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September 6, 1989
The U.S. Justice Department said it may investigate whether authorities used excessive force to quell weekend riots in Virginia Beach, Va., but local officials defended the actions of police and National Guard troops. "It's incredible that (the officers) were able to restore law and order without firing a single shot or using fatal force," City Manager Aubrey V. Watts Jr. said.
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January 28, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A special city commission reviewing the racially tinged violence that gripped Virginia Beach, Va., last Labor Day weekend has concluded that city leaders failed to plan properly for the event or to communicate adequately with black leaders, panel members say.
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January 28, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
A special city commission reviewing the racially tinged violence that gripped Virginia Beach, Va., last Labor Day weekend has concluded that city leaders failed to plan properly for the event or to communicate adequately with black leaders, panel members say.
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December 27, 1989 | From Times staff and Wire reports
The Virginia Army National Guard performed "in a highly professional manner" during Sept. 1-5 disturbances in Virginia Beach, Va., according to findings of an independent review announced by the National Guard Bureau in Washington. Lt. Gen. Herbert R. Temple Jr., bureau chief, said reviewers found no evidence that delays in deployment of the Guard on Sept. 3 contributed to looting and vandalism. Temple said no instance of physical abuse by a Guard member had been verified.
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September 7, 1989 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into complaints by black college students that they were roughed up by police officers in Virginia Beach, Va., during the Labor Day weekend, the department announced Wednesday. Department spokeswoman Deborah Burstion-Wade said that the FBI would review videotapes of police officers using clubs to clear the streets of black youths Sunday evening to see if criminal charges are warranted.
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December 27, 1989 | From Times staff and Wire reports
The Virginia Army National Guard performed "in a highly professional manner" during Sept. 1-5 disturbances in Virginia Beach, Va., according to findings of an independent review announced by the National Guard Bureau in Washington. Lt. Gen. Herbert R. Temple Jr., bureau chief, said reviewers found no evidence that delays in deployment of the Guard on Sept. 3 contributed to looting and vandalism. Temple said no instance of physical abuse by a Guard member had been verified.
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November 16, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Howard University student charged with violating a riot control ordinance during Labor Day weekend unrest was acquitted as about 100 students protested Virginia Beach's handling of the Greekfest. A judge dismissed the charge against Quinton Stovell, 23, after hearing conflicting testimony. Stovell was one of more than 1,000 people who were cited or arrested during the holiday weekend bash, which left more than 100 businesses damaged or looted.
NEWS
September 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
Thousands of young people here for a Labor Day weekend fraternity gathering went on a rampage down the main thoroughfare of this resort city early Sunday, firing shots and looting more than 100 stores. Police said 160 people were arrested between Friday evening and early Sunday evening, and 395 others had been issued citations for various offenses.
NEWS
September 5, 1989 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Heavily armed National Guardsmen and policemen enforced a strained Labor Day calm Monday in Virginia Beach as loud and joking black university students strolled and drove down Atlantic Avenue in an almost defiant show of exuberance. Although the mood had changed greatly from that of the previous two nights, police still had some clashes with students Monday night.
NEWS
November 16, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Howard University student charged with violating a riot control ordinance during Labor Day weekend unrest was acquitted as about 100 students protested Virginia Beach's handling of the Greekfest. A judge dismissed the charge against Quinton Stovell, 23, after hearing conflicting testimony. Stovell was one of more than 1,000 people who were cited or arrested during the holiday weekend bash, which left more than 100 businesses damaged or looted.
NEWS
September 7, 1989 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The Justice Department opened a criminal investigation into complaints by black college students that they were roughed up by police officers in Virginia Beach, Va., during the Labor Day weekend, the department announced Wednesday. Department spokeswoman Deborah Burstion-Wade said that the FBI would review videotapes of police officers using clubs to clear the streets of black youths Sunday evening to see if criminal charges are warranted.
NEWS
September 6, 1989
The U.S. Justice Department said it may investigate whether authorities used excessive force to quell weekend riots in Virginia Beach, Va., but local officials defended the actions of police and National Guard troops. "It's incredible that (the officers) were able to restore law and order without firing a single shot or using fatal force," City Manager Aubrey V. Watts Jr. said.
NEWS
September 5, 1989 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Heavily armed National Guardsmen and policemen enforced a strained Labor Day calm Monday in Virginia Beach as loud and joking black university students strolled and drove down Atlantic Avenue in an almost defiant show of exuberance. Although the mood had changed greatly from that of the previous two nights, police still had some clashes with students Monday night.
NEWS
September 4, 1989 | From Associated Press
Thousands of young people here for a Labor Day weekend fraternity gathering went on a rampage down the main thoroughfare of this resort city early Sunday, firing shots and looting more than 100 stores. Police said 160 people were arrested between Friday evening and early Sunday evening, and 395 others had been issued citations for various offenses.
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