Rodney King

  • Riot police guard Hollywood Boulevard
    April 29, 2017  

    Twenty-five years ago, parts of Los Angeles erupted with anger after four white police officers who were filmed beating motorist Rodney King with batons were acquitted of assault. Riots lasted for five days, left 63 people dead and destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 buildings. People in LA marched on Saturday in commemoration. Marymount University professor Fernando Guerra joins Megan Thompson for more. Continue reading

  • June 18, 2012  

    Rodney King, whose video-taped beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 launched a public dialogue about race relations in the United States, died Sunday at age 47. Jeffrey Brown, Patt Morrison of The Los Angeles Times and Darnell Hunt of the University of California, Los Angeles discuss his complicated life. Continue reading