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Gang injunction sparks debate in Echo Park

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Veronica Arellano (center) is one of 16 people asking a judge to allow them to intervene to challenge the city of Los Angeles on a gang injunction approved for the Echo Park and Silver Lake neighborhoods. Erika Aguilar/KPCC

As mentioned, some times neighborhoods in LA change - a lot.

Take for instance, Echo Park. Recently, gang members who once lived there have been priced out of the neighborhood, but they still show up in Echo Park to hang out.

City officials have been hoping to crack down on neighborhood gang activity with an injunction, but their plan has sparked a fierce debate. For more on this we're joined now by KPCC's Erika Aguilar. 

RELATED: Judge denies motion to challenge Echo Park gang injunction

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