Testimony in case of murdered rapper centers on day of bloodshed

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By the time for the Richmond Police Department’s evening shift change, the city was on high alert. Bloodshed had started just before 9 a.m., when gunfire at the Pullman Apartment complex sent two alleged gang members to Kaiser Hospital. About two hours later, a 30-year-old man and his 10-year-old niece sitting in a green Buick…

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Looking to increase the peace

About a dozen residents, city staff and local church leaders visited the crime-plagued Pullman Point apartment complex in South Richmond Friday as part of a continuing local effort to reduce crime through volunteer outreach.

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A living link to history

Joe Meneghelli, 89, has seen wars, felt earthquakes, and watched the evolution of the city of Richmond over decades. He shares his experience working at the Pullman refurbishing shop in the 1930’s.

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