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September 12, 2006
Sept. 12, 1906: It was time for a trim, so F. A. Powers, a miner from Yuma, stopped by a 5th Street barbershop sporting "whiskers like an Arizona chaparral." A barber named Lewis snipped off the whiskers, gave Powers a haircut, creamed his face and colored his hair, The Times reported. When Lewis charged the miner $6.25 for his work, word quickly spread and angry Angelenos swarmed his shop, yelling "Robber!" and "Thief!" and demanding that he be lynched.
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WORLD
February 19, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
MOSCOW - His books were burned by a mob in Azerbaijan's second-largest city. His wife and son have lost their jobs. A crowd in a small town demanded that his blood be tested to establish his true ethnicity. The nation's president stripped him of his honorary title as "the People's Writer. " And an infuriated mob under his window made threats against his life and told him to leave the country. Akram Aylisli, 75, says the treatment he has received since publication of the Russian translation of his latest book, "Stone Dreams," defies even his own literary imagination.
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WORLD
May 9, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
An angry mob dragged two robbery suspects from a police station in the southern coastal city of Valencia and burned them to death, authorities said. A police statement said the crowd of about 800 people also set fire to the station. Eighteen officers were injured. Pedro Cruz, a resident, told Teleamazonas TV that it "was the only solution we had because everybody was getting robbed. We couldn't even walk the streets." Prosecutor Cesar Manzo promised an investigation and called the incident "a barbarity that cannot continue in civilized society."
WORLD
August 25, 2011 | By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
Friends and relatives of a patient who died on the operating table marched on Nanchang Hospital No. 1 brandishing pitchforks and clubs. About 100 staff members, among them young doctors, prepared for the onslaught by arming themselves with long sticks and cans of mace, while the security guards donned police vests and helmets. What followed was a pitched battle in the lobby atrium with horrified patients gawking from the floors above. Although nobody was seriously injured in Tuesday's melee, the incident brought attention to a wave of violence in Chinese public hospitals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1987
A man who was beaten by an angry mob after firing shots outside a downtown Los Angeles church was reported in good condition Monday in the jail ward of County-USC Medical Center, where he was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, kidnaping and grand theft auto.
WORLD
November 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
A crowd angry about recent child kidnappings cornered plainclothes federal agents taking photos of students at a school on Mexico City's outskirts Tuesday and burned the officers alive. Officials said two agents were killed and one was hospitalized. Federal police director Adm. Jose Luis Figueroa told local media that the three agents went to the school in an unmarked car as part of an anti-drug-dealing operation.
NEWS
May 27, 1992 | MICHELE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They are immigrants from different parts of the globe. They did not know one another before the incident. They have not met since. A Korean and an Israeli, two people who just happened to be together at the precise moment when American rage, home-grown and blind to anything but skin color, exploded the afternoon of April 29. Sammy Botach said he went back last week looking for Joung Hi Kwon.
NEWS
July 18, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A mob burned to death eight people in a remote region of northern Guatemala, accusing them of a series of highway robberies, police said. The violence occurred in the town of Secoyala, a police spokesman said. The angry mob captured a 17-year-old boy at the scene of one of the robberies Sunday and beat him until he provided names of his accomplices, the youth told police.
BUSINESS
July 27, 2009 | David Pierson
Chinese state media confirmed Monday that a steel factory executive was beaten to death after thousands of workers gathered to protest the takeover of their company. Chen Guojun, an executive at Jianlong Steel Holding Co., died Friday after an angry mob in the northeastern rust belt city of Tonghua beat him and then blocked ambulances from reaching him, according to the China Daily.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1988
Disgraced former President Nixon is back like some hideous chronic disease on the American body politic. And he finds Democratic Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis bland "with the personality of a word processor." I guess. Unlike the colorful former President, Dukakis has never kept lists of enemies or bugged the opposition or kept a war going for years only to bring it to a close just before reelection. And he wasn't run out of town on a rail just ahead of an angry mob only to receive a phony pardon from the man he selected to replace him. Is it too late to "un-pardon" Nixon and finally put the old rascal behind bars?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2011 | By Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times
Sue Espinoza was planted before the television, awaiting news of her father's now infamous prediction: cataclysmic earthquakes auguring the end of humanity. God's wrath was supposed to begin in New Zealand and then race across the globe, leaving millions of bodies wherever the clock struck 6 p.m. But the hours ticked by, and New Zealand survived. Time zone by time zone, the apocalypse failed to materialize. On Saturday morning, Espinoza, 60, received a phone call from her father, Harold Camping, the 89-year-old Oakland preacher who has spent some $100 million — and countless hours on his radio and TV show — announcing May 21 as Judgment Day. "He just said, 'I'm a little bewildered that it didn't happen, but it's still May 21 [in the United States]
SPORTS
May 8, 2010 | T.J. Simers
From Salt Lake City -- It's Mother's Day, and I'm not happy with my own. She's dead. Has been for 36 years. Maybe if she'd known I'd have to spend time in Salt Lake City one day and really need her, she'd still be alive — the Lakers here in the most miserable place on Earth, and I can't use the excuse I need to be home with her for Mother's Day. I told my wife I'd stay home if she insisted, even winking, and she said, "I'm...
