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Rodney King

Contempt of Cop: The Rodney King Beating On March 3, 1991, Los Angeles police officers attempted to stop a white sedan traveling at a high rate of speed through Lake View Terrace, a residential neighborhood in northern Los Angeles. After a short pursuit, King was ordered out of his vehicle at gunpoint. King refused to comply and became belligerent and uncooperative. The use of open-hand controls, pepper spray and tasers were ineffective, as King continued to assault officers while resisting...

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Rodney King

Rodney King Kimberly Shaw UNV/104 October 17, 2011 Rodney King Rodney King is an African American male who gained national attention for a beating that he endured at the hands of four white police officers in Los Angeles, California in 1991. Rodney King was allegedly pulled over for speeding at a rate of speed as high as 110 mph on the night of March 3, 1991. An amateur cameraman by the name of George Holliday videotaped King being beaten by four white Los Angeles Police Officers...

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Rodney King

Initially, I did not have that much knowledge of the Rodney King beating. I have heard of the event on multiple occasions and the brutality that came about after the trial verdict. I only had knowledge of King being an African American man who was beaten by white officers. I didn’t know he was speeding and that it led to a police chase. As to the riots, I had known of the protests and the violent outbreaks against the verdict of the officers. Hearing of Los Angeles people stand up against such a...

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Rodney King

The issue of police brutality is not a new one; it has become more focused on in recent years due to certain cases that have proved to be of extreme violence and have been linked to racial profiling, such as the beating of Rodney King. The incident that had happened to Rodney King is a tragic one, but one that accurately reflects what the police force is capable of doing: wrongly deciding to commit a heinous crime based upon racial reasons influenced by our society’s media, an especially notable misinterpretation...

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The Law Enforcement Profession

nationwide concern about police brutality. On March 3, 1991, Rodney Glen King, 25 years of age, was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers after being stopped at the termination of a vehicle pursuit, which was originally started by the California Highway Patrol. A videotape of the incident is shown repeatedly on television over the next few days. The aftermath of the trial that acquitted the officers involved in the Rodney King beating speaks highly of the sentiment felt in the minority...

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Los Angeles Riots

able to make against the Prosecution? The Rodney King beating of 1991 was the breaking point for the African Americans and minorities of South Central Los Angeles and all over the country. Because this notorious, yet historical beating was caught on camera, it paved the way for an improved reformation of the Los Angeles Police Department or the LAPD. It also showed the unfair treatment of minorities, not only by police, but by regular people. Rodney Glen King was born in Sacramento, California on...

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Historical, Social and Political Issues in the Movie Freedom Writers

meaningful snippets of what happened during the trial of Rodney King, the viewers were introduced to the conflict used in the film that surfaced and distinctly placed attention on the concept of belonging. In the film, the Freedom Writers were made following the Rodney King trial in 1992 and the OJ Simpson murder case in 1994. These trials brought out the sensitive issues about injustices experienced by people of different ethnic origin. The Rodney King trial provided the film’s background and was presented...

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Police Brutality

people in the United States refer to police brutality to one of the most famous cases in policing history which is the Rodney King case. “The mere mention of the name "Rodney King" conjures the shocking images captured by an amateur video of an African American man surrounded and beaten by Los Angeles police officers (Police Brutality Is Widespread).” On March 2, 1991 Rodney King and two passengers were driving west on Foothill Freeway in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. Rodney’s car...

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Songs with Polical or Social Events.

song talks about the riots that broke out in Los Angeles on April 29th. 1992. after four white police officers were acquitted by a largely white jury for beating an African American named Rodney King. It became one of the biggest riots in U.S history. On March 3, 1991 an African American by the name of Rodney King was driving at excessive speeds on the 210 freeway. He was chased for about 20 minutes by a California Highway Patrol car. When he finally stopped and pulled over he was confronted by four...

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Use of Force

badly. Not only are they arrested, but they are also beaten. So, for the reasons stated above the families of the teens could file a monetary suit. Another case that police used excessive force is the Rodney King case. The officers brutally beat him while other officers stood by and watched. Even though King was down on the ground and not resisted they continued to beat him. This is considered excessive force. References Bruno, Lisa (2010) Justice 515 Class Syllabus pp 2. Retrieved from http://angel02...

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