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Gov. Larry Hogan points to Rodney King riot in disaster aid appeal

Gov. Larry Hogan points to Rodney King riot in disaster aid appeal

Gov. Larry Hogan is pointing to precedent — a federal decision to aid Los Angeles after a 1992 riot — as he appeals the Obama administration's decision to deny $19 million in assistance for Baltimore this year. In a letter this week asking President Barack Obama to overturn the decision, Hogan provided several examples in which the Federal Emergency Management Agency provided aid to state and local governments hit by calamities other than natural disasters. However, Hogan said, the "most compelling comparison" was the determination that Los Angeles was eligible for aid to rebuild after the civil unrest sparked by the acquittal of police officers in the videotaped...

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