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August 31, 2005 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Nation of Islam Minister Tony Muhammad said Tuesday night that he was kicked in the face by police after being handcuffed during his arrest at a vigil in Hyde Park last week. "You waited until you got the handcuffs on me and you kicked me," Muhammad said parenthetically to police while addressing an audience of more than 400 at a meeting in South Los Angeles. The meeting was called in response to community outcries over his arrest.
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July 29, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Nation of Islam Minister Tony Muhammad and two of his security guards won't be charged with criminal battery for a scuffle last year with Los Angeles police officers, the city attorney announced Friday. Closing a case that had sparked tension between African American community leaders and the police, City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo rejected a request by Police Chief William J. Bratton to charge Muhammad with misdemeanor battery on a police officer.
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August 28, 2005 | David Pierson, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Police Department released a brief transcript Saturday of communication between a dispatcher and the officer involved in last week's altercation with Tony Muhammad, the Western regional director of the Nation of Islam. As the transcript begins, an officer says, "Don't walk behind me, don't walk behind me." Muhammad replies, "I'm not doing nothing, I'm not going nowhere." After the officer tells him to "back up," Muhammad responds, "Make me."
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November 17, 2005 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Community activist Najee Ali and Nation of Islam minister Tony Muhammad said Wednesday they had resolved a dispute over Ali's contention that the minister's bodyguards beat him at a recent news conference. Muhammad said the pair met Tuesday with elders in the Muslim community after Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and prominent Muslim leader W.D. Mohammad, who is Ali's father-in-law, encouraged them to settle their differences and work together.
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September 1, 2005 | Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton, Times Staff Writers
Detectives examining the scuffle between Los Angeles police officers and Tony Muhammad believe that the Nation of Islam leader was injured when officers wrestled him to the ground to handcuff him, top police officials said Wednesday. Police Chief William J. Bratton said the department would ask the city attorney to charge Muhammad with misdemeanor battery on a police officer stemming from an altercation at a vigil for a shooting victim Aug. 25.
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July 29, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Nation of Islam Minister Tony Muhammad and two of his security guards won't be charged with criminal battery for a scuffle last year with Los Angeles police officers, the city attorney announced Friday. Closing a case that had sparked tension between African American community leaders and the police, City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo rejected a request by Police Chief William J. Bratton to charge Muhammad with misdemeanor battery on a police officer.
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October 3, 2005 | Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writer
He was the new face of the Nation of Islam when he arrived in Los Angeles 10 years ago. Softening the organization's old image as an anti-white, anti-police black separatist movement, Minister Tony Muhammad reached out to religious leaders, politicians and even law enforcement to help fight violence.
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February 13, 2002 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Among the judges, attorneys and Police Department brass who recently gathered to honor Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard C. Parks, one man stood out as a puzzle: Tony Muhammad, Western regional minister of the Nation of Islam. Yes, that Nation, those hard-talking advocates of Islam and black nationalism notorious for four decades of bad blood with law enforcement. These are the guys who took on 75 LAPD officers in a 1962 shootout that left one Nation member dead and 22 police and Muslims injured.
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November 17, 2005 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Community activist Najee Ali and Nation of Islam minister Tony Muhammad said Wednesday they had resolved a dispute over Ali's contention that the minister's bodyguards beat him at a recent news conference. Muhammad said the pair met Tuesday with elders in the Muslim community after Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and prominent Muslim leader W.D. Mohammad, who is Ali's father-in-law, encouraged them to settle their differences and work together.
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August 30, 2005 | Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton, Times Staff Writers
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan dispatched a top lieutenant to Los Angeles on Monday for a two-hour meeting with Police Chief William J. Bratton to defuse tensions over the police beating of Minister Tony Muhammad last week, the chief said. A visibly battered Muhammad told reporters last week he was beaten without provocation, but police said he instigated the use of police force by joining in a mob assault on officers.
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November 12, 2005 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
Two African American community leaders Friday continued to feud over an altercation that started with a poorly attended media event. Activist Najee Ali called another news conference to demand a public apology for the beating he said he took from Nation of Islam leader Tony Muhammad's bodyguards. Muhammad said he didn't know who hit Ali, and suggested that the two men meet privately with other African American figures to resolve their differences.
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November 9, 2005 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles police are investigating allegations by community activist Najee Ali that he was beaten by bodyguards of Nation of Islam Minister Tony Muhammad after a news conference Monday. Ali said Tuesday that he and Muhammad got into a loud argument about why so few reporters had attended the news conference at which the two activists called for clemency for murderer Stanley "Tookie" Williams. Ali told police that he called Muhammad "a liar" after which one guard "cold-cocked" him in the face.
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October 3, 2005 | Teresa Watanabe, Times Staff Writer
He was the new face of the Nation of Islam when he arrived in Los Angeles 10 years ago. Softening the organization's old image as an anti-white, anti-police black separatist movement, Minister Tony Muhammad reached out to religious leaders, politicians and even law enforcement to help fight violence.
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September 1, 2005 | Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton, Times Staff Writers
Detectives examining the scuffle between Los Angeles police officers and Tony Muhammad believe that the Nation of Islam leader was injured when officers wrestled him to the ground to handcuff him, top police officials said Wednesday. Police Chief William J. Bratton said the department would ask the city attorney to charge Muhammad with misdemeanor battery on a police officer stemming from an altercation at a vigil for a shooting victim Aug. 25.
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August 31, 2005 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Nation of Islam Minister Tony Muhammad said Tuesday night that he was kicked in the face by police after being handcuffed during his arrest at a vigil in Hyde Park last week. "You waited until you got the handcuffs on me and you kicked me," Muhammad said parenthetically to police while addressing an audience of more than 400 at a meeting in South Los Angeles. The meeting was called in response to community outcries over his arrest.
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August 30, 2005 | Andrew Blankstein and Richard Winton, Times Staff Writers
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan dispatched a top lieutenant to Los Angeles on Monday for a two-hour meeting with Police Chief William J. Bratton to defuse tensions over the police beating of Minister Tony Muhammad last week, the chief said. A visibly battered Muhammad told reporters last week he was beaten without provocation, but police said he instigated the use of police force by joining in a mob assault on officers.
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November 12, 2005 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
Two African American community leaders Friday continued to feud over an altercation that started with a poorly attended media event. Activist Najee Ali called another news conference to demand a public apology for the beating he said he took from Nation of Islam leader Tony Muhammad's bodyguards. Muhammad said he didn't know who hit Ali, and suggested that the two men meet privately with other African American figures to resolve their differences.
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July 3, 2003 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Nation of Islam minister Tony Muhammad said Wednesday that rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight did not assault a parking lot attendant last month, as parole officials have alleged. Muhammad said he witnessed the events of June 21 at a Hollywood nightclub, where Knight allegedly struck a parking lot attendant. "I saw Mr. Knight enter into his car, never striking anyone," Muhammad said. "You never saw Mr. Knight touch anyone.
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August 28, 2005 | David Pierson, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Police Department released a brief transcript Saturday of communication between a dispatcher and the officer involved in last week's altercation with Tony Muhammad, the Western regional director of the Nation of Islam. As the transcript begins, an officer says, "Don't walk behind me, don't walk behind me." Muhammad replies, "I'm not doing nothing, I'm not going nowhere." After the officer tells him to "back up," Muhammad responds, "Make me."
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