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Dramatic rise in crime casts a shadow on downtown L.A.'s gentrification

Dramatic rise in crime casts a shadow on downtown L.A.'s gentrification

As Lauren Mishkind was walking along 7th Street this summer in downtown Los Angeles, a man pulled a handgun and pointed it at another person standing behind her. Terrified, she hid behind a car while the assailant tackled the victim. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post identified Lauren Mishkind as a licensed architect. She is an architectural designer. ------------ “I was just shaking for the rest of the day,” said Mishkind, who lives downtown and works at an architecture firm in the area. “You kind of assume it's par for the course living down here, which is kind of more shocking.” Crime has jumped across the city this...

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