Philly Starts Gun Tip Line; Impact Questionable

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http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/6277344.htm Amid a recent surge in murders in Philadelphia, Mayor John Street launched a program yesterday to reward anonymous tipsters up to $1,000 for leading police to gun criminals, the Philadelphia Inquirer says. Year after year, about 80 percent of the killings in the city are committed with handguns - giving Philadelphia the dubious distinction of having one of the nation's highest rates for gun use in homicides. "We just can't get a handle on . . .

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