"We had always held out hope Washington would do their appropriate jobs, but that has not been the case so far," he said at a news conference here. "We can't sit around and wait for Washington to do its job."
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said the $557,000 in grant money his department will receive allows it to keep steady pressure on gangs in the city.
"What these gangs do is nothing short of domestic terrorism," he said.
In addition to San Antonio, the other cities that will get a portion of the $4 million are: Arlington, Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Garland, Houston, Irving, Laredo and McAllen.
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