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Essential California: California debates classifying extremists as street gang members

Essential California: California debates classifying extremists as street gang members

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, Sept. 4, Labor Day, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Are they gangs?

As forces on the extremes of the nation’s ever-widening political divide continue to battle with fists and weapons on the streets of California, law enforcement officials and politicians have started debating whether these extremist groups should be classified as street gangs. Such a designation could give...

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