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Wed July 2, 2014

Metro Increases Efforts For Gang Intervention

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Last month, Las Vegas Metro Police introduced a new initiative for curbing gang activity.

Police will perform interventions for minors suspected of gang membership by informing the minor’s parents. And gang members who are already flagged by Metro now have the opportunity to get themselves removed from the gangs database.

So how big a problem are gangs for Las Vegas, and is the gang population expanding?


Captain Chris Ankeny, Las Vegas Metro gangs unit

Dr. Jorja Leap, UCLA anthropologist, author of "Jumped In: What Gangs Taught Me about Violence, Drugs, Love, and Redemption" 

Roberto Nerey, former gang member, head of Guiding A New Generation

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