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los angeles is bracing for a second night of burning, killing and looting. >> the stories you're about to see were recorded in the news between april 29 and may 1, 1992. >> it was a stunning thing to see, tanks rolling down the streets in los angeles. >> can we all get along? >> thejeffrey dahmer came back face justice. >> 15 bodies preserved in a refrigerator. >> it happens all the time. there are lots of other really big deal stories. >> sidney riso headed to work and disappeared. >> that are getting no attention
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at all. >> the gunman is holding 30 hostages in a high school. >> three people have been shot including four students, we can only make an appeal to the gunman, stop, there's been enough already. >> an all white jury acquitted four white police officers of assault in the videotaped beating of black motorist rodney king. >> i was scared. i was scared for my life. >> cross the nation, people were paying attention to this. >> the officers struck him with batons between 53 and 56 times. >> it was one of the first cases where there was actual video of a case of alleged police brutality. >> for 13 months, the city of los angeles has been a pressure cooker, building up to the rodney king trial. >> we the jury, in the above entitled action, find the
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defendant lawrence m. powell not guilty. >> after the beating in this videotape shocked the world when the verdict was no -- >> when that decision came down, i got so sick, i was actually sick to my stomach. >> my immediate reaction is, we let better get back to l.a. and start having some peaceful demonstrati demonstrations. >> before i could make arrangements to go, the place was ablaze. >> terrible, terrible pictures. >> immediately, there was anger manifesting itself across southern california.
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>> while the nation's eyes are glued to los angeles, on the other side of the countr police have been called to a bizarre crime scene. >> fbi agents have joined the search for a missing new jersey executive, sidney risso, president of exxon corporation. >> his wife said he left home early that morning, later that evening his car was left idling in the driveway of their home. >> they had followed their routine, they had breakfast together and she walked him to the door and said goodbye as she always did around 7: 30. >> the car never got down to the end of the driveway, and there was no sight of him, the guy had just gone poof. >> friends say risso is just like the house they live in, solid. >> if you're a cynical person,
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you're speculating, maybe he's got something on the side. but even that scenario didn't fit leaving a car in the driveway with the engine running. >> no ransom has been received according to the morris county prosecutor's office, but this is being handled with the assumption of foul play. >> the rodney king verdict was shocking to say the least, it actually was somewhat beneficial to us because it directed the national media eyes away from what was going on in morris county. >> the anger that hit l.a. after the king verdict is unfortunately spreading and so is the violence. >> soon after the police officers are found not guilty, south los angeles erupts, photographer kurt mccoy and two colleagues from "the washington post" head to the epicenter of violence, at the corner of florence and normandy. >> there's a huge crowd running from the intersection, don't go
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down there, don't go down there, and they said to dana, who's white, don't go down there, and that's the worst thing you can say to a journalist is don't go there. she turns around, she's been hit in the head with a rock. i tell them where the closest hospital is at, and he says come on, let's get out of here. i looked at him and said i live here and i can't go. so i said goodbye and i did what i could do, i took pictures. >> in the midwest, the story of a notorious serial killer opens another chapter. >> jeffrey dahmer came back to his hometown today, back to face justice and the family whose son he took from them 14 years ago. >> already convicted and sentenced for murder in milwaukee, jeffrey dahmer returns to ohio to stand trial,
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where his killing spree began. >> jeffrey dahmer who had made some confessions, that he had actually picked up his first verdict in is late 70s in ba'ath, ohio. >> he picked up this kid on the highway, and the kid was about 189 years old. >> steve nixon was hitchhiking, dahmer picked him up and brought him up to his house, and when hicks wanted to leave, dahmer attacked him with a barbell and killed him. >> and then wrapped up the body and put it in the back of his car. the police for some reason stopped him. >> the detective rich muncie made a notation that there was a garbage bag in the back seat of the car and jeffrey dahmer indicated that he was just taking it to the dump. >> he turned and and went back
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to his house and buried the body in the house, in that area. >> in new jersey, what started as a missing person's case is now being treated as a criminal abd abducti abduction. >> sidney risso headed to work and disappeared. he's the president of exxon international. >> we realized that what we probably had was a kidnapping and asked the fbi to come in and assist us. >> we looked at all possible murders, and certainly the exxon valdes that occurred just a few years prior to that. we thought that it could be related to an environmental terrorist group looking for retaliation. >> this is as big as it gets. there's been nothing like this in new jersey since the
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lindbergh kidnapping and it was just something that didn't happen. >> you are about to see some of the most horrible video to come out of the los angeles rioting? >> you can see how this fire is really taking off now. people are running back and forth, looting is under way. >> it was like wildfires. that were just sprouting in different parts of the city. >> a helicopter reporter spotted a man being dragged from his truck and beaten. >> i don't think anybody anticipated what took place at the corner of florence and normandy. >> his name is reginald nance. he's a live but very badly hurt. >> when reginald denny was bricked in thbrick ed in that event that took place there. >> under curfew as fires, looting and street violence
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continues. >> the worst crisis the city has seen in 27 years. >> by the mid evening, it was clear that there was full scale rioting going on in los angeles. >> another terrible drama is unfolding in california. a gunman is holding more than 30 hostages at a high school. at least eight people have been shot. >> what is your plea to the charge of aggravated murder as contained in count one of the indictment? guess what guys, i switched to sprint.
