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Report describes missteps on gangs

Police, ministers missed signs of brewing violence

By Maria Cramer
Globe Staff / June 30, 2008

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Boston police largely missed brewing gang conflicts and paid scant attention to the steady increase in gang killings between 2000 and 2006, failures that damaged law enforcement's ability to deal with the violence that erupted earlier this decade and contributed to the crumbling of the so-called Boston Miracle, according to a recent study by researchers at the Harvard Kennedy School ... (Full article: 908 words)

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