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Gang ‘Killing Fields’ Become Site of Safe Parties for Families in Los Angeles
July 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM EDT
5081136278Gang ‘Killing Fields’ Become Site of Safe PartiesLos Angeles has turned former urban battlegrounds into common grounds for communities in an effort to stomp out gun violence. What looks like a regular block party is a program that brings gang members, police officers and other neighbors together. Ray Suarez examines how the Summer Night Lights event is making the city safer.2013-07-22 18:30:00disabledzcuGi0n-Dj8true115878How Detroit has streamlined its fight against blightFacing the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history, Detroit has adopted diverse solutions to give itself a facelift. The city is tackling blight and dilapidated homes with help from technology like smartphone apps and online crowdsourcing, and offering incentives to attract new residents. Special correspondent Christy McDonald of Detroit Public Television investigates Detroit’s progress.2014-09-29 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/detroit_house-320x196.jpg23653352585XidqdZR9Bw115873Why did every security layer fail during White House breach?How was Omar Gonzalez, the man who jumped the White House fence and ran into the mansion, able to breach every layer of security designed to keep intruders out? Judy Woodruff speaks with Carol Leonnig of The Washington Post, who broke stories on the most recent threat, as well as how the Secret Service fumbled the investigation of a 2011 shooting at the White House.2014-09-29 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/493147281-320x196.jpg2365335231GMS3_cN9s7c115870Secret Service under scrutiny for White House breachThe intruder who jumped the fence and entered the White House made it much farther into the mansion than previously reported, according to The Washington Post. At the same time, new information has been revealed about the botched handling of a previous attack in 2011. Judy Woodruff reports.2014-09-29 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/secretservice-320x196.jpg2365335229XQRUK-HwyLM
Los Angeles has turned former urban battlegrounds into common grounds for communities in an effort to stomp out gun violence. What looks like a regular block party is a program that brings gang members, police officers and other neighbors together. Ray Suarez examines how the Summer Night Lights event is making the city safer.
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