Community Coalition Panel Looks Back On What Led To The ’92 Riots – Wave Newspapers

Community Coalition panel looks back on what led to the ’92 Riots – Wave Newspapers

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — In 1991, Karen Bass and Sylvia Castillo, co-founders of the Community Coalition, started a campaign to clean up or close down the liquor stores in South L.A., saying they had become “one-stop shops” for drugs and crime.They just didn’t have enough time.
That was the sentiment the two women expressed at a coalition panel, “L.A. Uprising: Then & Now,” on April 13, which examined the conditions leading up to the six days of rioting and destruction in 1992 following the not guilty verdict for four white Los Angeles police officers in the Rodney King beating trial.

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