From King's speech to Rubel's castle - Off-Ramp for August 24, 2013

Pros and cons: Echo Park's proposed gang injunction

John Rabe

Echo Park, renovated and gentrified.

Why, when there's been minimal opposition to the almost 50 gang injunctions put in place in other parts of the city of Los Angeles, is there such vocal opposition to the one proposed for Echo Park?

It's a good question, which may go to the heart of the conflict in Echo Park between some longtime Latino residents and newcomers who are gentrifying the neighborhood, and driving up home values and rents.

Listen as KPCC reporter Erika Aguilar and I discuss the pros and cons of the gang injunction that's in-process for the neighborhood, and please leave your comments below.


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