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Rodney King

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  • America needs reminding: 'Black lives matter'

    America needs reminding: 'Black lives matter'
    To the editor: Frankly, I am tired of seeing black women crying over the loss of their sons. It is gut-wrenching to see signs carried by small black children that read, "Black lives matter." ("As Ferguson anger simmers, protests in other cities are more...
  • Do protesters really care about Michael Brown?

    Do protesters really care about Michael Brown?
    One can only wonder how many of the criminal looters and arsonists in Ferguson, Mo., gave a hoot about Michael Brown. I'd say they weren't thinking of him as they ransacked businesses to grab what they could for free. The whole scenario reminds me of...
  • 'The Mayor' by Richard Riordan short on revelations, insight

     'The Mayor' by Richard Riordan short on revelations, insight
    In his long public life in Los Angeles, including eight years as mayor, few ever accused Richard J. Riordan of being the Great Communicator. Sincere. Awkward. Generous. Tone deaf. Unbending. Passionate. All of those, yes. But capable of moving people...
  • The fire next time ... may engulf Ferguson

    By every indication -- from both the street and civic offices -- Ferguson, Missouri is expected to blow. The grand jury decision on whether a white police officer will be charged in the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old black man could come any...
  • Ferguson Tension Recalls Watts, Rodney King

    Ferguson Tension Recalls Watts, Rodney King
    By every indication — from both the street and civic offices — Ferguson, Mo., is expected to blow. The grand jury decision on whether a white police officer will be charged in the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old black man could come...
  • Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality

    Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality
    Baltimore lawmakers and community activists called Sunday for more reforms and federal oversight of the city's Police Department after learning about broken bones and battered faces from an investigation into allegations of police brutality in recent...
  • Obama's election did not improve race relations

    Whatever happened to "Obamamania"? Recent polls suggest that race relations have gotten worse since President Barack Obama's 2008 election — or, at least, that more Americans think they have. It didn't help anybody's feeling of sunny delight...
  • Joseph McNamara dies at 79; progressive San Jose police chief

    Joseph McNamara, the former San Jose police chief whose outspoken criticism of the war on drugs, the gun lobby and Daryl Gates gave him a national profile as a progressive leader in law enforcement, died Friday at his home in Carmel. He was 79. The...
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces new nominees: Who should get in; who shouldn't

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces new nominees: Who should get in; who shouldn't
    Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, the Smiths, Lou Reed and Sting are among the 2015 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the hall announced this morning. Other nominated are repeats N.W.A., Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes,...
  • Read On: Taking a trip to Ferguson, Mo.

    Read On: Taking a trip to Ferguson, Mo.
    I have to admit that when Barack Obama was elected president of the United States back in 2008, it seemed not only historic but incredibly exciting to everyone in my liberal-minded circle. A black president, in our lifetime. It was glorious. I felt...
  • Clarence Page: Race relations worse since Obama's election

    Whatever happened to "Obamamania?" Recent polls suggest that race relations have gotten worse since President Barack Obama's 2008 election — or, at least, that more of us Americans think they have. It didn't help anybody's feeling of sunny...