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Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 - Twilight, Application of the Laws Summary & Analysis

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Bill Bradley, Democratic Senator from New Jersey, acknowledges that the law treats different people in different ways. One of the things that struck him about the events in Los Angeles was the following. An African-American friend who was interning at a big law firm in LA was pulled over by police while driving to one of the law partners' homes. He was thrown down and handcuffed at gunpoint. When he finally made them understand who he was and what he was doing in that neighborhood, the police let him go and drove away like nothing had happened.

Bradley says that the Rodney King beating was nothing new. Bradley questions why the partner of the law firm did not call anyone to complain about the treatment of his intern. Everyone has a responsibility to try to improve race relations in...

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