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Crime Wave Engulfs California City

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Crime Wave Engulfs California City

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Crime Wave Engulfs California City

Crime Wave Engulfs California City

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How bad does crime have to get for a city to declare a state of emergency? In California last week, the Richmond City Council considered passing such a declaration. It's a city of roughly 100,000 people on the edge of San Francisco. Local police say there is no one reason for the crime wave — and no simple way to end it