• Los Angeles Riots Police Central South
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    Though sparked by the Rodney King verdict, there were many other causes of the riots that erupted on the streets of Los Angeles on April 29, 1992. The Los Angeles riots in 1992 were devastating. The obvious issue portrayed through the media was black versus white. If you did not live in Los Angeles or California chances are you did not hear full coverage of the story, you heard a simple cut and dry portrayal of the events in South Central. If you heard one thing about the riots, it was that ther...
  • Los Angeles Gang Crack Cocaine
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    How has the Crips Street Gang evolved since the 1960's Gone are the days when battles were over community control, when loyalty meant self- determination, not self destruction. In the 1980's crack cocaine became a major source of income for many African - American gang members in Los Angeles. Gangs were faced with intra-conflict old codes of conducts versus laissez-faire attitudes of the younger gang members. Gang violence increased as many capitalized on this new market the distribution of crac...
  • The San Fernando Valley Secession Movement
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    The San Fernando Valley Secession Movement The citizens of the San Fernando Valley will soon be facing one of the most important issues in their history. With an estimated 3. 6 million residents in Los Angeles, the city has more population than 25 states combined. Los Angeles is so large geographically, that the cities of St. Louis, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and New York City will fit within its boundaries (see Fig a). The San Fernando Valley has 1. 2 police p...
  • La Riots Los Angeles
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    Believe it or not, Los Angeles was just waiting for an event like the Rodney King verdict to explode. All that was needed was that one spark to ignite the anger in the citizens of South Central and cause the area to explode. One of the recent and most significant riots took place on the streets of Los Angeles on April 29, 1992. The case was controversial because Rodney King was a black male beaten with excessive force by four white Los Angeles police officers. The not guilty verdict of the four ...
  • Mercury News Cia Cocaine Angeles
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    The CIA says it has not found any record of a relationship between itself and Nicaraguan drug dealers or others who allegedly operated a 1980 s cocaine ring in California and funneled the profits to a CIA-run guerrilla army. The intelligence agency's assertion was contained in documents filed Monday in U. S. District Court in San Diego. A copy of the filing was made available today by the CIA. William H. McNair, the information review officer for the CIA, said a search of agency records found n...
  • Crippin In Los Angeles
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    African American gangs in Los Angeles originated mostly from the migration of African Americans from the South after World War II. In the 1920's most of the gangs in Los Angeles were family oriented and it was not until the late 1940's that the first gangs began. The gangs surfaced out the area known as the East Side, which is the area east of Main Street to Alameda. A lot of the gangs surfaced because of the racism perpetrated by the whites. There was clear segregation and racism against blacks...
  • The Tattooed Soldier Los Angeles
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    Buildings, Freeways and Shadows of The Tattooed Soldier (Final Draft) Downtown Los Angeles is one of the busiest commercial centers in the United States. However, the city holds two groups of people in different economic level-the homeless and the working class. Hector Tobar frequently includes the landscape of the setting in downtown Los Angeles in The Tattooed Soldier. The novel is about two immigrants from Guatemala who have moved to Los Angeles. The protagonist, Antonio, takes a revenge on t...
  • Rodney King Officers Los Angeles
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    Contempt of Cop: The Rodney King Beating On March 3, 1991, Los Angeles police officers attempted to stop a white sedan traveling at a high rate of speed through Lake View Terrace, a residential neighborhood in northern Los Angeles. After a short pursuit, King was ordered out of his vehicle at gunpoint. King refused to comply and became belligerent and uncooperative. The use of open-hand controls, pepper spray and tasers were ineffective, as King continued to assault officers while resisting arre...
  • The Madina Collection Of Islamic Art At The Lacma
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    The Madina Collection of Islamic Art at the LACMA Introduction The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced recently that it had acquired "the remarkable Madina Collection of Islamic art. The collection contains works of various media dating from the late 7 th through 19 th centuries from the vast areas that comprise the Islamic world, from Southern Spain to Central Asia" (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2005). While the museum already had quite an extensive collection of Islamic art...
  • Los Angeles Area Nome Npp
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    University of Arizona "Wildcats " Nats 101 Writing Assignment # 3 Nats 101 sec 30 TA: Kurt F. KipfmuellerGeomorphic Agents Rank from low to high in order is glacier is low, wind is medium and waves / current is high. In Nome Alaska, the current importance processes is glacial processes. In Los Angeles, the current important process is coastal process. In Fargo, the current importance processes is aeolian processes. In Nome, glacier has begun created since 18000 years ago. Biomes Biome is a larg...
