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#100days100nights fuels fear in South L.A.

#100days100nights fuels fear in South L.A.

The #100days100nights campaign may be fake, but the fear in parts of South Los Angeles is very real. “I've been in prison, and I've never been as nervous as I am right now,” a middle-aged man in a baseball cap admitted to the crowd gathered for a community meeting Wednesday night — one he'd almost been too afraid to attend. A summer spike in gang violence is nothing new in this neighborhood near Manchester and Vermont: Days are hot, tempers are short and troubles tend to brew among aimless young men with nothing constructive to do. But a recent flurry of gang shootings has unsettled residents. And social media posts that seem to promise 100 gang killings...

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