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the violence that began last night shows no signs of slowing down now. >> when a big headline takes center stage, even the most shocking stories can be relegated to minor roles. >> the fbi's biggest kidnapping investigation in years. >> i need to know if he is well and safe. >> mass murder jeffrey dahmer made his return to summit
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county. >> to demand justice for their son he took from them 14 years ago. >> the very latest on a city under siege, los angeles is shrouded in smoke from arson fires. >> like scenes from a nightmare, the helicopter cameras just needed to turn their cameras on, because anywhere they focused, they could see the violence on the streets. >> and it wasn't just south central l.a. large scale violence break out in the suburbs too. >> we went towards the edge of korea town and south central and we filmed people going into stores and coming out with television sets and stuff. >> a store overstocked for mother's day, nothing left. >> they said, we're going shopping. >> it wasn't just
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african-americans, it was a lot of latinos, white people, lots of them. their poor people. then studly the story wasn't a racial story, it was an economic story. >> looters of every race and color. >> by late morning, it was clear that if anything, the lawlessness was increasing. #. >> fbi agents have joined the search for a missing new jersey che executive. >> on the second day, exxon received a phone call and the message of the phone call was that a letter could be found in the livingston shopping mall, taped to a lamp post. >> federal authorities say they prefer not to speculate on the whereabouts of sidney risso while they're searching for him,
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only that they hope to find him alive. mass murder jeffrey dahmer made his return to summit county in the midst of a mass of security. >> they drove me to the prison where they were holding him and he was in a suicide watch cell, a guard beside a cell on a little balcony. we had to do paper work that would probably take two to four months, in one evening. i had to figure out what i was going to say. i had no warm feeling for this guy. he had no compassion, he had no emotion. >> why the cannibalism? >> it made me feel like they were a permanent part of me. >> but on april 30th, dahmer's
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heinous crimes are not dominating headlines. >> for the past 24 hours, residents of los angeles have seen their city caught up in a kind of free floating anarchy. >> gangs of street thugs continue their rampage outside the core of l.a. >> the disturbance was moving west toward the affluent areas of the city, and the city's elite were starting to panic. >> while beverly hills and other west side areas are protected, areas closer to the turmoil, are left to fend for themselves. >> shopkeepers say all of this damages happened because police ignored this neighborhood and ignored businesses built over a lifetime. >> i mean can people realize what they're doing is wrong? this is not the way to overcome
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racism. >> law enforcement simply could not be everywhere. and quite often, the tv trucks would get there before the police did. >> los angeles is bracing for a second night of burning, killing and looting, in response to the rodney king verdict. >> now officials prepare for night fall. >> i can't predict what will happen, but it's going to be worse. >> good evening, the saga of sidney risso is now a kidnapping case. >> in the case of exxon executive sidney risso, investigators are trying to get cluing from a ransom note. >> rainbow warriors is a ship owned by a ship that was's part of greenpeace. >> the first letter clearly wanted to make the point that this in fact was in retall yaigs
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for the exxon valdes, which had occurred a few years prior to that. they threatened to kidnap addition exxon executives. >> the fbi uncovered a ransom letter demanding millions of dollars and a phone number for further instructions. >> they set a ransom demand, which was the highest ransom demand in the united states, $18.5 million. >> you made the obligatory calls to greenpeace. you made calls to other environmental organizations, had you ever heard of this kind of thing, and the answer was no. >> first another terrible drama is unfolding in california. a gunman is holding more than 30 hostages in a high school. >> a horrific story in a small town in northern california is about to play out on live television, in 1992, it was a rare media event, but today, all too common.
