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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1991
Jurors in the trial of two Long Beach officers accused of police abuse spent Tuesday watching videos of the nationally publicized confrontation involving black activist Don Jackson, who is expected to testify today. Jurors watched five videos of the Jan. 14, 1989, confrontation in which Officer Mark Dickey appears to push Jackson into a glass window, shattering it. Jackson, a former Hawthorne police sergeant, arrived in Long Beach that night to conduct a "sting" on the city's Police Department.
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March 5, 1991 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday two years ago, television viewers across the nation saw a white Long Beach police officer appear to shove a black man into a glass window, shattering it. Bleeps blotted out the officer's obscenities. A loud thud sounded as the officer appeared to slam the black man onto the hood of his patrol car.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1990
I find it more than just a little ironic that Don Jackson feels that the stress-related disability retirement of Long Beach police officers (Mark Dickey and Mark Ramsey) is "outrageous" (Metro, Nov. 28), when Jackson himself was given stress-related disability retirement from the Hawthorne Police Department. TIM McGEE Los Angeles
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November 28, 1990 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Long Beach police officers who were caught in the widely publicized sting involving civil rights activist Don Jackson have received stress-related disability retirements that will pay them 50% of their salaries for life, city officials said Tuesday. Officers Mark Dickey, 29, and Mark Ramsey, 28, are suffering from psychological problems stemming from their arrest of Jackson on Jan. 14, 1989, according to city officials.
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August 8, 1990 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He made his mark as a self-styled activist against police brutality 19 months ago when he was apparently pushed into a plate-glass window by a Long Beach policeman. Network videotape of the incident made him an enemy of many police, but a hit in the black community, where he was hailed as an emerging leader. He later formed a private investigation firm and earned $300 an hour testifying in court cases. Now Don Carlos Jackson is changing direction again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1990
Nearly a month to the day when police in riot gear arrested 11 people protesting alleged racism at the exclusive Los Angeles Country Club, about 75 demonstrators staged a return march to the club Sunday, led by black community activist Don Jackson. Jackson was the only demonstrator arrested. He was booked at West Los Angeles Jail on suspicion of trespassing, a misdemeanor, and released on bail later in the day, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1990
Police in riot gear arrested 11 people, including anti-police brutality activist Don Jackson, during a demonstration Saturday against apartheid and racism in front of the exclusive Los Angeles Country Club, authorities said. Jackson was arrested when he tried to talk to club managers about allegedly racist membership policies, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Nelson Anderson said. He was with 100 protesters representing the Los Angeles Student Coalition.
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November 16, 1989
Former Hawthorne police sergeant Don Jackson sued the City of Long Beach for $15 million Wednesday, alleging that two Long Beach officers violated his civil rights when one shoved his head through a plate glass window during a routine traffic stop. An NBC camera crew taped the Jan. 14 incident as part of a "sting" Jackson arranged in an attempt to prove his contention that Long Beach officers routinely abuse blacks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1989
Sheriff Sherman Block has warned Los Angeles County deputies to beware of a former Hawthorne police officer whose videotaped "stings" of officers have angered law enforcement agencies. Block, in a memorandum to sheriff patrols, alerted deputies about any "contact with Don Jackson" after the activist attempted to conduct a sting operation last Friday against sheriff's deputies in the Lennox area.
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October 4, 1989
A former Hawthorne police sergeant who drew nationwide attention with a televised "sting" operation conducted to expose alleged police racism was found unconscious in a car that former football star Jim Brown had reported stolen, Los Angeles police said Tuesday. Don Jackson was discovered late Monday in a 1985 Pontiac Fiero parked next to a Los Angeles International Airport terminal, said Police Cmdr. William Booth.
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