|LA Times Five
- Riots & Rebellion
- Riots & Rebellion: Civil Rights, Police Reform and the Rodney King Beating is
a multimedia casebook that situates the Rodney King beating and police reform in a broader
legal political and social context. The book includes the usual fare of a traditional law
school casebook with cases, statutes, and law review articles but also includes
journalistic accounts of the civil disorders in 1992, portions of the play Twilight: Los
Angeles, 1992, and excerpts from Blue Ribbon reports which documented the need for police
- In an unexpected climax to a year of racial strife surrounding the alleged
L.A.P.D. beating of Rodney King, a jury of six men and six women found the officers not
guilty. The jurors were unable to reach a conclusion regarding one charge against Officer
Laurence Powell, age 29, for using excessive force under the color of authority. A
mistrial was declared by Judge Stanley Weisberg on that one count, with eight jurors
voting for acquittal and four for a guilty verdict.
- Arrests by Race
- According to a May 8th Los Angeles Times article, titled, "Unrest Widens
Rifts in Diverse Latino Population" written by, GEORGE RAMOS and TRACY WILKINSON.
- Police Communications
Transcript - Rodney King Arrest
- Here is the transcript of computer transmissions between squad cars and the watch
commander's office of the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division beginning at
12:29 a.m. and ending at 1:17 a.m. on March 3--the morning Rodney King was beaten by
officers at a traffie stop.
- Lou Cannon of
- The long saga of the Rodney King beating can be told in what seems to be a series
of unfortunate coincidences and ironies.
|Fires in My Hometown -
Rebuild or Revenge?
- Black Rage, American Politics, Brutal Cops
- Black rage should be co-opted by the mainstream in such a way that the causes of
that rage are eliminated. this will make america civilized.
- Stan Chambers Remembers
- Our helicopter whirled in a tight circle over Florence and Normandie in South
Central Los Angeles. Pilot Mike Smith kept the ship at an almost constant bank.
- Johnnie Cochran Profile