  • Emergency Management La Riots
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    Table of Contents Page 3- Introduction Page 3 - Los Angeles Erupts Page 5- Figure #1- City of Los Angeles- Extent of damage Page 6- The Powder Keg and the Spark Page 7- LA- Rich vs. Poor, Black vs. White Page 7- Crack Cocaine and Gangs Page 8- Figure #2- Gang Territories 1996 Page 9- The LAPD- Protectors of Occupying Force? Page 10- Rodney King and Latasha Harlins Page 11- Long Term Planning Page 11- Prevention/Mitigation Page 11- Preparedness Page 12- Response Page 12- Recovery Page 14- Bibliog...
  • Bush Is Swell Los Angeles
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    The rebirth of South Central Los Angeles a decade after it was torn apart by riots can be an example for a nation still recovering after last fall's terror attacks, President Bush said Monday. Bush told an enthusiastic audience at First AME Church that the unrest had given way to positive change. 'Out of this violence and ugliness came new hope,' Bush said. Where burned-out hulks of buildings stood, businesses now thrive, examples of 'what is possible in America when people put aside differences...
  • Johnny Cochran Trial Law
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    Johnnie Cochran was born in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1937. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of California at Los Angeles. Mr. Cochran graduated from the Loyola University School of Law in 1962. In 1963, he began his legal career in Los Angeles, California as a Deputy City Attorney for the city's criminal division. He remained in that position for three years before co-founding Cochran, Atkins and Evans. The firm practiced civil and criminal cases....
  • Los Angeles Smog Media Air
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    Mary Ying Assignment #4 WRIT 140 RajamannarNovember 10, 1999 Smog: The Big Story The beautiful mountain ranges surrounding the Los Angeles region make a magnificent view, but unfortunately the smog problem in Los Angeles prevents everyone from enjoying this. Smog is a large environmental problem that needs to be concentrated on to find solutions. The media, which includes television, newspaper, magazines, and organizations, is delivering messages to inform the public concerning smog, but are the...
  • Los Angeles Police Law Enforcement
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    Social Import: The Cracks in the System An integral component to the infrastructure of government is law enforcement. In over two hundred years of prosperity, the United States has relied heavily upon the integrity of its law enforcement in maintaining order and securing the civil liberties of the American. The conduct and code of the police force in the United States has been exemplary, and has set the standards by which many nations have modeled their police departments after that of the U. S....
  • California Los Angeles
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    INTRODUCTION California is located far west of the United States. It is widely know for its natural beauty and its huge farms and factories. The state has an area larger than Germany. Its many cities include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, and San Diego to name a few. The state has lured many immigrants since the 19 th century for its gold and mining. HISTORY When the first Europeans arrived in the 16 th century, the region of California was all Native Americans. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo...
  • The Death Of Marylin Monroe
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    The Death of Marilyn Monroe Critical Essay Choose a poem that deals with the themes of responsibility and innocence in an interesting way. Show how the poet's techniques help to convey these themes effectively. An extremely thought provoking example of a poem which deals with the themes of responsibility and innocence in an interesting way is "The Death of Marilyn Monroe" by poet Edwin Morgan. The poem centres around Hollywood sex icon Marilyn Monroe and how the life she lived and the people she...
  • Los Angeles Services Care Alzheimer
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    About Us | Locations | Board of Directors Employment Opportunities | Annual Report | Funding Mission Statement The Alzheimer's Association is the national volunteer health agency dedicated to researching the prevention, cure and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders and to providing support and assistance to afflicted patients and their families. In Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties, the Alzheimer's Association's mission is to meet the needs of an ethnically an...
  • Los Angeles Test Testing Machine
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    Scope This test is used to determine the resistance of coarse aggregate to impact in a rotating cylinder containing metallic spheres. This test is known as the Los Angeles Abrasion Test. Sample - Using the Riffle Box obtain a representative sample of the aggregate. -Dirty or coated aggregate shall be washed, dried to constant mass at 110 +/- 5^0 C, and cooled to room temperature before preparing the test specimen. -Separate the aggregate on the required sieve sizes, and prepare the test specimen...
  • Crack Cocaine Gang Violence Los
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    How has the Crips Street Gang evolved since the 1960's? Gone are the days when battles were over community control, when loyalty meant self- determination, not self destruction. In the 1980's crack cocaine became a major source of income for many African – American gang members in Los Angeles. Gangs were faced with intra-conflict old codes of conducts versus laissez-faire attitudes of the younger gang members. Gang violence increased as many capitalized on this new market the distribution ...