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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 - Study Guide The War Zone, Trophies Summary & Analysis

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Paul Parker is the chairperson of the Free the LA Four Plus Defense Committee. In his interview in 1993, Parker said that Police Chief Daryl Gates and the LAPD had been strongly criticized for their actions when the rebellion started. This suggests their efforts to find and arrest the people responsible for Reginald Denny's beating were mostly a public relations program prompted by that criticism.

The LAPD sent two SWAT teams to arrest Parker's brother, Lance, and had television cameras there to film the arrest. The police said Lance was a known gang member and a drug dealer. According to Parker, Lance went to college for four years and was working as a process server for a law firm. He was accused of attempted murder for shooting at Denny. He was also accused of blowing up some gasoline pumps. Parker notes that...

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