Killings in Compton have tripled this year, rattling nerves and testing a key anti-crime initiative

Nicole Santa Cruz and Angel Jennings |
May 31, 2016

compton killingsPastor Michael Fisher had just left his Compton church when he saw a red car punctured with bullet holes.

The driver was slumped in the front seat. Another man who had been riding in the car was in the street nearby, fatally wounded and lying in his own blood.

Fisher pulled over on South Wilmington Avenue and got out to help. He looked into the pained eyes of the man on the ground and grabbed his hand. The pastor prayed as Boston Farley, a father of a 1-year-old boy, vomited, then slipped away.

“We can no longer lose our sons and daughters to senseless violence,” the pastor said later. “The community has got to stand up.”

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1 Comment for “Killings in Compton have tripled this year, rattling nerves and testing a key anti-crime initiative”

  1. cha

    this is a drama in EEUU, the gang life change. the chicago “style” come to california broo. im from outside eeuu but i follow the california gang and chicago and let me tell you something is a fenome . crips and blood like the old days change! now the hood got “squad” and beef for fame or be a famous “rapper” sh*% crazy bro. now its not about the money or loyalty its shoot for you “raper career and street credibility “. crazy broo.

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