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Police arrest dozens before annual festival

Caribbean event today has violent history

A man was taken into custody from a Dorchester address. The sweep netted 56 people. A man was taken into custody from a Dorchester address. The sweep netted 56 people. (George Rizer/globe staff)
By Maria Cramer
Globe Staff / August 23, 2008

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Nearly 100 Boston police officers fanned out across the city yesterday and arrested dozens of suspected gang members and alleged criminals as part of an aggressive preemptive strike against violence at today's Caribbean Festival, a cultural event that has often been marred by shootings and stabbings. (Full article: 879 words)

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