Sunday, April 29, 2012

Los Angeles Riots

  • Twenty years ago today, the City of Los Angeles experienced one of the most devastating events caused by man since the Watts Riots in 1965. Heres a look back at the Los Angeles riots along with several other violent uprisings.
  • (ABC News)
  • LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Sunday marks a dark day in Los Angeles history. Its been 20 years since the beginning of the L.A. riots, and the First AME Church of Los Angeles is planning a special observance. The Rev.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • The Los Angeles riots began 20 years ago today. The Times has been covering the anniversary for several weeks. One element is an examination of the 63 people who lost their lives amid the looting and fires. Ten were shot to death by law enforcement officials.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Twenty years ago, he ran a furniture store in this building, in this South Los Angeles neighborhood, just 1.5 miles away from the flash point for one of the worst urban riots in U.S. history. Not much has changed, he says.
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  • More than 60 people lost their lives amid the looting and fires during the Los Angeles riots that ravaged the city over five days starting April 29, 1992. Ten were shot to death by law enforcement officials.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • LOS ANGELES - What LAPD Sgt. Rick Arteaga remembers most about the first night of the riots is a curbside history lesson at the intersection of Manchester and Vermont. Six police officers were trying to face down 400 angry residents.
  • (Boston Herald)
  • The Los Angeles riots — six days of arson, looting and death — are known to Korean Americans as Sa-i-gu, April 29 in Korean, the date the civil unrest started.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • The Los Angeles riots erupted on 29 April 1992 after four white police officers were acquitted over the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King. Anger led to days of looting and burning, 54 deaths and $1bn (£610m) of damage to the city.
  • (BBC News)
  • The death and destruction of the 1992 Los Angeles riots did not ripple east down Interstate 10 to the Coachella Valley, which saw only minor disturbances related to the racially charged unrest.
  • (Desert Sun)
  • It is the first morning of May 1992, and the air outside my Koreatown apartment is acrid with lingering smoke. I gingerly wander through the neighborhood, hoping to find a place to buy a quart of milk.
  • (Los Angeles Times)

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