Roots of LA’s 1992 Uprising

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Javier Gonzalez: For me, the real question was why are there so many poor and hungry people who feel so targeted and so left out in a county that is consistently America’s number one home for millionaires?

Battling Gang Violence

Despite decades of governmental and grassroots efforts, a drumbeat of gang-related killings over the past several years, some apparently racially motivated, has driven gang violence to epidemic proportions here in Los Angeles. With gang crime rising 15.7% last year even as other types of serious crime fell, Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa has proposed appointing a gang [...]

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