Rodney King

Despite countless incidents in the intervening 30 years, police accountability continues to be sidelined in favor of unchecked funding increases.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots and the past can still teach us lessons. Here are five important facts about the ‘Rodney King Riots’.

The “Rodney King Riots,” also known as the “Los Angeles Riots,” began April 29, 1992, after four LAPD officers were acquitted of charges in the savage beating of the unarmed Black motorist that was recorded on video. The racially sparked riots lasted more than six days, with thousands of Angelenos taking to the streets in an especially violent display of protest. Fifty-three people were killed and more than 2,000 were said to be injured.

George Holliday, the man who filmed the beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles on March 3, 1991, has died from COVID-19.

The anniversary of Rodney King's beating drew attention to how the culture of police brutality in Los Angeles, in particular, has seemingly gone unchecked since the horrific video went viral in 1991.

Roland Martin interviews two Oscar winners who directed an upcoming documentary that seemingly puts viewers in the midst of the L.A. riots in 1992.

The Lost Tapes: L.A. Riots also shares previously unreleased footage across various methods, including fire department dispatch calls, photos, home videos, and LAPD tapes.

Stacey Koon, the Los Angeles cop who was involved in the notorious beating of the late Rodney King back in 1990, was seen driving a limo, according to TMZ. (Click on the link to see video of Koon driving a limo) The entertainment site reports that an independent photographer caught Koon driving a limo for Music […]

Nearly two months after police brutality victim Rodney King (pictured) reportedly died at the bottom of a pool in Rialto, Calif., his death report has been released. The report indicates that King had several drugs as well as alcohol in his system at the time of his untimely demise, according to TMZ. RELATED: Rodney King […]

Since Rodney King‘s (pictured) unexpected death over the weekend, after being found dead in his pool, some of his friends are now questioning fiancée Cynthia Kelley‘s (pictured) account to police, reports TMZ. RELATED: Rodney King Dead At 47 According to a few of King’s friends, Kelley’s story about what actually happened to King has changed since she began […]

Rodney King’s 1991 beating by Los Angeles police and the subsequent acquittal of his attackers sparked the biggest civil insurrection of our generation. King will forever be remembered for his tearful utterance during the height of those riots, “Can we all get along?” The words were treated with derision by many who sympathized with the […]