It has been approximately 23 years since the L.A. Riots gripped the entire nation in the wake of four police officers getting off scot-free for the brutal–and videotaped–beating of Rodney King. Despite this fallacy of justice being more than two decades of ago, the media has steadily been making a living off the evil that […]
Rodney King’s death has been ruled an accident according to findings in a death report released Thursday (Aug. 23). The findings revealed that King was under the influence of several different substances which led to his death.“The effects of the drugs and alcohol, combined with [King’s preexisting hear condition] probably precipitated a cardiac arrhythmia and […]
It’s been 20 years since the physical assault of Rodney King spawned the L.A. Riots, and the LAPD has yet to live down its reputation for being racists, and using excessive force against minority suspects. In the latest case of brutality, Ronald Weekley Jr., is accusing four officers in Venice Calif. of senselessly beating him, then […]
Even in death Rodney King may not be able to find the peace he was desperately searching for. The 47-year-old died of an apparent accidental drowning a week ago, but has yet to be laid to rest, as word comes that his family is having trouble paying for his funeral. According to TMZ, the King […]
Rev. Al Sharpton has spoken out about the untimely death of Rodney King. The 47-year-old, who was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool Sunday (June 17) became known for the vicious LAPD beating that triggered the L.A Riots 20 years ago, but was perhaps never able to shake the demons likely brought […]
A former Houston police officer has been let of the hook for the vicious beating of a 15-year-old suspected of committing a burglary. Andrew Blomberg was found not guilty on the misdemeanor charge of official oppression, for attacking Chad Holley.
In commemoration of the 20-year-anniversary of the Los Angeles riots, journalist turned filmmaker, Mark Ford, recaptures the events, as seen through the eyes of those who lived it. Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots chronicles how a simmering beef with police reached its boiling point. Ford screened the film at the Grammy Museum in Los […]