The streets of L.A. can seem scary, but we need to separate fact from fear

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Let’s play a game, the self-defense instructor says on the Red Line. Let’s think like the bad guy. Let’s scout for the best victims.

We are on a downtown train, heading to a class she’s teaching. I’ve been to one already. It’s easy to spot what I’m looking for.

A young woman in a hoodie and jeans…