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

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The War Zone, The Unheard Summary

Maxine Waters, Congresswoman from the 35th District, gave a speech at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church shortly after Daryl Gates resigned from the LAPD. In her speech, Waters reminded listeners that there had been an insurrection in Los Angeles before the Rodney King disturbance and that it had resulted from police brutality. She reminded them of the Kerner Commission report issued after that insurrection and how the report discussed the ills of society, institutionalized racism, lack of services and the lack of government response to people. If that report was read now, in 1992, she said we would find that all the things cited twenty years before still exist.

Waters called out to the President, telling him that people are hungry in the Bronx and in Atlanta and in St. Louis. She told him that children's lives are at...

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