For 22 murder victims, LA Riots leave legacy of justice eluded.

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    Twenty years ago, Los Angeles erupted in riots after four cops were acquitted in the videotaped beating of Rodney King, but during an uprising supposedly in the name of justice, some people got away with murder.
    During the five "Days of Outrage," a disbelieving nation watched on television as looters broke store windows and emptied shelves, Korean grocers sat atop their stores with assault rifles and fires were set throughout South Central and other parts of the city. Beatings, including the brutal one administered to truck driver Reginald Denny, were captured on video by news crews.
    “Can’t we all just get along?” pleaded King as the city was plunged into violent chaos. The phrase became a rallying cry for a city determined to heal after being torn apart by racial divisions.
    The police were overwhelmed, and the National Guard was called in to help quell the violence. When the mayhem subsided five days later, nearly 1,600 buildings were destroyed or damaged and more than 2,300 people were hurt. The final cost of the riot was estimated at more than a billion dollars, including $735 million in property damage.


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    This is what the media and sharpton have set us up for in the Zimmerman case.
     
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    But the human toll is the most disturbing legacy of the riots. Some 53 people were killed in what police have classified as riot-related homicides and accidents. Of those, some 22 homicides remain classified as open and unsolved.
    The dead for whom justice remains elusive include a 15-year-old boy shot as he stood on a corner, a Good Samaritan who tried to douse flames set by a crowd of angry looters, a hard-working immigrant who insisted on making grocery deliveries even as his neighborhood burned, a suburban man shot when he came to check on his store and John Doe No. 80, whose identity may never be known.


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    Actually it was 54 people murdered. Your article says 53, small difference. 22 murders are still unsolved.

    I'm here in Los Angeles, just as I was 20 years ago when it happened. Today I'm watching local news thining they are being sly in agitating for the recreation of those riots. Of course, no one is going to mention that it was black Mayor Tom Bradley who was responsible for sparking the riots to begin with.

    Credit for ending the riots isn't with the National Guard, or the police, credit for ending the riot belongs to the United States Postal Service. The riot started on April 30, five days later the postal service said they would not deliver the mail to the infected neighborhoods. That meant no welfare checks. The rioters lined up at the post offices to be handed their money and the riot was over except for some dying muttering that requiring blacks to pick up the welfare checks was racist. White people living in areas where there was no rioting didn't have to go pick up their welfare checks!
     
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    The LA riots were a direct result of the media manipulating the truth to create drama.
    They wilfully and purposely cut out the first few minutes of the video tape showing King fighting the officers and trying to run away.
    Not that this in any way justified them beating the shit out of him later...but it set the mindset that the police beat the man for the shear joy of it.
    Same with Zimmerman and Trayvon.
    By all accounts - Zimmerman is a documented community volunteer than has been working with troubled kids (including blacks) for years. He was well liked and thought good of. Trayvon was a troubled youth with a history of causing trouble and violence. Yet the media obviously tried to create an image opposite from the truth - again to create drama.
     
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    Have they solved the murders of all those Iraqi children during Shock and Awe yet?
     
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    Did Hollywood ever make a move of this event? I can't remember any.
     
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    man you people really hate blacks
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jhv86ueMJw&feature=fvst]LA Riots (Part 1 or 2) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    The rioters,no matter who they are,should have been killed.
    people have the right no matter who they are,to protect life and property.
    truthmatters,youre a useless piece of shit old racist.
     
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    This is the same media that was proved fraud on treyvon martin.
     

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