02/04/2004
Gangs:
America's Home-Grown Threat Gets More Dangerous


The streets surrounding the 3500 block of West Belden Avenue look safe enough. Families walk the streets, the restaurants and shops are busy, there aren't any boarded up houses, hardly any gang graffiti. But down the alley behind the houses, inside one tidy, gray vinyl-sided garage last summer, the neighborhood became the deadliest police beat in the deadliest city in America


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