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Murder Rate Surges in Los Angeles

Los Angeles' new police chief, William Bratton, faces his first major test as the city's murder rate hits a six-year high. The African-American community demands an end to the violence, yet urges the LAPD to exercise restraint as it increases neighborhood patrols. NPR's Andy Bowers reports.

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Andy Bowers oversees Slate's collaboration with NPR?s daytime news magazine, Day to Day. He helps produce the work of Slate's writers for radio, and can also be heard on the program.

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