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Rodney King never set out to be a James Meredith or Rosa Parks. He was a drunk, unemployed construction worker on parole when he careened into the city's consciousness in a white Hyundai early one Sunday morning in 1991. While he was enduring the...
In 21 years, his name has appeared in the Los Angeles Times on more than 7,000 occasions. Sometimes it's as himself, Rodney King, the victim of now-fabled LAPD abuse the world got to see, the plaintiff in a civil lawsuit, the hapless guy getting stopped...
The Los Angeles riots represented the culmination of many failures: the failure to provide hope for young people; the failure to supply education and jobs in the numbers that would stabilize communities; the failure to engage those communities in their...
L.A. NOWThe flash point of the Los Angeles riots was the corner of Florence and Normandie avenues. It was there that TV helicopters captured the beating of trucker Reginald Denny, scenes that became the symbol for mob violence during the riots.......
It's history they were talking about. The verdict that landed like a slap in the face. The smoke that rose over the city in columns of protest. The rampant looting and savage beatings. They were talking about nothing less than the evolution of a city...
24 FramesThe American Cinematheque gets highly anime-ted with its "Castles in the Sky: Miyazaki, Takahata and the Masters of Studio Ghibli" retrospective, which begins Thursday at the Aero in Santa Monica with a new 35-millimeter print of Hayao Miyazaki’s...
Show TrackerRodney King says he still has nightmares about the fateful night 20 years ago in which he was beaten by four Los Angeles police officers, an incident that helped trigger one of the worst riots in U.S. history. "Time has......
Readers' Representative JournalTimes Editor Russ Stanton made the following staff announcement today: After a 17-year journey through Business, Science and National, Deputy National Editor Ashley Dunn is returning to Metro this week – as California editor. Ashley is succeeding...
Fourteen years ago today -- shock and awe. After 16 tawdry months of the Simpson case wallpapering the public square, a Los Angeles criminal court jury found O.J. Simpson not guilty of the hideous murders of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ron...
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Readers' Representative JournalSeveral reporting and editing moves have been announced in the last week: Stephanie Chavez will become an assistant national editor Feb. 8. Stephanie is a 24-year veteran of the Metro staff. Since then she has been at the center of......
WILL BEALL, author of the novel "L.A. Rex," is an officer with the LAPD's South Bureau gang homicide unit.I WAS IN MY DORM ROOM at San Diego State, listening to the Led Zeppelin cover of "When the Levee Breaks," when I first saw George Holliday's amateur video of the Rodney King incident on CNN. It looked like those grainy films of Selma, Ala., in 1965, and...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, has died, his publicist said Sunday. King was 47....
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