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Los Angeles County, California / Police Chief / Judge's Race #141672

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 01, 1992
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Impact of the riots on California political contests, such as the Los Angeles amendment to limit the power of the police chief, noted.

(Los Angeles: Gary Shepard) Controversial judicial election campaign in Los Angeles County, California, examined; details recalled of case in which Judge Joyce Karlin gave a light sentence to Soon Ja Du, a Korean grocer who shot black teenager Latasha Harlins; store videotape of incident shown. [KARLIN, Harlins justice committee Gina RAE, black MAN, white WOMAN - offer views on the case.] Link of this case to attacks on Korean businesses during the riots noted. [KARLIN - says there is a lynch mob mentality.]

Sawyer, Forrest;
Shepard, Gary

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