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Mayor's Office Gang Official Arrested

The former fishwrap of record reports this morning that "Blanca Martinez-Navarro, the Rampart program manager for the mayor's gang reduction and youth development office, was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor battery around 1:40 a.m. after police were called to the Conga Room at 800 West Olympic Boulevard within the downtown L.A. Live Complex, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the case."

The Mayor has validated his anti-gang programs throughout the decline of the City's economy by citing crime stats. Crime is declining all throughout urban America, however, and most serious social observers cite the reason as the cumulative effect of three strikes laws, and not any particular program. 2009 Mayoral candidate Walter Moore likened the Mayor's claims on crime reduction to "stepping on an escalator and taking credit for the movement."