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Racist Latino gang members targeting African-Americans in attacks December 20, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in African Americans, African-American, Card, Discriminate, Discrimination, gang, Hate, hate crimes, Hispanic, killed, Racism, Racist.
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There has been a spike this year in racist attacks by Latinos against Blacks in the Valley area:

CANOGA PARK – Racial tension that percolated in Los Angeles County jails this year has boiled over to San Fernando Valley streets, where Latino gang members are targeting African-Americans in random attacks.

Blacks have been the targets in nine of 12 attempted-murder cases reported since July in the Canoga Park area, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

“The people getting shot are the guy walking down the street; they’re innocent victims,” said Lt. Tom Smart of the West Valley’s Gang Impact Team. “They don’t appear to have any gang membership or affiliation.”

The attacks are evidence of racial tension that started in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods, shifted to the county jails and is now spreading

to the relatively safe West Valley. Two inmates have been killed and scores of others injured this year in racial brawls at Los Angeles County jails.

“We believe it’s an outgrowth of some conflict we’ve seen in the county jail system where there have been fights along race lines,” said Deputy Chief Michel Moore, the Valley’s top cop. “We believe gang members are targeting others and vice versa.”

Blacks were targeted this year in 14 of the West Valley’s 23 reported hate crimes.

Read the rest at LA Daily News

C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: LA Daily News

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