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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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May 26, 1991
Don Jackson glibly impugns the integrity of the 11 white jurors who voted to acquit former Long Beach police officers Mark Dickey and Mark Ramsey, and praises the "courageous" black juror who held out for conviction ("The Verdict Says They're Above the Law," Commentary, May 16). Surely Jackson knows that the prosecuting attorney wanted to win his case as much as the defense; and that many prospective jurors were carefully screened and rejected before selection of 12 people who appeared qualified to review the evidence objectively and without prejudice.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1991 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Black leaders in Long Beach reacted bitterly Tuesday to the acquittal of two former police officers in the Don Jackson "sting" case, but few were surprised. "The criminal justice system does not work for blacks the way it works for whites. And this case proves that," said Frank Berry, former president of the Long Beach chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1991
An NBC television producer who followed Don Jackson the night he was stopped by two Long Beach police officers in 1989 testified Wednesday that Jackson's car was not weaving, speeding or driving erratically. Sam Hurst's testimony corroborates Jackson's allegation that the two officers stopped him for no apparent reason the night of Jan. 14, 1989.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1989
Activist Don Jackson filed a claim this week against the city of Long Beach, asking for damages arising from a nationally publicized incident in which an officer allegedly pushed Jackson through a plate-glass window. The claim, received Wednesday by the city clerk, asks for unspecified damages after Jackson and a colleague, Jeffrey C. Hill, were "illegally detained, arrested, cited and criminally charged on fictional accounts in police reports and criminally prosecuted in bad faith."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1991
After nearly four days of closing arguments in the Don Jackson case, jury deliberations began Monday in the misdemeanor trial of two former Long Beach police officers. The prosecution asked jurors to "look at the facts" and not be swayed by defense attorneys, who told jurors that a guilty verdict would send a message to law enforcement officials that "they can't go out there and do the job they're trained to do . . .
NEWS
April 13, 1989
The Long Beach City Council has turned down a request to pay for the legal defense of Long Beach police officers Mark Dickey and Mark Ramsey, who are facing criminal misdemeanor charges stemming from their arrest of anti-brutality activist Don Jackson last January. "Of course, it's a tremendous disappointment to the officers," said Edward P. George Jr., a Long Beach attorney who will probably represent Dickey and Ramsey in the criminal case. George had written the council last week asking the city to provide for their legal defense, but the council decided in closed session Tuesday not to do so. "We chose not to represent them at this time," Councilman Tom Clark said.
NEWS
April 13, 1989
Several Long Beach organizations will honor black activist Don Jackson with a "Keep Hope Alive" benefit Sunday in Long Beach. Jackson, a Hawthorne police sergeant on administrative leave, is the self-styled crusader against police misconduct who was secretly videotaped as he was confronted by Long Beach Police Officer Mark Dickey in January. During a routine traffic stop, Dickey, who is white, is seen appearing to shove Jackson's head through a plate-glass window. In a case that has attracted nationwide attention, Dickey and his partner Mark Ramsey face misdemeanor charges of writing a false police report.
OPINION
May 26, 1991
Don Jackson glibly impugns the integrity of the 11 white jurors who voted to acquit former Long Beach police officers Mark Dickey and Mark Ramsey, and praises the "courageous" black juror who held out for conviction ("The Verdict Says They're Above the Law," Commentary, May 16). Surely Jackson knows that the prosecuting attorney wanted to win his case as much as the defense; and that many prospective jurors were carefully screened and rejected before selection of 12 people who appeared qualified to review the evidence objectively and without prejudice.
NEWS
May 14, 1991 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Criminal charges against two former Long Beach police officers secretly videotaped in a violent confrontation with black activist Don Jackson were dismissed Monday after jurors split 11-1 for acquittal. Municipal Court Judge James Wright's decision to dismiss the assault charges brought to an end a case that focused national attention on the issue of police brutality against blacks, only to be overtaken by interest in the Rodney G. King beating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1991
After nearly four days of closing arguments in the Don Jackson case, jury deliberations began Monday in the misdemeanor trial of two former Long Beach police officers. The prosecution asked jurors to "look at the facts" and not be swayed by defense attorneys, who told jurors that a guilty verdict would send a message to law enforcement officials that "they can't go out there and do the job they're trained to do . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1991
An NBC television producer who followed Don Jackson the night he was stopped by two Long Beach police officers in 1989 testified Wednesday that Jackson's car was not weaving, speeding or driving erratically. Sam Hurst's testimony corroborates Jackson's allegation that the two officers stopped him for no apparent reason the night of Jan. 14, 1989.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1991 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Black leaders in Long Beach reacted bitterly Tuesday to the acquittal of two former police officers in the Don Jackson "sting" case, but few were surprised. "The criminal justice system does not work for blacks the way it works for whites. And this case proves that," said Frank Berry, former president of the Long Beach chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1989
Activist Don Jackson filed a claim this week against the city of Long Beach, asking for damages arising from a nationally publicized incident in which an officer allegedly pushed Jackson through a plate-glass window. The claim, received Wednesday by the city clerk, asks for unspecified damages after Jackson and a colleague, Jeffrey C. Hill, were "illegally detained, arrested, cited and criminally charged on fictional accounts in police reports and criminally prosecuted in bad faith."
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