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The O. J. Story and the Flow of Information in a Pre-Internet World

The key word in Ezra Edelman’s magisterial documentary “O. J.: Made in America” is spoken in the fourth episode, by the Reverend Cecil Murray: “mentality.” The movie, and O. J. Simpson’s..
The New Yorker

Rodney Hide: I would be wishing for a gun

rodney hide: i would be wishing for a gun
I would not want to be shot crouching in a toilet cubicle begging for my life. I would rather fight back even if my situation was hopeless.The only time I ever wanted a gun was when caught in downtown..
New Zealand Herald

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News video: Top 5 LA Riots Facts

Top 5 LA Riots Facts 06:57

Often referred to as the Los Angeles uprising, the LA riots of 1992 represented a brief hiatus from civility, and the rule of law. Welcome to WatchMojo's Top 5 Facts.
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News video: The New O.J. Documentary May Change Your Mind

The New O.J. Documentary May Change Your Mind 00:41

Some are calling the new "O.J. Made in America" documentary the most comprehensive portrait of Simpson’s life ever presented. There is an abundance of detail about his times, both before and after..
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News video: PTI Race Relations

PTI Race Relations

PTI Race Relations
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News video: Today in History for April 29th

Today in History for April 29th 01:38

On this day in history: Rioting hits Los Angeles after four white officers are acquitted of most charges in beating of Rodney King; Dachau concentration camp liberated; Jerry Seinfeld born. (April..
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O.J. Detective Mark Fuhrman: Rodney King beating ‘is what happens’ when choke holds are banned

Former Los Angeles detective Mark Fuhrman, in a documentary that aired this week, blamed the Rodney King beating on rules preventing police officers from choking suspects. While examining the history..
Raw Story

O.J. Simpson Didn’t Want To Be Associated With Black America. Then He Came To Symbolize It

In 1969, back when he was just a few months removed from going first overall in the NFL Draft to the Buffalo Bills, O.J. Simpson told then New York Times journalist Robert Lipsyte a story.  The two..
Huffington Post

Reforming the police disciplinary system should be done in public view, not in backroom negotiations

The brutal beating of Rodney King by the Los Angeles police and the riots that followed were still fresh in voters' minds when they went to the polls on June 2, 1992, and overwhelmingly endorsed a..
L.A. Times

"Get Close"

What I said to the Yale Class of 2016Good afternoon class of 2016! [Applause.] For starters, I think I owe you an apology. I know what you were thinking. 2014: John Kerry. [Laughter.] 2015: Joe..
Huffington Post

FBI Director Comey is Wrong -- Keep Filming

Last week a federal grand jury indicted officer Michael Slager, who shot and killed Walter Scott in South Carolina, on several charges including violating civil rights laws. During that same week, FBI..
Huffington Post

Is Nonviolence Even Possible In America Or At Trump Rallies?

is nonviolence even possible in america or at trump rallies?
Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling Slavery and segregation is inherently violent, and so was the urban race riots and black militants of the 1960’s; the beating of the black man Rodney..

The President vs. the Black Lives Matter Movement

After two years of taking little notice of Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists' actual demands, let alone implementing them, President Obama has now lambasted the movement for simply "yelling" about the..
Huffington Post

Rodney King Shared A Profound Lesson From The LA Riots Just Before His Death

In 1992, Rodney King became a household name after he, a black man, was brutally beaten by four white Los Angeles police officers who were later found not guilty of felony assault. The incident, which..
Huffington Post

On Anniversary of LA Riots, Racial Inequality Still an Issue

April 29, 1992 was the day Los Angeles, California, erupted in riots so severe they drew comparisons to the civil rights unrest of the mid-1960s. The catalyst was the acquittal of four white police..
VOA News

Today in History for April 29th

On this day in history: Rioting hits Los Angeles after four white officers are acquitted of most charges in beating of Rodney King; Dachau concentration camp liberated; Jerry Seinfeld born. (April..

Willie Williams, trailblazing top cop for 2 cities, dies

ATLANTA (AP) — Willie L. Williams, who was the first black police chief in Philadelphia and in Los Angeles, where he took over a department in the wake of the Rodney King riots, has died. He was 72.
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Activists: Atlanta Wal-Mart beating was ‘snapshot of … Rodney King’


Everyone Is About To Know Ezra Edelman's Name

Ezra Edelman thinks before he talks. But when he finally opens his mouth, he speaks quickly and deliberately. The 41-year-old filmmaker is the brain behind ESPN's "O.J.: Made in America," a..
Huffington Post

An Observation: The Pursuit Of Happiness Within The Political Sphere

It is safe to say that the life of a rat is defined by fear. Just minutes ago I was sitting on a stoop in Manhattan's East Village enjoying a pink hue that was settling into the darkness of the night..
Huffington Post

From Rodney King to Laquan McDonald: a timeline of controversial police encounters

Here's a look at controversial police encounters in the news.

Los Angeles Joins Debate on Force After Police Killing of Homeless Man

More than 20 years after Rodney King was beaten, the city has entered a vigorous new debate about the police’s use of force on civilians and minorities.

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