Ex-Gang Members Take Bang Out Of L.A. Crime

Ex-Gang Members Take Bang Out Of L.A. Crime

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lapd-sharpshooters-street-flickr-diagne.jpgFrom New York to Los Angeles, murders and other violent crimes are at a 50-year low. In Los Angeles, that’s partly because police and ex-gang members are working together to make the streets safer.

In 1990, people wouldn’t dare stand in the alleyways of 77th Street in South Central L.A.

Today, it’s a different story, says Lorna Hawkins, who lost two sons to gang violence in 1988 and 1992. “They say the streets haven’t been this safe for 50 years.”

Read the good news, or listen to the story, at NPR.orgThanks to Priscilla in France for submitting the link!

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