Friday, April 28, 2017

28 April 2017

Here in the greater Los Angeles area---just like regular folks elsewhere---we like to acknowledge the  anniversaries of significant events in our town. This month we are revisiting the '92 LA riots, which means we are, collectively, temporarily obsessed with them. We are talking about whether they should even be named "riots," or if "civil unrest" or "insurrection" or some other term would be a name that better fit the circumstances. Today the LA Times worked the story from a pretty great angle: the pastors in South LA who spent those fraught days trying to cool down a lot of overheated people on both sides. I mean, 25 years was a long time ago, but are those guys still working? Because we might need them again, only this time for the entire nation.

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