Tag: LA Riots

An interesting note by LA Weekly magazine on a side of the 1992 LA Riots that I’ve never heard anybody speak or write about. In a book by Brenda Stevenson entitled The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots, the author argues that despite the highly publicized trial […]

Reuters photographer Hyungwon Kang visits Los Angeles 20 years after covering Koreatown for the L.A. Times during the infamous riots. At the time, Kang was the LA Times’ only Korean-speaking photographer on staff and his images of the Koreatown riots gives a unique and insider perspective ┬áto those chaotic events.

This is one video I’ve never seen from reading about the 1992 LA Riots. I had no idea Korean business owners drew guns on the public when their stores were being looted. Pretty crazy video to see.