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LA mayor commissions 166-page report calling for commemoration of 1992 Rodney King riots

"I feel for them. They're going to have a tough time, no matter which way they go," juror in trial against officers in Rodney King beating knows the pressure facing the panel in Derek Chauvin's trial. "It's going to be traumatic for them," @NBCNews 

@LinseyDavis  on the Derek Chauvin trial: “We haven’t had this much attention paid to a police brutality case in this country since the beating of Rodney King in 1991.”

@dixieland4life  Well then if the cops won't defend the place I guess the shopkeepers will have to go Korean-style (ala California during the Rodney King "peaceful protests ")

What's now known as #GeorgeFloydSquare  is taking on the significance of the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi where Emmett Till's body was found or the LA street where Rodney King was beaten. Our story from the square in the midst of the #DerekChauvintrial 

It has the media visibility of the OJ Simpson murder trial in 1994-95. And has parallels with the 1992 trial over the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers - ‘People are on pins and needles’: the Chauvin trial, @FT  @Claire_Bushey ⁩

200 courtroom sketches from the trial of the Los Angeles police officers involved in the 1991 beating of Rodney King are now in the Library of Congress, which has long maintained a collection of images made by courtroom sketch artists.

The Library of Congress has about 12,500 courtroom sketches in its collection and recently added more than 200 works of the Rodney King police brutality trial. “This is historical stuff that just doesn’t exist anymore,” said one art dealer in Vermont.

The Library of Congress has about 12,500 courtroom sketches in its collection and recently added more than 200 works of the Rodney King police brutality trial. “This is historical stuff that just doesn’t exist anymore,” said one art dealer in Vermont.

Black people know that an acquittal, not unlike those received by the officers who assaulted Rodney King in 1991, would again exonerate America’s white supremacy, writes @reneeygraham . #DerekChauvin 

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It's been 27 years since the Rodney King beating. What's changed?

In 1992, President George H.W. Bush ordered the Army’s 7th Infantry and 1,500 Marines to quell the Rodney King riots burning down LA. Bush 41 knew that King had been unjustly treated—“what I saw made me sick”—but he knew deadly riots would only multiply the victims.

If you haven’t yet tuned into the pop-up Michael Jackson Channel on Sirius XM, tonight at 7 pm ET the King of Pop Playlist hosted by Rodney Jerkins will premiere! If you don’t have a @SIRIUSXM  subscription, sign up now and listen for free:

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I wrote this op-ed for the Stanford student newspaper back in 1992 shortly after the Rodney King verdict. It pains me that the words I wrote about racial injustice back then still ring true today. "Black male: Guilty until proven innocent."

"52 years after King was assassinated, 99 years after the Tulsa massacre, 65 years after Emmett Till was killed, 29 years after Rodney King, and this is still where America is." Our deputy legal director Jeff Robinson discusses white supremacy in America.

Rodney King. Abner Louima. Amadou Diallo. Sean Bell. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Laquan McDonald. Freddie Gray. Antwon Rose Jr. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. George Floyd. Say Their Names.

Warning: disturbing images It's been almost 30 years since the Rodney King beating. What's changed?

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about what matters" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We must stand together and lift up our brother Rodney Reed. Join me in calling to stop Reed's execution by the state.

“Rodney King haunts the city now.” Pasadena police beat a black man so badly they broke his leg. Now, hundreds of residents are flooding the city council to demand change.

SORRY BUT RODNEY KING DYING IN A POOL IS KINDA FUNNY TO ME. LIKE, SAY THIS TO YOURSELF: dat nigga rodney king died ina pool today. Sorry =(

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