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Murder Rate Surges in Los Angeles

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Murder Rate Surges in Los Angeles

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Murder Rate Surges in Los Angeles

Murder Rate Surges in Los Angeles

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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.