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Old 01-16-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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The last time I visited Los Angeles was in the 90s, and I remember of an incident that has hounded me ever since: It was the tragic death of a toddler killed in the family car by some gang member, after the visiting family had made the wrong turn in a gang infested neighborhood in LA.

Do you remember that case, and would you be able to give me details about it, such as what neighborhood was involved, was the person/s ever arrested, what gang did he/she belong? I was never able to follow it up because shortly after, I returned home. Thank you,
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I do remember it.

Let me google that for you



Article: Child Killed in Gang Ambush After Car Takes Wrong Turn - The Washington Post | HighBeam Research - FREE trial

Murder of Stephanie Kuhen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Child Is Slain, and a Neighborhood Voices Its Frustrations - NYTimes.com (http://www.nytimes.com/1995/09/22/us/child-is-slain-and-a-neighborhood-voices-its-frustrations.html?sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all - broken link)
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Wonder if it had been a black or latino child if the story would have gotten that kind of play.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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Wonder if it had been a black or latino child if the story would have gotten that kind of play.
It might have; in 2008 the neighborhood got a lot of coverage when it essentially got shut down for hours after major violence broke out between gang members and police (following the shooting of a man while he was with a toddler). I wasn't living in LA for the shooting referenced by the OP, but it was brought up again and again during the coverage of the 2008 incident, as well as some other related LA Times pieces about the problems facing that part of the city. The people (victims, parents, neighbors, gang members) covered in the 2008 shootings were almost all Latino.

Then again, it's hard to tell, and the national media coverage is a different thing than local media.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:41 PM
 
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I do remember it.

Let me google that for you



Article: Child Killed in Gang Ambush After Car Takes Wrong Turn - The Washington Post | HighBeam Research - FREE trial

Murder of Stephanie Kuhen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Child Is Slain, and a Neighborhood Voices Its Frustrations - NYTimes.com (http://www.nytimes.com/1995/09/22/us/child-is-slain-and-a-neighborhood-voices-its-frustrations.html?sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all - broken link)
CHARLES, you are an angel from heaven. I am so grateful that C/D has people like you. Thank you so very much,
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:02 PM
 
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Race or not, the point of the matter is that they killed an innocent child. They murdered a child for being a bunch of ignorant, irresponsible, drugged up gang members that have nothing else better to do than to point guns at innocent by standers in order to feel good about themselves.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Race or not, the point of the matter is that they killed an innocent child. They murdered a child for being a bunch of ignorant, irresponsible, drugged up gang members that have nothing else better to do than to point guns at innocent by standers in order to feel good about themselves.
This happens quite frequently here in DC, but you probably don't read about it in the L.A. Times cause it's just another black kid. Just another example of our double standard when it comes to race.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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This happens quite frequently here in DC, but you probably don't read about it in the L.A. Times cause it's just another black kid. Just another example of our double standard when it comes to race.
D.C. isn't the Los Angeles area and it is a story, regardless that should be published. Would the story hit had it been a black child or an Hispanic? Yes it would still be news. We are talking about a directional mistake and the loss of a child. By the way, I lived in the D.C. area for 7 years, yes, a story like this would have made the Post.

Nita
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