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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1992
After this tragedy that has just hit our city, we must somehow now do the impossible, bring business and jobs to the burnt-out areas of the city. A small minority of gangbangers, looters and arsonists have created a large number of victims. Some hard-working people have no jobs to return to because their place of employment has been burned down. The fear business has of reinvesting there must surely be huge. Some people feel their lives would be in danger just entering the area, let alone opening up a shop.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1992 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Watching images of looting on television during the second night of the Los Angeles riots, Pasadena evangelist Wallace Tope was moved to show the looters the error of their ways. After several friends refused to accompany him, Tope, 52 and white, went alone to a shopping mall at the corner of Western Avenue and Sunset Boulevard, where hundreds of people had gathered to watch looters ravage a Sav-on drugstore.
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.
NEWS
May 9, 1992 | From Associated Press
Police, gangs and black community leaders worked together to quell a crowd angered by the shooting of a black teen-ager and by false rumors that his assailant was white or a police officer. About 500 people gathered at the scene of the shooting Thursday night. They scuffled with police, beat a television news crew and shot a minister. But the crowd was dispersed by neighborhood activists, ministers and gang leaders who took to the streets at the request of police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1992 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eight days after their lives crossed chaotically at the burning corner of Florence and Normandie avenues, Fidel Lopez met the Rev. Bennie Newton for the first time. In the frenzied early hours of the riots, Lopez, a Latino, had been one of first victims of the mob cruelty, torn out of his truck and beaten senseless. Newton, a black minister, covered Lopez's body with his own, screaming: "Kill him and you have to kill me too!" Newton's action saved Lopez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1989 | HECTOR TOBAR, Times Staff Writer
An angry mob of 15 men wielding sticks and pipes chased a man for two blocks before beating and stabbing him to death on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles early Friday, police said. The victim, a 20-year-old transient, apparently became involved in an argument with a group of men at Main and 5th streets shortly before 1 a.m., said Police Detective John Dunkin, who refused to speculate on the nature of the argument or motive for the attack.
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
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.
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May 31, 1987 | DELTHIA RICKS, United Press International
Sir Isaac Newton was intrigued by the dynamics of the way things moved. At the heart of his work, which resulted in the laws of motion, was a mathematical explanation for just about everything from the revolution of planets to the movement of liquids and other substances that flow. A theoretical physicist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico is taking hundreds of years of fluid mechanics study a step further.
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