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LAPD blames rise in gun violence on increased gang activity

LOS ANGELES — The city saw a sharp uptick in gun violence during a two-month period that included the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, according to figures presented to a City Council committee June 12. Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Robert Arcos told the council’s Public Safety Committee that 214 people were injured Read More…

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With podcast, murder victim’s sister marks anniversary

LOS ANGELES — “Dear Mr. Simpson. Hello. It’s me, Kim. Ron Goldman’s sister.” So begins the introduction to a podcast released June 12 by Kim Goldman, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the slayings of her 25-year-old brother Ron and 35-year-old Nicole Brown Simpson outside Simpson’s Bundy Drive townhouse in Brentwood. The June 12, 1994, Read More…

Working group explores changes in county justice system

Garcetti takes ‘responsibility’ for rise in homeless numbers

‘What advice would you give this year’s graduates?’

STREET BEAT ‘What advice would you give this year’s graduates?’ Glenn Samuel Leimert Park “Keep going, continue to go to school, you need it these days. It’s kind of rough if you don’t have it. You can’t stop right there, you got to keep going.” Ricky Bratton The Jungle “Once you finish high school … Read More…

Sisters of Watts provides assistance to youth and families

Homeless population increases 12% in L.A. County

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THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: The wrongful conviction dilemma

The Central Park 5 has been the textbook poster case for the one thing that has consistently and horribly racially disfigured America’s criminal justice system. That is the stain of wrongful convictions. The Central Park 5 have the happy and tragic distinction of being the most celebrated wrongfully convicted prisoners released from prison but in Read More…

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NAJEE’S NOTES: L.A. NAACP president suspended by national office

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SPORTS DIGEST: Injuries keep the NBA Finals closer than expected

For those of you wondering why the NBA is spacing out the finals so it takes two and a half weeks to play seven games, realize that ABC, which pays big money to televise regular season and playoffs games has more to do with the scheduling than the league office does. That being said, the Read More…

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Drew University presents degrees to more than 300 grads

CARSON — More than 300 students were presented with degrees and certificates June 3 when Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science held its 35th annual commencement ceremony at the Dignity Health Sports Park for the class of 2019.  The numerical breakdown for this year’s class was 38 graduates from the College of Medicine, Read More…