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Addressing Community Gang Problems: A Model for Problem Solving Urban street-gang involvement in drug trafficking and violent crime is widespread in large cities, suburban areas and small towns. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recognizes programs aimed at combating gang-related activity must incorporate crime prevention and crime control initiatives to be effective. BJA initiated the development of a prototype model of the Comprehensive Gang Initiative.

The Return of LA Gangs - With police in retreat and gangsters winning parole, mayhem returns to the streets. A photo essay. Time

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Gangsta King: Raymond Lee Washington (2003)

The social and racial upheaval of the 60's sparked the creation of politically and socially active clubs. Groups like the Black Panthers tried to protect their communities from the violence that was perpetrated against them in the name of racism. The demise of these groups led young Raymond Lee Washington to create his own club with the same ideals and political ideologies that he admired. He formed the infamous and feared LA gangs, the Crips. In an exclusive first-time interview, Gregg "Batman" Davis, an original member of the Crips, sheds light on the group and the man behind it all.


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