Thursday, May 12, 2005


It's a little late, but when Bernard went to KASCON this year, they had what was known as the 4.29 Truth Commission. I'm sure he knows more about this than I do, but part of it involves a list of questions about the LA Riots that still have yet to be answered.

Our store wasn't burned down or damaged because it wasn't located in Koreatown, but business was never the same after. I mean if I was afraid to go to LA, and I grew up there, what tourists or visitors would go to LA to shop? I remember my mom crying and my father just staring at the TV screen. Paul Moyer, a local news anchor (shmuck), commented how the Korean shop owners who were protecting their stores made the whole place look like Saigon, and questioned why they took such drastic measures; almost chiding them that they were prepetuating the problem. My dad was pissed. I still hate him today.

Later, they both participated in the march led by Angelo Oh. Everyone has disguishing moments in there life time; a marker they can place to say that from that point on, their view of the world had changed. The L.A. Riots was one of mine.

Partial List:
Both LA County Sheriff Black and the local FBI chief publicly avowed to prosecute alleged massive civil rights violations against the Korean victims. Nothing happened. Why?...

LAPD refused to respond to desperate pleas for help from Koreatown merchants and residents under attack for the first crucial two days. Instead they chose to draw the line of defense in the back of Koreatown, along the affluent West LA. How and Why?...

LAPD knew through its extensive anti-gang task force sources -- and it was open street talk -- that gangs, especially Crips, Bloods, Mexican Mafia, 18th Street Gangs - were plotting to wreck havoc on Korean stores in South Central and Koreatown to get revenge for the shooting of Harlins two years before the Rodney King beatings...
Why LAPD didn't pursue these intelligence reports (more=click on 4.29 Truth Commission)

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