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Garfield City Council Moves To Curb Teen Violence

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GARFIELD, N.J. – Driven by a rash of youth-related violence in recent days, the City Council has passed two resolutions aiming to increase police presence in the streets, according to

The measures, passed during a council meeting Tuesday, call for city police to deploy their mobile command unit daily to neighborhoods prone to crime and for Police Chief Kevin Amos to ask the county prosecutor and sheriff for help curbing the violence, the story said.

The resolutions came in response to complaints over graffiti, violent fights and possible gang activity among teenagers in the city, the story said.

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