QUESTION: 1992 LA Uprising/Riots

question / pregunta: 

Hello RadReffers - I was looking for good resources about the L.A. Riots - specifically numbers and statistics of those detained, arrested and wounded - number of people, police and military involved - timelines/listings of targets (like the police station downtown?) - aftermath/reparations by city government (give us the hammer and the nails - bloods/crips plan the rebuild los angeles) and especially video archival footage resources or documentary films.

anything you can find helps - thank you


There is a large amount of information available on the 1992 Los Angeles riot-- films, government documents, books and articles. If you have access to a public or university library, searching 'Riots--California--Los Angeles' and limiting the search to things published after 1992 will bring up some excellent results. I'll include a list of some of the films and books I found using that search strategy, but I would encourage you to explore further, by examining the sources cited for some of the resources I'm listing.

Ong, Paul M
Losses in the Los Angeles civil unrest, April 29-May 1, 1992 : lists of the damaged properties and the L.A. riot/rebellion and Korean merchants / by Paul Ong and Suzanne Hee
Los Angeles, Calif. : Center for Pacific Rim Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, c1993

DiPasquale, Denise
The L.A. riot and the economics of urban unrest / Denise DiPasquale, Edward L. Glaeser
Cambridge, MA : National Bureau of Economic Research, c1996

California. Legislature. Senate. Special Task Force on a New Los Angeles

New initiatives for a new Los Angeles : final report and recommendations / Senate Special Task Force on a New Los Angeles
Sacramento, CA : Senate Publications, [1992]

Sa-i-gu [videorecording] = 4.29 / produced by Christine Choy, Elaine H. Kim, Dai Sil Kim-Gibson ; written, directed and narrated by Dai Sil Kim-Gibson ; co-directed by Christine Choy
San Francisco, CA : National Asian American Telecommunications Association, c1993

'Explores the embittering effect the Rodney King verdict and subsequent April 29, 1992 riot had on Korean American women shopkeepers who suffered more than half of the material losses in the conflict. Film underscores the shattering of their American dream while taking the media to task for playing up the "Korean-Black" aspect of the rioting.'

Author Los Angeles (Calif.). Police Commission
The city in crisis : a report / by the Special Advisor to the Board of Police Commissioners on the civil disorder in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA : Special Advisor Study, Inc. ; Washington, D.C. : The Police Foundation, Inc. / c1992

The Fire this time [videorecording]
Los Angeles : Rhino Home Video, 1995

'Through interviews with civic leaders, politicians and Los Angeles city residents film examines conditions in inner city Los Angeles which have led to violence and rioting in the past. Critiques past governmental policies which have failed to correct the problems and makes suggestions for future solutions.'

Inside the L.A. riots : what really happened, and why it will happen again : essays and articles / by more than 60 of America's leading independent writers and journalists ; [Don Hazen, editor]
[New York] : Institute for Alternative Journalism, 1992

The Los Angeles riots : lessons for the urban future / edited by Mark Baldassare
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1994