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February 8, 1985 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
What began as an ordinary weekend date for Ginny Goigzeone last Friday ended in a rape-murder so brutal that it shocked even the most calloused consciences here. Ginny Goigzeone was black. The four men accused of her murder are white. The crime, in the words of a local clergyman, is "another of those terrible things that happen to black people at the hands of some white people in this country."
Marge Gibson held a red-tailed hawk to her chest and stroked the feathers beneath the bird's curved beak. Usually a fearsome predator, the red-tail was half-starved and helpless, a victim of a gunshot wound. "I apologize for my species," Gibson told the bird softly. "They're really stupid." A bullet to the wing had made it impossible for the bird to fly--and to catch food.
June 25, 1995
"Genetic Backlash" (May 24) was a thought-provoking article about the challenges the biotechnology industry faces in moving from lab to marketplace. Specifically mentioned was an effort by Jeremy Rifkin, a longtime biotech opponent, to halt the patenting of genetic materials. This wide-ranging story covered many issues, but I would like to add perspective to some of the items mentioned. First, it is important for your readers to know that the industry and its activities are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
July 17, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The African National Congress sent a report on alleged police violence to President Frederik W. de Klerk and demanded an end to what one black leader called the "shocking inhumanity" of police in rural areas. Reg September, ANC leader in Cape province, told reporters that police outside the major cities are slow to adapt to the new, apartheid-free South Africa that De Klerk has promised to create.
January 26, 1987 | BOB BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Standing beneath a large purple banner that declared, "If you live in the future and ignore the past, you have no present," Bruce Matsui, principal of a Monterey Park intermediate school, was lecturing several dozen students about his ancestors.
September 27, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell on Friday proposed banning animal snare traps in the city, saying the wire nooses used to trap coyotes are "inhumane. " O'Farrell said his office was alerted to a coyote killed in a snare trap in Silver Lake two weeks ago. His staff found that while it's illegal to injure or cripple an animal in a trap, snare devices are not specifically outlawed. O'Farrell said he hopes to change that. When an animal walks into a snare trap, a wire tightens around its neck, slowly suffocating it. If a limb becomes ensnared, the trapper can be faced with a panicked, wild animal fighting for its life.
September 2, 1993 | From Associated Press
Gregory Alan-Williams, 37, a cast member of TV's "Baywatch," said he found the bag at the intersection of Florence and Normandie avenues after Denny, a truck driver, was beaten April 29, 1992. He said he did not turn the bag over to police until about a month ago. "I saw it more as a personal item and something that had a personal meaning to me," Alan-Williams said. "I didn't see it as evidence. If it was any sort of evidence, it was evidence of inhumanity."
September 11, 1986 | Associated Press
In the temple still stained with the blood of the dead, more than 1,000 mourners said final prayers Wednesday for the 21 victims of a terrorist massacre at Istanbul's largest synagogue. Women, their heads covered by black shawls, wailed as rabbis read Jewish prayers, including one asking revenge for the death of innocent people and another normally said during war.
September 22, 2006 | ROSA BROOKS
WE DON'T torture detainees, President Bush has repeatedly insisted; we just make use of lawful "alternative procedures" of interrogation. But if everything we've done is lawful, why is the White House suddenly so desperate to get a deal with Congress that would "clarify" Common Article 3 of the Geneva Convention and amend the War Crimes Act, which criminalizes violations of the article?
September 22, 1994 | ALEXANDER COCKBURN, Alexander Cockburn writes for the Nation and other publications
This week, Keith McHenry is sitting by the phone waiting for a call to come down to Superior Court in San Francisco to face a felony charge arising from his efforts to feed the city's homeless. San Francisco has piled other felony charges on him. So this Good Samaritan faces a possible life sentence under California's three-strikes-and-you're-out law. For feeding homeless people in San Francisco, McHenry has been arrested 92 times since 1988, though never tried and never convicted.
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