Gang violence prevention money headed to Merced

Gov. Jerry Brown approved the state budget Monday that includes the $4.5 million championed by Merced-area elected officials to fight gang violence and other law enforcement issues. The Violence Interruption/Prevention Emergency Response, or VIPER, program uses social media, gang sources and information databases to intervene before violence happens, according to leaders.

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Voices of the Revolutionary Theatre Collective rehearse on the University of California, Merced campus in Merced, Calif., Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
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