LAPD to Set Record Straight on Mar Vista, Venice Murders
LAPD on Patrol on Venice's Ocean Front Walk | Photo by cliff1066 via Flickr
In a community that cares, people want to know what's happening when someone gets murdered. After Sunday's shooting death in Venice, people started talking. Things said: it was gang related, it was random, it took thirty minutes for ambulances to arrive, Venice is going down hill, etc, etc. And to that end, the LAPD is stepping in.
The business and residential communities of Pacific Area have become aware of two recent homicides that occurred in Pacific Area. The first occurred in Mar Vista Gardens and the second in Venice. Media and internet accounts of the homicides have permeated the community. In some cases, inaccurate or incomplete information has caused speculation with regard to the motives for the violence. This press conference will provide media outlets and community members with access to first hand information about the investigations. [LAPD E-mail]
Add: The neighborhood blog Yo! Venice! has begun a forum thread on crime in Venice. "We have been getting an increasing number of emails from Venice Residents regarding crime. Police officers have told us that crime is down from a year ago, yet it doesn’t 'feel' like it is."