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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...
  • Black men: Beware of police officers

    It's one of the best-known lines of any English-language poet -- Robert Burns' reflection on the upper-class church lady who doesn't realize there's a louse crawling around on her bonnet. "O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us, To see oursels as ithers see...
  • New York grand jury decides not to indict police officer in chokehold death

    New York grand jury decides not to indict police officer in chokehold death
    A New York grand jury Wednesday opted not to indict a white policeman in the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man whose last words — “I can’t breathe” — became a rallying cry for protesters who blamed his death on...
  • Commentary: Lessons from Ferguson inform our police work too

    For weeks now, the media have been talking about Ferguson, Mo., and all the rioting, looting and burning of businesses there. The scenes remind me of when I was an officer working in Los Angeles County during the 1992 Rodney King riots. I can still...
  • Congress must also act on issue of police use of excessive force

    Congress must also act on issue of police use of excessive force
    In the past few weeks there has been a lot of discussion about President Barack Obama's response to the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. Each failure to win indictment for the officers who killed these unarmed black men has left millions of...
  • Body cameras aren't going to fix policing

     Body cameras aren't going to fix policing
    Eric Garner, a 43-year-old unarmed black man, died in an altercation in July with police, in which Officer Daniel Pantaleo had his arm around Garner's neck in what appeared to be a chokehold as other officers pressed Garner's body to the ground. A...
  • Film Review: 'Grim Sleeper' awakens chilling documentary

    Film Review: 'Grim Sleeper' awakens chilling documentary
    The majority of high-profile complaints about police behavior in African-American communities involve what could be euphemistically called “overzealousness” — mostly the use of unnecessary and clearly disproportionate force in responding...
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces Class of 2015. See how good our predictions were

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces Class of 2015. See how good our predictions were
    Green Day, Lou Reed and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and Stevie Ray Vaughn are among the 2015 inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the hall announced this morning. Just as Lehigh Valley Music said they should be. Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes,...
  • Officer's ouster in CHP beating settlement may influence similar cases

    Officer's ouster in CHP beating settlement may influence similar cases
    A settlement requiring a California Highway Patrol officer to step down after he was videotaped punching a woman along the 10 Freeway is highly unusual and could lead to similar demands in future police misconduct lawsuits, lawyers said Thursday. An...
  • 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...