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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]

3 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

4 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.

How the Brelo verdict in Cleveland proves laws protecting people from police are broken

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Many unjust verdicts across the years have exposed just how protected police misconduct is under the law. Four LAPD Police Officers were acquitted of their assault on Rodney King - in spite of overwhelming video evidence that they used...Show More Summary

To Win Battleground of Ohio, Republicans Must Address Police Brutality and Reform

For the last quarter of a century, National Action Network (NAN) and I have championed and advocated on behalf of many victims of racial violence and misconduct at the hands of police. From Rodney King in LA in the 1990s, to the marches...Show More Summary

Rodney King’s shadow hangs over Baltimore: What the history of the L.A. riots can tell us

It's a sad testament to America that the 23 years since the L.A. riots have seen so little change. What comes next?

Most L.A. residents believe riots unlikely to recur, poll finds

To Rodney King's now-famous question, "Can we all just get along?" Los Angeles residents increasingly answer something like: "Probably. Sort of."

Martin O’Malley was warned his police strategy would produce more Rodney Kings

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Maryland's former governor and would-be president has a lot to answer for in Baltimore's black community....

How Bill Clinton’s policies from 20 years ago created a criminal justice crisis that could help Hillary Clinton in 2016

When Bill Clinton ran for president in 1992, South Central Los Angeles was ablaze in response to the acquittal of four white police officers who had viciously beaten a black man named Rodney King. As Hillary Clinton embarks on her campaign for the 2016 presidential election, the country is again unsettled by unrest, this time […]

Street corner torched in L.A. riots may get new life, at long last

Twenty-three years ago, a mob fueled by rage after four Los Angeles Police Department officers were found not guilty in the beating of Rodney King torched the intersection of Vermont and Manchester avenues.

Two riots, 23 years apart: From Rodney King to Freddie Gray

The nation sat riveted and horrified as a major American city burned. People angry about injustice took justice into their own hands. Property was burned and looted. People were injured. Trust was shattered. You’re thinking Baltimore. But I’m talking about Los Angeles. On this day, 23 years — April 29, 1992 — the City of […]

Books of The Times: Review: ‘All Involved’ by Ryan Gattis Is Set in the Days After the Rodney King Verdict

Mr. Gattis’s breakthrough novel is a gritty, nerve-racking tale of life in a gang-ravaged neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Presidential Hopeful O'Malley Was Warned His Police Strategy Would Produce More Rodney Kings in Baltimore

Maryland's former governor and would-be president has a lot to answer for in Baltimore's black community. Former Maryland Governor and before that, Baltimore Mayor, Martin O'Malley is expected to run for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, and he has been on the campaign trail portraying himself as a left-wing challenge to Clinton. Show More Summary

Today Is The 23rd Anniversary of the Rodney King Riots. Obama Is Right, Not Much Has Changed

Speaking from the White House on Tuesday, President Obama told reporters that the tensions between Baltimore residents and local police were "not new, and we shouldn't pretend that it's new." He's right. Wednesday is the twenty-third...Show More Summary

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