Fox News host Laura Ingraham traveled to the Golden State in a new episode of Fox Nation’s “California on the Edge,” where she spent time with local law enforcement to discuss homelessness, drug abuse, crime, and gang recruitment that has crippled communities across the city.
Ingraham toured the South Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, which has garnered a reputation for its troubling rate of shootings, drug use, stabbings, prostitution, and gang violence.
The host met with LAPD officer Sgt. Ronald Kingi, who introduced a Community Safety Partnership in the neighborhood focused on bringing a community-centered approach toward a violence reduction strategy.
“I grew up in this neighborhood and… there’s a lot of poverty, a lot of gang crime and I wanted to be a symbol of structure for the children because that’s where I see it’s messed up from the beginning,” Kingi told Ingraham.
The sergeant introduced Ingraham to Mrs. Maryline Green, known locally as “the neighborhood matriarch.” Green admitted that while she’s not generally fond of law enforcement, she has grown to embrace those protecting her community as “family.”
“There was a lot that needed to be done,” she said. “They came here, we’ve fixed a lot. My grandbabies, now I let them out of the house without me being there because I know the police is [sic] there so I don’t have to worry,” she explained.