What to do about rising crime — after murder of Beverly Hills philanthropist and smash-and-grab robberies?

A Beverly Hills police vehicle is seen. On December 1, Beverly Hills philanthropist Jacqueline Avant was shot and killed at her home. Photo by Shutterstock.

LA retailers and residents are on edge following high-profile crimes that have happened over the past few weeks: smash-and-grab burglaries at high-end stores, reports of people being followed home and robbed, and last week’s fatal shooting of 81-year-old philanthropist Jacqueline Avant at her Beverly Hills home.