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LA Times: Brutal, brazen crimes shake L.A., leaving city at a crossroads

By HatetheSwamp
December 4, 2021 12:59 pm
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Crews of burglars publicly smashing their way into Los Angeles' most exclusive stores. Robbers following their victims, including a star of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and a BET host, to their residences. And this week, the fatal shooting of 81-year-old Jacqueline Avant, an admired philanthropist and wife of music legend Clarence Avant, in her Beverly Hills home.

After two years of rising violent crime in Los Angeles, these incidents have sparked a national conversation and led to local concern about both the crimes themselves and where the outrage over the violence will lead.

"The fact that this has happened, her being shot and killed in her own home, after giving, sharing, and caring for 81 years has shaken the laws of the Universe," declared Oprah Winfrey, expressing her grief over Avant's killing to her 43 million Twitter followers. "The world is upside down. . .."


Scary situation.

Very well written article.

I'm wondering, Donna (and po?), living there, as you do, what's your take on this.


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  1. by Donna on December 4, 2021 3:58 pm
    Generally speaking, people who are happy don't engage in violence or crime. If there were an abundance of jobs that paid a living wage, I think that would go a long way towards lowering the crime rate.




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