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The Morning's Stories: Crime Watch

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Those crazy meteorologists keep saying the rain is coming but it's sunny right now so we're just going to ignore them. Besides that, this week the only things we're more obsessed with than "American Idol" and "Project Runway" is crime.

NBC 4 reports that LAPD and Beverly Hills Police have formed the Hillside Burglary Task Force to deal with the rash of West Side residential crimes over the last two months. Meanwhile, in another neighborhood altogether, alleged racial incidents are causing a lot of grief. Robin Williams-Nahara says, I can't believe this is happening in L.A. County in 2005. No way.

What is happening in LA County in 2005 is the aftermath of high profile situations. The Los Angeles Times reports on the police commission's changes to the LAPD shooting policy. The changes restrict the use of force in situations dealing with moving vehicles. While the city polices itself, The LA Wave notes that a community forum held after Devin Brown's funeral focused on how parents and community leaders can protect their children better. And, despite the fifth suspect in the case being caught, Jae Yang's son thinks that the City Council isn't serious about crime.