For TueNight.com by Bridget Todd (Photo credit: the All-Nite Images/Flickr.com) 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
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
Actor Roger Guenveur Smith never met Rodney King, the construction worker who, in 1991, was beaten by white police officers in Los Angeles — officers
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
The video is "reminiscent of the Rodney King beating," the prosecutor said.
"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
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 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 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.
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
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
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
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
"History has its place," former D.C. Det. Willard said, but L.A. Riots have no place in film about L.A. rappers
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...
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
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...
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.
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
EJ Brown remembers being a kid and hearing older relatives talk about Rodney King, the Los Angeles taxi driver beaten by the LAPD.