LA Riots: Could They Happen Again?

Racial tensions and police conduct are better in Los Angeles, say locals. But what about elsewhere?

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"Some things have changed, and it's still evolving," says Parks. "But I don't think we should ever believe we have succeeded. The minute you declare success, things unravel. Success only lasts until the next [police] shooting."

Sylvester Monroe is a frequent contributor to The Root. He covered both Rodney King trials and the 1992 Los Angeles riots for Time magazine.

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