In Sarasota, an effort to rein in the gangs. By Anthony Cormier (HeraldTribune.com) September 10, 2010 SARASOTA – A four-year investigation has resulted in Sarasota police charging six members of a notorious street gang with racketeering, saying the members of Second Line were responsible for murders, robberies and home invasions on Sarasota city’s north side and Newtown. Second Line Gang in Newtown arose in 2006, when its members were only 15 and 16 years old (Murder suspect Shawn Tyson is 16). At the time, Sarasota police officers were responding almost nightly to robberies and shootings on the north side. Ringling College of Art and Design students were robbed near campus. An elderly woman was rolled into a carpet during an attack. And a man was dragged inside his home after he returned from work. Police thought they knew the culprits but witnesses, and victims feared retribution, (NO SNITCHIN). Investigators worked individual cases, such as the four murders linked to Second Line members, while a gang detective focused on the organization as a whole. Detective Kim Laster compiled criminal histories on each member and worked with prosecutors from the state to establish "predicate" offenses -- such as dealing drugs or committing a robbery -- that would show an ongoing criminal enterprise. The arrest affidavits have been sealed because authorities say the information could tip off other targets or reveal the names of witnesses. "This is an ongoing case and there are other suspects," said Capt. Paul Sutton. The Second Line Gang members charged with racketeering are: DeAndre Tunstall, 20 (Young Savage tattoo), also in jail in a murder case; John "Chico" Stephens, 19, serving a prison sentence for murder; brothers Torrey, 21, and Xavier Eldridge, 20; Davon Gordon, 23; and Gary Wilder, 21.
As per Sarasota police department "Second Line Gang" leader DEANDRE ‘D’ TUNSTALL has "Young Savage" tattoo on his forearm. Murder suspect Shawn Tyson's street name is Young Savage and he has the Young Savage tattoo on his chest as per the Daily Mail. Both DeAndre Tunstall and Shwan Tyson are from Newtown. In St Pete Florida black gang members have killed 3 Police Officers since the start of 2011, will this trend work it's way down to the Newtown section of Sarasota Fl. St Pete-Tampa Cop Killers Hydra Lacy, ”Lil Nik” Lindsey and Dontae Morris are all Gang Members did UHURU leaderJoe Waller aka Chairman Omali Yeshitela's “Right to Resist" program influence these gang bangers? UHURU MOVEMENT in St Pete Fl urges "Africans to Resist the Police", A 16-year-old Florida boy faces a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a police officer in St. Petersburg Florida after resisting arrest. The death of Officer David Crawford represented the third time in less than a month that a law-enforcement officer was killed in the city of St Pete by a black gang member. Police said they have charged Nicholas L. Lindsey, a sometime student in the Pinellas County school system. Nicholas "Lil Nik" Lindsey was a gang member of the "Bethel Heights Boys Gang" in South St Pete. Every state and major city in the United States is plagued with local, loosely structured, street gangs that are mainly motivated by drug sales. Historically, disruptive incidents in the Florida State Prisons have been based on the geographic origins of the inmates involved (e.g., Miami gang inmates vs. Tampa gang inmates). These local groups form based on common interests and a sense of loyalty to individuals from their city, neighborhood, street, or housing complex. They adopt generic names such as, Second Line, Players, Bethel Heights Boys Gang, Posse, Crew, Mafia, Gang, and Bad Boys and attach their particular street or avenue name to it. Although they are loosely structured and tend to conduct their illegal activities in a specific location (Newtown), they are extremely violent and develop bitter blood rivalries. Often the group evolves, and adopts an alliance with a national street gang such as the Bloods, Crips, or Chicago-based Folk Nation and People Nation sets and use their symbols and identifiers. This graduation in gang involvement often occurs in county jails, prisons, and juvenile facilities. This increases the importance of tracking the development of gang membership while inmates are in custody. Tracking enables DC to notify local law enforcement of new members or of any changes in a member's affiliation. Hundreds of these local gangs have been identified in every city from Pensacola to the Florida Keys. This includes small rural towns, upper middle-class neighborhoods, schools, and other areas where we tend to deny gang existence. Gang Tattoos and Symbols; Tattos of the initials BGF along with crossed sabers, shotguns and black dragons taking over prison towers may be a sign of membership to the Black Guerilla Family, a gang started by a former Black Panther that promotes black revolution. Look for black or blue tear drop tattoos under the eyes this usually indicates the number of people someone has killed. You can search a known gang member with the Florida Department of Corrections website to get a better idea of the specific gang tattoos that occur in your area. Florida Statutes 874.03 says a criminal street gang is a formal or informal ongoing organization, association, or group of three or more persons who have: A common name or common identifying signs, colors, or symbols. Members or associates who individually or collectedly, engaged in or have engaged in a pattern of youth and street gang activity such as fighting, vandalism, murder, and drug sales.
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