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United States

27 August 2001


PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft said on Monday the Justice Department would allocate more money to help arrest and prosecute armed criminals as part of a broad Bush administration crackdown on illegal firearms. In a speech to 1,500 law enforcement and community leaders in Philadelphia, Ashcroft said he hoped to make new money for firearms prosecution available through the Justice Department's "Weed and Seed" program, which aims to fight crime at... (

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