Tag Archive for: Rodney King

Students must be wary of LAPD violence

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 […]

Rodney King riots still resonate with city

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 […]