L.A. Law, Wilson-Style

California Governor PETE WILSON has launched an official investigation of the National Guard's response during the Los Angeles riots last month. No wonder: he called up the Guard at 9 p.m. on the first night of rioting, as hundreds of fires burned. But by 2 p.m. the following day, as the looting continued, the troops were still not on the streets. Wilson demanded an explanation, and was told that the Guard was short of ammunition. Asked the onetime Marine: "If you give each man one bullet, and a larger quantity to unit commanders, can you, No. 1, ensure the Guard's safety...

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