Tag Archive for: Rodney King
Three incidents of police violence caught on tape that emerged last week have renewed a decades-long controversy over how the Los Angeles Police Department conducts itself. One incident, captured on a cellphone, involved 20-year-old Ronald Weekley Jr., who police officers said was skateboarding on the wrong side of the street in Venice. Weekley refused to […]
Almost 20 years ago, when most of us were in our early infancies, Los Angeles was burning. The acquittal of the four Los Angeles Police Department officers involved in the beating of Rodney King sparked one of the most incendiary events in L.A. history. Violence riddled the landscape. It brought to the forefront many grievances […]
More than 50 people died and 4,000 injured when riots broke out in South Los Angeles in 1992.