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Operation Cease Fire

      FRESNO POLICE ARE ACTIVELY ATTACKING THE GROWING GANG PROBLEM IN THE CITY, AND THEIR LATEST WEAPON IS CALLED CEASE-FIRE.
     IT COMBINES A STRONG POLICE CRACKDOWN WITH AN OFFER OF HELP TO INDIVIDUALS TO TURN THEIR LIVES AROUND.
     MAYOR ASHLEY SWEARENGIN UN-VEILED THE INITIATIVE AT HER STATE OF THE CITY SPEECH LAST WEEK.  IT TARGETS THE MOST VIOLENT GANG MEMBERS - - WHEN THEY ARE CAUGHT THEY FACE A CEASE-FIRE PANEL OF STATE, FEDERAL AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.  THE MAYOR SAYS IT WORKS IN OTHER CITIES.

  IF GANG MEMBERS DON'T TAKE THE OFFER OF HELP, AND CONTINUE TO BREAK THE LAW, THEY WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.