Florida’s law enforcement community is cracking down on gangs in Florida. Jacksonville sheriff, John Rutherford is joining the fight according to an article in The Times Union. He has initiated cooperation with other counties and has also participated in the felon re-entry program, DISMIS, which helps convicted felons when they are released from jail or prison. There are approximately 16 active gangs in Jacksonville and their primary source of income is selling illegal drugs.
According to the Florida Attorney General’s Office, there is around 1500 gangs currently in Florida with 65,000 people involved.
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