Living Democracy and Los Angeles and Anniversary of Gang Truce

May 02, 1996

On Thursdays, we often bring you a segment we call "Living Democracy" — stories of grassroots activists who are working to make a difference in their communities. And over the past few weeks on Democracy Now! we’ve talked about efforts to build political coalitions between African Americans and Latinos both in legislatures and on the grassroots level. One example of black-brown unity is the gang truce that grew out of the Los Angeles uprising four years ago. This past weekend, activists and gang members celebrated the fourth anniversary of their truce, which has held, even though conditions in
LA have not improved.

Fernando Velasquez of Pacifica station has the report.