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When You Can't Look Away: Horror in the Newsfeed

For by Bridget Todd (Photo credit: the All-Nite Images/ Despite the fact that it was being played in a seemingly endless loop on the news, my mom wouldn't let us watch the video of the Rodney King beating. She'd...Show More Summary

TV Club: American Crime Story’s premiere successfully reopens an old case

It’s a bold choice to start out a series with the video of the Rodney King beating and the race riots, but it’s a choice that’s necessary for American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson (a title that I definitely will not be typing out in full after this). Show More Summary

Preview: For MLK weekend, Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man show reflects on Rodney King

Actor Roger Guenveur Smith never met Rodney King, the construction worker who, in 1991, was beaten by white police officers in Los Angeles — officers

Watching Cops Can Be Harmful to Your Health

When the video of four cops beating Rodney King nearly to death swept the country in 1991, it marked the first time many Americans had seen police brutality up close. It was also one of the first instances of sousveillance, a term coined...Show More Summary

'Reminiscent of Rodney King': San Francisco Cops Investigated After Video Release of Savage Beating of Man

"I don’t see any reason why he couldn’t be handcuffed and taken into custody." An investigation into the brutal beating of man in San Francisco’s Mission District has been launched by the Alameda County Sheriff after video showing the savage assault by police went public. Show More Summary

‘Reminiscent of Rodney King': San Francisco cops investigated after video release of savage beating of man

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

An investigation into the brutal beating of man in San Francisco’s Mission District has been launched by the Alameda County Sheriff after video showing the savage assault by police went public. The video was released by the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office on Friday night, after being...

LAX Worker Sues Halle Berry and Husband For Fall While Trying To Take Their Picture

4 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

LAX worker Ronaldo Owens is demanding $5 million from actress Halle Berry and her actor husband, Olivier Martinez. That is pretty steep even for an alleged assault by Martinez. After Rodney King received only $3.8 million for being beaten by multiple officers with batons. The $5 million assault? Martinez knocked over Owens with a child […]

John Ridley is Directing the Rodney King Movie About the L.A. Riots

John Ridley is keeping the ball rolling with his career, and is not letting that Academy Award he won for writing 12 Years a Slave make him complacent.

Newswire: John Ridley to direct a film based on the L.A. riots

Before he won an Oscar for his 12 Years A Slave screenplay, John Ridley wrote a script about the protests that took over Los Angeles in 1992 following the acquittal of the four LAPD officers who nearly beat Rodney King to death. Various...Show More Summary

John Ridley To Tackle Race Relations Again in L.A. Riots Film

Fresh off of the first season of ABC’s American Crime, John Ridley is slated to write and direct a film about the 1992 beating of Rodney King by the L.A.P.D. and the subsequent riots. …Read More

On photographing the police: The pros and cons of the embed

George Holliday's video of Los Angeles police officers beating Rodney King in March 1991 was the first cop watch video to go viral, albeit via TV broadcasts rather than the still-nascent internet. Twenty-five years later, the media landscape...Show More Summary

Freddie Gray Died From The Same Racial Injustice That Will Keep His Neighbors Off The Jury

WASHINGTON -- In July 1991, a California appeals court  unanimously agreed  to move criminal proceedings against four police officers charged with assaulting Rodney King out of Los Angeles. The videotaped beating of the 25-year-old black motorist had already set off racial tensions nationwide. Show More Summary

Fox News thinks it’s just horrible that young people will learn about Rodney King beating from “Straight Outta Compton”

"History has its place," former D.C. Det. Willard said, but L.A. Riots have no place in film about L.A. rappers

Kamasi Washington Reinterprets the Music of the Watts and Rodney King Riots (VIDEO)

Tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington sits on a couch in the middle of South L.A.'s Central Avenue. Since closing the Central Avenue Jazz Festival 30 minutes earlier with the Ryan Porter Group (one of many billings that features the collective known as the West Coast Get Down), Washington has posed for...

Why America Needs Federal Legislation Protecting Black Citizens from Aggressive Law Enforcement Tactics

With the dash-cam video of Sandra Bland being forcibly removed out of her car, simply because she refused to put out a cigarette, some context is needed in regards to similar tragedies spanning from Rodney King and Trayvon Martin to Eric Garner and John Crawford. Show More Summary

'Men on the Verge' a memory of Latino gay life from the '90s

For some of us, it's impossible to believe that the upheavals of the mid-1990s - the Rodney King riots, the O.J. Simpson trial - happened over 20 years ago. So Guillermo Reyes' "Men on the Verge of a His-Panic Breakdown," now in a sprightly revival with Pride Films and Plays, does have a time-capsule...

Breaking News: Footage Shows 26 Dirty Police Officers Torturing Unarmed Black Man Screaming For His Grandma [Video]

7 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Courtesy of Tyree Carroll Family: A new video out of Philadelphia shows a young Black man being severely beaten and tased by Philadelphia officers in what can only remind you of Rodney King. On April 3 at approximately 7:30 p.m.

U.S. confidence in police at 22-year low: Gallup poll

The confidence level in police matched the low seen in 1993, when Gallup first began measuring it as a federal civil rights trial got underway over the 1991 beating of black motorist Rodney King by white Los Angeles police officers.Show More Summary

A Photo Series Casts Black College Students as Criminals in Caps and Gowns

8 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

EJ Brown remembers being a kid and hearing older relatives talk about Rodney King, the Los Angeles taxi driver beaten by the LAPD.

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