Mayor Tom Bradley
'You think rational people will be at least semi-rational. You think civil people will be at lease semi-civil. But to come back and see them completely whitewash something that the whole world witnessed. This is a brutalization of truth.'
-Rev. Cecil L. Murray, reacting to the verdict on television.
'I'm glad people are raising hell. I don't think it's good but it's got to happen. ... This is just the beginning.'
Millie Feldman, A South Los Angeles resident
\o7 '\f7 No justice. No peace'
'I'm really not like this. Everybody else is grabbing and taking what they can take. Why not me?'
Karen, A 24-year-old looter
\o7 '\f7 This is just people who are greedy and immoral and opportunistic. They don't give a (expletive) about Rodney King.'
Jim Galipeau, Probation officer
'The way things are now, I'm not going to disarm these people in any way. They have a right to protect their property.'
Joe Beruman, LAPD detective
'It should never have happened, the way it went down.'
A 21-year-old at a South Los Angeles funeral
Understanding the Riots
\o7 To help explain the rioting in Los Angeles, The Times will be publishing these sections this week:\f7
On Tuesday, The Times will revisit the emotional images of the riot to feel the scope of the chaos.
On Wednesday, a section will look at the turmoil through the words of participants to hear what was going through their minds and what lessons were learned.
On Thursday, essays will try to examine what has happened to the image and sense of Los Angeles as a multicultural city, to give a sense of how we see ourselves and how others see us.
On Friday, The Times invites public policy analysts and citizens to discuss what we need to do.
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