It’s been 25 years since Lori King witnessed her unarmed father, Rodney King, get brutally beaten by cops from the Los Angeles Police Department. The beating led to the 1992 L.A. riots, which lasted three days and left 55 dead. Her father’s public call for peace ? “Can we all just get along?” ? became the foundation for what King stands for today. Show More Summary
Rodney Kings' daughter Lora took a photo with the LAPD for solidarity.
Twenty-five years after Rodney King was beaten in what has become one of the most infamous cases of police brutality in history, his daughter has hteamed up with LAPD on Thursday to speak to young people about interacting with police. The message? It’s more important to build bridges with officers than to stand against them. […]
King's daughter, Lora, is working with cops to reach out to youth who have had run-ins with the police.
To the editor: It’s been a quarter-century since the Rodney King incident, and still “the beat goes on.” Officer Richard Garcia of the Los Angeles Police Department is captured on video kicking, punching, elbowing and slamming into Clinton Alford Jr., who is prone and being restrained by other...
The Rodney King beating, the OJ trial and "Friends" were "racially divisive." The Trump campaign is just plain old racist! — Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) July 17, 2016 The Grey Lady goes… as close to there as its recurrent fulminating BothSides fever will permit (and no sooner than time): … [A]mid gloom about Republican prospects in […]
In 1991, after a high-speed chase, four Los Angeles police officers pulled Rodney King, a black man, out of his car, and beat him. In what seems strikingly familiar in 2016, an amateur videographer captured the scene. The next year, in 1992, a mostly white jury acquitted the officers, setting ... More »
It was almost a generation ago when Rodney King, the black victim of a vicious beating by white Los Angeles police officers, issued his plaintive call: “Can we all get along?” Rick Zamarripa echoed that 24 years later after his son Patrick was one of five Dallas police officers killed by a black man. “I wish […]
Daniel Radcliffe stars as former FBI agent Michael German, who specialized in counter-terrorist operations. In 1992, in the aftermath of the Rodney King incident, German infiltrated a white supremacist group that was intent on starting a race war.
In today’s edition of Gorgeous People Doing Things: Daniel Craig is officially in talks to star with Halle Berry in Deniz Ergüven’s L.A. Riots film, The Kings, based on the aftermath of the Rodney King trial. Craig will play Ollie, one of the only white residents who lives in South Central, who becomes acquainted with Berry’s character, a […]
A interracial love story set during the 1992 Rodney Kings riot.
Off Jónó Mí Ló’s upcoming Pastel Voids release HD Ghetto, the video for “Theme from New Wprld” consists of film from the 1992 LA Riots compiled and broken by Party Trash. The use of the Rodney King riots and VHS manipulation is contradictory and reinforces what Jónó’s HD Ghetto represents. Show More Summary
O.J. Simpson Trial Juror Admits Not Guilty Verdict Was “Payback” Ezra Edelman’s five-part ESPN 30 for 30 documentary “”O.J.: Made In America” examines the long history of police brutality against Blacks in Los Angeles, including the Rodney King beating —
If you want to see an excellent documentary on not only the life of O.J. Simpson, but the racial animus felt by the black community throughout Robert Gates' reign in the LAPD that lead to the verdict, don't miss ESPN’s “30 For 30” documentary...Show More Summary
Former Los Angeles detective Mark Fuhrman, in a documentary that aired this week, blamed the Rodney King beating on rules preventing police officers from choking suspects. While examining the history that led up to the O.J. Simpson case, ESPN’s “30 For 30” documentary series O.J.:...
Remember when Obama was elected? For me as a black man, this was one of if not the ultimate “where were you at when such and such occurred” moment. When O.J. was acquitted, I was in the conference room at Motown. The Rodney King verdict in my office and (this is not a joke) I […]
The brutal beating of Rodney King by the Los Angeles police and the riots that followed were still fresh in voters' minds when they went to the polls on June 2, 1992, and overwhelmingly endorsed a package of police accountability reforms. One of the reforms made changes to the structure of the Board...
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In 1992, Rodney King became a household name after he, a black man, was brutally beaten by four white Los Angeles police officers who were later found not guilty of felony assault. The incident, which was caught on videotape, sparked...Show More Summary
More than 20 years after Rodney King was beaten, the city has entered a vigorous new debate about the police’s use of force on civilians and minorities.