Highland Park is not as scary as you think – or at least not as scary as Philadelphia

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News of a massive police raid against the deadly Avenues gang and shootings that leave half a dozen people injured might leave some Occidental College students reluctant about leaving their tranquil Eagle Rock campus. But a story in the campus paper, the Occidental Weekly, about the gang raids in “neighboring communities” said that students shouldn’t fear wandering into nearby Highland Park or Glassell Park. For one thing, an LAPD sergeant told the paper that Oxy students “don’t need to worry about being mistaken for gang members.” Read more in Eastside 911.

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