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L.A. burned 25 years ago. How have the '92 riots changed us?

L.A. burned 25 years ago. How have the '92 riots changed us?

Good morning. I’m Paul Thornton, The Times’ letters editor, and it is Saturday, April 29, 2017. Here’s a look back at the week in Opinion.

Twenty-five years ago today, the uprising in response to the acquittal of four police officers who were filmed savagely beating Rodney King began in Los Angeles. Over the next week, dozens of people would be killed and thousands injured — and the racial tensions that had long been plaguing Los Angeles would break dramatically into public view.

Since 1992, crime rates in Los Angeles have dropped dramatically, and by many other measures the region has largely...

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