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Los Angeles, California / Violence / Gang Truce / King Verdict / Campaign '92 #344645

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 05, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Ron Allen) Peace talks and truce between rival Los Angeles Crips and Bloods gang members in the wake of the recent Los Angeles violence featured; scenes shown. [Gang MEMBER - comments.] [Crips leader "LITTLE MONSTER" - says there is a common enemy; talks about empowering the community, revolution.] [SHERIFF - says there's hatred toward law enforcement.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Bill Lagattuta) Return to normal routine in Los Angeles featured. [Black MAN, white WAITER - comment.] Scenes shown of damage, return of some looted goods and beating of motorist Reginald Denny. [Black MAN - compares Denny and Rodney King beatings.] [On April 29, Los Angeles police spokesman Commander Bob GIL - comments on police chief's activities.] Scenes shown of home where Los Angeles police chief Daryl Gates attended a party to campaign against a police reform initiative during the rioting. [At party, voice of GATES - comments on situations where people will be without assistance.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Lone Hispanic juror for the King police beating trial, Virginia Loya, quoted on her attempt to make at least one guilty verdict. Report introduced.

(New York: Richard Threlkeld) Political fallout of the recent Los Angeles violence featured; scenes shown of Patrick Buchanan and Governor Bill Clinton amidst the destruction. [BUCHANAN - talks about stopping the violence.] [CLINTON - comments on Republicans' blame of Democratic social programs for the violence.] Footage shown of 1967 Newark, New Jersey, rioting. [University of Southern California Susan ESTRICH - says you have to obtain white suburbanites' votes to win the election.] [White WOMAN - doubts the president can change anything.] Looting scenes shown. [Political scientist Andrew HACKER - comments on aid to Los Angeles.]

Allen, Ron;
Lagattuta, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Threlkeld, Richard

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