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Los Angeles, California / Gangs #115745

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 22, 1988
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Lowering of gang-related shootings in Los Angeles, California, reported Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Bonnie Strauss) Impact of street gang violence on children here featured; scenes shown from funerals. [KIDS - express their fears.] [City attorney's office spokesperson Norma JOHNSON - says children are prisoners of this community.] Gang-related murders enumerated; scenes shown. [Victim Jamee Finney's mother Charlotte AUSTIN - says daughter's death doesn't seem real.] Mistaken identity aspect of Jamee's killing noted. [Police department spokesperson Jesse BREWER - says victims were misidentified by gang members seeking retaliation.] [Jamee's CLASSMATES - discuss violence and their fears.] [Student organizer Sonya HOLT - wants to stop something by forming group.] [AUSTIN - says something needs to be done.]

Donaldson, Sam;
Strauss, Bonnie

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