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November 20, 1991 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three black candidates failed Tuesday in their bids to become directors of the Police Protective League in what some cited as evidence that the Los Angeles Police Department is racially divided. No black members have been elected to the police union's Board of Directors since the league was formed in 1923.
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November 6, 1996 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It didn't take a federal appeals court opinion to tell Myron Walker that police commonly stop motorists because of their race. News reports about the ruling of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court last week were not surprising but still left him shaking with anger. Three days earlier Walker had been stopped by El Segundo police while riding as a passenger in a friend's car.
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September 1, 1991 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three Los Angeles Police Department officers stationed at the Devonshire Division in the San Fernando Valley have been temporarily reassigned while department officials investigate allegations that they made racist remarks at the station, the president of the Police Commission said Saturday. Stanley Sheinbaum, who heads the civilian board, said the unidentified officers each reportedly made unrelated racist remarks over a period of several weeks.
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October 29, 1996 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Decrying what it called an example of common police practice, a federal appeals court on Monday upheld a judgment against a Santa Monica police officer who arrested two black men at gunpoint because they bore a resemblance to armed robbery suspects. The lack of probable cause illustrated how police throughout the Los Angeles area routinely violate the constitutional rights of blacks, the three-judge panel said in a unanimous ruling.
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March 8, 1989 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
The Los Angeles Unified School District said Tuesday it has been notified that the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights will investigate allegations that the district discriminates against black students who attend Jordan High School in Watts. A complaint filed Feb.
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April 12, 1991 | BILL BOYARSKY
If Jerry Dunphy didn't ignite the mano a mano struggle between Mayor Tom Bradley and Police Chief Daryl F. Gates, he certainly helped it along. March 19 was the date. Bradley was in Hawaii helping persuade the National Football League to play a Super Bowl in the Rose Bowl. Dunphy, KCAL Channel 9's veteran anchor, was interviewing the mayor via satellite for the 10 p.m. broadcast, live from Kona. The Rodney G. King case had taken a dramatic turn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1996 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It didn't take a federal appeals court opinion to tell Myron Walker that police commonly stop motorists because of their race. News reports about the ruling of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court last week were not surprising but still left him shaking with anger. Three days earlier Walker had been stopped by El Segundo police while riding as a passenger in a friend's car.
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June 28, 1991 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The transfer of an Anglo principal from a Los Angeles Unified School District adult school that serves mostly Latinos has stirred up allegations of discrimination, reverse discrimination and school district patronage. More than 75 students and teachers at the Pacoima Skills Center demonstrated Thursday to protest the transfer of Maureen Jensen, who has headed the school for 12 years, to be principal at another adult school.
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May 26, 1989 | LARRY GORDON, Times Education Writer
Ending a 3-year-old cause celebre in the Asian-American community, UCLA Chancellor Charles E. Young announced Thursday that he is granting tenure at the Graduate School of Education to Don Nakanishi. Young's decision means that Nakanishi, an expert on Asian-American affairs, could have a lifetime appointment. The move caps an unusual campaign of petitions, letter writing and lobbying on Nakanishi's behalf by supporters who claimed that he had been a victim of racial prejudice and overly conservative scholarly standards when he was denied tenure earlier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1996 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Decrying what it called an example of common police practice, a federal appeals court on Monday upheld a judgment against a Santa Monica police officer who arrested two black men at gunpoint because they bore a resemblance to armed robbery suspects. The lack of probable cause illustrated how police throughout the Los Angeles area routinely violate the constitutional rights of blacks, the three-judge panel said in a unanimous ruling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1991 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three black candidates failed Tuesday in their bids to become directors of the Police Protective League in what some cited as evidence that the Los Angeles Police Department is racially divided. No black members have been elected to the police union's Board of Directors since the league was formed in 1923.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1991 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three Los Angeles Police Department officers stationed at the Devonshire Division in the San Fernando Valley have been temporarily reassigned while department officials investigate allegations that they made racist remarks at the station, the president of the Police Commission said Saturday. Stanley Sheinbaum, who heads the civilian board, said the unidentified officers each reportedly made unrelated racist remarks over a period of several weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1991 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The transfer of an Anglo principal from a Los Angeles Unified School District adult school that serves mostly Latinos has stirred up allegations of discrimination, reverse discrimination and school district patronage. More than 75 students and teachers at the Pacoima Skills Center demonstrated Thursday to protest the transfer of Maureen Jensen, who has headed the school for 12 years, to be principal at another adult school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1991 | BILL BOYARSKY
If Jerry Dunphy didn't ignite the mano a mano struggle between Mayor Tom Bradley and Police Chief Daryl F. Gates, he certainly helped it along. March 19 was the date. Bradley was in Hawaii helping persuade the National Football League to play a Super Bowl in the Rose Bowl. Dunphy, KCAL Channel 9's veteran anchor, was interviewing the mayor via satellite for the 10 p.m. broadcast, live from Kona. The Rodney G. King case had taken a dramatic turn.
NEWS
May 26, 1989 | LARRY GORDON, Times Education Writer
Ending a 3-year-old cause celebre in the Asian-American community, UCLA Chancellor Charles E. Young announced Thursday that he is granting tenure at the Graduate School of Education to Don Nakanishi. Young's decision means that Nakanishi, an expert on Asian-American affairs, could have a lifetime appointment. The move caps an unusual campaign of petitions, letter writing and lobbying on Nakanishi's behalf by supporters who claimed that he had been a victim of racial prejudice and overly conservative scholarly standards when he was denied tenure earlier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1989 | ELAINE WOO, Times Education Writer
The Los Angeles Unified School District said Tuesday it has been notified that the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights will investigate allegations that the district discriminates against black students who attend Jordan High School in Watts. A complaint filed Feb.
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January 19, 2005 | Monte Morin and Eric Malnic, Times Staff Writers
A jury awarded former Inglewood Police Officer Jeremy Morse and partner Officer Bijan Darvish $2.4 million Tuesday, finding that they were unfairly disciplined after the videotaped beating of a black teenager more than two years ago. The officers had claimed in their lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court that because they were white, they were punished more harshly than a black officer who struck the suspect with a flashlight but was not videotaped.
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