'Peacemakers' 3: The Activist

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Violent crime is up 20 percent across Los Angeles, but South L.A. has seen the most of it. All this week we've been bringing you profiles of people who are trying to stop gang violence in South L.A. You've heard from a cop and a former gang member. Today we bring you the story of Lita Herron and her evolution from a regular mom to an activist who has put herself in the middle of several violent conflicts. David Weinberg of our “Below the Ten” project has the story.

Credit: Lita Herron Photo by Alexandra Garretón