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March 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Protesters denouncing racial incidents at the University of Michigan and calling for greater minority enrollment held a sit-in at the administration building Thursday, vowing to stay all night, officials said.
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February 19, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Police officers used flashlights "like clubs" to kill a black motorist, prosecutors said in opening statements as a white former officer went on trial for a second time. A mostly white jury in Detroit had been seated to hear the retrial of Walter Budzyn, a change from the almost all-black jury that convicted him in 1993 in his first trial of killing Malice Wayne Green. Green, 35, died after a confrontation with police in front of a known crack house in November 1992.
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February 19, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Police officers used flashlights "like clubs" to kill a black motorist, prosecutors said in opening statements as a white former officer went on trial for a second time. A mostly white jury in Detroit had been seated to hear the retrial of Walter Budzyn, a change from the almost all-black jury that convicted him in 1993 in his first trial of killing Malice Wayne Green. Green, 35, died after a confrontation with police in front of a known crack house in November 1992.
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November 7, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mayor Mark Steenbergh of Warren, Mich., was charged with two counts stemming from a September incident in which he allegedly choked and shouted a racial slur at a black teenager. Steenbergh was charged with one count of racial intimidation and one count of misdemeanor assault after the altercation with John Harris, 16. He was released on $25,000 personal bond. Racial intimidation is a felony punishable by up to two years in prison.
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March 21, 1987 | United Press International
Students protesting racism ended an 18-hour sit-in at the University of Michigan's administration building on Friday and briefly disrupted a meeting of the Board of Regents, school officials said. No arrests were reported.
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July 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Several people were arrested in Detroit in connection with attacks on white women by blacks that were videotaped by an amateur cameraman and broadcast on television. At least two attacks were taped during a weekend fireworks display. The tapes show a group punching and kicking people. The police department is investigating allegations that police initially refused to help the victims. Chief Stanley Knox said: "I was sickened by what I saw. In the city of Detroit in 1991, this cannot happen . . .
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November 7, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mayor Mark Steenbergh of Warren, Mich., was charged with two counts stemming from a September incident in which he allegedly choked and shouted a racial slur at a black teenager. Steenbergh was charged with one count of racial intimidation and one count of misdemeanor assault after the altercation with John Harris, 16. He was released on $25,000 personal bond. Racial intimidation is a felony punishable by up to two years in prison.
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June 24, 1993 | DONALD W. NAUSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Coleman A. Young won reelection as mayor of Detroit in 1985, the Detroit Free Press headline summed up the result: "It's Young's Town." Indeed, for the last 20 years Young has symbolized Detroit--profane, tough, street-smart, angry, confrontational. Young, who announced this week that he will not seek reelection, dominated his city like no other American mayor in the same period.
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November 25, 1992 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dirt and gravel have been scattered over the bloodstains, but there is no question that this is the spot. This is where the mortally wounded Malice Green sat--oddly upright and still--dying in the street. "Right here. Right here," says a visitor to the site in this rundown residential neighborhood. "I never thought I'd see what you all seen in Los Angeles right here. " Nor did Mayor Coleman Young.
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June 3, 1993 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the third time this year, a major U.S. city waits on edge for the outcome of a racially charged trial of police officers accused of brutalizing a black driver. Jury selection began Wednesday in the murder and assault trials of three white former Detroit police officers who have been charged in the November, 1992, beating death of 35-year-old Malice Wayne Green.
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June 24, 1993 | DONALD W. NAUSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Coleman A. Young won reelection as mayor of Detroit in 1985, the Detroit Free Press headline summed up the result: "It's Young's Town." Indeed, for the last 20 years Young has symbolized Detroit--profane, tough, street-smart, angry, confrontational. Young, who announced this week that he will not seek reelection, dominated his city like no other American mayor in the same period.
NEWS
June 3, 1993 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the third time this year, a major U.S. city waits on edge for the outcome of a racially charged trial of police officers accused of brutalizing a black driver. Jury selection began Wednesday in the murder and assault trials of three white former Detroit police officers who have been charged in the November, 1992, beating death of 35-year-old Malice Wayne Green.
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November 25, 1992 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dirt and gravel have been scattered over the bloodstains, but there is no question that this is the spot. This is where the mortally wounded Malice Green sat--oddly upright and still--dying in the street. "Right here. Right here," says a visitor to the site in this rundown residential neighborhood. "I never thought I'd see what you all seen in Los Angeles right here. " Nor did Mayor Coleman Young.
NEWS
July 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Several people were arrested in Detroit in connection with attacks on white women by blacks that were videotaped by an amateur cameraman and broadcast on television. At least two attacks were taped during a weekend fireworks display. The tapes show a group punching and kicking people. The police department is investigating allegations that police initially refused to help the victims. Chief Stanley Knox said: "I was sickened by what I saw. In the city of Detroit in 1991, this cannot happen . . .
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March 21, 1987 | United Press International
Students protesting racism ended an 18-hour sit-in at the University of Michigan's administration building on Friday and briefly disrupted a meeting of the Board of Regents, school officials said. No arrests were reported.
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March 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Protesters denouncing racial incidents at the University of Michigan and calling for greater minority enrollment held a sit-in at the administration building Thursday, vowing to stay all night, officials said.
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