I currently live in Lakewood, right next to Hawaiian Gardens, which is a tiny one-square-mile city featuring a big casino and my wonderful St. Peter Chanel parish.
Here's what's been happening in town. Nice, huh? I didn't know a thing about it till I saw the story. How awful for the black people living in the area. :( Hopefully it will come to an end.
I'm not too surprised to hear about the gang activity, since I've heard about it at church... parents coming to priests for help with their gangster kids, that sort of thing.