Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Gang wars and urban legends

Has the Hispanic EME gang declared war on every black male in LA? Or maybe just the ones wearing white t-shirts?

Turn, as we must, to the invaluable In the Hat for the answer. Which is, of course, no. But its more complex and interesting than that, so go on and read.

In an interesting connection, All Things Considered had a piece last night about how Cali cops are starting to check the citizenship status of people they arrest to help combat the new wave of international gangs.


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