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A Closer Look (Mean Streets) Part I #852623

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 19, 2007
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) A closer look at violent criminal gangs and gang members introduced; gang/member statistics cited.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) Gang crime across the nation examined; scenes shown from the sites of drive-by shootings in Abilene, Texas and Sacramento, California; details given about the gangs' use of technology {"netbanging"} to recruit members. [Abilene MAN, Wichita, Kansas, police Chief Norman WILLIAMS†, FBI assistant director James "Chip" BURRUS†- comment on the gang crime.] ABC News exclusive audiotape of iiBloods† gang leader Tewhan "Massacre" Butler trying to recruit "soldiers" played. [FBI agent John HAVENS†- shows the site of a father's murder.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Tomorrow's segment in the "Mean Streets" series noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Thomas, Pierre

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