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November 22, 2013 | By A.J. Langguth
Marguerite Oswald, at that moment the most notorious mother in America, was being dropped off at her Fort Worth home by FBI agents on the morning I met her 50 years ago this month. The bureau had taken Mrs. Oswald into protective custody after the Dallas Police Department arrested her son, Lee Harvey Oswald, and charged him with the murder of President John F. Kennedy. As a 30-year-old reporter for the New York Times, I had been sent from the Los Angeles bureau to interview Mrs. Oswald and glean any scrap of information about her son, who by that time had been shot and killed by Jack Ruby.
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OPINION
November 22, 2013 | By A.J. Langguth
Marguerite Oswald, at that moment the most notorious mother in America, was being dropped off at her Fort Worth home by FBI agents on the morning I met her 50 years ago this month. The bureau had taken Mrs. Oswald into protective custody after the Dallas Police Department arrested her son, Lee Harvey Oswald, and charged him with the murder of President John F. Kennedy. As a 30-year-old reporter for the New York Times, I had been sent from the Los Angeles bureau to interview Mrs. Oswald and glean any scrap of information about her son, who by that time had been shot and killed by Jack Ruby.
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NEWS
December 2, 1990 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Wiley Price pumps iron. He drives a Lotus. He is a Dallas County commissioner. He is black. He is angry. And he is the man who has brought the simmering racial tension in this city to near-boiling. Say what you will about John Wiley Price, there is no halfway about him. He has a radical's mind and a showman's disposition, a flare for just the right quote to get him on the evening news and in the morning papers.
NATIONAL
September 10, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Who watches the neighborhood watchman? A neighborhood watch volunteer, who vanished after police linked him to a string of rapes that have terrorized Dallas since June, was arrested Tuesday in Lousiana after apparently going on the run. DNA evidence has linked Van Dralan Dixson, 38, to four of the nine rapes committed in South Dallas, Dallas police said. More tests are pending. The Dallas Police Department said Dixson was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service. All of the victims were attacked while walking between midnight and 6 a.m., police said.
NATIONAL
September 10, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Who watches the neighborhood watchman? A neighborhood watch volunteer, who vanished after police linked him to a string of rapes that have terrorized Dallas since June, was arrested Tuesday in Lousiana after apparently going on the run. DNA evidence has linked Van Dralan Dixson, 38, to four of the nine rapes committed in South Dallas, Dallas police said. More tests are pending. The Dallas Police Department said Dixson was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service. All of the victims were attacked while walking between midnight and 6 a.m., police said.
NEWS
July 13, 1991 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The prospect of Daryl F. Gates stepping aside because of the furor over the Rodney G. King beating has produced a veritable Who's Who of law enforcement officials as possible successors. A key to the debate will be whether to adhere to tradition and hire a chief from within the Los Angeles Police Deparment--or at least an alumnus of the department.
SPORTS
August 2, 1996 | From Associated Press
A former policeman accused of trying to have Cowboy receiver Michael Irvin murdered has agreed to a plea bargain calling for a six-year prison sentence, a source close to the case said Thursday. Johnnie Hernandez, 28, will plead guilty to solicitation of murder and an unrelated bribery charge, the source said on condition of anonymity. Hernandez, whose trial was scheduled to begin Monday, could have received up to 99 years on the murder solicitation charge.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1991 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William Rathburn, a Los Angeles deputy chief who coordinated security measures for the 1984 Olympics and has been one of the Police Department's most successful anti-gang crime fighters, was named chief of police Friday in Dallas. His departure, after a 27-year Los Angeles Police Department career in which he was considered a potential successor to Chief Daryl F.
SPORTS
June 28, 1996 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly four months after Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Michael Irvin was arrested in an Irving, Texas, motel room in the company of cocaine, marijuana and two topless dancers, the standout offensive star found himself in the center of a twist in the case that could only be called bizarre. A Dallas police officer subpoenaed to testify in Irvin's drug possession trial was arrested Thursday after trying to hire a hit man to kill the Cowboy receiver, police Chief Ben Click said.
SPORTS
August 2, 1996 | From Associated Press
A former policeman accused of trying to have Cowboy receiver Michael Irvin murdered has agreed to a plea bargain calling for a six-year prison sentence, a source close to the case said Thursday. Johnnie Hernandez, 28, will plead guilty to solicitation of murder and an unrelated bribery charge, the source said on condition of anonymity. Hernandez, whose trial was scheduled to begin Monday, could have received up to 99 years on the murder solicitation charge.
SPORTS
June 28, 1996 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly four months after Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Michael Irvin was arrested in an Irving, Texas, motel room in the company of cocaine, marijuana and two topless dancers, the standout offensive star found himself in the center of a twist in the case that could only be called bizarre. A Dallas police officer subpoenaed to testify in Irvin's drug possession trial was arrested Thursday after trying to hire a hit man to kill the Cowboy receiver, police Chief Ben Click said.
NEWS
July 13, 1991 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The prospect of Daryl F. Gates stepping aside because of the furor over the Rodney G. King beating has produced a veritable Who's Who of law enforcement officials as possible successors. A key to the debate will be whether to adhere to tradition and hire a chief from within the Los Angeles Police Deparment--or at least an alumnus of the department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1991 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William Rathburn, a Los Angeles deputy chief who coordinated security measures for the 1984 Olympics and has been one of the Police Department's most successful anti-gang crime fighters, was named chief of police Friday in Dallas. His departure, after a 27-year Los Angeles Police Department career in which he was considered a potential successor to Chief Daryl F.
NEWS
December 2, 1990 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Wiley Price pumps iron. He drives a Lotus. He is a Dallas County commissioner. He is black. He is angry. And he is the man who has brought the simmering racial tension in this city to near-boiling. Say what you will about John Wiley Price, there is no halfway about him. He has a radical's mind and a showman's disposition, a flare for just the right quote to get him on the evening news and in the morning papers.
NATIONAL
December 13, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A man apparently shot himself to death on the "X" in Dallas' Dealey Plaza that marks the spot where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 40 years ago, authorities said. Witnesses said they saw a man in a camouflage jacket holding a gun on his chest and lying in the middle of the street on the spray-painted "X," an unofficial memorial maintained by the publisher of a local conspiracy theory publication. A witness said it initially appeared that the man had been struck by a vehicle.
NEWS
February 28, 1988
A Ku Klux Klan protest of the Dallas Police Department's new affirmative action hiring plan turned into a melee when an anti-klan group charged the demonstrators. Police clubbed members of the crowd, estimated at about 200, and some protesters suffered minor injuries in the one-hour confrontation, authorities said. Eight people were arrested on minor charges.
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