The Sundial

Destruction in 1992 L.A. Upheaval: How law enforcement let the largest urban riot/rebellion rage on

Hansook Oh

April 29, 2012

Twenty years ago, our city convulsed with a tremor that could not be measured on the Richter scale. Fifty-three lives were lost, thousands were injured and property damage equaled $1 billion. The livelihoods of immigrants and small business owners – their American dream – were destroyed in the blink of an eye.The upheaval which occurred during the last week of April means dif...

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