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How to Tell the Truth without being Truthful

Mainstream media accounts of Michael Brown of Ferguson fame repeatedly refer to him as an "unarmed teenager." You may recall Rodney King and the repeated press references to him as a "motorist." Trayvon Martin, we were often told, was a...

The World’s Top False Memory Expert Explains Why Everything You Know Might be Wrong

Dr. Elizabeth Loftus. Photo by the author Ted Bundy, O.J. Simpson, Timothy McVeigh, Michael Jackson, Rodney King, Martha Stewart, and Oliver North--Dr. Elizabeth Loftus has testified on behalf of them all. The cognitive psychologist is recognized as the world's foremost authority on false memory formation. Show More Summary

Why Y’All Booing Justin #BBare? Dat’s Racism!

Lemme get this all straight: Jennifer Lopez can flash her granny ass all over da stage, but da second my sexy, young boy #BBare gives y’all some dark sexual chocolate, mothafuckas be booing his ass? Dat’s some Rodney King shit right here. Next you gonna tell me my boy can’t drink from da same water Read More...

'Rodney King' -- Written and Performed by Roger Guenveur Smith | Sept 2-7

PlayMakers Reparatory Company A poetic rhythm-charged look at the flawed everyman behind the myth. King endured police brutality, the glare of an unrelenting media and notoriety as the symbolic spark of the LA riots. His plaintive "Can we all get along?" remains an open question in America's complicated relationship with race. Show More Summary

Rush Limbaugh: New Media Kept Press From Turning 'Gentle Giant' Into Rodney King

Conservative icon Rush Limbaugh declared during his radio show on Friday that the “mainstream media” was unable to transform “gentle giant” black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by white police officer Darren Wilson on...Show More Summary

Rush Limbaugh: New Media Prevented Mainstream Media from Turning 'Gentle Giant' into Rodney King

Rush Limbaugh said the mainstream media, as desperately as they tried, could not turn "gentle giant" Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson after Brown allegedly charged and beat him, into Rodney King because of today's new media. Show More Summary

In Ferguson, the Most Important Color Might Be Green

After the 1992 Los Angeles riots, Rodney King -- the victim of a brutal beating by Los Angeles police officers -- asked, "Can we all get along?" Many people in and around Ferguson, Missouri are not getting along. The events that areShow More Summary

Deep national mistrust of police exposed in Ferguson

3 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

From Michael Brown to Henry Louis Gates to Rodney King, the checkered history of encounters between minorities and cops is a consistent part of modern American lore

Family of man killed by LAPD officers hires Rodney King's ex-attorney

The family of the mentally ill man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers earlier this week has hired Rodney King’s former attorney, who said Thursday that he plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the departmen...

Missouri Shooting: Michael Brown's Family Deserves Better Than Black-On-Black Justice

Can we stop reincarnating Trayvon Martin and Rodney King every time an altercation between black and white males occur-police or otherwise?

Rodney King Redux? California Highway Patrolman Caught On Tape Pummeling Black Woman

"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of freedom?" In what has quickly become viral as yet another example of extreme (and unchecked) police behavior against the people, California Highway Patrol says that it is investigating footage posted on YouTube that shows a policeman repeatedly punching the face and head of a prostrate woman. Show More Summary

Al Gore Being Chauffeured Around By Ex-Cop Stacey Koon, Of Rodney King Beating Infamy

In proof it’s a small, small world, two key figures from the early 90s — for extremely different reasons — crossed paths in Los Angeles this week. Former Vice Pres. … READ ON

Mothafckas Tryin To Stick Justin #BBare With A Robbery? RODNEY KING!

Just when my boy #BBare thinks he’s out, y’all mothafuckas pull him back in. But heavy is the head that wears the crown, naw mean? So let’s see what Donald Trump up charges the chump-ass poh-leese are trying to stick the Don Syrupleone of Pussytown with now. Twerk Midget Zapple: The woman says Justin and Read More...

In Sterling's Wake, Blacks Living Near '92 LA Riot Sites Feel No Change

The Orange County Register reports that some of the black Americans who live near the sites of race riots in Los Angeles that occurred after the Rodney King verdict from twenty-two years ago feel that in the wake of L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments, society hasn’t changed that much for the better. Show More Summary

A Video of Total Emotional Breakdown Caused By Police Harassment

9 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Many videos, from Rodney King onwards, have captured the physical violence of police brutality. Rarer is a video that captures the psychological trauma of someone suffering a complete emotional breakdown in the face of police harassment. Read more...

Kim Kardashian -- Huge Law Enforcement Presence -- So She Can Buy Presents

9 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

Kim Kardashian and Ciara got as much law enforcement attention as Rodney King yesterday... as they shopped for baby clothes.Kim and Ciara were leaving Bel Bambini... a high-end baby store on Robertson in L.A. -- as 5 (FIVE) L.A. County Sheriff's…

What If?

There was a vivid lesson that could be drawn from the "Rodney King verdict" riots in Los Angeles. It was reported that at one point the police, whose resources were stretched, pulled out of certain neighborhoods. You could see well-armed store owners patrolling outside of their grocery stores in order to discourage arson and looting. Show More Summary

Homeless Man Beaten by CA Police Later Dies In Custody

Jury drops charges against arresting officers. Rodney King redux?

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