Angeles Times, LOS, Assault discussed on L.A. Times Morning Briefing
Monday July. Sixth I'm Mary, Regalado and here's your local news from the Los. Angeles Times. Today will be mostly sunny and very warm with a high around ninety one and a low tonight of sixty six. Our top story residential fourth of July fireworks displays led to a surge in both air, pollution and emergency service calls. The fireworks caused levels of Fine Particle pollution to skyrocket leading air quality to be ranked as hazardous in some areas well into Sunday. Meanwhile. Officials said that L.. A. Firefighters responded to thousands of emergency calls Saturday and extinguished at least one large blaze that consumed half an apartment complex in northridge that fire was sparked by fireworks that ignited several large palm trees, then spread to a neighboring apartment complex, destroying several units and displacing about fifty residents. In. Crime News The Los. Angeles Police Department. Responded to more than a million nine one one calls last year, but relatively few of those were violent crimes. At least that's what a times analysis found of the nearly eighteen million calls logged by the LAPD since two thousand ten about one point four million of them, which is less than eight percent were reports of violent crimes. The Times defines violent crimes as sides assault with deadly weapons, robberies, batteries, shots fired and rape by contrast police responded to a greater number of traffic accidents and calls recorded as minor disturbances. The figures underscore the possibilities and challenges of redefining the role of police as it comes under scrutiny in the wake of Floyd's death. In other crime news, according to advocates hate incidents directed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders also known as a API are on the rise in California. This year they have documented eight hundred thirty two incidents across the state in the last three months alone with assaults and verbal tirades becoming the norm since the pandemic started. Counted in the eight hundred plus incidents, taking place at retail stores, work school and Online, our eighty-one incidents of assault and sixty four potential civil rights violations..