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Riots after George Zimmerman verdict? Some didn't get the memo

Sanford - 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?"
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 3 comments

'Blues for Smoke' simmers at the Whitney Museum Special

New York - ‘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.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Should we learn to live with Total Surveillance?

One of the biggest worries of civil liberties groups over many decades has been the development of a total surveillance state. But there are benefits too, and total surveillance works both ways.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Review: Police brutality — The Robert Leone case

The Rodney King case back in the 1990s led to hysteria over 'racism' in the American police. Robert Leone is living proof that police brutality is an equal opportunities pastime.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Rodney King’s family needs help covering funeral costs

The daughters of Rodney King are seeking the public's help for donations so they can give their father, best known for being beaten by Los Angeles police officers in 1992, a proper burial.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

Video: Watch Rodney King's iconic plea for peace in Los Angeles

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Rodney King found dead at 47

Los Angeles - 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.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Rodney King: 21 Years Later

Los Angeles - 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.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 2 comments

Op-Ed: When the police are the villains — in fiction and in fact

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.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 3 comments

Op-Ed: No whitewash this time, thanks to mobile phone cameras

An article relating to the aftermath of the death of the innocent bystander Ian Tomlinson at the April 2009 G20 protests in London
In the Media by Alexander Baron

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