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Rodney King Beating

Amateur Videos Reshaping Police Use of Deadly Force

Shafiq R. Fulcher Abdussabur | Posted 05.17.2016 | 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 ...

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...

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.