LAPD to target crime around 20 schools
By Duke Helfand
The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles leaders unveiled several initiatives Wednesday to reduce crime at and around 20 public schools, including a computerized tracking system that authorities have already used to tailor violence-fighting strategies to the specific conditions in hot spots around the city.
"No child should ever have to risk getting hurt on their path to a diploma," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told a news conference at Irving Middle School in Glassell Park, where he was joined by Police Chief William J. Bratton, schools Supt. David L. Brewer and several other local officials.
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