesday he was taking a leave of absence from Congress and donating his salary to charity after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and receiving a sentence of a year’s […]

Teens Don Zimmerman, Martin Halloween Costumes, Complete With Blood, Bullet Holes, Blackface


By Shannon Barber October 27, 2013 4:36 pm We should expect tasteless displays around this time of year. Each year we see people’s inner bigot come out. However, you’d think folks would show just a little class or even empathy when it comes to a dead kid, right? Wrong. Well, at least we are in […]

Florida captures 2 killers who escaped prison with forged court documents

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By The Associated Press on October 19, 2013 at 6:20 PM, updated October 19, 2013 at 6:52 PM TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Two convicted killers who were freed from prison by phony documents were captured together without incident Saturday night at a Panama City motel, authorities said. Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker, both 34, were taken […]

George Zimmerman’s wife: ‘I have doubts’ about his innocence

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By Matt Pearce/LA Times September 26, 2013, 10:52 a.m.   George Zimmerman’s wife is raising questions about his innocence in the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin, as the couple’s marriage continues to publicly go sour. “I think anyone would doubt that innocence, because I don’t know the person that I’ve been married to,” Shellie Zimmerman […]

LAPD tries to quell anti Zimmerman protests in South Los Angeles

STREETGANGS.COM | July 19, 2013 July 19, 2013 – After George Zimmerman was acquitted on July 13, 2013, of both 2nd degree murder and manslaughter in Sanford, Florida, in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 17, protestors across the country took to the streets protesting the verdict of an all female jury. Five of the […]

Geographic voting patterns reveal President Obama wins a very close election in 2012


By Alex A. Alonso Streetgangs.com Staff Writer October 17, 2012 | 6:45 p.m. Streetgangs.com is apolitical when it comes to presidential elections, but we are fascinated by the geography of elections and the spatial voting patterns that emerge. For example the Deep South will go for the Republican candidate while urban states such as California […]

George Zimmerman support website raised $200K; Trayvon’s family wants bail revoked

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KABC | April 27, 2012 ORLANDO, Fla. — The attorney for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager in Florida, is set to reveal in court Friday that a website has raised $200,000 for his client’s defense. His attorney, Mark O’Mara, said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” that he […]

Pro Zimmerman advocates complain about media bias


Streetgangs.com Staff March 30, 2012 | 8:10 p.m. PST Many conservative news outlets have complained about the way the shooting of Trayvon Martin, 17, shooting has been represented in the media for the last two weeks. Last month, neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, 28, shot and killed Martin in the gated community where the two had […]

Trayvon Martin Family Seeks FBI Investigation of Killing by Neighborhood Watchman

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MATT GUTMAN, OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN and SENI TIENABESO (ABC) | March 18, 2012 The family of Trayvon Martin is asking the FBI to get involved in the investigation of the killing of the unarmed 17-year-old Florida high school student, who was shot last month by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman outside his stepmother’s home. Martin, a black […]

Florida Court Acquits Man of Using Rap for Gang Recruitment

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‘By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER October 26, 2011 It is one thing to accuse hip-hop as a bad public influence promoting money and power to aggrandize the gang life, and quite another to impose charges for furthering the unlawful activities of a specific gang. In Polk County’s “Operation Rap It Up,” 29-year-old Daniel “Lucky” […]

Talk of gang violence spread after Kissimmee graduation-party shooting


Henry Pierson Curtis (Orlando Sentinel) | July 6, 2011 Talk of gang violence spread within an hour of last month’s fatal shooting at a Kissimmee high-school-graduation party, according to newly released records in the murder case. The information gathered by police mirrors warnings of gang violence from a local minister at the funeral of Rashan […]

Sheriff’s Office uses cyber laws to target gang activity


NewsChief.com October 13, 2010 WINTER HAVEN – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday the arrest of seven suspects connected to the production of music videos and Web pages that the Sheriff’s Office says promoted gang activity and, in one instance, depicted dog fighting. Charges include unlawful use of electronic communications, recruiting gang membership and […]