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Reporter Jill Leovy covers every homicide in Los Angeles County, giving names to otherwise anonymous casualties -- and some relief to their families.
By KEVIN SITES, SUN OCT 14, 8:34 AM PDT

Jill Leovy's war isn't thousands of miles away. In fact, without traffic, she can drive from her office to the front lines in about ten minutes. It's being fought mostly in the tough, minority neighborhoods of Los Angeles County, where three people are killed each day on average — more than a thousand a year.
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