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Watts Riots: Chief Parker, Policing, and Our Weekly Web Roundup

August 13, 201551 min
We continue to look back at Watts, 50 years after the riots. South Los Angeles was on fire, and LAPD Chief William H. Parker was tasked with putting it out. And after Watts erupted in 1965, policing stayed much the same through the 90s. But for a look at what it means to police Watts today, we met up with the Deputy Chief of South Bureau, that?s the collection of precincts that cover South Los Angeles.

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