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Police Funding Cuts Could Bring a Rise in Gangs


Oregon Senator Ron Wyden says the federal budget cuts are devastating local police agencies already struggling to combat gang violence.   Wyden says there have already been $434 million in cuts this year and says next's year’s proposal outlined by the U.S. House would cut funding by another 24%. Local law enforcement say gang violence could escalate because of the budget cuts eliminating gang prevention programs.

 

 

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