L.A. Parks Gang Up for Kids
It’s no surprise to anyone that Los Angeles has its share of problems with gang violence—the L.A. Police Department reports more than 450 gangs and 45,000 current members, and they’ve verified more than 16,000 violent gang crimes in the past three years, including homicides, felony assaults, robberies, and rapes. In many cases, gang recruitment begins as early as elementary school, as younger children are more easily manipulated by older gang members they idolize and wish to emulate.
Since gangs are often divided along territorial neighborhood lines, and....
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