Fuse Washington Hey! It's Rodney Tom with Fuse Washington's "official" oil portrait of "King Tom" in Olympia this January. This week I just had to get some Rodney Tom rage out of my system. Satisfying, yes. But Fuse Washington has been...Show More Summary
He was, by every account, both a cop killer and a killer cop, and even in death, he might end up shaking the LAPD like no one since Rodney King.
The bad old days of the LAPD, the department behind the Rampart Scandal and the Rodney King beating, were supposed to be behind us. But lingering suspicion among Angelenos that the LAPD is still a fundamentally racist, corrupt organization has spilled out into the open in the wake of the Christopher Dorner case. [ more › ]
The former Los Angeles Police Department sergeant who served jail time for tasing Rodney King in 1991 made a career switch after his release and was recently videotaped while at work. [ more › ]
Check out this week's issue of Creative Loafing for the feature I wrote, titled "Rodney King and the Twilight zone." It's about On Q Productions' presentation of Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, on stage through December 8 at Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square. Show More Summary
The Times Inland Empire Bureau Chief Phil Willon will join L.A. Now Live to discuss the final coroner's report into the accidental death of Rodney King, who drowned in the pool of his Rialto home in June. The chat, sheduled at 9 a.m., will be hosted by The Times' Rebecca Trounson.
Rodney King had PCP, cocaine and marijuana in his system and was probably in a drug- and alcohol-induced delirium when he fell into his swimming pool and drowned in June, the San Bernardino County coroner's report said Thursday.
Rodney King drowned in his backyard swimming pool while in a “state of drug and alcohol-induced delirium,” officials concluded Thursday. The San Bernardino County coroner’s office said King died as a result of an accidental drowning after he fell into...
One of Rodney King’s close relatives said Thursday that questions remain about how he drowned in his backyard pool despite the findings in a coroner’s investigation.
Rodney King died of accidental drowning in his backyard swimming pool. But San Bernardino County officials said he was smoking pot and drinking in the hours before his death. The coroner's report listed King's death as an accident but added...
Before his death by accidental drowning, Rodney King spent the night and early morning hours drinking and smoking marijuana at his house in Rialto and was stumbling around his backyard moments before he fell into his swimming pool, according to the San Bernardino County coroner’s report released Thursday.
Authorities said that Rodney King's death last June was the result of an accidental drowning, but the alcohol, coke, pot and PCP found in his system contributed to his death. No foul play is suspected in the case and Rialto Police said that the police investigation into his death is closed. [ more › ]
Rodney King, a reluctant symbol of police brutality and the troubled relations between the Los Angeles Police Department and minorities, died after drowning in his backyard pool in Rialto in June with a cocktail of alcohol and drugs in his...
Though a movie about the 1992 L.A. Riots has been in talks for years, with perhaps a renewed interest in the Rodney King story, comes word director Justin Lin is in negotiations to direct the film. [ more › ]
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Now, this certainly isn't to say that Virginia-based Pusha T phones in his verses on his collaborative track with Kanye West, "New God Flow." But, for bar-to-bar Kanye-sanity, complete with Rodney King comparisons, West takes the rhyme cake. [ more › ]
Anderson Cooper acknowledges he is gay and proud, Rodney King funeral, new Assessor plans to stick around, venomous spiders gain foothold, Francesca Lia Block has good news and more.
"Rodney had risen above his mistakes. He never mocked anyone, not the police, not the justice system, not anyone. He became a symbol of forgiveness." — From the Rev. Al Sharpton's eulogy of Rodney King, who died two weeks ago at the age of 47, and who remains the most ... More »
Rodney King “turned his scars into stars and showed the nation a better way,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said Saturday during memorial services in Los Angeles for King.
Dozens of mourners arrived Saturday afternoon at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills to pay respects to Rodney King.