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07/25/2013 05:07 pm ET Updated Sep 24, 2013

The Gangs Of Echo Park Crime In L.A. - Los Angeles Magazine

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Echo Park is a place where stops signs tagged "ExP" (Echo Park Locos) and "CRS" (The Crazys) share blocks with happy hour chalkboards hawking "PBR," so it's perhaps unsurprising that locals reacted with mixed feelings late last month when former city attorney Carmen Trutanich applied for an injunction against six neighborhood gangs, prohibiting known members from associating with each other in a 3.8 mile area (with some exceptions).

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