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January 16, 1994 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His bedroom windows have been shot out, he's been robbed at gunpoint, and he's been called "snitch" more times than he cares to remember. But Jaime Zeledon remains undaunted. After seeing gang members rob, assault and kill other Latino immigrants, Zeledon started a one-man anti-crime crusade. For the past year, he has walked the city's tough housing projects in Watts, urging immigrants who have been crime victims to call police and even taking reports on his own.
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January 16, 1994 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His bedroom windows have been shot out, he's been robbed at gunpoint, and he's been called "snitch" more times than he cares to remember. But Jaime Zeledon remains undaunted. After seeing gang members rob, assault and kill other Latino immigrants, Zeledon started a one-man anti-crime crusade. For the past year, he has walked the city's tough housing projects in Watts, urging immigrants who have been crime victims to call police and even taking reports on his own.
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December 12, 1993 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Latino residents of the city's housing projects in Watts, saying they are being attacked by African American gang members, last weekend pressed police and their councilman at a community meeting to do something to stop the violence. The Dec. 4 meeting came a day before a Latino resident was shot dead by an alleged gang member during a botched robbery at the Nickerson Gardens housing project.
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July 17, 1994 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
Caged in one's own neighborhood; afraid to speak out because no one will listen. These are but two of the feelings many Latino parents have about their community. Solutions to concerns like these were addressed in a free, four-month leadership program that recently graduated 50 parents, teaching them how to become leaders in their communities.
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December 19, 1993 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With two weeks left in the year, homicides are already at a record level in the Police Department bureau that covers South Los Angeles. As of Friday, the Los Angeles Police Department's South Bureau had logged 412 homicides, surpassing last year's record 403 slayings. The toll is especially striking, police say, considering that 13 of the homicides in 1992 were directly attributed to the riots. "The level of violence is unbelievable," said Lt.
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December 19, 1993 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With two weeks left in the year, homicides are already at a record level in the Police Department bureau that covers South Los Angeles. The one exception to the general rise in murders in the South Bureau's turf appears to be in Harbor Division, which covers Harbor City, Harbor Gateway, Wilmington and San Pedro. As of Friday morning, the South Bureau had logged 412 homicides, surpassing last year's record 403 slayings.
NEWS
September 5, 1993 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ
Only weeks after she graduated from high school, the 19-year-old woman lay dying on the grass, an innocent victim caught in the gunfire of a gang shooting at a Watts housing project. A decade ago, odds would have been good that both the shooter and the victim would have been black.
NEWS
July 11, 1993 | ROBERT J. LOPEZ
What if you can receive more money in welfare benefits than you can take home from a minimum-wage job? What if child care costs more than what a minimum-wage job would pay? What if employers won't hire you because you lack a high school diploma or you have a criminal record? The likely result: unemployment, accompanied by a dependence on the government for everything from housing to health care.
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