It's a sad testament to America that the 23 years since the L.A. riots have seen so little change. What comes next?
UCLA sociologist Darnell Hunt says TV news reports of Baltimore now look like Los Angeles in 1992
To Rodney King's now-famous question, "Can we all just get along?" Los Angeles residents increasingly answer something like: "Probably. Sort of."
Maryland's former governor and would-be president has a lot to answer for in Baltimore's black community....
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Mr. Gattis’s breakthrough novel is a gritty, nerve-racking tale of life in a gang-ravaged neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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
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
Violence and looting erupts across L.A. after four white cops were acquitted for the videotaped beating of Rodney King.
If the Rodney King riots in LA in 1992 had a caption, it was, “Can’t we all just get along?” The Mom of the Year award must go to theBaltimore woman captured on amateur videoyesterday who responded to the mayhem … Continued
"The 1991 videotaped beating of Rodney King was the dawn of an era. Citizen surveillance of police brutality was born, and it was accompanied by all of the perceptual contradictions that the conundrum of recording police violence against...Show More Summary
Man who filmed Rodney King beating in 1991 sought to cash in, too.
Anna Deavere Smith, whose documentary theater offerings have investigated the Rodney King riots ("Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992") and the crisis in U.S. healthcare ("Let Me Down Easy"), among other societal flash points, has been hard at work on a new piece on the school-to-prison pipeline in poor...
On April 29, 1992, violence erupted throughout Los Angeles in the wake of the Rodney King verdict: A jury had failed to convict four white LAPD officers in the beating of African American motorist King, despite the incident having been captured on video. People took to the streets in a fury that...
We get to see black men tortured or killed by police a lot more often these days, so it’s worth recalling why, a generation ago, it mattered so much to see what happened to Rodney King. We had certainly seen the black-and-white photographs and videos depicting police abuse of African Americans, an
ANOTHER VIDEO. Another black man slain or beaten — before our eyes — at the hands of police.Keith Knight has been drawing insightful cartoons about police brutality in America since the ’90s, when it was video of the Rodney King beating that put LAPD officers in the stark national spotlight. Show More Summary
A Californian sheriff has suspended 10 officers involved in the videotaped beating of a suspect who appeared to have surrendered and was lying on the ground after making a failed getaway attempt on horseback. "Somebody should go to prison over this," Jim Terrell, the lawyer for 30-year-old suspect, Francis Pusok, told reporters Friday. Show More Summary
NEW YORK (AP) — Graphic videos have surfaced previously that kindled outrage over police use of force — the Rodney King beating in Los Angeles, last year's chokehold death in New York City. The new video from South Carolina is perhaps...Show More Summary