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'All hands on deck': Federal, local agencies come together on plan to stem gun violence in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA - Federal and local law enforcement agencies gathered in Center City on Thursday to announce a joint initiative aimed to help stem the scourge of gun violence that has gripped Philadelphia for more than a year.United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams said the "All Hands on Deck" initiative brings together several state and federal agencies like never before to track down violent offenders.

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Department of Homeland Security are some of the investigative branches that have signed onto the task force.

The wide array of departments and agencies also includes the United States Department of Transportation, Postal Service, and the State.

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