Photo accompanied a story about the murder of a USC freshman, and the "wave of fear" caused by a pattern of theft, burglary, and harassment of USC students. The trolley in the photograph was purchased after the Watts riots, and circled the area from 4:30 p.m. to midnight. Students dubbed it "The Rape Escape."
Street level view of a section of the intersection between West 1st Street and Main Street in Downtown Los Angeles. There are businesses such as dentists and cleaners. An advertisement for the "Ringling Bros" is on the building to the right. In the left background is an advertisement for the "New Times Building."