crackdown begins on a violent gang that's been responsible for murders, shootings and other crimes in Fresno over the years. Officers are targeting the Bulldogs. Members of that gang have become more violent in the past month. Police, deputies, U.S. Marshals and the F.B.I. are involved in the crackdown. One of the first stops was an apartment complex near Fashion Fair mall where a known Bulldog gang member lives. Officers had a search warrant for guns and drugs. They questioned the gang member and a woman in the apartment. Searches like this are part of the crackdown on the Bulldogs. “We're going to be doing probation searches, parole searches and making their life miserable over the next 30 days,” said Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer. People who live on this street are happy to see the police. It’s just one block away from a middle school and neighbors say this are has gotten a lot worse in the last two years. “I'm ready to move,” said Maggie Eastman. She says it's common to hear gun shots. And it scares her. “A bullet does not have a name. Anyone can get shot. A person just standing outside can get shot,” said Eastman. And it's shootings that have grabbed the attention of police. In the past month, Bulldog gang members have been tied to 16 shootings. So gang officers are now focused on the Bulldogs. "What we want to do is as we go into the summer months when we have more gang activity that we're not going to tolerate gang violence in our city," Dyer said.
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