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In the News: Joseph Wambaugh on The Watts Riots (Op-Ed, LA Times, 2015)

By Joseph Wambaugh Commentary Opinion Crime Riots Law Enforcement Fires Los Angeles Police Department “At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12, 1965, about 2,000 people gather at 116th and Avalon. Tension is still high after the mob violence of the previous night following the arrest of an alleged drunk driver, but the people are not […]
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