Laura Avalos: Mother, officer, student

It is the middle of the night, and rain begins to accumulate on the University of La Verne’s barren sidewalks. The grass is damp, and the crisp air smells fresh. All seems quiet, calm and peaceful. Quiet nights like these at times set the canvas for the opposite. This is one such night. Conversation is heard from a distance; it grows louder and stronger. What first started as unintelligible sentences are now threatening and distinct shouts of aggression. Quickly, Laura Avalos arrives at the scene.

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