Damage assessment for the LA riots amounted to nearly US$1 billion, with more than 1,000 buildings damaged or destroyed.
In the face of an overstretched Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and National Guard troops, the Korean-Americans were left to fend for themselves.
Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.
Outnumbered by armed rioters attempting to loot Koreatown businesses, the Korean-Americans stood their ground – and rooftops – and began shooting back.
Source: https://imgur.com/gallery/kjo3efvLegacy of Roof KoreansRegrettably, despite the fact Koreatown residents were abandoned by a sheepish LAPD, news-media coverage was critical of the Roof Koreans.