Time Magazine reports on the recently renewed activities of Los Angeles' street gangs, and finds that the city "is in terrible shape - again." The story cites data that shows gang murders in L.A. increased 143% in 2000, and points to the returning of gang veterans from prison as one of the reasons behind the upsurge in violence. The story focuses on the activity of the Playboys, "one of 1,300 such groups in L.A., all of them stuck in a deadly spiral of violence that the justice system has not broken..."
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