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Attorney General's fight against gangs

March 26, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey stopped by Los Angeles to reaffirm his commitment to helping fight gangs in the Southland.Mukasey met with L.A. police chief William Bratton, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and U.S. Attorney in L.A. Thomas O'Brien.

Mukasey said he wanted to hear for himself what has been done to stop gang violence. His office said hundreds of gang members have been taken off the streets because of the cooperation between local, state and federal authorities, and there's still much more to be done.

"This community has witnessed the end of too many young lives. That must not be allowed to go on, and so the fight against violent crime, including gun crime and gang violence, is one of my priorities, one of my top priorities as attorney general," Mukasey said.

Mukasey announced new accomplishments Wednesday in the fight against gang violence, including the arrest of four members of the grape street crips gang, and a newly FBI-funded safe streets task force.

 

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