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 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…
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
Jury drops charges against arresting officers. Rodney King redux?
BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL out of RODNEY KING out of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL out of STEPHEN SONDHEIM THEATRE It's poor praise to say Beautiful is the best show of its kind since Jersey Boys because so many behind-the-scenes showbiz tales are awkward and unconvincing dramas. Show More Summary
If the transition from childhood to adult brought any changes, one of the most valuable was a healthy skepticism about the police. It probably helped that I was living in Los Angeles right when LAPD officers beat up Rodney King liveShow More Summary
Rodney King's family just proved... death is not a buzzkill in the real estate market ... 'cause they sold the house Rodney died in for a fat profit.As you may recall... King was found dead in the home's backyard pool last year in Rialto,…
In 1991, when Rodney King was beaten by four officers in a small town outside of Los Angeles, the idea for LAPD police officers to be outfitted with video cameras was born. This past September, less than three minutes into his firstShow More Summary
Q-What compelled you to create this piece? A-When we lost Rodney King last year during Father's day, I was tremendously moved -- and I wanted to know why. I had never met Rodney King, and had never engaged in any lampooning or comic relief references of him. Show More Summary
The behaviour of the three police officers who 'beat up' Andrew Mitchell MP by lying about and misrepresenting what he had said to them in a meeting held in October 2012 - bears comparison with the Rodney King case in Los Angeles. Because...Show More Summary
The truths told by, respectively, Luis Alfaro ('St. Jude'), Roger Guenveur Smith ('Rodney King') and Trieu Tran ('Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam') at Kirk Douglas Theatre have a personal quality that is also political. The three solo performance pieces being presented on separate bills at the Kirk Douglas Theatre — Luis Alfaro's "St. Show More Summary
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Should Eric Holder prosecute George Zimmerman on a civil rights charge? Such a move would be all about the politics and very little about the merits of the case—but it would not be unprecedented. After four Los Angeles police officers were acquitted by a jury in Ventura County in the Rodney King case in April 1992—and after the infamous L.A. Show More Summary
Was it right for the middle aged part-Hispanic male George Zimmerman to shoot the young black male Trayvon Martin, regardless of whether or not he had just had his head… Continue reading The post The US’s second ‘Rodney King moment’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Bernard Parks, who was the LAPD's Deputy Chief at the time of the beating and riots, says he believes there's more to the files
The new season at the Kirk Douglas Theatre will feature four main productions, including a world-premiere musical and Irish actor Barry McGovern in a piece dedicated to Samuel Beckett.
"Your gain is my pain" versus "Your pain is my gain." My analyses of envy, jealousy, Schadenfreude, pity, etc. Related articles Saturday Night at the Oldies: Rodney King and Henry Hill In Praise of Schadenfreude
Celebrity Rehab has had its fair share of drama throughout its run on VH1. With a grand total of five deaths — Mindy McCready, Jeff Conoway, Rodney King, Mike Starr and Joey Kovar — and their repercussions, it seems Dr. Drew doesn’t want to deal with it any longer. The TV Doctor said: “I don’t have any plans [...]
Today in 1992, Rodney King said, "Can we all get along?" SPOILER ALERT: We can't.
Sure, you had the Bill Clinton blowjob scandal, OJ, Pakistan and India going nuclear, mad cow disease, the Rodney King decision, and Titanic. But what made the '90s truly awful was its music. Tha...