The police are beefing up patrols now that Straight Outta Compton has opened.
The film, which opened in El Lay and elsewhere around the country this weekend, is a particular sore spot in southern California for a few reasons.
First, the rash of theater shootings around the country unfortunately makes any film opening an uncertain event for law enforcement, and second, the gang stories shown in the film are concerning to El Lay law enforcement as they worry about rival gangs in theaters at the same time!
What the what?! That's according to Naoria Vanegas, an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, who spoke to reporters on Friday: