Mara Shalhoup in the LA Weekly presents "25 Years After the L.A. Riots: An Oral History."
Josephine Livingstone at The New Republic explains the significance of videotape to the events.
"Yet it is necessary to hope, though hope should always be deluded; for hope itself is happiness, and its frustration, however, frequent, are less dreadful than its extinction." --Samuel Johnson, 1759