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  • Demonstration Against Police Brutality
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    Los Angeles police fired rubber bullets Sunday into a crowd of people demonstrating against police brutality near the LAPD's downtown headquarters, breaking up an unauthorized splinter group of marchers who threw bottles, vandalized bus stops and yelled obscenities. In a scene reminiscent of clashes during the Democratic National Convention in August, police in riot gear fired the nonlethal bullets after protesters began setting fires and throwing objects at officers who were trying to stop the ...
  • Los Angeles Police Department
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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...
  • Bradley Coalition In Los Angeles
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    Cultural Diversity in Local Politics Overview This paper explores the limits and potentials of ethnic and racial coalition building in Los Angeles. The demographic changes that have occurred in Los Angeles during the past twenty years have been extraordinary, both in scope and diversity. The area has witnessed a literal boom in population growth, increasing from 7 million in 1970 to 8.8 million in 1990. (US Bureau of the Census) However, it is the dramatic change in ethnic and racial diversity o...
  • Police Departments And Swat Teams
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    Police departments have a different job today compared to thirty years ago. Not only are police required to serve and protect, they must also now appease, socially and politically, the American public that they serve. In particular, when the necessity for police in crisis events arises, departments must still be sensitive to the opinions of the public when employing their tactics. As a result, the current role of the special weapons and training teams, or SWAT teams, used in these crisis events ...
  • Valley Vote Members Support Secession
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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 per ...
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
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    Media affects everyone and everything; There is no escape. Media is everywhere and surrounds everything. Henry Jenkins and Marshall McLuhan have differing points of view as to what the meaning of media is. They both, however, have their particular pon its which they describe well. Jenkin's talks about the different types of cultures that exist, focusing on popular culture, in his essay, "What Everyone Should Know About Popular Culture". Mcluhan talks about the concepts of Narcicism and the "Glob...
  • Los Angeles Riots
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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 ...
  • California
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    Californian history The first Europeans to approach California came from the south. Spanish explorers in the sixteenth century sailed northward from the ports of Acapulco and Navidad along the west coast of what is today Mexico. They came in search of gold and the water route to Asia through North America. Among the most important of these early explorers were Hern " an Cort " es, Fort " un Jim'e nez, and Francisco de Ulloa. They sailed along the coast of Baja (or Lower) California. Hern " an Co...
  • Los Angeles Police Department
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    The Los Angeles Police Department and the New York City Police Department are from two major cities, but are their hiring standards different or alike? After comparing these two law enforcement agencies I found that they were both alike in their hiring standards. The Los Angeles Police Department is committed to serving the community while protecting the rights of all persons. It is the mission of the LAPD to safeguard the less and property of the people they serve, to reduce the incidence and f...
  • 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...
  • Mean Npp Per Unit Area
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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 large...
  • South Central Los Angeles
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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- Bibli...
  • Stories O Bush
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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...
  • Law Practice Of Johnnie L Cochran
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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. ...
  • Smog Problem In Los Angeles
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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...
  • Mischievous Of The Los Angeles Police Officers
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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.....
  • Geronimo Pratt
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    geronimo ji Jag a (preferred capitalization), also known as Geronimo Pratt, a former Black Panther leader, was wrongfully convicted 24 years ago for the murder of a woman in Santa Monica, California. geronimo has always maintained that he was 400 miles away in Oakland, California, at the time of the killing at a Black Panther meeting, and that he was a victim of the FBI's Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO). Represented by Stuart Hanlon, Johnnie Cochran, Robert Garcia, Julie Dro us, Valeri...
  • Next Stop For Pedro Martinez
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    For my Famous Hispanic American report, I am writing about Pedro Martinez. He was born on October 25, 1971 in the Dominican Republic. Pedro speaks two languages which are spanish and english. His parents are Pauli no and Lapoldina Martinez and they just speak spanish. Pedro also has an older brother and his name is Ramon Martinez and he speaks spanish and english like his younger brother Pedro. Pedro and Ramon grew up to be very athletic. They played baseball for a long time, even when they were...
  • March 31 2003 Web March 31 2003
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    1. "BASRA". DAWN. March 29 2003. http: quickstart. clari. netqs-sewebnewsdoHOW THE WAR IS LOOKING IN IRAQ. R 2 UPDJr. htlm March 31 2003. Basra is Saddams home town, and it is being destroyed to its bitter end. As many air-raids attack Basra, many start to worry about the innocent civilians. 2. "CENTRAL IRAQ". DAWN. Central IRAQ has many loyal republican guards standing strong. The U.S. is d roping bombs through air-raids not caring about the civilians in there homes. 3. Di giovanna., Mike. "Dod...
  • Alzheimer's Association Of Los Angeles
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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...

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