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  • Longtime L.A. civil rights leaders dismayed by in-your-face tactics of new crop of activists

    Longtime L.A. civil rights leaders dismayed by in-your-face tactics of new crop of activists

    Long before Black Lives Matter made a mark in Los Angeles, there were the Rev. Cecil "Chip" Murray, Najee Ali, Earl Ofari Hutchinson. They and a handful of other black civil rights and religious leaders led the charge whenever issues of race and police brutality arose in South L.A. They organized...

  • Witnesses sought in South L.A. killings over Labor Day weekend

    Witnesses sought in South L.A. killings over Labor Day weekend

    Los Angeles police detectives are looking for witnesses in five killings after a spate of shootings over the weekend in South L.A. The LAPD has deployed extra resources in the impacted neighborhoods in an effort to prevent more shootings, said Deputy Chief Bob Green, who oversees the South Bureau....

  • Man shot, wounded by LAPD officer in Jefferson Park

    Man shot, wounded by LAPD officer in Jefferson Park

    A man was taken to a trauma center in stable condition Tuesday night after being shot by an LAPD officer in Jefferson Park, officials said. A Los Angeles Police Department officer shot the man during an "officer-initiated stop" about 9:15 p.m. at 30th Street and 9th Avenue, just north of Jefferson...

  • L.A. area resident, how safe do you feel?

    L.A. area resident, how safe do you feel?

    They could have been gunshots, the pop-pop-pop of staccato explosions I heard through my kitchen window on Friday night. I stepped outside and surveyed the darkness from my frontyard. I could hear cheering from the house next door. The Kings had just won the Stanley Cup. Those were fireworks I'd...

  • Seven people injured in two-car collision in Jefferson Park

    Seven people injured in two-car collision in Jefferson Park

    Seven people were injured when two cars smashed into each other Wednesday evening in South Los Angeles. Five patients were taken by ambulances to hospitals, and two others declined to be transported, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The condition of the victims was not known. The accident...

  • Man arrested in stabbing death of Gramercy Park grandmother

    Man arrested in stabbing death of Gramercy Park grandmother

    Authorities Wednesday arrested a man in Chicago who is suspected of fatally stabbing a 45-year-old woman in her Gramercy Park apartment, officials said. Laevin Meikel Weatherspoon, 27, has been charged with murder in the killing of Wanda Threadgill, according to the L.A. County district attorney's...

  • Man faces murder, robbery charges in Jefferson Park stabbing
    Man faces murder, robbery charges in Jefferson Park stabbing

    A 44-year-old Los Angeles resident has been charged in the fatal stabbing of a man in Jefferson Park on Dec. 20, officials said.

    Michael Allen McGilvery was arrested Friday after he walked into the 77th Street Community Police Station to turn himself in, said LAPD Det. Supervisor Sal LaBarbera.

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  • Christmas Eve vigil held for slain South L.A. father
    Christmas Eve vigil held for slain South L.A. father

    A vigil took place on Christmas Eve at the site in South Los Angeles where a 35-year-old man was stabbed to death in an attack that has left police searching for the killer and a motive.

    William Jennings died about 10:30 p.m. Friday after a confrontation in the 3300 block of West Jefferson Boulevard...

  • LAPD releases surveillance footage of fatal stabbing; leads sought
    LAPD releases surveillance footage of fatal stabbing; leads sought

    Los Angeles police have released video surveillance footage of the assailant believed to have stabbed a 35-year-old man to death Friday in South Los Angeles, just a block from his home.

    The footage shows William Jennings, 35, walking on the sidewalk in the 3300 block of West Jefferson Boulevard...

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