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January 17, 1989 | CHRIS WOODYARD, Times Staff Writer
A videotaped weekend incident of alleged police brutality and racism in Long Beach led Monday to renewed calls for a citizen review board to oversee the Police Department and for a panel to investigate the officers' conduct. Several civic leaders Monday condemned the actions of the two white officers, one of whom is clearly seen in the videotape pushing a black man's head through a plate glass window after a routine traffic stop.
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January 20, 1989
The following are excerpts from confrontations last year between on-leave Hawthorne Police Sgt. Don Jackson and officers from three Los Angeles area law enforcement agencies. They are taken from videotapes made by Jackson. INGLEWOOD: AROUND MIDNIGHT, DEC. 17 Jackson says he was driving home when he saw two white Inglewood police officers pull over a car containing a black couple and arrest the man for three outstanding traffic warrants.
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April 19, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates received praise and prayers Thursday from a group of black ministers and community activists who gathered at a Compton church to hail him as a man appointed by God "to be a chief." "We want you to know, Chief Daryl Gates, that we are praying for you," said Bishop A. J. Carpenter of Los Angeles, one of several speakers who addressed Gates from the pulpit of God's Temple of Deliverance Church.
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September 22, 1992 | ELSTON CARR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Los Angeles Renaissance Program has started a job referral service to help unemployed blacks find work. The nonprofit subsidiary of the First AME Church has developed a job bank that lists openings with corporations such as Walt Disney Co. and Ingram Micro in Santa Ana, one of the nation's largest computer distributors, said Mark Witlock, executive director of the program. More than 1,000 people have found work since the program began in late May, Witlock said.
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April 28, 1988 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
An attempt by a prominent black community group to reach out to Latinos by staging a Cinco de Mayo celebration has backfired, leading to public charges by a Latino group of racial insensitivity, and increased tension between black and Latino county employees.
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January 24, 1989 | VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writer
Three of Los Angeles County's leading black organizations entered the legal battle Monday over redrawing supervisorial district lines, saying that unless their interests are represented, black voters could suffer a loss of political influence. The local chapters of the NAACP, the Urban League and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference filed suit to intervene in the court cases filed against the county last year by the U.S.
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January 29, 1989 | BILL BOYARSKY, Times City-County Bureau Chief
About a month ago, attorney Theodore M. Shaw of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund stepped into an elevator outside his Spring Street office and rode upstairs. On the 11th floor, he walked a few steps to the office of Richard J. Fajardo, a lawyer for the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund. The subject of the meeting: The suits by the U.S.
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July 22, 1996 | From Associated Press
Parishioners at a prominent African American church applauded Sunday as O.J. Simpson was made an honorary member of the congregation. "I'm not trying to restore an image. I'm not trying to get back what wealth that I lost," Simpson told worshipers at Brookins African Methodist Episcopal Church. "I'm trying to do one thing. I'm trying to go to heaven." Following the post-services presentation, Simpson shook hands and spoke with churchgoers.
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July 19, 1990
A black community activist who claimed that his prosecution on a burglary charge was racially motivated was sentenced Wednesday to three years and eight months in state prison, the maximum term possible, for breaking into a Culver City beauty shop.
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