News: Big Drop in Homicides in LA: Turnaround Due To High-Profile Program Enlisting Help of Gang Intervention Workers

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By Hector Becerra and Richard Winton, Staff Writers
Los Angeles Times, September 28, 2007

Los Angeles has seen a significant decline in homicides so far this year — including a 50% drop in killings in some South L.A. neighborhoods, such as Watts — as police embarked on a new strategy involving asking ex-gang members to help prevent violence.
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