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LAPD Gang Task Force to Decapitate Gang Members' Heads

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Well, it's not that literal, but here's what Chief Bratton said today at the press conference announcing a new gang unit: "If you engage in violence, if you stick your neck up in the air, we’re going to lop it off." He always has great quotes--remember him on Lindsay Lohan?

The LAPD now has a rapid-response unit that will quickly respond to gang shootings and other violent incidents, but also--and perhaps just as important--the city will expand their Summer Night Lights programs that keeps local parks and city community centers open late in areas with high-gang crime, said the LA Times.

Los Angeles has at least 430 street gangs. Gang crime was reportedly down this year.