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May 8, 2012 | By Richard Fausset
Law enforcement officials in central Florida have been rounding up members of a white supremacist group who were allegedly training with weapons at a rural Osceola County compound. The training was reportedly in preparation for a coming "race war. " The group was also planning a "disturbance" at Orlando City Hall to recruit new members, according to court documents. The arrests of the 10 alleged members of the neo-Nazi skinhead group American Front, or AF, came after a confidential informant infiltrated its Osceola County chapter and shared information about the group's plans with state investigators.
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May 8, 2012 | By Richard Fausset
Law enforcement officials in central Florida have been rounding up members of a white supremacist group who were allegedly training with weapons at a rural Osceola County compound. The training was reportedly in preparation for a coming "race war. " The group was also planning a "disturbance" at Orlando City Hall to recruit new members, according to court documents. The arrests of the 10 alleged members of the neo-Nazi skinhead group American Front, or AF, came after a confidential informant infiltrated its Osceola County chapter and shared information about the group's plans with state investigators.
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December 23, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
A solicitation from the 1990s that carried Texas Rep. Ron Paul's name predicted a “coming race war,” suggested the government was engaged in a “cover-up” over AIDS, and warned that a plan to update U.S. currency was really a conspiracy to “steal our freedom and our prosperity.” It is the latest controversial writing to resurface this week as the congressman's record is coming under new scrutiny amid speculation that he may be gaining ground...
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December 23, 2011 | By Kim Geiger, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A solicitation from the 1990s that carried Texas Rep. Ron Paul's name predicted a “coming race war,” suggested the government was engaged in a “cover-up” over AIDS, and warned that a plan to update U.S. currency was really a conspiracy to “steal our freedom and our prosperity.” It is the latest controversial writing to resurface this week as the congressman's record is coming under new scrutiny amid speculation that he may be gaining ground...
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April 13, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
In a tape-recorded conversation just released, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. told President Johnson he feared a "full-scale race war" after the deadly 1965 Los Angeles riots. The LBJ Library and Museum in Austin released 40 hours of phone conversations Johnson secretly recorded in 1965, including the 13-minute call from King. The men discussed racial tensions after the Watts riots and Johnson complained about opposition in Congress to some of his anti-poverty initiatives.
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January 17, 1994 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The word passed quietly through the jailhouse, from visitors to inmates, then on to other inmates: The Mexican Mafia wanted its minions to "get the blacks" at exactly 3:55 p.m. as they watched the Raiders playoff game. And when the time came, Allen (Chivo) Gonzalez and his homeboys went to work. Far outnumbering the black inmates in their maximum-security dormitory at the Peter J.
OPINION
October 1, 2007 | GREGORY RODRIGUEZ
Get this: A new study by three UC Irvine criminologists has concluded that Los Angeles is not on the brink of a major interracial crime wave. Surprised? That's understandable. Because for the last several years, the media have been increasingly fixated on the specter of black-versus-brown violence. Last January, a CNN anchorwoman asked a visibly perturbed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa whether Los Angeles was "in the middle of a race war."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2007 | Sam Quinones, Times Staff Writer
As the story goes, the East Coast Crips robbed a Florencia 13 drug connection of a large quantity of dope nearly a decade ago. Since then, the tale of how a black street gang ripped off a Latino rival has taken on mythic proportions. But to this day police are uncertain if the fabled heist ever occurred. "You hear so many different variations of this crime," said Terry Burgin, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department gang detective. "Who knows what really happened?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2010 | By Sam Quinones
The sentencing of six Florencia 13 gang members to life in prison appears to bring to a close a prolonged and terrifying spate of violence in the Florence-Firestone district allegedly brought on by orders from a prison gang member in solitary confinement 700 miles away. Beginning in 2004, the unincorporated Los Angeles County area north of Watts was the site of one of the region's worst gang sieges since the early 1990s, evolving into what some residents felt was a race war. The violence left dozens of people dead, including many with no gang affiliation, and required enormous county resources to combat.
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March 26, 1993 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Clare Silberbauer was a slender, white 13-year-old, with wavy hair and a sunny smile. Last week, black terrorists opened fire on the car carrying her to school. She died two days later, a victim of "anger, frustration and violence," her mother said. Clare's death--and the killing of whites Sandra Mitchley and her 14-year-old son, Shaun Nel, in the same shooting spree--has generated unprecedented feelings of bitterness and fear across white South Africa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2010 | By Sam Quinones
The sentencing of six Florencia 13 gang members to life in prison appears to bring to a close a prolonged and terrifying spate of violence in the Florence-Firestone district allegedly brought on by orders from a prison gang member in solitary confinement 700 miles away. Beginning in 2004, the unincorporated Los Angeles County area north of Watts was the site of one of the region's worst gang sieges since the early 1990s, evolving into what some residents felt was a race war. The violence left dozens of people dead, including many with no gang affiliation, and required enormous county resources to combat.
OPINION
November 25, 2007 | Jill Leovy, Jill Leovy writes the Homicide Report, a Times blog that tracks homicides in Los Angeles County.
Racial tension between blacks and Latinos may be a fact of life in some Los Angeles neighborhoods. But racial violence isn't. Despite what you may have heard or read, it remains the case that the great majority of people who are murdered in the L.A. area are killed by someone of their own race. This was the finding of a study by a team of UC Irvine scholars that was released earlier this year. It mirrored findings by The Times and accounts from detectives in the field.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2007 | Sam Quinones, Times Staff Writer
As the story goes, the East Coast Crips robbed a Florencia 13 drug connection of a large quantity of dope nearly a decade ago. Since then, the tale of how a black street gang ripped off a Latino rival has taken on mythic proportions. But to this day police are uncertain if the fabled heist ever occurred. "You hear so many different variations of this crime," said Terry Burgin, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department gang detective. "Who knows what really happened?
OPINION
October 1, 2007 | GREGORY RODRIGUEZ
Get this: A new study by three UC Irvine criminologists has concluded that Los Angeles is not on the brink of a major interracial crime wave. Surprised? That's understandable. Because for the last several years, the media have been increasingly fixated on the specter of black-versus-brown violence. Last January, a CNN anchorwoman asked a visibly perturbed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa whether Los Angeles was "in the middle of a race war."
OPINION
August 26, 2006 | Tony Pierce, TONY PIERCE is the editor of LAist.com.
WHO KNEW A stupid game show could launch a race war? That's what nervous pundits and politicians from coast to coast are saying about the decision by the reality hit "Survivor" to divide this fall season's 20 contestants into four competing groups (or "tribes") -- whites, blacks, Latinos and Asians. "This could get ugly," warned a San Diego Union-Tribune columnist. New York City Council members said they'd launch a boycott.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2006 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Sociologist Robin M. Williams Jr. spent much of the 20th century studying questions that defined the times -- and the challenges -- faced by the nation. In the 1940s, as World War II raged in Europe, Williams asked what motivated soldiers to fight. In the 1950s, as the civil rights movement reshaped the nation's racial landscape, Williams surveyed whites in four U.S. cities about their relationships with African Americans. In the 1960s, he surveyed college students about their changing views.
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