Deterring Gangs, Los Angeles Leaves Lights on in Parks Until Midnight

Deterring Gangs, Los Angeles Leaves Lights on in Parks Until Midnight

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night-basketball.jpgHoping to deter gang activity, the city is keeping eight city parks and adjoining recreation centers open until midnight four nights a week in some of the city’s highest-crime districts for sports, dancing and free food… In one month, homicides dropped 5.2 percent citywide compared with the same period last year, the lowest monthly total since March 1970. (Christian Science Monitor)

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