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Twenty years after the L.A. riots, neighborhoods still healing
cbsnews.com ^ | April 27 2012 | John Blackstone

Posted on 04/27/2012 4:49:58 PM PDT by NoLibZone

No one who was there or watched it on TV will ever forget the rioting in Los Angeles that began 20 years ago this Sunday. The mostly-black community of South L.A. erupted after a jury acquitted four white police officers in the videotaped beating of Rodney King, a black motorist stopped for speeding.

Six days of violence killed 55 people, injured thousands, and shocked the nation. CBS News correspondent John Blackstone covered the riots in 1992 and returned to the neighborhood this week.

When Los Angeles was seized by chaos and violence 20 years ago, the city's deep divisions were brutally exposed.

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More than 1,500 businesses were looted or destroyed. Many of the ransacked stores were owned by African Americans.

But for Tolliver's barbershop, there was some protection: A sign on the door that said "Black Owned".

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: California
KEYWORDS: lariots; losangelesriots

1 posted on 04/27/2012 4:50:09 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

There is always next time.


2 posted on 04/27/2012 4:52:22 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: NoLibZone

Cccan’t we all jjjust get along?


3 posted on 04/27/2012 4:53:58 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: NoLibZone

It’s not so much that the neighborhood hasn’t recovered, it’s that the culture that has been continuing it’s accelerating decline that is the real problem. Not so much a problem, really. “Problem” implies that there is a solution to solve the issue. We live in interesting times, but it’s still sad. It’s good to be old. (I add that only because I’m a “glass half full” kinds guy. :{) )


4 posted on 04/27/2012 4:55:48 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: NoLibZone

Those neighborhoods would have healed much faster if they had been simply blown to bits back then. They were already in ruins.


5 posted on 04/27/2012 4:56:43 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

The riots had nothing to do with Rodney King.

They were simply a pogrom against Koreans.


6 posted on 04/27/2012 4:59:29 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: NoLibZone

L.A. Riots aka “Night of the ferals scammed into wilding by the MSM which has yet to be held accountable for it”.


7 posted on 04/27/2012 4:59:29 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (From the dough tree we get donuts.)
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To: NoLibZone

I guess we’ll be seeing that 20 years or “healing” go in the toilet this summer.


8 posted on 04/27/2012 5:02:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Or in November when The One loses.


9 posted on 04/27/2012 5:06:48 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: NoLibZone

Gee, I wonder what the purpose of this article might be?

It’s easy for me to say, because I don’t live anywhere near where these animals might strike... but as far as I am concerned, they can bring it any ol’ time they get the itch.

At some point these asshats need to be dealt with, by whatever means necessary.

Their group pity party needs to end and they need to learn how to act like Americans and find some self respect.


10 posted on 04/27/2012 5:16:26 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

Sounds like a threat


11 posted on 04/27/2012 5:29:30 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: EGPWS
“Cccan’t we all jjjust get along?”

Tied that. It didn't work. So now, I am cocked & locked. My family, my home, my property are off limits to any of “Holder's People”. Any of his people violating these simple rules will be JUDGEed harshly.

12 posted on 04/27/2012 5:35:16 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: NoLibZone

I think healing is the wrong word.

Festering would be better.


13 posted on 04/27/2012 5:36:20 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Tupelo

Tied that = Tried that.


14 posted on 04/27/2012 5:36:38 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: NoLibZone

“If you don’t elect Obama
Then the black man will get you!
The black man will get you!
The black man will get you!
If you don’t elect Obama
Then the black man will get you!
And Korean groceries will go up in smoke!”

Thank you CBS. Please do let us know when the sky is falling, too.


15 posted on 04/27/2012 5:45:03 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: NoLibZone

“Rodney King, a black motorist stopped for speeding.”

No bias there. CBS is disgusting. Should have read:

“Rodney King, a black felon high on PCP tried to evade police during a high speed chase and then violently resisted arrest despite being Tased several times and had to be subdued with batons”


16 posted on 04/27/2012 6:25:54 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I guess we’ll be seeing that 20 years or “healing” go in the toilet this summer.

Yes. I firmly believe that the last twenty years have been a period of decline and deterioration. This will be a long hot summer for virtually no reason at all.

17 posted on 04/27/2012 6:34:39 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

I lived through the riots, and saw first hand how fast that thin veneer of civilization disappears. A friend and myself actually were shot at a few days after the riots subsided, and called the police who showed up surprisingly fast in about 20 cars!

10 mins later we heard around 20-30 shots occurring just a few blocks over, where there were some less than desirables living (this was in North Hollywood).

Never saw those un-desirables around our neighborhood again...


18 posted on 04/27/2012 6:44:44 PM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: freeangel
Darnedest thing I ever saw was this bunch of rioters standing at the burnt out remains of their post office squalling their eyes out because they couldn't get their welfare checks.crazy.
19 posted on 04/27/2012 7:26:37 PM PDT by Vote 4 Nixon (EAT...FISH...SLEEP...REDUX)
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Donate here!



20 posted on 04/27/2012 7:28:31 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: NoLibZone

I thought the Chicanos had run most of the blacks out of there.


21 posted on 04/27/2012 7:28:54 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: NoLibZone

As Slick Willie would say, define “still healing”.


22 posted on 04/27/2012 7:44:11 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: NoLibZone

I just love these commiserations...

It’s like saying, you know what folks, it’s time to get back to work and start another riot. Don’t you realize you still aren’t being treated fairly?


23 posted on 04/27/2012 8:07:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: Vote 4 Nixon

Yup. The euphoria of “stickin’ it to the Man” subsides awfully fast once they realize now they’ve gotta go fourteen blocks or more for groceries.


24 posted on 04/27/2012 9:00:49 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: NativeSon; Gator113

Sounds like a promise...


25 posted on 04/27/2012 11:11:33 PM PDT by TXnMA
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
....scammed into wilding by the MSM ....

and now there's Twitter and Facebook for people like Spike Lee and the New Black Panthers to really kick it up a notch.

26 posted on 04/28/2012 4:05:34 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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