Florida’s largest county OKs plan after spike in gun deaths

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MIAMI (AP) — Florida’s largest county is advancing a nearly $8 million plan to reduce gun violence after a recent uptick in shootings. The plan focuses on jobs for troubled teens and added funding for law enforcement. Miami-Dade commissioners unanimously approved Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s proposal at a meeting Tuesday. It follows a spike in shootings that began Memorial Day weekend. Most of the money is to go toward a program focusing on teens already in the juvenile-justice system by providing summer camps, counseling and paying jobs. Funds are also going toward surveillance cameras, license-plate readers and added police monitoring of social media for threats that could prompt shootings.

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