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April 20, 2012 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Madison Richardson had no clue that Los Angeles was burning. On April 29, 1992, the head and neck surgeon was touring the Griffith Park Equestrian Center with polo-playing friends from India. A colleague paged him. Could Richardson rush to Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital in Inglewood to help care for a young truck driver who was near death after a beating? Oh, and, by the way, had Richardson been watching TV? No? Then find one and turn it on. What Richardson saw reminded him instantly of the chaos he witnessed during the Watts riots in 1965 and the Washington, D.C., riots in 1968.
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May 6, 2012 | Steve Lopez
When I knocked on a door in Torrance on Tuesday afternoon, I had just about given up on finding Fidel Lopez. Twenty years ago, at the corner of Florence and Normandie, the self-employed construction worker was dragged from his truck and viciously beaten just minutes after the same vengeance was served on Reginald Denny during the L.A. riots. Both assaults were captured on video that was played over and over, nauseating for the sheer brutality and the inhumane, triumphant swagger of the attackers.
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September 2, 2000
Damian "Football" Williams, who spent four years in jail for attacking trucker Reginald Denny during the 1992 riots, was charged Friday in a Southwest Los Angeles murder. Williams, 27, could face the death penalty for the July 18 shooting. In a 11-page felony complaint, prosecutors said Williams and Tyrone David "T" Killingsworth, a 34-year-old with convictions for bank robbery and forcible rape, killed 43-year-old Grove Tinner at a West Gage Avenue drug house.
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April 30, 2012 | By Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times
HONOLULU - Craig Fujii spent the night of April 29, 1992, in two increasingly chaotic L.A. emergency rooms. On his right temple throbbed a large, ugly lump, striped with swollen veins. His head hurt, he kept saying, over and over. The young Associated Press photographer had been beaten up at Florence and Normandie. Someone had yanked off his cameras. He'd been kicked, his glasses smashed. As he was finally being seen at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, firefighters in bloodied gear rushed in with one of their own who had been shot in the face.
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December 18, 1992 | DON JACKSON, Rights activist Don Jackson, a researcher at Penn State University, is a former Hawthorne policeman. In 1989, with an NBC-TV news crew, he performed a "sting" operation investigating police behavior in Long Beach.
Monday's outbursts at Florence and Normandie call into question whether any real progress has occurred in Los Angeles since May and demonstrates that the real issue for healing is justice. What many African-Americans want to know is what will happen to the young men accused of beating truck driver Reginald O. Denny while the police officers accused of beating blacks go unpunished. Damian Williams, Anthony Brown, Gary Williams and Antoine Miller are charged in the incident.
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May 6, 2012 | Steve Lopez
When I knocked on a door in Torrance on Tuesday afternoon, I had just about given up on finding Fidel Lopez. Twenty years ago, at the corner of Florence and Normandie, the self-employed construction worker was dragged from his truck and viciously beaten just minutes after the same vengeance was served on Reginald Denny during the L.A. riots. Both assaults were captured on video that was played over and over, nauseating for the sheer brutality and the inhumane, triumphant swagger of the attackers.
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September 2, 1993 | From Associated Press
Gregory Alan-Williams, 37, a cast member of TV's "Baywatch," said he found the bag at the intersection of Florence and Normandie avenues after Denny, a truck driver, was beaten April 29, 1992. He said he did not turn the bag over to police until about a month ago. "I saw it more as a personal item and something that had a personal meaning to me," Alan-Williams said. "I didn't see it as evidence. If it was any sort of evidence, it was evidence of inhumanity."
NEWS
May 13, 1992 | JIM NEWTON and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a series of pre-dawn raids Tuesday, special teams from the FBI and the Los Angeles Police Department arrested three men allegedly responsible for the beating of truck driver Reginald O. Denny--an attack that has come to symbolize the violent rage that swept through the city. A fourth man turned himself in a few hours later, authorities said. All four suspects were said to be members of, or affiliated with, the 8-Trey Gangster Crips, one of Los Angeles' most notorious street gangs.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman docu-play "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992" is among the most durable artworks to emerge from the ashes of L.A.'s 1992 riots. Based on hours of interviews with about 300 people, the prismatic show was a tour de force in which Smith originally played more than 40 different characters, including then-Police Chief Daryl Gates, truck driver Reginald Denny, a former L.A. gang member and a Korean woman. "Twilight's" shifting points of view created moving and insightful multiple perspectives on one of the worst urban disasters in U.S. history.
