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Mark Ryavec Lists the Victim Talley for Venice

Since August of 2014, Venice has had its number of shootings and other happenings of note. Mark Ryavec, president of Venice Stakeholders Association, has made the talley.

By Mark Ryavec
The Venice victim tally since August 2013:

    Deranged transient living in his car in Venice mows down 17 pedestrians on Boardwalk with his car and kills young Italian woman in a rage over being ripped off in a drug deal gone bad.

    Transient brutally assaults resident Robert DiMassa on walk street because DiMassa’s service dog urinated on the sidewalk near where the camper was sleeping.
    Five home invasions – four by wasted, mentally ill transients – in a six block area centered on Windward and Riviera.

    Clabe Hartley’s fingertip bitten off by transient on Washington Blvd.
    Homeless Jose Gonzalez dies April 19th after suffering a blow from transient Thomas Glover on Abbot Kinney at California.

    The death of transient Brendon Glenn on May 5th in altercation with LAPD on Windward.

    Transient Jason Davis shot on July 14th by LAPD at Groundworks Cafe on Rose after approaching police with a knife. He later died of his wounds.

    Chair hurled at restaurateur Clabe Hartley by crazed transient on August 26th. Hartley is severely concussed and requires five staples to his head.

    Two transients shot on the Boardwalk at Dudley on August 30th, apparently in altercation on the sidewalk outside the Cadillac Hotel. One dies at the scene and one is transported to the hospital.

Comment (1)

  1. Nick Antonicello

    Mark demonstrates a narrative of ongoing and disturbing criminal behavior in an area of Los Angeles where home prices and rents are soaring.

    Does anyone know of a situation where home values are doubling and crime is increasing at uncontrollable levels?

    It appears to me the LAPD is not getting the cooperation of city officials to do what is necessary to make the beach safe for those of us who live here.

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