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January 1, 1993 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Denise Harlins thinks back to the point when her life veered onto a course she never imagined, she remembers sitting in a Los Angeles courtroom at a bail hearing for Soon Ja Du. The Korean-born grocer had shot to death Harlins' 15-year-old niece, Latasha, on March 16, 1991, in South Los Angeles, in a dispute over a bottle of orange juice. At the hearing, Harlins sat with her family and a few friends as Du pleaded not guilty to murder.
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November 18, 1995 | MILES CORWIN
Just seven people showed up to memorialize Latasha Harlins this week, a quiet, somber group whose members lit incense, carried candles and posted placards in front of the home of the woman who killed her. The brief gathering on a placid suburban street in the San Fernando Valley was a striking contrast to the boisterous protests that used to attract hundreds of people and packs of reporters and camera crews.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1995 | MILES CORWIN
Just seven people showed up to memorialize Latasha Harlins this week, a quiet, somber group whose members lit incense, carried candles and posted placards in front of the home of the woman who killed her. The brief gathering on a placid suburban street in the San Fernando Valley was a striking contrast to the boisterous protests that used to attract hundreds of people and packs of reporters and camera crews.
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January 1, 1993 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Denise Harlins thinks back to the point when her life veered onto a course she never imagined, she remembers sitting in a Los Angeles courtroom at a bail hearing for Soon Ja Du. The Korean-born grocer had shot to death Harlins' 15-year-old niece, Latasha, on March 16, 1991, in South Los Angeles, in a dispute over a bottle of orange juice. At the hearing, Harlins sat with her family and a few friends as Du pleaded not guilty to murder.
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March 12, 1992
A group opposing Superior Court Judge Joyce Karlin claims that Karlin's husband, South Bay congressional candidate Bill Fahey, drove over the foot of one of its members during a demonstration last month. The group, the Latasha Harlins Justice Committee, asked the Los Angeles Police Commission this week to order an investigation, charging that police at the scene had failed to take action.
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November 21, 1993 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
In its second effort in as many years, the Latasha Harlins Justice Committee again failed to recall Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Joyce Karlin when members were unable to garner enough signatures to put the measure on next spring's ballot. The Crenshaw-based committee failed to submit a petition containing the signatures of 266,000 registered Los Angeles County voters by the Nov. 4 deadline, according to Marcia Ventura of the Los Angeles County Registrar's Office.
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July 29, 1992 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The younger siblings of Latasha Harlins, the teen-ager who was fatally shot last year by grocer Soon Ja Du, will split a $300,000 court settlement from Du's insurance company, but the children's father will receive nothing, a judge ruled Tuesday. The ruling closes another chapter in a case that heightened tensions among Korean-born merchants and their customers in South Los Angeles last year and which, many believe, contributed to the recent riots.
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November 26, 1992 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after Korean-born grocer Soon Ja Du sought court permission to revisit her native country, her attorney withdrew the request Wednesday because of a recently launched federal civil rights investigation into her fatal shooting of a black teen-ager.
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May 23, 1993 | ELSTON CARR
When Latasha Harlins was killed in a dispute over a bottle of orange juice at the Empire Liquor Market on March 16, 1991, the convenience store became the focal point for community protest and news coverage. But two years later, much of the attention has waned and the market, closed since the 15-year-old Harlins was shot by grocer Soon Ja Du, is a dumping ground. Area residents say it has deteriorated into an eyesore that attracts drug dealers, prostitutes and vagrants.
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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.
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January 23, 1992 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two months after he refused to move Judge Joyce A. Karlin off the criminal bench, the presiding judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court now says he may reassign the controversial jurist, who has been the target of protests since she granted probation to a Korean-born grocer who killed a black teen-ager. Presiding Judge Ricardo A. Torres made his remarks Wednesday during a luncheon of the Los Angeles County Bar Assn. He said he intends to shuffle judicial assignments when Gov.
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