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EMILE MACK (RETIRED LAFD) SHARES HIS STORY AND THOUGHTS ON THE 1992 LOS ANGELES RIOTS.

HISTORICAL IMAGES OF THE 1992 LOS ANGELES RIOTS BY HYUNGWON KANG (@KANGPHOTO)

VERMONT AND FIRST

Koreatown on fire during 1992 4-29 Riots.

WESTERN AND SIXTH

Koreatown on fire during 1992 4-29 Riots.

SOUTH CENTRAL ON FIRE

South Central L.A. on fire during 1992 4-29 Riots.

CALIFORNIA MARKET ON WESTERN

Security and Volunteer sentry in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

HOBART AND THIRD

Volunteer sentry ambushed in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

WESTERN AND FIFTH

Shop owner returns fire in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

GUARDING KOREAN SUPERMARKET

Volunteer sentry in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

GUARDING KOREAN SUPERMARKET

Volunteer sentry in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

GUARDING FROM THE ROOFTOP

Volunteer sentry in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

SOUTH CENTRAL ON FIRE

South Central L.A. on fire during 1992 4-29 Riots.

WESTERN AND FIFTH

Volunteer sentry in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

NATIONAL GUARD IN KOREATOWN

National Guard deployed in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTERS

Volunteers fight fire in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

VOLUNTEER SENTRY AMBUSHED

Volunteer sentry shot in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

VOLUNTEER SENTRY ARRIVING

Volunteer sentury in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

EDDIE LEE LAID TO REST

Volunteer sentry Eddie Lee’s funeral in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

EDDIE LEE KILLED

Volunteer sentry Eddie Lee killed in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

VOLUNTEER SENTRY CHECKS WEAPON

Volunteer sentry in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

LOOTERS

Looters in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

START OF THE L.A. RIOTS

Start of the 1992 4-29 Riots.

PROTEST IN SOUTH CENTRAL

A start of protest in South Central L.A. on the first night of 1992 4-29 Riots.

RADIO KOREA

Volunteer sentry listen to calls for help on Korean language radio

SHOTS FIRED

Volunteer sentry vehicle was shot at in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

LOOTING DURING THE L.A. RIOTS

A Looter carries items during 1992 4-29 Riots.

KOREATOWN ON FIRE

Fire in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

LOOTING IN KOREATOWN

Looting in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

KOREATOWN OF FIRE

Koreatown on fire during 1992 4-29 Riots.

LOOTING CONTINUES

Looting continues in Koreatown during 1992 4-29 Riots.

SOUTH CENTRAL ON FIRE

South Central L.A. on fire during 1992 4-29 Riots.

FIRE BURNED FOR DAYS

Fire burns for days during 1992 4-29 Riots.

KOREAN SHOP OWNERS TEARS

Some Korean shop owners lost everything in during 1992 4-29 Riots.

KOREATOWN BURNS

Koreatown burns during 1992 4-29 Riots.

EDDIE LEE’S GRAVE

Eddie Lee’s mother Mrs. Jung-hui Lee grieves at Eddie Lee’s grave on the 5th anniversary of the 1992 L.A. Riots.