The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "South Central Los Angeles" ...
FEMA is currently in the “final stages of revisiting all of the flood maps throughout the country”. The investigation revealed major problems in the mapping and these mistakes could be costly to the residents in these areas. These residents living in the “flood zones” must pay flood insurance or risk losing their homes. Many of the residents believe they should be excluded from the flood area and come together to prove FEMA wrong.
Ten years after the Rodney King scandal and the subsequent riots in South Central Los Angeles, reporter Daniel Voll examines the situation in that area of the Californian metropolis. He does it by depicting the lifestyle of Jelani Stewart, who was born in the same days the riots took place. Voll writes in his initial paragraph: "(...) the people are still poor, there's not enough work, and the gang violence is bad and getting worse."
Crogan tells the ins and outs of the "... chilly reaction by officials to the announcement of a citywide gang truce in April 1992 by Bloods and Crips peacemakers. Since that time, local government has failed to provide either political of financial support to bolster the momentous agreement, perhaps squandering a rare window of opportunity to stop what amounts to urban street warfare among the city's minority youth....There was also the published Bloods-Crips proposal to the city which circulated in South-Central, including $2 billion for infrastructure, $700 million for educations, $6 million for Neighborhood Watch patrols $20 million for economic redevelopment, and $1 billion for social-service and recreation programs. In exchange, the so-called 'Bloods-Crips Organization' promised to 'ask drug lords to invest their monies in L.A. area businesses and properties and to stop their drug trade'".
"Take a look at the sad statistics of the Southeast Police Division, the deadliest neighborhood in Los Angeles. Now look again. While some are killing each other, others are working, raising kids and building dreams." In the LAPD's Southeast Division, also known as South-Central, crime and violence is a way of life. From January 1, 2000 to mid-December 76 people were killed, of those 23 were 21 years or younger. The area has been given the title of "deadliest police division in the city." But as Stewart finds, people in South-Central aren't willing to give up. Resident's are trying to revitalize the community through clean-up programs and make it a safer place for children through watch programs. Stewart collects stories of hope and devastations from the people who live in the "deadliest police division in the city."
KUCR Radio (Riverside, Calif.) focuses on the economic reasons for the conflicts between Korean and African Americans in South Central Los Angeles; examines possible solutions; attributes heightened tensions to the shooting death of an African-American girl by a Korean merchant who said the young woman was shoplifting and threatened the owner when confronted, Oct. 3, 1991.
L.A. Weekly (Los Angeles) devotes an entire issue to the downfall of South Central Los Angeles during the tenure of Mayor Tom Bradley; alleges Bradley diverted funds to wealthier, more politically important neighborhoods, and turned his back as the area fell to gangs and crack cocaine, Jan. 5, 1989.