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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

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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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News video: The kinder, gentler GOP debate

The kinder, gentler GOP debate

Eric Fink reports.
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News video: Marcia Clark Predicts Hung Jury If O.J. Tried Today

Marcia Clark Predicts Hung Jury If O.J. Tried Today 00:37

Today Dateline NBC will broadcast an interview with Marcia Clark the LA attorney who failed to get a conviction in the infamous OJ Simpson trial. She said if the trial were to happen now, she thinks it..
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News video: 25 Years Later: How The Rodney King Beating ‘Banished' Baton From LAPD

25 Years Later: How The Rodney King Beating ‘Banished' Baton From LAPD 02:23

When the video of Los Angeles police officers beating Rodney G. King shocked the world 25 years ago, the baton quickly became a symbol of law enforcement abuse. The grainy black and white images showed..
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News video: Lessons Learned 25 Years After Rodney King's Beating

Lessons Learned 25 Years After Rodney King's Beating 02:01

March 3, 1991 is and will always be a pivotal moment in the nation's conversation about police and race in America. Peter Daut reports.
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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..
USATODAY.com

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’


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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.
CNN.com

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.
NYTimes.com

Roger Guenveur Smith’s latest solo show comes to Seattle: ‘Rodney King’

In rap-inflected couplets, the actor-writer tells the story of Rodney King’s savage beating and the riots that followed. He’ll be performing the piece March 24-26 at the Langston Hughes Performing..
Seattle Times

Deputies in SF beating video say they feared for their safety

Two Alameda County deputies who tackled and repeatedly struck a fleeing car-theft suspect in a San Francisco street say he resisted arrest and posed a threat to their safety, according to police..
SFGate

Obama’s Historic Visit To Cuba Is The Right Policy – OpEd

President Obama’s historic opening to Cuba has come under fire from Republican and even some Democratic hawks because Cuban President Raul Castro did not greet him at the airport and because the..
Eurasia Review Also reported by •Huffington Post

25 years later, vigil marks Latasha Harlins' death, which fed anger during Rodney King riots

Two weeks after the beating of Rodney King, a Korean-born shopkeeper shot a 15-year-old black girl named Latasha Harlins in the back of her head in a dispute over a bottle of orange juice. Unlike..
L.A. Times

Vigil planned for 15-year-old Latasha Harlins, killed in racially charged shooting 25 years ago

Two weeks after the beating of Rodney King, a Korean-born shopkeeper shot a 15-year-old black girl named Latasha Harlins in the back of her head in a dispute over a bottle of orange juice. Unlike..
L.A. Times

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