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The Limits of Community PolicingCivilian Power and Police Accountability in Black and Brown Los Angeles$
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Luis Daniel Gascón and Aaron Roussell

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781479871209

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479871209.001.0001

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The Making of Lakeside

The Making of Lakeside

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(p.64) 2 The Making of Lakeside
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The Limits of Community Policing
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Luis Daniel Gascón

Aaron Roussell

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479871209.003.0003

This chapter looks through the eyes of Ms. Mayfield, a longtime resident and CPAB member, at the formation of the Lakeside community. Similar to the previous chapter, here the authors examine how social, economic, and demographic changes have shaped the former heart of LA’s “Black Belt.” Rather than frame each section around events of violence, the authors look back at Ms. Mayfield’s experiences topically. They begin with Ms. Mayfield lamenting the loss of the neighborhood’s “old ways,” highlighting the sociological path that Lakeside has taken to arrive at its present state. Readers also encounter a revolving cast of community people, from Ms. Stacy, who resents Latino migrants for taking jobs away from school-age Blacks, to Ms. Sanchez, whose community organizing work focuses on bridging the collective struggles of Black and Brown people. These actors give voice to the various groups that make up the Lakeside community.

Keywords:   street history, community, social change, moral order, race/ethnic relations, disputes, solidarity, urban studies, Black studies, Chicano/Latino studies

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