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29 December 2001

Los Angeles Times

Bullets fired in celebration, usually on New Year's Eve and the Fourth of July, have killed at least 40 people since 1985 in Los Angeles County. In recent years, however, a major publicity effort by city and county law enforcement agencies has helped reduce the carnage. The Los Angeles Police Department says gunfire reports on New Year's Eve in the city, for example, fell from 788 in 1992 to 500 last year. A device known as the Shotspotter Communications System,... (

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