Topics

Crime
Police frustrated by witnesses' silence in fatal Valley race
Police frustrated by witnesses' silence in fatal Valley race

In the hours after a high-speed crash killed two men on a wide Chatsworth street known for illegal racing, social media lit up with posts, from tributes to the dead to vigorous debates about the San Fernando Valley ritual of racing. While police searched for the suspected driver of a Ford Mustang that spun out of control and plowed into a crowd gathered on the sidewalk for the predawn race, some online commenters admonished witnesses to keep quiet. "Regardless of the fact that there was a race, nobody should even be putting up videos or nobody should cooperate with the cops," one person wrote on the popular Instagram account 818_1320, which uses the name Valley Racing. Others...

Loading