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May 16, 1992 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state judicial probe into the conduct of Superior Court Judge Joyce A. Karlin--who sparked an uproar when she sentenced a Korean-born grocer to probation in the killing of a black girl--has concluded, apparently clearing the judge of any wrongdoing. In a terse, one-page statement released Friday, the state Commission on Judicial Performance said it had closed its investigation into complaints about Karlin, but would not disclose the outcome.
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July 4, 1993 | ERIN J. AUBRY
To launch its second recall effort of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joyce Karlin in as many years, the Latasha Harlins Justice Committee staged a peaceful demonstration last week in front of the Monterey Park courthouse where Karlin is assigned. About 30 vocal committee members, waving placards with such slogans as "Karlin Step Down--Save the Taxpayers Money," gathered at the Edmund D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1991 | ANDREA FORD and SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner on Monday struck back at a Superior Court judge who gave a Korean-born grocer probation in the shooting death of a 15-year-old black girl, declaring that he would attempt to keep the judge from ever trying another criminal case. Reiner, who called the sentence a "stunning miscarriage of justice," announced that he has ordered his prosecutors to seek the removal of Superior Court Judge Joyce A. Karlin each time she is assigned a criminal case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1991 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the race for the 8th City Council District winds to an end, a different, more combative style has emerged from Mark Ridley-Thomas and Roderick D. Wright, the candidates in Tuesday's runoff. The last-minute mailers are out, fresh signs are planted on lawns, and small armies of volunteers are organized for a final push to get out the vote that will determine the first new city councilman to represent this largely African-American district in 17 years.
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November 27, 1991 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner announced Tuesday that he will appeal the probation sentence given Soon Ja Du, the Korean-born grocer convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of a black teen-ager. Reiner acknowledged at a news conference that the appeal is a "long shot," but he insisted it is necessary to correct what he termed the "illegal sentence" issued earlier this month by Superior Court Judge Joyce A. Karlin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1997 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Compton Councilwoman Patricia Moore was sentenced Monday to 33 months in federal prison for extortion and income tax fraud, despite her lawyer's repeated assertions that her constituents need her back. Moore, who rose to local and even national prominence as a fiery critic of Los Angeles police abuses and a commentator on the 1992 riots, stood silently as U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall announced her decision. The sentencing came after more than four months of delays.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1991 | RICK HOLGUIN and JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A coalition of African-American religious and civic groups Monday called for a 90-day boycott of a South Los Angeles liquor store where the Korean-American owner fatally shot a black man during an apparent robbery. The June 4 incident was one of four shootings since March 16 involving African- and Korean-Americans in Los Angeles--incidents that have resulted in five deaths and have further strained relations between the two groups.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1992 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A deputy district attorney asserted Wednesday that a judge "overstepped her bounds" in issuing no jail time to a Korean grocer who killed a black teen-ager last year, but the judge's lawyer said the sentence followed "every letter and sub-letter of the law." Amid heavy security in a packed downtown courtroom, Deputy Dist. Atty. Glenn R.
NEWS
November 17, 1991 | JESSE KATZ and STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
African-American leaders sought Saturday to channel anger over the light sentence given a Korean-born grocer convicted of killing a black teen-ager into a campaign to increase black political and economic strength in the community. More than 300 activists filled the pews of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Los Angeles, where the emphasis was not only on improving relations between blacks and Korean-Americans, but on blacks exerting more control of their neighborhoods.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1992 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A little south and a bit east of where the fury of last week spent itself, the store where Latasha Harlins died still stands. That it is still there is not for want of trying. Four times on the night of April 29, when chances of getting a firefighter were nil, someone tried to torch the Empire Liquor Market Deli. Four times, with buckets and garbage cans full of water, black men, women and children blotted the fires out.
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