May 14, 1992 |
The routine is a little different at area schools in the aftermath of the Los Angeles-area riots. In class after class, the science books remained closed and the polynomials unfactored. The street violence became the text, complete with illustrations of burned, looted and boarded-up businesses that students passed on their way to school. Students spoke of anger, excitement, fear and hurt.
May 10, 1992 |
In this city left devastated by the recent rioting, some leaders feel they're getting plain tuckered out. There's Mayor Walter Tucker III on the MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour. Tucker on National Public Radio. Tucker on Channel 5. Tucker on Channel 9. Tucker with President Bush. Tucker with Gov. Pete Wilson. Tucker with the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Tucker in a photograph in The Times, inspecting a fire-damaged store. "He is not the spokesman for the city," disgruntled Councilwoman Bernice Woods said.
July 31, 1992 |
Riot Aftermath: KCET Channel 28 is developing an hourlong special on the Los Angeles riots that will air on PBS' "Frontline" next season close to the one-year anniversary of the uprising. To document the causes and effects of the strife, KCET is seeking previously unseen home video on the riots or its aftermath.
June 9, 1992 |
Get-Along Songs: The single "City of Fallen Angels," a post-riot anthem featuring Kid Frost, Young M.C., the Boys, Hen-Gee, Evil-E and Rick James, will be released in stores today. Proceeds from the project will be donated to the First A.M.E. Church to be used for riot relief. . . . Rodney King's plea for unity during the riots has moved Pat Boone to write his own riot aftermath song. Boone said he will make "Can't We Get Along?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1992
The King beating was no surprise to me. As a black male I have been harassed by the police on a number of occasions. I have friends and relatives who have been harassed and even beaten. So when I saw the tape I was not surprised. But I was surprised that the King video was aired on television for the world to see. I believe most white people were shocked by the tape. Most white people believe that black Americans are just whiners when it comes to racism. So the video of Rodney King gave white people a glimpse of the naked truth.