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December 20, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEDERAL OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE ANTI-GANG EFFORTS
$1.5 Million in Anti-Gang Grants Awarded;
New State-Wide Gang Intelligence Database Announced
BALTIMORE, Maryland - The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced awards of more than $1.5 million to local jurisdictions and organizations in Maryland to combat gangs and gang violence in local neighborhoods, communities and schools, announced U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. Programs throughout the state will receive funding for prevention, intervention and suppression strategies. This federal funding program for gang prevention strategies was announced earlier this year at a press conference held at the U.S. Attorney’s Office with Senator Barbara A. Mikulski and Congressman Elijah Cummings.
Authorities also announced today that a new state-wide law enforcement database, known as Gang-Net, will be implemented in Maryland. The Gang-Net database, overseen by the Washington-Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, http://www.hidta.org/, will allow local, state and federal law enforcement officials to share data on gang activities.
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