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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 - The War Zone, National Guard Summary & Analysis

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Julio Menjivar, a lumber salesman and driver, was watching the looting and confusion when some police officers passed by laughing, telling people that it was fine that they were destroying their own neighborhood. The police were encouraging them to do it. Then there were jeeps and trucks everywhere in the intersection. The National Guard had arrived, and guardsmen threw all the people on the ground. Menjivar was lifted up by his arm and threatened by a guardsman. He is overweight, and it was difficult for him to get up, so the guardsman insulted his weight and kicked him. He heard his wife and father calling his name. His mother, sister and wife tried to get to the street corner. The Guard almost shot them because they were so angry.

The Guard started to ask questions of everyone, but many...

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