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August 27, 1991 | From Reuters
Hundreds of mourners, demanding justice and shouting at police officers, marched Monday alongside a hearse carrying the coffin of a 7-year-old black child whose death set off rioting in a mixed black and Jewish neighborhood. The marchers moved tensely and slowly through Brooklyn for five miles, from a Baptist church at which funeral services were held for Gavin Cato to a cemetery where he was buried. As mourners marched, they shouted, "We want justice."
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April 3, 2001 | From Times wire services
Two men charged with being part of an unruly group in which members doused women with water and groped them in Central Park last year were convicted of riot and assault counts. A third defendant, charged with sex abuse, was acquitted. Convicted were David Garcia, 33, and Abel Ortiz, 24. The jury acquitted Juan Miranda, 23. The men were among 30 charged in connection with attacks on more than 50 women after the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 11.
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August 22, 1991 | DAVID TREADWELL and JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Violence erupted in Brooklyn's racially troubled Crown Heights neighborhood Wednesday for the third straight day as blacks continued their protests against police handling of a car accident in which a black child was killed by a Hasidic Jewish driver. Police said that 61 people, including 43 police officers, were injured. Eight of the policemen were struck by a shotgun blast fired from a roof. They were reported in good condition. Late in the evening, Mayor David N.
NEWS
July 25, 2000 | From Reuters
Fifteen men were indicted Monday on riot, assault, sexual abuse, robbery and other charges stemming from daylight attacks in New York's Central Park in which more than 50 women were doused with water and sexually abused by roaming gangs of men. The early-evening attacks, many of which were videotaped by people who were in the park, occurred after the June 11 Puerto Rican Day parade. Some alleged victims said they were stripped of their clothes and groped by the men.
SPORTS
July 13, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Humble words and police activity followed boxing's most recent journey into hell. Friday was a day of reckoning, of sorting out sins, of sifting through the blood and fury to find out what exactly went wrong Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, who was at fault, and what could be done to ensure that such nationally televised mayhem never occurs again.
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September 8, 1998 | From Associated Press
The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Monday that New York City police overreacted in breaking up a youth movement march in Harlem organized by a controversial former Nation of Islam spokesman. "I haven't seen that type of overreaction since Mayor Daley sent the police out after demonstrators at the 1968 Democratic convention," said Jackson.
NEWS
August 8, 1988
About 750 persons hurled bottles and fireworks at helmeted and club-wielding New York City police to protest plans to close a city park at 1 a.m. nightly, authorities said. Seven police officers and at least two demonstrators were injured in the all-night melee in the park on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a police spokesman said.
NEWS
July 25, 2000 | From Reuters
Fifteen men were indicted Monday on riot, assault, sexual abuse, robbery and other charges stemming from daylight attacks in New York's Central Park in which more than 50 women were doused with water and sexually abused by roaming gangs of men. The early-evening attacks, many of which were videotaped by people who were in the park, occurred after the June 11 Puerto Rican Day parade. Some alleged victims said they were stripped of their clothes and groped by the men.
NEWS
August 9, 1988 | Associated Press
The city will not enforce a 1 a.m. curfew at most parks this summer to prevent violence similar to a weekend riot that left 38 people injured, officials said Monday. "The weather is very hot. The beaches are closed. People are really angry about (the curfew)," Mayor Edward I. Koch said of the confrontation early Sunday in Tompkins Square Park on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Koch also blamed "provocateurs," saying they incited the violence by throwing bottles and fireworks at police.
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December 30, 1991 | From Associated Press
The subterranean gymnasium where eight people died in a crush to get inside for a charity basketball game was jammed with as many as 2,000 people beyond its legal capacity, police said Sunday. "It was oversold," Mayor David N. Dinkins said. In addition to the eight deaths, dozens were injured Saturday night at the charity event staged at the City College of New York by rap music stars.
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September 8, 1998 | From Associated Press
The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Monday that New York City police overreacted in breaking up a youth movement march in Harlem organized by a controversial former Nation of Islam spokesman. "I haven't seen that type of overreaction since Mayor Daley sent the police out after demonstrators at the 1968 Democratic convention," said Jackson.
NEWS
September 6, 1998 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What was billed as a Million Youth March drew only a few thousand people to a rally in Harlem that ended violently Saturday after Khallid Abdul Muhammad, the event's organizer, delivered a racially charged speech attacking the police. Muhammad told members of the audience that if they were set upon, they should try to seize police officers' guns and turn them against the police. At the same time, some of his followers urged the crowd to leave peacefully. About 4 p.m.
NEWS
July 10, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A man convicted of inciting a black mob against Jews during New York City's 1991 riots was sentenced to almost 22 years in prison. Charles Price, 44, led a crowd of men who attacked and killed scholar Yankel Rosenbaum "with a blind, baseless bigotry aimed at what Yankel was: a Jew," Fay Rosenbaum, the victim's mother, told Judge David Trager in federal court.
NEWS
February 11, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A black man who was acquitted by a state jury of murdering a Jewish scholar during a 1991 riot in Brooklyn was convicted in federal court Monday of violating the victim's civil rights in the stabbing. Lemrick Nelson Jr., 21, cried and put his head on the table as he heard the verdict that will likely bring him 6 to 20 years in prison under sentencing guidelines. As he was led out of court, his supporters angrily chanted: "No justice! No peace!"
SPORTS
July 13, 1996 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Humble words and police activity followed boxing's most recent journey into hell. Friday was a day of reckoning, of sorting out sins, of sifting through the blood and fury to find out what exactly went wrong Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, who was at fault, and what could be done to ensure that such nationally televised mayhem never occurs again.
NEWS
July 21, 1993 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A comprehensive state report concluded Tuesday that Mayor David N. Dinkins "failed to act in a timely and decisive manner" to protect lives and property during a four-day outbreak of racial violence in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn in August, 1991. The rioting--between Hasidic Jews and blacks in the long-troubled community--was the worst in New York City in more than two decades.
NEWS
November 18, 1992 | DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor David N. Dinkins and former police commissioner Lee Brown unconstitutionally discriminated against Jewish residents of Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood by failing to protect them from rampaging black gangs during four days of racial rioting in August, 1991, a lawsuit filed Tuesday charges.
NEWS
July 8, 1992 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor David N. Dinkins on Tuesday appealed for calm in a drug-infested neighborhood that erupted in widespread disturbances Monday night, less than a week before the Democratic National Convention begins in Madison Square Garden. After a night during which fires were set, cars were torched, stores were looted and officers and a police helicopter were fired upon, about 3,000 policemen were sent to the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights to control any new eruption of violence.
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