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jail violence Fighting broke out at the men's central jail in downtown LA last night; dozens of inmates rioted. February riots spread across the jail system and lasted for days.

cyber violence Hart High School was sparsely attended yesterday after a student's myspace posting made administrators nervous. Apparently the student called for "take your weapons to school day." Back before myspace people just made moronic jokes in the lunchroom and wrote this stuff on bathroom walls.

an economic hit? The Day Without an Immigrant made a $52 million dent in LA's economy, according to early reports. That sounds big until you hear that the County has $1.2 billion in economic activity each day.

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bludgeoned by Tom Variety reviews M:i:III and finds that while it might be "ludicrous" in places, the "high octane" action film will probably suck audiences in.