Thursday, July 16, 2015

Haunted City: A Timeline of the Little Rock Gang Wars

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In our interviews for this week's cover story we heard from gang members, community leaders, youth intervention specialists, police officers, prosecutors, city officials and citizens. We collected over 15 hours of audio and heard similar accounts of the same events. In almost every one of these conversations, for instance, we were told about a LL Cool J concert at Barton Coliseum, an AK-47 shooting that made national headlines and a daytime shooting at Burger King across from UALR. Those who lived in Little Rock in the '90s may remember these events, but for those who didn't, we compiled this timeline. It includes all the stories we heard most often, which we hope will help provide context and give you a glimpse into Little Rock’s bloody past.

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