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Rodney King Beating

Amateur Videos Reshaping Police Use of Deadly Force

Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur | Posted 05.20.2015 | Black Voices
Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur

Over the past year, countless amateur videos have flooded the internet involving alleged accounts of police misconduct towards citizens.

Remembering The 1992 LA Riots 23 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Black Voices

Freddie Gray, 25, died earlier this month while in police custody due to injuries he sustained during an arrest. His passing prompted protest against ...

Autopsy Results Are In

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.25.2012 | Los Angeles

Rodney King was under the influence of cocaine, PCP, marijuana and alcohol at the time of death, according to the death report released Thursday, TMZ ...

Rodney King Remembered As 'Symbol Of Forgiveness' At Funeral

AP | Posted 08.30.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES — Rodney King was remembered in Los Angeles on Saturday as a forgiving man who bore the scars of his infamous beating with dignity. ...

How This Video Changed The World

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 06.18.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The video was shocking when played for the first time: A shadowy, jumpy clip of police officers slamming their batons against a fallen ...

Rodney King Beating Helped Drive Citizen Journalism, Viral Video Revolution

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 08.18.2012 | Media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The video was shocking when played for the first time: A shadowy, jumpy clip of police officers slamming their batons against a f...

Reporter Remembers Trial That Sparked Riots

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 06.18.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- On the afternoon of April 29, 1992, after a harrowing three-month trial of four police officers in the Rodney King beating case, jurors...

How Rodney King Changed The Way Police Did Their Jobs

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 06.18.2012 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Rodney King, who died Sunday after a troubled life, never meant to change the Los Angeles Police Department – but that's what he ...

Remembering 20 Years Ago: A Reflection on Rodney King

Marika Gerrard | Posted 08.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Marika Gerrard

This morning I learned that Rodney King has died, found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool. Twenty years ago on April 29, 1992, I found myself...

Rodney King: Death of the Common Man

Brandon Bowlin | Posted 06.17.2012 | Black Voices
Brandon Bowlin

He didn't speak from a written speech or from some political soapbox. He didn't employ a deep vocabulary. He just asked a question. Something that would never occur to someone carrying a smoldering TV.

The Tragedy, Triumph and Tragedy of Rodney King

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.17.2012 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

King was the near classic protean tragic figure of interest and curiosity precisely because there was so much tragedy, followed by triumph, and in the end, tragedy in the way his life ended.

Sasha Bronner

LA Riots: 'It Wasn't A Revolution' | Sasha Bronner | Posted 04.30.2012 | Los Angeles

The Rodney King beating set off a spark within Los Angeles' black community, and when the four officers charged with assaulting him were acquitted, th...

NSFW: 10 Pop Culture References From The LA Riots

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 04.26.2012 | Los Angeles

The death of Latasha Harlins and the beating of Rodney King not only prompted the cataclysmic Los Angeles Riots, but they also influenced artists to s...

'America's Been Good To Me After I Paid The Price'

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 06.24.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- We saw his face a bloody, pulpy mess. And in 1992, when the four Los Angeles Police officers who beat him after a traffic stop were acq...

Twenty Years After the Flames: Vigilance Is Still the Watchword With the LAPD - Part 2

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

One of the lowest moments for the LAPD came when Sergeant Stacey Koon publicly defended the use of force against Rodney King. While the LAPD has clearly changed, there are still some troubling signs that more needs to be done.

LAPD Chief Confident Rodney King Beating Couldn't Happen Today

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Twenty years after the videotaped Rodney King beating exposed racial wounds and ignited passions that eventually sparked a devasta...