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4 March 2008

Virginian-Pilot (Virginia)

Last month, when Suffolk gang leader Willie "Bang 'Em Up" Waters was convicted of fatally shooting a 14-year-old girl, he was already on the hook for 21 years of federal time — courtesy of Project Exile. Virginia became the nation's testing ground for the first Project Exile in 1997 — a program that zeroes in on gun crimes. Originally launched in Richmond, Exile brings federal muscle to bear on criminals who once had only the state to fear. Federal firearms laws... (

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