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May 10, 1991 | From United Press International
Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon lifted a curfew in the capital's riot-torn neighborhoods on Thursday but said she would reinstate it if more signs of unrest surface. Although police said they had arrested 60 more people for violating the curfew Wednesday, the streets were mostly calm for a second consecutive night in the Mt. Pleasant and Adams-Morgan areas. Rioting broke out Sunday in the racially mixed neighborhoods after a black policewoman shot and wounded a Salvadoran man.
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August 5, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police swarmed the streets in riot gear and closed a Latino festival in the nation's capital after random violence escalated into gunfire that injured three teenagers in two separate shootings. The 26th Annual Festival Latino evolved from a series of minor fistfights to gunshots, said Sgt. Joe Gentile, spokesman for District of Columbia police. The first shooting happened about 5:15 p.m., when an altercation led to two teenagers being shot. A 23-year-old man was charged in that incident.
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August 5, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police swarmed the streets in riot gear and closed a Latino festival in the nation's capital after random violence escalated into gunfire that injured three teenagers in two separate shootings. The 26th Annual Festival Latino evolved from a series of minor fistfights to gunshots, said Sgt. Joe Gentile, spokesman for District of Columbia police. The first shooting happened about 5:15 p.m., when an altercation led to two teenagers being shot. A 23-year-old man was charged in that incident.
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May 12, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
City officials increased police presence and welcomed nighttime citizen patrols in hopes of preventing a second night of violence in a neighborhood two miles from the White House. Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly said liquor sales in the predominantly Latino Mt. Pleasant area will be curtailed and more Spanish-speaking officers will be on patrol. Police, firefighters and ambulance workers were pelted with rocks and bottles after a man was arrested for starting a fight at a restaurant.
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May 12, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
City officials increased police presence and welcomed nighttime citizen patrols in hopes of preventing a second night of violence in a neighborhood two miles from the White House. Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly said liquor sales in the predominantly Latino Mt. Pleasant area will be curtailed and more Spanish-speaking officers will be on patrol. Police, firefighters and ambulance workers were pelted with rocks and bottles after a man was arrested for starting a fight at a restaurant.
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May 7, 1991 | Associated Press
Rock-throwing youths attacked police and property for a second night Monday in a Latino neighborhood, and officers responded with tear gas. Several cars were torched, windows in several businesses were smashed and the driver and a dozen passengers were chased from a commuter bus in Mt. Pleasant, where a man was wounded during an arrest Sunday. Several youths with baseball bats smashed the windows of a drugstore and began looting it. At least two arrests were made.
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May 6, 1991 | From Associated Press
At least 10 police officers were injured, one critically, when violence broke out in a largely Latino neighborhood after a man was shot during an arrest Sunday, officials said. Five police cruisers were set afire and onlookers tossed bottles and pieces of brick at officers in Washington's Mt. Pleasant area shortly after 7:30 p.m., when an unidentified man was shot in the chest as he scuffled with police, Lt. Reginald Smith said. "An on-duty police officer was arresting several subjects.
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May 8, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As police enforced a dusk-to-dawn curfew Tuesday to prevent a third night of rioting in the nation's capital, Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon acknowledged the need to address escalating tensions between the city's growing Latino community and its predominantly black police force. Dixon, the first black female mayor of a major city, imposed the 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew and announced plans to form a multicultural task force to assess problems within the Mt.
NEWS
May 10, 1991 | From United Press International
Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon lifted a curfew in the capital's riot-torn neighborhoods on Thursday but said she would reinstate it if more signs of unrest surface. Although police said they had arrested 60 more people for violating the curfew Wednesday, the streets were mostly calm for a second consecutive night in the Mt. Pleasant and Adams-Morgan areas. Rioting broke out Sunday in the racially mixed neighborhoods after a black policewoman shot and wounded a Salvadoran man.
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May 8, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As police enforced a dusk-to-dawn curfew Tuesday to prevent a third night of rioting in the nation's capital, Mayor Sharon Pratt Dixon acknowledged the need to address escalating tensions between the city's growing Latino community and its predominantly black police force. Dixon, the first black female mayor of a major city, imposed the 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew and announced plans to form a multicultural task force to assess problems within the Mt.
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May 7, 1991 | Associated Press
Rock-throwing youths attacked police and property for a second night Monday in a Latino neighborhood, and officers responded with tear gas. Several cars were torched, windows in several businesses were smashed and the driver and a dozen passengers were chased from a commuter bus in Mt. Pleasant, where a man was wounded during an arrest Sunday. Several youths with baseball bats smashed the windows of a drugstore and began looting it. At least two arrests were made.
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May 6, 1991 | From Associated Press
At least 10 police officers were injured, one critically, when violence broke out in a largely Latino neighborhood after a man was shot during an arrest Sunday, officials said. Five police cruisers were set afire and onlookers tossed bottles and pieces of brick at officers in Washington's Mt. Pleasant area shortly after 7:30 p.m., when an unidentified man was shot in the chest as he scuffled with police, Lt. Reginald Smith said. "An on-duty police officer was arresting several subjects.
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