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Police Destroy 1,000 Assault Rifles, Weapons For ‘Angel’

Leftover metal to be used for 'peace angel' sculpture
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SAN PEDRO (CBS) — Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck were among those on hand at a recycling facility in the San Pedro area on Monday to watch the destruction of tons of weapons seized by law enforcement officials.


KNX 1070’s John Brooks Reports

The operation at SA Recycling, 901 New Dock St., on Terminal Island, will ultimately lead to chunks of the metal from the destroyed weapons being forged into a “peace angel” sculpture by artist Lin Evola, founder of The Art of Peace Charitable Trust.

(©2010 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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