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as street violence continues, after the acquittal of four police officers. >> these are the stories that play out in the shadows. >> his wife patricia said he left early that morning, later that day the car was found idling in the driveway close to his home. >> it seemed so strange, where, why? >> numerous pieces from as many as 15 human bodies, including three heads preserves in a refrigerator.
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>> this has been the worst night of violence in los angeles since the 1965 watch riot. >> a nonstop orgy of burning, looting chaos. >> i don't believe this, i just can't. >> the number of injuries has reached two dozen and the number of arrests has reached 2,000. >> los angeles is still a city under siege this morning with scores of fires still burning. >> as a third day of rioting dawns on los angeles, the mayor and police are slowly securing the city. >> we have to have a sufficient show of force that we can gain control over the situation out in the field. >> 4,000 additional national guard troops will be sent to los angeles today to beef up the 2,000 troops which are already here, and federal troops regular army have been put on alert. city officials want a massive
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show of force to quell the ri rioting, looting and burning that has rocked this city for the last two days. >> the bringing in of the national guard added to the existing officers who didn't have enough officers to be where they needed to be to try and hold more territory. >> what have they been asked to do. >> we're re-enforcing law enforcement and clearing areas that have yet to be cleared or securing areas that have already been damaged. >> it had a very -- low income neighborhoods among some people that they were an occupied territory that i think was welcomed by some people and rejected by others. >> while authorities in southern california are bringing order to the streets, spectators in akron, ohio are lining up to
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catch a glimpse of notorious serial killer jeffrey dahmer arriving to stand trial for the first murder he committed. >> is already serving a life sentence in wisconsin for similar murders. dahmer killed his first victim in ohio where he was raised. >> part of what made him such a monster was his ordinariness. i think that's what scared people a lot about him is because he looked like you and me because his deeds were unspeakable. >> the trial began nearly 10 months after the public was exposed to the grizzly discoveries in dahmer's apartment. >> they discovered upon their arrival was almost unspeakable. numerous pieces from as many as 15 human bodies including three heads preserved in a refrigerator. >> it's been 2 1/2 months since he was convicted of 15 murders in milwaukee. >> jeffrey dahmer, cannibalism,
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murders, lobotomies. >> now jeffrey dahmer is standing trial for the final murder in ohio. >> people began showing up at the county courthouse in order to be one of the 35 spectators allowed to see the proceedings first hand. >> it's not often that somebody famous comes to akron, i just wanted to see what goes on and how it's handled. >> he had letters from women proposing marriage to him. he got mail like he was a rock star. >> while the trial unfolds in akron, it's been three days since exxon executive sidney risso was kidnapped and no one has herd from him. >> the media wanted answers and a lot of the time we just didn't have them. >> it's enormously frustrating. frankly i remembered so many more details about the l.a.
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riots than i did about a story i was covering, so dramatic was the footage. and here we had no footage. >> that night, investigators get a new lead. >> may 1, around 9:30 at night, we had received a call that directed me to morris park. they said that the second letter could be found under a white rock near a fence. we did in fact find a letter. they wanted a plane, they wanted the money pud in bags. we wanted to make sure that sidney risso was alive. we had a lot of concerns about sidney risso's well-being. >> this is an nbc news special report. >> president bush addressed the nation regarding the l.a. riots. >> i want to talk to you about violence in our cities and justice for our citizens.
