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City Attorney Seeks Money from Gang Leaders

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“Today, we’re sending a message to gang leaders across this city: If you break the law, we will not only find you, arrest you, and put you behind bars; we will also take away your money, your property, your homes, and your cars. And for the first time ever, we will return that money to the communities you have brutalized,” said City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo of lawsuits filed against 18th Street gang leaders. “As the gangs who terrorize our neighborhoods evolve, so too must we adapt our laws and our tactics to fit the times.”