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New Fla. task force targets gang violence

By Josh Hafenbrack
The Sun-Sentinel

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Invoking the memory of high-profile gang killings in Palm Beach County, Attorney General Bill McCollum announced Thursday the formation of a statewide task force to find ways to quell a surge in gang violence.

The group's mission: draw up a coordinated, comprehensive strategy to halt a spiraling gang problem that is fueling an increase in murders and drug-related crime, McCollum and other top law enforcement officials said.

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