OPINION
May 24, 1992
For the men accused of beating Reginald Denny, the bad news is that they were arrested; the good news is that they will be prosecuted by Ira Reiner. BURT PRELUTSKY, North Hills
OPINION
April 29, 2012
Re "The past still grips," April 23 and "King discusseshis 'Riot Within' at Festival of Books," April 22 For 20 years I have dreaded this time of year, when the 1992 L.A. riots and Rodney King are brought to the forefront. I am sorry King was beaten by police; I am sorry the jury brought back a verdict that was not popular with many people; I am sorry the riots ever happened. You see, my 24-year-old son was one of the 54 people who died because of the riots.
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April 25, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman docu-play "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992" is among the most durable artworks to emerge from the ashes of L.A.'s 1992 riots. Based on hours of interviews with about 300 people, the prismatic show was a tour de force in which Smith originally played more than 40 different characters, including then-Police Chief Daryl Gates, truck driver Reginald Denny, a former L.A. gang member and a Korean woman. "Twilight's" shifting points of view created moving and insightful multiple perspectives on one of the worst urban disasters in U.S. history.
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April 20, 2012 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Madison Richardson had no clue that Los Angeles was burning. On April 29, 1992, the head and neck surgeon was touring the Griffith Park Equestrian Center with polo-playing friends from India. A colleague paged him. Could Richardson rush to Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital in Inglewood to help care for a young truck driver who was near death after a beating? Oh, and, by the way, had Richardson been watching TV? No? Then find one and turn it on. What Richardson saw reminded him instantly of the chaos he witnessed during the Watts riots in 1965 and the Washington, D.C., riots in 1968.
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April 14, 2012 | Steve Lopez
It's history they were talking about. The verdict that landed like a slap in the face. The smoke that rose over the city in columns of protest. The rampant looting and savage beatings. They were talking about nothing less than the evolution of a city and their place in it, of their crushed hopes and surviving dreams. Twenty years have been wiped off the calendar, but for a dozen regular customers who gathered in L.T.'s Barber Shop to hold forth on the riots Thursday, there is no separating today - or what may come tomorrow - from those epic days in April of 1992.
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February 12, 2004 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
Antoine Eugene Miller, part of the mob that attacked trucker Reginald Denny in the first hours of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, died a week after being shot during an altercation outside a Hollywood nightclub, police said. Miller was shot at 2:40 a.m. Super Bowl Sunday in a parking lot across from a nightclub in the 1600 block of Schrader Boulevard, said Los Angeles Police Department homicide Det. Mike Thrasher.
NEWS
April 22, 2002 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bobby Green is sitting on his couch in suburban Rialto, talking about the night 10 years ago that he saved a man's life, a moment that made him a hero to most and a traitor to others. Back then, in the first hours of the Los Angeles riots, Green was sitting on another couch, this one in South-Central Los Angeles. He was watching a black man on live TV smash a brick, then another brick, into the head of a white truck driver, who lay writhing on the pavement.
OPINION
February 14, 1993
It's difficult for me to understand how the bullies who beat truck driver Reginald Denny during the riots can protest the brutality of the bullies who beat Rodney King. The police who beat Rodney King and the men who beat Reginald Denny should all re-examine their ideas of justice and fairness. Would either set of men want to be treated as they treated others? JAMES UNDERDOWN Los Angeles
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April 26, 1993 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Denny Edition: Gwen Mayfield, the mother of Antoine Miller, one of the three men who will be tried for assaulting truck driver Reginald Denny, will talk about the incident on "Inside Edition" at 7 tonight. During the interview, which has already been taped, Mayfield apologized to Denny for his ordeal but denied that her son struck him during the riots last April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2000
Damian "Football" Williams, who spent four years in jail for attacking trucker Reginald Denny during the 1992 riots, was charged Friday in a Southwest Los Angeles murder. Williams, 27, could face the death penalty for the July 18 shooting. In a 11-page felony complaint, prosecutors said Williams and Tyrone David "T" Killingsworth, a 34-year-old with convictions for bank robbery and forcible rape, killed 43-year-old Grove Tinner at a West Gage Avenue drug house.
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July 21, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS and EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Damian Monroe Williams, who served four years in prison for attacking truck driver Reginald Denny during the 1992 Los Angeles riots, "absolutely denies that he had anything to do with" a shooting death in South-Central Los Angeles earlier this week, his lawyer said Thursday. The attorney, Dean Masserman, said at a news conference outside the Men's Central Jail where Williams, 27, is being held that what he has learned of an eyewitness account leaves him confident that Williams will be cleared.
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