Michael ... I'm beginning to think that there's something really wrong with you.
#1 - It's not like White people took leisurely strolls through South Central ANY day of the week! It's not like when the verdict came in there was suddenly some emergency shout out not to go into the hood!
#2 - If you (as a Black man? :confused) were timid about going into South Central L.A. for fear of losing your life ... well, See #1! because perhaps, like Kevin41 says, you may be one of them!
#3 - The LAPD was given no orders until the 3rd day when everybody went home to go and try to restore order. That's one of the reasons the police chief lost his job. You remember that racist, Bill Gates, don't you? I'm sure he would have been one of your favorites!
#4 - The County of Los Angeles extends from the Pacific Ocean east for the next 100 miles, almost. The riots were confined to a specific area within a specific section of the City of Los Angeles. You shouldn't give people the impression that it was this massive, all out riot situation. It was bad enough as it was. It didn't extend outside of the Black neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles. I lived within a couple of miles of Fedco, and it was not burglarized by the residents of South Central. It was burglarized by people a little more affluent, like you, that got caught up in the moment.
Let's tell the truth about it, if you're going to tell it at all.