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PITTS: Martin killing not about race

Re: “When justice was denied and Los Angeles burned” (Leonard Pitts Jr. column, 4-29).

I was there 20 years ago, on duty as a firefighter just blocks from where the riots started. I stood in a sandwich shop and listened to Mayor Tom Bradley on the television.

He said, “The people have to vent their anger.”

I said to my fellow firefighters, “The mayor just started a riot.” I was on duty for 120 hours straight, fighting many fires and treating many injuries during the riots.

The Trayvon Martin incident is not the Rodney King incident, and it isn’t

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