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Los Angeles, California / Gang Warfare #122418

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 08, 1989
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Ken Kashiwahara) Gang-related violence in Los Angeles, California, featured; details given, scenes shown of victims. [Youth gang services spokesperson Steve VALDIVA - talks about community's reaction to gang violence.] Last year's police crackdown on gangs recalled; details given of ntl. media coverage in 1988, but not in 1989. [City cnclman. Nate HOLDEN - says media dramatized the Westwood murder, but events now no longer seem newsworthy.] Current police efforts to combat drugs among gangs detailed; scenes shown of police and vol. efforts to control gangs. [Social WORKER - talks about alternatives to gangs.] [Los Angeles police chief Daryl GATES - comments.]

Kashiwahara, Ken;
Koppel, Ted

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