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Remembering The 1992 LA Riots 23 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.29.2015 | 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 ...

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...

Rodney King Dead: Reporter Remembers Trial That Sparked L.A. Riots

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 08.18.2012 | Media

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

Rodney King's 'Can We All Get Along?' Plea Measures His Lasting Meaning

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 08.17.2012 | Black Voices

Twenty years later, Rodney King's simple yet profound question still lingers, from the street where Trayvon Martin died all the way to the White House...

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.

'I Survived. Unfortunately, Trayvon Martin Did Not'

Posted 04.12.2012 | Los Angeles

In a statement to the Los Angeles Times Wednesday, Rodney King compared his 1991 beating at the hands of Los Angeles police to Florida teen Trayvon Ma...

Rodney King Pleads Guilty

Posted 04.29.2012 | Black Voices

Rodney King, the man whose videotaped beating at the hands of Los Angeles police officers became the flashpoint for the 1992 Los Angeles riots, pleade...

Rodney King Pleads Not Guilty To DUI

AP | Posted 01.07.2012 | Los Angeles

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Rodney King has pleaded not guilty to charges of driving under the influence stemming from his arrest in Southern California in J...