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18 April 2002

New York Times

Citing an analysis that shows stiffer prison sentences meted out in federal court for gun crimes, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly is seeking to expand a program under which people arrested by the police for certain crimes can be prosecuted by federal authorities. The move is part of a broader effort to stem gun violence, and comes in response to a recent surge of shootings, particularly in parts of northern Brooklyn and the Bronx, despite a decadelong decline in... (GunPolicy.org)

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