All Involved: the facts behind the novel

17 May 2016

On the west coast of America, in California, is Los Angeles County. In 1992, it had a population of 9.15 million. That is some 2 million more people than lived in London in 1991, and 1 million more than London in 2011.

Within it is the city of Los Angeles, whose population is close to 3.6 million in 1992. Imagine that city, how it stretches for hundreds of square miles, its population density as high as 10,000 people per square mile in one particular area, South Central.

Now imagine what might happen when those 3.6 million people see four members of their police department, all white men, pulling a black man from his car and beating him. At the trial, three of the policemen are acquitted. The jury fails to reach a verdict on the fourth.

That was Los Angeles in 1992; that’s how things stand at the beginning of Ryan Gattis’s novel All Involved.

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Damage caused during 1992 LA riots

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