Crime in L.A. - Los Angeles magazine

Author David Mark Simpson

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The Gangs of Echo Park

Echo Park is a place where stops signs tagged “ExP” (Echo Park Locos) and “CRS” (The Crazys) share blocks with happy hour chalkboards hawking “PBR” Read more...

A Glock in the Park: A Guide to the Gangs of the MacArthur Greens

Since as far back as the mid-’80s, gangs have been fighting for a piece of MacArthur Park. Here's who is running the grounds these days Read more...

‘Injunctions 101’ in the Gang Capital of the United States

Los Angeles has more gangs than any other city in the country. It’s also the first place to introduce controversial antigang tactic: the gang injunction. Read more...