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FRONTLINE; Shootout on Imperial Highway, Part 2

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Shootout on Imperial Highway, Part 2
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FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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Part I: Update on 1984 program #213, "Warnings from Gangland" which explored gangs and gang related crime in Watts section of Los Angeles. James Hawkins, Sr., has turned his home and business into an armed camp, fighting gang members who live across Imperial Highway. Part II: The trial of gang members accused of conspiracy, through interviews in prison and inside the housing project where they live in the Watts section of Los Angeles, gang members talk about gangs and why they form, and the threat they pose to ordinary citizens.

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