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Los Angeles Riots (1992)

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  • Brenda E. Stevenson, writer of wrongs

     Brenda E. Stevenson, writer of wrongs
    Historian Brenda E. Stevenson (pictured in her UCLA office, with an African sculpture) mostly writes about the long-gone — 18th and 19th century African Americans, and the lives of enslaved women. Then came the case that made history while L.A. watched: Korean-born shopkeeper Soon Ja Du killed black teenager Latasha Harlins over a bottle of orange juice. A jury convicted Du of voluntary manslaughter, but she was sentenced only to probation and community service.
  • Rodney King death report: Questions remain, relative says

    One of Rodney King’s close relatives said Thursday that questions remain about how he drowned in his backyard pool despite the findings in a coroner’s investigation.

    Coroner: Rodney King in drug, alcohol 'delirium' at time of death

    Rodney King drowned in his backyard swimming pool while in a “state of drug and alcohol-induced delirium,” officials concluded Thursday. The San Bernardino County coroner’s office said King died as a result of an accidental drowning...

    Chief Beck says illegal immigrants need 'fair' treatment. Agree?

    Through a series of actions in the last year, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has emerged as a leading voice in the national debate about illegal immigration. His first move made it easier for unlicensed drivers — a group dominated by...

    Jenni Rivera's musical family helped popularize Mexican narco-ballads

    Jenni Rivera, the Mexican American pop music singer who died in an airplane crash, came from a family that wielded an enormous influence on Mexican popular culture in Los Angeles.