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LA Mayor Hopeful Karen Bass Vows Tough Stance on Crime

  • The city’s crimes have led to a “feeling of fear,” Bass says
  • Bass to fight for federal resources to tackle homeless problem
Rep. Karen Bass
Rep. Karen BassPhotographer: Erin Scott/Bloomberg
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Karen Bass, an early frontrunner for Los Angeles mayor, said she would get tough on crime and reform policing to address a spike in violence across the U.S.’s second-largest city. 

Bass said another top priority is addressing the city’s worsening homeless crisis by fighting for recognition at the federal level that it’s an emergency, a step that would free up more resources.