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May 3, 1992 | Associated Press
Police Chief Richard Kirkland joined more than 600 other people Saturday in a peaceful march to protest the verdicts in the Rodney King case. Kirkland, who is white, walked arm-in-arm with a female black protester during the one-mile march through the city's downtown casino area. "The system failed and it's time for a change," Kirkland said at a rally afterward. "Being a police officer is not an easy job and we make mistakes.
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May 3, 1992 | Associated Press
Police Chief Richard Kirkland joined more than 600 other people Saturday in a peaceful march to protest the verdicts in the Rodney King case. Kirkland, who is white, walked arm-in-arm with a female black protester during the one-mile march through the city's downtown casino area. "The system failed and it's time for a change," Kirkland said at a rally afterward. "Being a police officer is not an easy job and we make mistakes.
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January 6, 1999 | From Associated Press
Police have arrested a man who they say shot at motorists on Interstate 80 so he could rob them after they crashed. "We're not talking about a rocket ship commander," Washoe County Sheriff Richard Kirkland said at a news conference. Six vehicles were hit by Monday's gunfire west of Reno, and one man was wounded in the chest. Christopher Merritt, 20, of Mankato, Minn., was arrested Monday night in Las Vegas after a routine traffic stop, Kirkland said.
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January 13, 1999 | From Associated Press
Authorities arrested a Reno construction worker Tuesday and planned to charge two Marines in California in the slaughter of 34 wild horses that were shot with high-powered rifles. Anthony Jon Merlino, 21, was arrested Tuesday at his work site in nearby Sparks, Washoe County Sheriff Richard Kirkland said. Arrest warrants have been issued for the two Marines being held Tuesday night at U.S. Marine Corps bases in California. Lance Cpl.
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January 19, 2012 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
They amble in every morning to the back table, shake hands and sit beneath the sign saying "B.S. Community table," which, depending on whom you ask, either stands for Bible study or another kind of B.S. This morning, the nine or so people at the diner are talking politics as they lean over cheese-covered grits, thick omelets and triangles of toast covered in butter. "When I was in the service, I remember when we were worrying about China. Now we're asking them for money?" says Cecil Wright, 84, the eldest member of this group of retirees, shaking his head.
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February 25, 2000 | JULIE TAMAKI and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Fearing outbreaks of similar racial conflicts in other prisons, authorities put California's 33 adult prisons on security alert in the wake of the bloody Pelican Bay melee that ended with guards shooting prisoners to quell the disturbance, officials said Thursday.
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