Gangs, a National Crisis: Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session, on S. 54, a Bill to Reduce Interstate Street Gang and Organized Crime Activity, and for Other Purposes, April 23, 1997, Volume 4

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Page 92 - The powers delegated by the proposed constitution to the federal government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the state governments, are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce ; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected.
Page 6 - I would like to have included in the record. The CHAIRMAN. Without objection, it will be included in the record.
Page 81 - I served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, one of the largest offices in the federal system.
Page 92 - Constitution reserves to the states all powers not granted to the federal government.
Page 16 - ... days. I had to persuade my colleague here to come from Puerto Rico. He doesn't travel at all. This is the first time I have ever been able to get him out of Puerto Rico or Washington. Mr. Buchanan, of course, is very active in the Southeast. He has very often represented the minority on this committee. It has been a great pleasure for me to be able to in a sense volunteer these individuals by roping them in. Sometimes we just can't rope everybody in. I am deeply appreciative of the two members...
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Page 46 - I am very much convinced that there is an appropriate role for the Federal Government to play in...
Page 30 - Enterprise as a criminal enterprise having an organizational structure, acting as a continuing criminal conspiracy, which employs violence and any other criminal activity to sustain the enterprise. The term street gang is...
Page 2 - The reality is that, nationwide, 95 percent of major cities and 88 percent of smaller cities report problems with gang violence. Gangs like the Bloods and the Crips that originated in Los Angeles have made their way to smaller cities.

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