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two big issues that have collided on the streets of los angeles. >> george h.w. bush went on television, i assumed at the time that he was going to make a statement to try to restore order in los angeles. >> what we saw last night and the night before in los angeles is not about civil rights. it's not about the great cause of equality that all americans must uphold. it's not a message of protest. it's been the brutality of a mob, pure and simple. >> the speech that bush made seemed to make things worse. >> the violence will end, justice will be served, hope will return. >> the president's words echo in households across the country. >> what is your plea to the charge of aggravated murder as contained count one of the indictment. >> guilty as charged, your
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honor. >> an attorney spoke for dahmer and his family. >> jeffrey dahmer is a human being, he is a tortured and sick human being. >> he talked about redemption and mercy and wanted to say he was sorry about his conduct, and i don't think he was. >> mrs. hicks called dahmer a monster and spoke of the horror her family endured. >> we saw pieces of our son on tv every night, some smaller than a toothpick. i have always believed in capital punishment. >> dahmer is given his 16th life sentence and returns to wisconsin to serve out his time. >> jeffrey dahmer's stay in akron may have been brief, but his affect on the city will be felt for a long time to come.
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a hazardous material team breathing from air tanks confiscated a number of items from dahmer's apartment including drawings of dead, mutilated bodies. >> this case is being handled under the assumption of foul play. >> murder, kidnapping, hostages, major stories playing out in america, while all eyes are on the riots raging in l.a. >> at least 27 people are now dead since it all began following the acquittal of four police officers in the rodney king beating trial. >> on friday may 1, there were still a lot of hot spots, but the authorities were better organized. and my assignment was we got word that rodney was going to make a statement. an enormous assemblage of media gathered around this yard area around this podium, because we
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hadn't heard from him. >> i just want to say, dwroyou , can we all get along? can we get along? >> initially, that wasn't what he was supposed to say, he was given a script to read. he felt it necessary to just speak from his heart. >> believe me, we all can get along here, you know, we're all stuck here for a while, let's try to work it out. >> i have always been very proud of him, very much, that's something that's still brought up to this day. i think it made an impact. >> amid pleas for calm. >> people are still reportedly being held hostage by an armed gunman at the library building at the lindhurst high school. >> he was in this big building, they called it building c, there was one suspect perhaps armed
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with a shotgun, who was last seen entering that building, shots had been fired. didn't really have time to talk about what the plan of action was going to be, when the door to building c burst open, a bunch of kids came running out. >> 25 students and at least one teacher seem to have escaped what is now a very dangerous situation there at lindhurst high school. >> there was two people in there, a teacher and a stay tuned, and we have a person who has committed homicide. >> at least eight people have been shot, including four students. >> medical professionals are calling this a phase 3 zarvedis. >> on the east coast, days turn into weeks as missing exxon executive sidney risso is missing.
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>> that's when we learned about the kidnapping of victor samuelsson. >> 18 years earlier, plant manager victor samuelsson had been kidnapped by marxist guerrillas. >> after $14 million in ransom was paid, samuelsson was returned unharmed in april 1974, 18 years to the day sidney risso disappeared. >> we need to know if indeed there is a group that is holding mr. risso. >> but the fbi's behavioral science expert becomes suspicious of the group's international claims. >> i think we had one call from new york, and then one call late in the investigation from georgia. all of the phone calls that we were able to capture were all within a five to ten mile radius. >> in fact the kidnappers seemed
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to have intimate knowledge of morris county. investigators have a hunch the kidnappers are not the environmental crusaders they claim to be. they're locals. >> mrs. risso says she's concerned about her husband's health. he had a heart attack three years ago, but she has faith. >> he's honest and he's good, so if anybody can survive any set of circumstances like that, he can do kit. >> the suspect has been identified by the sheriff's department as eric houston. >> in olive hurst, california, the local community is facing a terrifying hostage situation. >> are we any closer to identifying what he wants? >> nothing other than we know he came here with a grudge when he was a student. >> i just remembering about the teacher that failed him, the teacher that broke up with him, that he had lost his job, so basically his entire life that's unraveling or falling apart so
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to speak s all came back to the one teacher. >> school authorities and peace officers are trying to establish some sort of contact with the gunman, i don't know if they have been able to achieve that yet. >> at this time, we're trying to gather intelligence of where he seems to be moving. >> he had placed lookouts on the stairwells. >> at that point, jim down started communicating with the student on the stairs. >> i had probably anywhere from four to six cops with their pistols on me and then i had eric with his shotgun pointing at me. so i had two different sets of people pointing their guns at me. they don't know what to expect in either of us. it was pretty intense. so it was crazy. >> it is a very tense situation here and we just keep waiting for more news and hopefully more people to come out of that building.
