- Making News: More Cops Cut Compton Murder Rate by More Than 80%
The City of Compton was hit by a record 72 homicides in 2005. By this time last year, the number already was up to 22, but this year, there have been only three. That's being attributed in large part to a doubling of deputies by Sheriff Lee Baca. We hear more about the city's success from Councilman Isadore Hall and Omar Abdul Hakeem of the Compton Community Coalition.