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Shocking Dash Cam Video Shows Detroit Police Brutally Beating Innocent Man

Warning: This might be worse to watch than Rodney King. Floyd Dent is an amazing man. He has worked his entire adult life, from age 20-57, for Ford Motor Company in suburban Detroit. Never a day in his life has he been in trouble with the law. Show More Summary

Worse than Rodney King. Shocking dash cam video shows suburban Detroit police brutally beating man.

Police brutally beating Floyd Dent Floyd Dent is an amazing man. He has worked his entire adult life, from age 20-57, for Ford Motor Company in suburban Detroit. Never a day in his life has he been in trouble with the law. Loved by his...Show More Summary

They Hate Us: 10 White Detroit Cops Violently Beat Unarmed Black Man In Shady “Drug Arrest” [Video]

Detroit Police Caught On Camera Beating An Unarmed Man During Alleged Drug Arrest Rodney King 2.0? Via DailyKos Floyd Dent is an amazing man. He has worked his entire adult life, from age 20-57, for Ford Motor Company in suburban

California bill would protect civilians recording police activity

From the LAPD beating of Rodney King 24 years ago to last year’s death of Eric Garner after a scuffle with New York police officers, bystanders who recorded the incidents on video have allowed the public to see at least some of what happened.

Stephanie Slade: Police and the Public Still Haven't Learned to Get Along

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

On April 29, 1992, a California jury acquitted four white Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers of the brutal beating of black motorist Rodney King, causing dismay among minority residents of the city. As the dismay turned to...Show More Summary

Fred Prouser, 63, Reuters photojournalist in LA

Prouser started with Reuters here on the first day of the Rodney King riots and shot close to 3,000 Hollywood red carpets before he was done.

A fight over access to video from LAPD body cameras is shaping up

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Ever since grainy images of Los Angeles police officers beating Rodney King were broadcast nearly 25 years ago, video recordings have come to be viewed by many as the ultimate evidence in cases of disputed police actions.

Taylor Negron dead; comedian and playwright was 57

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Taylor Negron, a comedian and actor who was a fixture in Los Angeles comedy clubs as well as a playwright who penned “Gangster Planet” after the 1992 Rodney King verdict riots, died Saturday. He was 57.

New LAPD union head was once called ‘problem officer’ in report following Rodney King beating

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The newly elected head of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, representing close to 10,000 law enforcement officers, was once listed as a “problem officer” in a 1991 report issued by a blue ribbon committee looking into police abuses in the wake of the Rodney King beating, reports...

Police statistics, Psychopaths and is Jeb Bush half the man half the Civil Rights crusader his father was?/s

The first President Bush at least had the courage to go against his own party despite the public perception of him being a wimp ( Doonesbury Cartoon Bush was a Waffle ). and tried the cops in the Rodney King case on Federal Charges. Something...Show More Summary

Americans Are More Concerned About Racism Than at Anytime Since Rodney King

Gallup A new poll conducted by Gallup found that 13 percent of Americans believe racism is the country's most important problem, up from just 1 percent in November. It's the highest that number has been since the death of Rodney King...Show More Summary

Dear Mass Media: Allow the Truth to Breathe

I was a young teenager, but I recall the Los Angeles riots that took place in response to the acquittal of the police officers responsible for beating Rodney King in 1992. His mistreatment, caught on a VHS tape, was a springboard for...Show More Summary

Police Violence, Cameras, and Why Video Matters

Twenty-three years ago, an African-American man, Rodney King, was beaten by police officers from the Los Angeles police department. A bystander, George Holliday, captured the abuse on his handy-cam. This now-historic video prompted international...Show More Summary

Sgt. Kizzy Adoni, Meet Sgt. Stacey Koon

While the white police sergeant supervising the Rodney King arrest was sent to prison by the feds, the black female NYPD sergeant supervising Eric Garner's has been offered immunity.

What Matthew McConaughey has to say about gravity and global warming

Correction: Thursday's newsletter incorrectly stated that Rodney King died in a police beating. King's injuries in the 1991 incident were not fatal, and he died in 2012. "It's not a ghost. It's gravity," Matthew McConaughey's character...Show More Summary

Police Practices

Given the news, this might be a good time to read or re-read the following books: Official Negligence, an extraordinary book which Lou Cannon wrote about Rodney King and the LAPD. [It has a lot on L.A.'s decision to abandon the choke hold.] Verbal Judo by George Thompson. Show More Summary

Spike Lee: Garner Case like Rodney King

Wednesday night on CNN, in reaction to the news that a grand jury declined to indict the New York City Police officer involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, filmmaker Spike Lee compared the Garner case to the Rodney King case...Show More Summary

An L.A. Story for the People of Ferguson

1992. It was a tough time to be a Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney in the period after the Rodney King beating and the riots that followed the acquittal of the police who beat him. The police hated us because they went from being our witnesses in most cases, to the defendants in the most high profile case in the country. Show More Summary

Feds Need Look No Further Than Rodney King for the Case Against Wilson

In August 1992, nearly three months to the day after the four LAPD officers that beat black motorist Rodney King were acquitted on nearly all charges by a jury with no blacks on it, Lourdes G. Baird, the United States Attorney for California's...Show More Summary

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