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the national guard is now out in force in los angeles. >> while the cameras closely followed the l.a. unrest, elsewhere, other crises intensified. >> sidney reso headed to work and disappeared. he's the president of exxon international. >> in california, a gunman is holding more than 30 hostages at a high school. >> 6,000 california national guard troops on the streets of los angeles. their weapons will be loaded and they have orders to return fire if fired upon. >> by 3:00 p.m. on may 1, marines begin amassing south of the city. >> unless you've been in the service, you never get that sense of power of guys in uniform and heavy machinery that comes with the army showing up.
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>> the regular army troops and marines ordered up by president bush moved to staging areas. >> our main weapon is our physical presence, as a visual deterrent. >> it's an unusual sight to see to see an army tank coming into the city. that pretty much brought order, you don't argue too much with a tank. >> there was an interesting mood change in some areas of los angeles, as firefighters try. >> a lot of those people wanted to undo the damage, do anything they could to undo the damage and were extremely helpful to the fire department, the police department, go on television and make statements and decry the violence and say this isn't us. >> i want the people to stop this and really think about what you're doing, you're hurting yourself more than anybody.
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>> as angelinos night for their city, a life or death battle is being waged in northern california. >> eric houston, he may be holding 35 to 40 students hostage. he has released 11, but he has shot at least nine people as we understand, including students and a teacher. >> i seen a student come out of the spanish class below and he actually was shot in the leg, me and a student down below said you got a student bleeding out on the floor, and he said, yeah, get him out of the building. i opened the door and the cops grabbed me and grabbed the other student and they took us out with them and they wouldn't let us go back in. >> parents rushed to find out if their child had been released. it was a moment of fear and anxiety, but also scenes of great joy and relief. >> i remember my mom, it was good to see her. >> the gunman says this could be
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a long night. of course it will be a very long night for the parents waiting to hear if their child is inside. >> authorities said soon after sidney reso disappeared the fbi recovered a ransom letter demanding millions of dollars. >> eventually sidney reso's kidnappers tried to set up a ransom drop. >> they told us to put it in eddie bauer bags and put it in certain currencies. this was their game plan. >> the fbi set up a massive sting operation and intentionally leaves the media in the dark. >> we were being spoon-fed a false narrative in order to help the authorities lure the kidnappers into a false sense of security. they didn't make a mistake, then they did make a mistake. >> june 19, the night of the scheduled ransom drop, the fbi
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stations more than 250 agents in the morris county vicinity. >> we had all these agents out and i was wire so the command post could hear the exact conversation. and one of the female agents who were sitting in a car, saw the guy, he had glasses and a fisherman's hat on. >> the agent observes the man hanging up the phone at the same time the call is terminated. the agent traces the call to a local rental car company. at the moment the agents arrived at the agency, so did the --. >> the executives and all kinds of pertinent information relative to sidney reso. >> two people including a former exxon employee were arrested and
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charged with kidnapping. reso's fate however remains a mystery. >> well the situation is still very tense as you might imagine at lindhurst high school at this hour, the s.w.a.t. team is still in place, as parents are waiting to get word on their loved ones still inside. >> he's real insistent that he didn't want to see any cops in black clothing because that to him meant swat team. he didn't want to hear a helicopter. because the media was flying overhead. >> some comments were made and he did get a little bit agitated. >> we heard a radio broadcast that he heard and it listed numbers of people injured, shot, which enraged him. so we made a request of the news media, to don't make those reports again because it's making it difficult for us to keep peaceful negotiations.
