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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles riots were sparked by the acquittal 20 years ago of four police officers in the beating of Rodney King, but civil rights attorney Connie Rice says the kindling for the fire was laid years before, by decades of hostile policing in black neighborhoods. "The reason we had this riot was because we had the total emasculation and humiliation of an entire community," she said. "It was kindling built on kindling built on kindling. " Rice reflected on the riots Sunday at the L.A. Times Festival of Books along with former L.A. County Dist.
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WORLD
April 19, 2011 | By Robyn Dixon and Aminu Abubakar, Los Angeles Times
International observers declared Nigeria's weekend presidential election the fairest in decades. But riots across the north Monday and the loser's unwillingness to accept the results undercut this divided nation's bid to move toward orderly democracy. The violence underscored the West African nation's deep sectarian divisions. Enraged youths in the mainly Muslim north, stronghold of defeated candidate Muhammadu Buhari, burned down the home of any northern leader seen as collaborating with Goodluck Jonathan, the victorious incumbent from the mainly Christian south.
NEWS
November 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Riots erupted after an independence movement leader was kidnapped and killed in Irian Jaya. Villagers found the body of Theys Eluay, 64, in his wrecked car in a ravine 18 miles east of the provincial capital, Jayapura. Police said he appeared to have been strangled. There were no clear suspects, they said. Eluay's widow, Yaneke, blamed the Indonesian military. Police said Eluay was killed after dining with local army commanders Saturday night.
NEWS
June 20, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The government has banned all demonstrations in the capital, Algiers, following fierce rioting last week during a massive pro-democracy demonstration. For two months, the military-backed government has been grappling with violent protests that have left at least 55 people dead. The unrest began among ethnic Berbers in the eastern Kabyle region but has spread to Algiers. Three police officers were reported killed and dozens of people hurt Monday during riots in Kabyle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1992
In comparing the looting and rioting in Los Angeles following the King verdict to the savings and loan conduct by the likes of Milken, Keating, Boesky and Neil Bush, the only major difference aside from the violence is that the S&L looting is going to cost taxpayers a lot more. STEVEN PAUL Santa Monica
WORLD
December 13, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
Youths hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails, and Athens police responded with stun grenades and tear gas on the seventh day of rioting triggered by the shooting death of a teenager but now tapping discontent with the government's economic policies. Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis rejected calls to resign. "There should be no confusion between the emotions felt by young students over the tragic death of a colleague . . . and this destructive mania," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
To organize his research on the Watts riots, journalist Robert E. Conot sketched out the hour-by-hour progress of events in 1965 on a 25-foot-long stretch of paper, then dressed the diagram in the exhaustive detail for which he became known. The timeline helped him write "Rivers of Blood, Years of Darkness," a 1967 study of the smoldering unrest behind the riots. Based on his eyewitness account and extensive interviews, the book was called "brilliant" by Times reviewers. In 1969, one of them wrote: "With honesty and soul," he revealed the "real, ordinary" people of the "ghetto.
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