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November 8, 2005 | Greg Braxton
Several local African American leaders launched a protest Monday over the use of the N-word on "The Boondocks," an animated series that premiered Sunday on the Cartoon Network. Earl Ofari Hutchinson of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, Najee Ali of Project Islamic Hope and others said they would head a national letter-writing campaign urging network executives and "Boondocks" creator Aaron McGruder to eliminate the word from the series.
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May 28, 2007 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
A group of black community activists, including a former Eight-Tray Crips gang member, called Sunday for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to add more preventive approaches to his proposed strategy to fight gang crime. At a news conference held at a South Los Angeles street corner where a youth was recently gunned down, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, president of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, and former Crips member Melvin Farmer said Schwarzenegger's plan was "doomed to failure."
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September 16, 2009 | Richard Winton and Ruben Vives
Sheriff Lee Baca called for an expedited investigation Tuesday into the fatal shooting of a man by L.A. County sheriff's deputies in Athens. Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said Baca has ordered that the investigation be completed within 90 days. Typically, such probes can take up to a year. The deputies from the Lennox station were near 120th Street and Budlong Avenue on Monday night in search of two men involved in a robbery, Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Cannon said. About 10 p.m., deputies saw two men who matched the description of the robbers in the 1200 block of Poindexter Street and tried to speak to them.
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November 23, 2005 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
Community activists plan to hold a protest today against KFI-AM (640) for what they contend is the local station's race-baiting in airing a popular afternoon talk radio show that has turned the execution of former gang leader Stanley Tookie Williams into entertainment.
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April 25, 2010 | By Jack Leonard
On a summer afternoon nearly four years ago, two men carrying AK-47 assault rifles climbed out of a dark red sedan on a quiet South Los Angeles street and opened fire. One gunman shot a 10-year-old boy riding a bicycle, then stood over the child and continued firing at point-blank range. Three people, including the boy, were killed. The assailants were described as black, the victims were Latino. Police said that the dead were not connected to gangs but that they suspected the attackers were.
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December 9, 2012 | By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
Three Cal State San Bernardino police officers struggled with an unarmed graduate student for about seven minutes Saturday evening at an off-campus housing complex before growing fearful for their own safety and fatally shooting him, authorities said. Bartholomew Williams, 38, exhibited "super-human-type strength" during the tussle, using the officers' pepper spray against them and grabbing one of their batons, said a spokesman for the San Bernardino Police Department, which is investigating the shooting.
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April 13, 2007 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
Under pressure from civil rights groups, the head of Beverly Hills schools agreed Thursday to extend the application deadline for the district's diversity permit program in hopes of increasing the number of Latino and African American students who seek to enroll. The decision to push forward the deadline to April 26 came at a morning meeting between Beverly Hills Unified School District Supt.
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January 20, 2008 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
It wasn't just that his fellow firefighters put dog food in his spaghetti at a fire station and watched him eat it, laughing. It was what happened in the months after former Los Angeles Firefighter Tennie Pierce reported the incident that led him to sue his department for racial harassment, Pierce and his lawyer said at a forum Saturday in Leimert Park. "As I've always said about this case, it's the retaliation, stupid," said lawyer Genie Harrison. "The dog food incident was really the catalyst.
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April 30, 2007 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
A handful of community activists gathered outside a fenced vacant lot Sunday to condemn the failure of commercial developers and government officials to rebuild businesses destroyed in the 1992 Los Angeles riots. "A lot of promises were made in 1992, 1993 and for years after to rebuild L.A....
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September 10, 2008 | Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writer
Inglewood residents turned out to protest at a City Council meeting Tuesday night about four fatal officer-involved shootings that have occurred since May. "To me it's a big issue when there's police shootings going on," Rodrigo Vazquez, 24, told the council as demonstrators passed out fliers that read "Stop killer cops." The council, which discussed the shootings in closed session, convened a day after the vice-chairman of the Inglewood Citizen Police Oversight Commission, who has been one of the department's harshest critics, announced that he was taking a leave of absence from the watchdog panel.
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