Really Hidden Los Angeles
I don't know how to respond to this, so I'm going to here. Apparently even the Facebook anonyblogger Hidden Los Angeles wants, like the Echo Park merchants, the LA Times, and Councilman Ed Reyes, to cover up the bigtime Latino gang problems in Echo Park, where violent, intimidation-oriented crimes are a weekly occurrence that the City tacitly tolerates in the hope of revitalizing the area that surrounds Dodger Stadium.
Has Ed Reyes checked out? Is Ed Reyes soft on gangs? (When there were gang problems in Pico Union and MacArthur Park, Ed Reyes held community meetings--but he hasn't held one in Echo Park, despite the many high profile crimes there this year). These are the questions I'm wondering now when I get feedback from "Hidden Los Angeles" like the kind I got today.
A tower of tagging (The Eastsider LA)
Echo Park Teenager wounded in drive-by shooting (The Eastsider LA)
Second night of Echo Park gunfire (The Eastsider LA)
Timid Police statement on Stow case; Mickey David killer still at large (street-hassle)
Stow family to sue Dodgers (street-hassle)
Jeffrey Cardona charged with one count of murder in Mickey David shooting (Patch Echo Park)
Arrest made in Mickey David killing (street-hassle)
Update on Echo Park shooting (The Eastsider LA)
Mayor to host Town Hall in Valley as violent crime spikes (street-hassle)
Ostriches take over local newsrooms as murder spree continues (street-hassle)