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Tennessee lawmakers question Chattanooga’s anti-gang fight

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NASHVILLE, TN. (Times Free Press) -- Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield says critics of his anti-gang legislation in the General Assembly shouldn't ignore the second half of his comprehensive approach to addressing youth violence.

"The strength of this [legislation] is that it removes the worst of the worst," the mayor said. "But we also want to save and salvage all of the young people and keep them from getting into gangs."

It's a "dual course," he said.

"Already, we're talking about the outreach," said Littlefield, who was at the state Capitol last week to observe developments on the legislation.

Read more on the story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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