Bloody Easter Sunday
Four homicides occurred on Sunday, reports the Los Angeles Times."A surge of Easter weekend violence, including a double homicide Sunday night, left at least four Los Angeles County residents dead and two others critically injured, authorities said."
This disturbing news comes on top of further efforts, some inspired by the death of Deliesh Allen-Roberts, to get the City of Los Angeles to do something about a surge of gang-related shootings. Some citizens have even come up with their own solutions to the problem, as evidenced by Letters to the Editor in the 3/24/05 edition of the LAT; Dan Heredia of Dana Point writes:
Re "Shooting Serves as Call to Action," March 22: A violence-free zone needs to be implemented in the whole city of L.A. An understaffed Police Department and apathetic support from law-abiding community members are not going to stop gang members/urban terrorists from killing innocent citizens. I suggest civil libertarians, who are so concerned about the police violating the rights of terrorists and care less about the pain of innocent victims, use their money to educate and reform these terrorists. We have a law in the books called the Patriot Act. I suggest the city of L.A. implement it now to protect our communities.
What do you think should be done to make LA's streets safer?