So you want the good news first? Reported gang-related crimes in Los Angeles are at a 30-year low. Ready for the bad news? The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department announced that gangs that were once bloody rivals are now in business together. Apparently the economy has forced local gangs to consolidate, in order to maximize profit—Warren Buffet would be proud. But what does that mean for the citizens of L.A. County? What does that mean for law enforcement?
Sheriff Lee Baca, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Jorja Leap, adjunct associate professor of social welfare at the UCLA School of Public Affairs; she is currently the senior policy advisor on Gangs and Youth Violence for Los Angeles County Sheriff, Lee Baca, and she's working on a book to be published in 2011 on her experiences working with gangs in Los Angeles
Chief Charlie Beck, Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
Father Greg Boyle, Jesuit priest and Director, Jobs for a Future and Homeboy Industries