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Cora Looney. Aged 102,
(as verified by her driverís license)

After hearing on the news and on the street how officers were beating and shooting suspected looters, she went to every policeman she could find and pleaded for them to show restraint.

To not hurt anyone else. To please end the bloodshed and violence.

They laughed in her face.

She cried, but did not stop.

Accompanying Cora is her 78 year old daughter who drove her around in this 90 degree, smoke filled heat.

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cora, south central, los angeles, may 1992