30 years later: Héctor Tobar and Gil Garcetti reflect on the 1992 riots
- April 29, 2022
- Hector Tobar, Chicano/Latino studies and English, Spectrum News 1, April 29, 2022 (Podcast)
In this week's episode, we hear about the days of unrest that followed which resulted in more than 50 deaths and approximately a billion dollars worth of damage. First, journalist Héctor Tobar, [UCI associate professor of Chicano/Latino studies], talks about covering the story for the LA Times. Former LA County district attorney Gil Garcetti — who is also Mayor Eric Garcetti's father — then shares how the experience influenced his career as the region's top prosecutor.
For the full story, please visit https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/socal-in-17/2022/04/28/30-years-later--h-ctor-tobar-and-gil-garcetti-reflect-on-the-1992-riots.
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