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Chief William J. Bratton


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September 2004: Chief William J. Bratton of the Los Angeles Police Department has described gang members as "domestic terrorists" who have received little attention from a society preoccupied with Al Qaeda since 9/11. In speeches across the country, he has urged other police departments to make gangs their top law enforcement priority and demand increased federal support.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/26/international/americas/26honduras.html

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Sep 26, 2004 TATTOOED WARRIORS: The Next Generation; Shuttling Between Nations, Latino Gangs Confound the Law

QUOTE:...many human rights advocates and community leaders worry that the aggressive measures governments are taking against gangs have not solved the problem as much as they have spread it.

New York Times