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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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July 6, 1990 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Civil rights attorneys told a federal judge Thursday that they will urge him to reject a redistricting plan drawn by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, saying it fails to remedy discrimination against Latinos.
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March 14, 1991 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA and JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A black college student who said he and some friends were roughed up and insulted by Foothill Division police officers has been subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury investigating the beating of motorist Rodney G. King. John Bray, 22, of Lake View Terrace, said district attorney's investigators interviewed him at his home Wednesday evening. "They (the investigators) said it was on the King incident," said Bray's sister-in-law, Alberta Bray, 34, who was also interviewed.
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March 7, 1990
A man in a ski mask cut the telephone lines and threw a large rock Tuesday through the front window of the home of a Temple City family who last month had a tiny wooden cross burned on their lawn, sheriff's deputies said. No one was injured in the attack at the home of Spencer and Patricia Stewart, who are black. The family's housekeeper saw the man throw the rock and saw him with a knife just before the lines were cut, Patricia Stewart said. By the time police arrived, the man had fled.
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January 27, 2000 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An African American teenager who claimed that he was assaulted by three skinheads earlier this month admitted to authorities in Lancaster on Wednesday that he lied to avoid punishment for being in a fight with two black classmates. The 15-year-old confessed to a Los Angeles County sheriff's detective who confronted him with conflicting accounts of the attack. The boy said he had in fact gotten into a fight with two high school acquaintances and worried about damaging his braces.
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February 9, 1990 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's deputies are investigating allegations that a group of neo-Nazi "skinheads" in Temple City may have been responsible for burning a tiny wooden cross Thursday on the lawn of a neighboring black family. Spencer Stewart and his wife, Patricia, both RTD bus drivers, said their eldest child was leaving for school about 8:30 a.m. when he spotted the charred cross, about nine inches high, on their lawn. The cross appeared to be made of miniature toy Lincoln Logs.
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