03/01/2012 09:35 am ET Updated May 01, 2012

Detroit's East Side Put On Notice: Feds Are Cracking Down On Rash Of Violence

Detroit's east side is being warned: The federal government is watching -- very closely.

Responding to the latest spate of violence in the city, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced a federal crackdown Wednesday on the entire east side, saying the crime-plagued area has become the most violent section in the city and warrants federal attention. Homicides, in particular, she stressed, are "intolerably high" on the east side, where there was a 75% jump in homicides last year. The west side had a 27% drop last year.

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