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November 30, 1991 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
On the day people paused to give thanks for their blessings, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony asked the 4 million Roman Catholics in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to improve the quality of life by applying church teachings to social issues. "Our faith calls us to serve those in need, to seek justice and to pursue peace in our families and communities, our nation and world," Mahony said in his 5,300-word pastoral reflection, "Sharing Our Heritage in the Marketplace."
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August 11, 2000 | ERIN TEXEIRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Normally, tour operators in Los Angeles show visitors the city's grand museums and sunny beaches and the opulent homes of film stars. They are unlikely to take tourists into South-Central Los Angeles to point out neighborhood environmental damage, let alone visit Santee Alley garment-making factories to learn about poor working conditions. But that's exactly what some are doing.
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September 17, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two officials from the Amnesty International organization are scheduled to arrive here from England next Monday to investigate allegations of brutality in the Los Angeles Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff's departments. Ian Martin, secretary general of the human rights group, said in a letter Thursday to City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky that Rod Morgan and Angela Wright intend to "collect information on the scale and nature of complaints as well as procedures for investigating alleged abuses."
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December 5, 1992 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Traveling through South Los Angeles in a chartered bus, Father Freud Jean viewed a landscape that seemed all too familiar, even though he had never visited the city before. As the "tour guide" pointed out scars that still linger from the spring unrest--vacant fields where stores once stood and burned-out buildings--Jean found a point of convergence between his homeland and Los Angeles. "In Haiti we could easily understand the outrage," Jean said, ". . .
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February 18, 1989 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
The arrest of more than two dozen day laborers as they waited for work on a Los Angeles street corner drew fire Friday from advocates of the city's immigrant community, who suggested that police officers overstepped their bounds in attempting to deal with a complex and growing social issue. "This heavy-handed enforcement tactic smacks of discriminatory and selective enforcement," said Francisco Garcia of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
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August 11, 2000 | ERIN TEXEIRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Normally, tour operators in Los Angeles show visitors the city's grand museums and sunny beaches and the opulent homes of film stars. They are unlikely to take tourists into South-Central Los Angeles to point out neighborhood environmental damage, let alone visit Santee Alley garment-making factories to learn about poor working conditions. But that's exactly what some are doing.
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June 15, 1988 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
Poor immigrants have always gathered at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church at Olvera Street. But recently, particularly in the last month since the deadline passed to apply for amnesty, the small groups have become crowds of immigrant homeless. These are the people the new immigration law was written to keep out. But thousands of Spanish-speaking immigrants have continued to come anyway. And now, the priests say, they are beginning to suffer.
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June 27, 1992 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amnesty International issued on Friday its harshest indictment ever of alleged police brutality in the United States, accusing Los Angeles police and the county Sheriff's Department of violating international human rights standards through a pattern of "unchecked" excessive force.
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December 5, 1992 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Traveling through South Los Angeles in a chartered bus, Father Freud Jean viewed a landscape that seemed all too familiar, even though he had never visited the city before. As the "tour guide" pointed out scars that still linger from the spring unrest--vacant fields where stores once stood and burned-out buildings--Jean found a point of convergence between his homeland and Los Angeles. "In Haiti we could easily understand the outrage," Jean said, ". . .
MAGAZINE
July 10, 1988
As the mother of a child who had many of the manifestations described in "Kids on the Couch" (by Lee Dembart, May 29) and whose trouble was corrected by the handling of allergies and nutritional factors, I am amazed that these alternatives are not mentioned. It breaks my heart to think that kids like these might be denied such simple, effective help and might instead be subjected to years of introverting psychiatric "therapy," possibly including drugs such as the Ritalin, which causes a panorama of side effects ranging from inability to eat to suicide.
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June 27, 1992 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amnesty International issued on Friday its harshest indictment ever of alleged police brutality in the United States, accusing Los Angeles police and the county Sheriff's Department of violating international human rights standards through a pattern of "unchecked" excessive force.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 1991 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
On the day people paused to give thanks for their blessings, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony asked the 4 million Roman Catholics in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to improve the quality of life by applying church teachings to social issues. "Our faith calls us to serve those in need, to seek justice and to pursue peace in our families and communities, our nation and world," Mahony said in his 5,300-word pastoral reflection, "Sharing Our Heritage in the Marketplace."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1991 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two officials from the Amnesty International organization are scheduled to arrive here from England next Monday to investigate allegations of brutality in the Los Angeles Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff's departments. Ian Martin, secretary general of the human rights group, said in a letter Thursday to City Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky that Rod Morgan and Angela Wright intend to "collect information on the scale and nature of complaints as well as procedures for investigating alleged abuses."
NEWS
February 18, 1989 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
The arrest of more than two dozen day laborers as they waited for work on a Los Angeles street corner drew fire Friday from advocates of the city's immigrant community, who suggested that police officers overstepped their bounds in attempting to deal with a complex and growing social issue. "This heavy-handed enforcement tactic smacks of discriminatory and selective enforcement," said Francisco Garcia of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
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June 15, 1988 | LAURIE BECKLUND, Times Staff Writer
Poor immigrants have always gathered at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church at Olvera Street. But recently, particularly in the last month since the deadline passed to apply for amnesty, the small groups have become crowds of immigrant homeless. These are the people the new immigration law was written to keep out. But thousands of Spanish-speaking immigrants have continued to come anyway. And now, the priests say, they are beginning to suffer.
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September 5, 1990
In "Ron Kovic Calls for Pullout From Gulf" (Aug. 23), The Times reported on a counter demonstration led by Los Angeles businessman Robert Zirgulis. Zirgulis apparently identified himself as being from the International Human Rights Watch group. Human Rights Watch dissociates itself from all statements of Zirgulis and International Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch is a nonpartisan, nonprofit U.S.-based human rights monitoring organization that investigates, documents and publicizes violations of human rights throughout the world.
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December 7, 1990
As the author of the Americas Watch Report on Human Rights in Mexico referred to in the interview with President Salinas (Opinion, Nov. 25), I would like to correct a misleading impression left by him concerning improvements in human rights conditions in his country. Certainly the creation of a National Human Rights Commission and the proposing of new legislation to reduce the incidence of torture by police are positive developments. But the case President Salinas selected to illustrate the human rights improvements made by his administration in fact reveals that these improvements are more cosmetic than real.
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