As police in Florida take steps to counter "civil unrest" in African-American neighborhoods if George Zimmerman is acquitted in the killing of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, many black Americans have a question: "Who is talking about rioting?"
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‘Blues for Smoke’ explores a wide swath of contemporary art through the lens of blues music, offering a thought-provoking combination of artists and media, highlighting the pervasive influence and central position of blues music in American culture.
Rodney King, 47, died Sunday in California. He was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool. King was victim of a brutal police beating in 1991 that sparked the L.A. riots, after four officers were acquitted on charges of using excessive force.
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Rodney King, whose beating by police sparked the Los Angeles riots of 1992, has been found dead, aged 47. King came to international attention when a video of his beating by police appeared on television.
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Today marks the 21st anniversary of the story of Rodney King, a young black man who was so scared of going back to prison, he led police officers on a car chase in Los Angeles. The officers caught up with King, and brutally beat him.
A current storyline in a daytime soap opera finds a scenes of crime officer being called in to investigate a murder he himself committed. It looks like he won't get away with it; in the real world, he almost certainly would.