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The Gangs of Los Angeles, Part 2

The second story in our continuing series looks at a gang homicide task force called Save Our Streets (SOS).

The Gangs of Los Angeles, Part 2


The murders may be random and senseless—a drive-by shooting that kills an innocent bystander—or they may be targeted hits by individuals “putting in work” against rival gang members. Either way, officials estimate that more than half of all the homicides that occur in Los Angeles are gang related.

To address the problem, the FBI joined with the Los Angeles Police Department in establishing a gang homicide task force in 2010 called Save Our Streets (SOS). It was an idea born of necessity, and it has been extremely successful.

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Feb 18, 2014 06:00 PM