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Rodney King

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  • Riots in Ferguson, and what they mean

    A riot can be many things. It can be an act of communal madness, reflecting the emotional imbecility of those who believe the best way to express joy at their ball team's win is to overturn a car. It can be an act of opportunism, a chance, under cover...
  • Obama vows to see that 'justice is done' in Ferguson, Mo.

    WASHINGTON Justice Department officials on Thursday stepped up their investigation into the shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., while Missouri Highway Patrol officers took over security in the town that's been roiled by demonstrations. With...
  • Family of man killed by LAPD officers hires Rodney King's ex-attorney

    Family of man killed by LAPD officers hires Rodney King's ex-attorney
    The family of the mentally ill man who was fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers earlier this week has hired Rodney King’s former attorney, who said Thursday that he plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the department. Attorney...
  • LAPD, community leaders to meet over fatal shooting of Ezell Ford

    LAPD, community leaders to meet over fatal shooting of Ezell Ford
    Los Angeles police officials will meet with community leaders Thursday evening to discuss the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles, a death that has sparked anger, but differing accounts of what happened. Earl Ofari Hutchinson,...
  • Aftermath of police shooting creates jarring image of suburban warfare

    FERGUSON, Mo. We have seen the riot police before. Their grim faces capped with helmets, their tough hands clenched around batons, their German shepherds growling and howling in a cloud of tear gas. We have seen them in South Central Los Angeles after...
  • LAPD's in-car camera effort is lagging

    The Los Angeles Police Department this week found itself in a familiar place: defending a controversial shooting by officers that has led to conflicting accounts of what happened. For more than two decades, the LAPD has been trying to install cameras in...
  • 'Frederick Douglass Now' is a high point for Roger Guenveur Smith

    'Frederick Douglass Now' is a high point for Roger Guenveur Smith
    The space where historical perspective and current-day attitudes crosshatch benefits "Frederick Douglass Now” at Bootleg Theater. Writer-performer Roger Guenveur Smith has done incisive, socially trenchant work before, but this is something else...
  • L.A. theater openings, July 20-27: 'No Exit,' 'Streetcar' and more

    L.A. theater openings, July 20-27: 'No Exit,' 'Streetcar' and more
    You can check out any time you like but you can never leave in Jean-Paul Sartre’s "No Exit," what's past is prologue in Neil LaBute’s "In a Dark Dark House," and you can always depend on Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire." Plus,...
  • Federal monitor ordered for Newark police for civil rights violations

    Federal monitor ordered for Newark police for civil rights violations
    New Jersey's largest police department will be placed under federal oversight for repeatedly violating residents' civil rights, using excessive force and failing to discipline officers for a wide range of misconduct, the Justice Department announced...
  • 1994 in the Rose Bowl -- when soccer met Prop. 187

     1994 in the Rose Bowl -- when soccer met Prop. 187
      It's no coincidence that we're observing the 20th anniversaries of the last time the World Cup was played in the United States and of the passage of Proposition 187, the initiative enacted by California voters to withhold public services to anyone...
  • Spike Lee, Cast Talk 25th Anniversary of 'Do the Right Thing' in Brooklyn

    On a sweltering Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn, gaggles of film fans, black historians and political activists -- not to mention Fort Greene locals -- convened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater for closing night of the BAMCinemafest and a...