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Mayor Emanuel Denounces Street Gangs, Promotes Public-Safety Agenda

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is denouncing street gangs as he promotes his public-safety agenda. But he’s denouncing them by name. And that has its dangers. Meena Harris of the federal government’s National Gang Center says naming gangs can add to their credibility and cachet. Harris says it can also have an upside. It can unite a community around a shared strategy for attacking the problem. WBEZ’s Chip Mitchell reports.

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