NPR takes on LA Gangs

Kevin Roderick over at LA Observed points out that NPR just completed a four-part series on Los Angeles gangs. Here’s what NPR has to say:

Crime in America has been on the decline, but gang violence is increasing. Los Angeles has the most gang members per capita than any city in the world. This series zeroes in on the changing nature of Los Angeles gangs and the innovative tactics law enforcement is using to combat them.

Among the parts:

Targeting 18th Street

Using federal charges

Cops target shot callers

Crack down at MacArthur Park

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