50 Years After Riots, Watts Police-Community Ties Better

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Echoes of Los Angeles’ Watts riots, which resulted in 34 deaths in 1965,  reverberate in places like Baltimore, Cleveland, and Ferguson, Mo., the Christian Science Monitor reports. In Watts, however, poverty, unemployment, and gangs still plague the community, but violent crime is down. Police officers coach youth football teams on weekends and play basketball with locals. Community members . . .

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