Ethan Ward

Writer for Crosstown

Writer for Crosstown

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This year kicked off with an alarming rise in shootings in Los Angeles, according to the LAPD’s public stats. Homicides are up, robberies are down, rapes are down, car thefts are up.

Why some violent crimes are up in LA: Combo of COVID and nation’s long history with guns

This year kicked off with an alarming rise in shootings in Los Angeles, according to the LAPD’s public stats. Homicides are up, robberies are down, rapes are down, car thefts are up.

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There’s been a lot of talk about systemic racism in recent weeks. Some of those problems are gradually being addressed and fixed, while others have gotten worse.

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There’s been a lot of talk about systemic racism in recent weeks. Some of those problems are gradually being addressed and fixed, while others have gotten worse.

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You may be afraid of flying, public speaking or the coronavirus, but one of the most dangerous things you can do is get into your car every day.

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