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Inweekly 2009: The rise of gangs in Escambia County

Since 2007, Inweekly has reported on the rise of gangs in Escambia County. In 2008, Florida changed its gang statute-Florida Statute 874.03-to include the characteristics…

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Street Buzz: Is Pensacola Gang War about to go to another level of violence?

On Martin Luther King Day, a white man pulls into the county park behind the Marie Young Community Center in the Wedgewood and Pinestead neighborhoods…

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Body of kidnap victim found. Does Pensacola have a neighborhood gang war brewing?

The Pensacola Police report that the body of Torrance L. Hackworth, who was kidnapped from his residence early Monday morning, was yesterday afternoon found in…

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Sheriff’s Office rounds up Brownsville gangs

ECSO Release: Investigation Into Brownsville Gang Nets Ten Arrests: An almost four month investigation by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit and Agents with…

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Posted in Pensacola Politics

Gang Forum

Press Release: Sacred Heart Trauma Center, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to Present Forum on Gangs in Our Community PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Sacred Heart Trauma…

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Mexican mafia along Gulf Coast

BBC News reported over the weekend that a suspected senior member of one of Mexico’s major drugs cartels, Carlos Beltran Leyva, was arrested in Culiacan,…

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Posted in Escambia County

Drive-by

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is looking for suspects wanted in connection with drive-by around 10 p.m. Sunday near New Mexico Drive in the Oakcrest…

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Meanwhile another shooting

This time at the Red Roof Inn – in the Third World location formerly known as University Mall area. WEAR TV reports the shooting happened…

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“Bloods are here”

Sheriff David Morgan told a homeowners association on Saturday afternoon that the national gang founded in Los Angeles –The Bloods— is in Escambia County. Bloods…

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