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St. Paul approach to gangs emphasizing crime prevention over lockups

A new effort by St. Paul police has officers getting more involved in the lives of teen gang members to steer them away from trouble. To some critics the approach seems softer, but police - and some criminal justice experts - say it's smarter.
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A new effort by St. Paul police has officers getting more involved in the lives of teen gang members to steer them away from trouble. To some critics the approach seems softer, but police - and some criminal justice experts - say it's smarter.

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