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August 18, 1989 | JOHN H. LEE, Times Staff Writer
When some residents of South-Central Los Angeles showed up at a Board of Supervisors meeting last month, they believed that they were providing support for a proposal to build a court complex in their neighborhood. On Thursday some of those same residents gathered on the steps of City Hall, saying they had no idea the new South Central Justice Center would also include a 2,000-bed jail facility.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1989 | JOHN H. LEE, Times Staff Writer
When some residents of South-Central Los Angeles showed up at a Board of Supervisors meeting last month, they believed that they were providing support for a proposal to build a court complex in their neighborhood. On Thursday some of those same residents gathered on the steps of City Hall, saying they had no idea the new South Central Justice Center would also include a 2,000-bed jail facility.
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June 3, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge gave final approval Friday to a negotiated settlement of a 6-year-old civil rights lawsuit filed by black probation officers against Los Angeles County. U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder said the agreement was fair and reasonable, but she retained jurisdiction in the case to ensure that the terms are carried out faithfully.
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October 5, 1989 | CHARISSE JONES, Times Staff Writer
Margaret Harris has surveyed the scene in South-Central Los Angeles for 30 years. She watches as her neighbors disappear behind barred windows and doors come nightfall, afraid of what might happen if they venture outside. She sees the children dodge dope dealers on their way to school, and then slip past gang members on their way home. The last thing the area needs, she feels, is a jail--rising up as yet another symbol of failure and despair.
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