A recent surge in gang violence has Jacksonville city officials scrambling for solutions. The mayor and sheriff are pushing separate initiatives to attack the problem.
Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown made his announcement Wednesday at a Northwest Jacksonville community center surrounded by clergymen.
“Enough is enough. We are not going to tolerate the violence in our city,” Brown said.
Then, Brown gave a strong warning:
“What’s happening in Baltimore can happen in Jacksonville if we don’t do what we need to do.”