updated 5/20/2007 5:39:15 PM ET 2007-05-20T21:39:15

Plea for gang violence crackdown
The mayor of the US city of Los Angeles has called for international efforts to deal with gang crime, saying his city was "ground zero" for Latino gangs

Los Angeles tackles growing gang violence
The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,1996364,00.html

Villaraigosa offers new plan to fight gangs
In the State of the City address, Antonio Villaraigosa says he will appoint a gang czar and target areas that have had more gang violence.
LA Times Staff Writers April 19, 2007 http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cityspeech19apr19,1,1160280.story

L.A. mayor's anti-gang plan flawed, consultant says
By Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer

L.A. gang injunction program overhauled
The process is revised amid complaints that none of the 11,000 people on the list in the last two decades have been able to get off it.
By Patrick McGreevy and Sandy Banks, Times Staff Writers  http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-injunction17apr17,1,7844964.story

Last in Santa Ana gang case is convicted
He was one of 11 in the group successfully targeted through RICO and could get life for murder and racketeering.
By H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer


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