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6.8.2004
“Gun Detective” Part of Anti-Violence Strategy
Three Michigan counties will soon enjoy the services of a dedicated “gun detective” who will work full time on cases involving convicted felons with guns. “We’re going to concentrate on drug dealers who have weapons in their homes,” says Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey.
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6.8.2004
Louisiana Program Reduces Crime by One-Third
“Trigger Time,” an anti-gun initiative in Lake Charles, Louisiana, reduced gun crimes by about 30 percent between 2002 and 2003, according to Police Chief Don Dixon. The program operates under the umbrella of Project Safe Neighborhoods.
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6.8.2004
Indianapolis Metro Area Sees Fewer Gun Offenders
For the second year in a row, gun seizures by Indianapolis, Indiana, police and Marion County sheriff’s deputies are down, a reduction they attribute to more aggressive policing and a special detective unit formed to target aggravated assaults involving guns.
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