Increased Violence in San Jose

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Crime rates in San Jose jumped into the double digits this year. In one week alone in August, the city saw five people shot and wounded and seven murders. Police say about half those were gang-related. Officials are blaming the jump on department cuts and fewer police. We talk with San Jose's police chief and the head of the gang prevention task force about the violence in San Jose and what can be done about it.

Guests:

Mario Maciel, superintendent of the mayor's Gang Prevention Taskforce

Chris Moore, San Jose Police Department chief and former White House fellow and counsel to U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno

Robert Salonga, crime and safety reporter for the San Jose Mercury News

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