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>> they have asked us not to have any more coverage of the gunman, we can only ask, please, put it down, stop, there's been enough already. >> the negotiation process begins with the suspect asking for food. >> when the count came back, it was 84 hostages, which is astounding. it was -- wow. >> captain dennis moore telling reporters -- >> they have been delivered their pizzas and their food that they requested. the conversations have been rather minimal on the telephone. >> he sent down a couple of students, two or three, go down and get the pizza, if you don't come back i'm killing your friends. do you let the kids go back up or do you keep them safe? we ultimately decided to let them go back up. >> 30 years in law enforcement, that's the most difficult decision i have ever been
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i just can't. >> a hostage crisis and a kidnapping case are still simmering somewhere. >> mrs. reso appealed for the release of her husband of 31 years. >> we can only make an appeal to the gunman. please put it down. stop. >> in los angeles, 6,000 looters and arsonists have been rounded up. >> we just want it to be clean and nice like it was. >> this awakened los angeles. it broke it out of a slumber it had been in for many, many years. there were reforms that began in the los angeles police department, and i think that was a good thing. >> los angeles begins the long road to normalcy. it would take weeks for investigators to find sidney reso. >> the fbi's biggest kidnapping investigation in years has
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become a murder case. >> despite the successful capture of the kidnappers, it was too late to save the victim. >> reso's body was found in a shallow grave here in this heavily wooded area near the new jersey shore. law enforcement officers were taken there by irene seal along with her husband arthur. >> they were bunglers. it was bungled from the beginning. just wanted to get rich quick. and they were stupid enough to think that a kidnapping at gunpoint is going to be easy. >> during the abduction, reso attempted to break free and was shot in the arm. he was bound, gagged, and placed in a wooden box. the seals testified it was not their intention to kill reso, but he died from the heat and exhaustion. arthur seal pleaded guilty to
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kidnapping and murder is serving life without parole. ongoing telephone conversations between the hostage taker identified as eric houston and negotiators. they say he appears to be getting calmer and quieter. >> eight hours into the siege in california, eric houston is negotiating with the police. >> i think we did start to feel a little bit hopeful seeing him be more willing to let people go. you could see that he was a little bit more mellowed, a little bit more calm. >> there was a lot of conversation between eric houston and the negotiating team that you're going to be the last person coming down. >> just moments ago, those students, some very shaken and very emotional, were loaded onto buses and taken to be debriefed and counselled. >> the final group of students is released. >> i remember seeing my mother and my sister-in-law and just
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kind of bearing myself. sorry. >> they were releasing the last bunch of kids and announcing them over the intercom and they stopped. me and my husband just kind of turned and looked at each other and put our arms around each other. when i got home, i had a yard full of kids. and we stood out in the yard for another couple of hours, holding hands and singing and just being together because they all knew too. >> three students and teacher robert brenz died in the siege that day. eric houston received the death penalty and awaits execution at
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sangui quinton prison. >> it's not something we had trained for. >> the lyndhurst shooting wasn't the first of its kind or the last. >> 30 people have been killed in this rampage at virginia tech university. >> just minutes after the shootings at sandy hook elementary school, radio transmissions reveal the scale of the tragedy already unfolding. >> today a school shooting happens almost every week in the united states. in 1993, officers stacy koon and lawrence powell were convicted in court for their role in the rodney king beating. >> he was our hero, my sister's and myself. >> the city realized it had to
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make stronger connections, and the police department had to make stronger connections with the community. >> the fact when one of these incidents occurs there's a pretty good chance of somebody is going to be taking some video of it and it will go viral, that is obviously making the question of police brutality a different one. people have the ability to do something about it. >> all of los angeles is under curfew tonight as violence continues in the streets. >> the murder and destruction in the streets of los angeles must be stopped. >> when something big happens, everything else gets shoved off the radar. >> for us in akron, dahmer was the headline of the day. he was killed in prison. >> it happens all the time. there are lots of other big stories that occur that are getting no attention at all. >> the hostage situation is over.
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eric houston has been arrested. >> it's weird way human beings are. you can only keep one thing in your head. >> as one spectator put it, it may be gruesome, but it's history. los angeles is bracing for a second night of burning, killing, and looting. >> the stories you're about to see were reported in the news between april 9th and may 1st 1992. >> it was a stunning thing to see. >> can we all get along? >> beatings, riots, and flames consumed the headlines and eclipsed other national news. >> 15 human bodies preserved in a refrigerator. >> it happens all the time. there are lots of other really big deal stories. >> sidne

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