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Gangs a growing problem on Idaho reservation

Law enforcement authorities say four gangs are active on the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho, a growing problem in the southeast part of the state.

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are working with local police in hopes of curbing the situation before it gets worse. At a meeting last Friday, officials discussed ways to deter gang activity at schools and among young people.

A retired police officer said poverty and high unemployment rates on reservations prompt young Indian males to join gangs.

Get the Story:
Idaho reservation sees gang increase (AP 2/7)
Tackling gang issue (The Idaho State Journal 2/5)

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Shoshone-Bannock Tribes -

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