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John Buntin

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Staff writer at Governing magazine and author of LA Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City

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On August 12th, 1965, day two of the Watts Riots, South Los Angeles was on fire. The man tasked with putting out that fire was William H. Parker, chief of the LAPD.

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On August 12th, 1965, day two of the Watts Riots, South Los Angeles was on fire. The man tasked with putting out that fire was William H. Parker, chief of the LAPD.

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L.A. Noire  is a video game released today by the company that brought you Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption.

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