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  •  Something seemed to defang LA gangs... (3+ / 0-)
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    Denise Oliver Velez, Yasuragi, a2nite

    ...and there are multiple narratives. Of course one is that the worst  were either killed or incarcerated...or grew up.  Another one is success by police-community-gang liaisons. The real threat of  being shot mistakenly when waiting in line to get into Manuel's for the family to share one of his historic Hollenbeck Burritos is gone. I'm too remote to make any conclusions other that that parents, schools, jobs, and decriminalizing drugs are essential components for high street crime communities. We tolerate a lot of crime in America, but not street crime.  

    •  I really can't comment these days (2+ / 0-)
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      kck, Yasuragi

      about the LA,/ West coast situation.  Years ago I attended conferences with West coast gang outreach workers.

      According to the LAPD gang activity is increasing.

      But why would I trust the LAPD any more than I trust the NYPD?


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      by Denise Oliver Velez on Sun Mar 24, 2013 at 11:36:31 AM PDT

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