BUSINESS
July 27, 2009 | David Pierson
Chinese state media confirmed Monday that a steel factory executive was beaten to death after thousands of workers gathered to protest the takeover of their company. Chen Guojun, an executive at Jianlong Steel Holding Co., died Friday after an angry mob in the northeastern rust belt city of Tonghua beat him and then blocked ambulances from reaching him, according to the China Daily.
WORLD
May 9, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
An angry mob dragged two robbery suspects from a police station in the southern coastal city of Valencia and burned them to death, authorities said. A police statement said the crowd of about 800 people also set fire to the station. Eighteen officers were injured. Pedro Cruz, a resident, told Teleamazonas TV that it "was the only solution we had because everybody was getting robbed. We couldn't even walk the streets." Prosecutor Cesar Manzo promised an investigation and called the incident "a barbarity that cannot continue in civilized society."
OPINION
January 7, 2008
Re "'First time I ever killed,' Kenyan says," Jan. 4 I taught for four years at an elementary school outside Nairobi in the late 1990s. Our students came from all tribal backgrounds, as did our staff. If ethnic tensions flared, we forced individuals to confront their prejudices and put them behind them. Unfortunately, with adults, long-held rivalries persist. One can argue that the Kikuyus simply were in the right place at the right time during colonization by the British, their lush farmland encircling what would become Nairobi, and so were educated and employed as civil servants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2006
Sept. 12, 1906: It was time for a trim, so F. A. Powers, a miner from Yuma, stopped by a 5th Street barbershop sporting "whiskers like an Arizona chaparral." A barber named Lewis snipped off the whiskers, gave Powers a haircut, creamed his face and colored his hair, The Times reported. When Lewis charged the miner $6.25 for his work, word quickly spread and angry Angelenos swarmed his shop, yelling "Robber!" and "Thief!" and demanding that he be lynched.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1992
As I watched the events unfold in graphic detail on my television screen, sadness, helplessness and rage are but a few of the emotions I experienced at the tragic loss of human life and senseless destruction. One scene, however, filled me with enormous pride. That of the LAPD officers, in riot gear, standing in front of Parker Center--restrained and professional--while being pelted and insulted by an angry mob (April 29)! I am proud to work with many of these men and women and hope that at least this vivid image encapsulates and will convey to the public some measure of the adverse conditions which confront these officers on a daily basis.
WORLD
November 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
A crowd angry about recent child kidnappings cornered plainclothes federal agents taking photos of students at a school on Mexico City's outskirts Tuesday and burned the officers alive. Officials said two agents were killed and one was hospitalized. Federal police director Adm. Jose Luis Figueroa told local media that the three agents went to the school in an unmarked car as part of an anti-drug-dealing operation.
NEWS
April 18, 2003 | David Zucchino, Times Staff Writer
A crowd of Iraqi men and boys screaming "kill the thieves!" led American soldiers to a bank burglary in progress Thursday, triggering a showdown in which the soldiers captured 13 suspects and then protected them from the wrath of the crowd. The soldiers recovered about $5 million in new, sequentially numbered U.S. $100 bank notes, stuffed them into eight sandbags and crammed the cash into the back of a Bradley fighting vehicle that had backed up to the bank's front door.
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