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Top News from 2008
L.A.'s anti-gang initiatives working; gang killings drop sharply

Ismael Davalos, a Florence 13 gang member, gets a pat down from Los Angeles County Sheriff gang detective Adam Torres in the Florence- Firestone neighborhood where the Florence 13 gang is located in Los Angeles County. Gang-related killings in Los Angeles declined dramatically as the Los Angeles Police Department and other agencies waged an intensive campaign against some of the city's most violent street toughs. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian) Full story

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