L.A. Plagued By Payback Murders, Low Solution Rate

In South Los Angeles, “one homicide often means another in a ruthless pattern of payback,” the Los Angeles Times says. “Retaliation shootings are so common that some police view them as inevitable.” A basic factor in gang violence is revenge, police say. “It’s almost a race,” said Sal LaBarbera, a police detective in Watts. “Can
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