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Violent Crime

August 28, 2013 | By Ben Welsh and Thomas Suh Lauder
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 15 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database . Nine neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Boyle Heights (A) was the most unusual, recording 21 reports compared with a weekly average of 8.0 over the last three months. Fairfax (J) topped the list of six neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 24 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 13.5 over the last three months.
July 21, 2013 | By Joelle Anne Moreno
After George Zimmerman was acquitted in the slaying of Trayvon Martin, Stevie Wonder declared that he would never again perform in Florida or in any state with a "stand your ground" law. Over the last week, moral outrage over the reckless expansion of self-defense laws in Florida has fueled an international tourism boycott, protests around the country, and sent 200 students to the state Capitol in Tallahassee to await Florida Gov. Rick Scott's return....
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