Pico-Robertson Welcomes In New Year With Gun Shots

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.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com), he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Alexander90210.com. Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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