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After riots, London police move to stem gang violence

By Karla Adam
Washington Post / November 25, 2011
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At 5:55 a.m., the only sound on the tiny street in north London was the pitter-patter of 12 police officers speed-walking in the dark as they closed in on the brick home of a suspected gang member. The predawn raid last month was part of the London Metropolitan Police’s new anti-gang strategy, and the sheer size of the overall operation, 200 officers fanning out to 17 homes of suspected gang members, drove home a new seriousness on the part of authorities about tackling gang violence.

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