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How can we reduce gang violence in South L.A.?

STREET BEAT: Alex Perez Santa Monica “We need to respectful of each other and grow with each other.” Mychelle Los Angeles “We need to start with our community and pray to God, he will free us from all of this violence.” Johnny Los Angeles “We need to be good to each other and treat each Read More…

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Walgreens security guard faces charges in shooting death

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced Dec. 31 that a former security guard at a Hollywood Walgreens will be charged with murder for the fatal shooting of an African-American man. Donald Vincent Ciota II, 28, faces one charge of murder for the Dec. 2 shooting of 21-year-old Jonathan Hart inside the Read More…

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Lawsuit planned in death of homeless black man-Family attorney to file lawsuit for $525 million

LOS ANGELES — An attorney representing the family of a 21-year-old African-American male fatally shot after a confrontation with a Walgreens security guard in Hollywood earlier this month announced a $525 million lawsuit against the company Dec. 11. Jonathan Hart was shopping with friends at the Walgreens in Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street Read More…