Gang crackdown controversial in Boston area

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http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/111/metro/More_cities_weigh_crackdown_on_gangs-.shtml A controversial crackdown on gangs in the Boston suburb of Somerville, which has angered Latinos and worried civil libertarians, is being considered by several other area cities, the Boston Globe reports. Lynn, Chelsea, and Everett are considering antigang loitering ordinances that would empower police to order suspected gang members to leave city streets or face arrest. Some police chiefs and crime experts worry that the approach will lead to racial profiling, undermine community policing efforts, and cause administrative . . .

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