I heard a lot of gunshots around midnight last night as the hood welcomed in the new year.
I hear there was a big police presence at the 18th St/La Cienega Blvd mall in the early morning hours of Sunday.
The gun shots came from the ghetto area near the mall. I think kids were just firing into the air to celebrate the new year.
Orthodox Jews were mugged and one was hurt and sent to the hospital last Shabbat. The man who was hurt was walking Friday night near Crescent Heights, east of La Cienega Blvd, and Airdrome.
So I expected this Shabbat there would be a major police presence in the community. I heard the police were pursuing these mugging cases and there was political pressure on the police to do something. Yet I didn’t see police around this Shabbat in Pico-Robertson.