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KPBS San Diego
On The Code Switch Podcast: 'I'm Not Black, I'm O.J.!'by inviting them over for barbecue, in the same city that burned during the Wat
On The Code Switch Podcast: 'I'm Not Black, I'm O.J.!'
KPBS San Diego / Posted 36 minutes ago
by inviting them over for barbecue, in the same city that burned during the Watts riots of the 1960s and again after the Rodney King beating in 1992. And so, when we get to the Bronco chase in 1994, a fleet of LAPD patrol cars trailing O.J. with... Read more
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CNBC
Gun control isn't the answer. We already know how to stop the violencenew cops actually hit the streets. The message was that police weren't the pro
Gun control isn't the answer. We already know how to stop the violence
CNBC / Posted 4 hours ago
new cops actually hit the streets. The message was that police weren't the problem, which just a couple years after the Rodney King beating and subsequent L.A. riots wasn't such an easy thing for any Democrat to say. And President Clinton was... Read more
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dna
Daniel Craig to star opposite fellow 'James Bond' alumnus Halle Berry in 'Kings'Simi Valley acquitted four Los Angeles Police officers of use of excessive forc
Daniel Craig to star opposite fellow 'James Bond' alumnus Halle Berry in 'Kings'
dna / Posted 8 hours ago
Simi Valley acquitted four Los Angeles Police officers of use of excessive force in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King in 1991 following a high-speed chase. A total of 55 people died during the riots amid looting, assault and arson... Read more
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Daily Mail
Daniel Craig in talks to team up with former Bond girl Halle Berryother after a trial jury acquitted four LAPD officers of the use of excessive f
Daniel Craig in talks to team up with former Bond girl Halle Berry
Daily Mail / Posted 8 hours ago
other after a trial jury acquitted four LAPD officers of the use of excessive force in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King, following a high-speed police chase. Thousands of people throughout the metropolitan area of Los Angeles... Read more
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New Kerala
Daniel Craig might star in 'Kings' - newkerala.com #83321Simi Valley acquitted four Los Angeles Police officers of use of excessive forc
Daniel Craig might star in 'Kings' - newkerala.com #83321
New Kerala / Posted 12 hours ago
Simi Valley acquitted four Los Angeles Police officers of use of excessive force in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King in 1991 following a high-speed chase. A total of 55 people died during the riots amid looting, assault and arson... Read more
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Variety
Daniel Craig in Talks for Halle Berry’s L.A. Riots Movie ‘Kings’Simi Valley acquitted four Los Angeles Police officers of use of excessive forc
Daniel Craig in Talks for Halle Berry’s L.A. Riots Movie ‘Kings’
Variety / Posted 18 hours ago
Simi Valley acquitted four Los Angeles Police officers of use of excessive force in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King in 1991 following a high-speed chase. A total of 55 people died during the riots amid looting, assault and arson... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
Can Blacks prompt an ‘Orlando’ reaction?a $1.79 container of orange juice. This case and the outrage it brought foresha
Can Blacks prompt an ‘Orlando’ reaction?
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 21 hours ago
a $1.79 container of orange juice. This case and the outrage it brought foreshadowed the L.A. civil unrest now known as the Rodney King Riot in 1992. Mindful of the Harlins’ case, I think about the fact that here in 2016, Black lives really don’t... Read more
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Hartford Courant
'Mad Men's' Matthew Weiner talks directing 'Orange Is the New Black's' most gut-wrenching episode yetto the footage at all when you were figuring out how the scene would look? No.
'Mad Men's' Matthew Weiner talks directing 'Orange Is the New Black's' most gut-wrenching episode yet
Hartford Courant / Posted yesterday
to the footage at all when you were figuring out how the scene would look? No. That image is so symbolic in our mind. From Rodney King on, from the first time we had a repeated video exposure to powerlessness at the hands of authority, I think it's... Read more
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NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk
10 takeaways from the O.J. Simpson documentarypassion for the victim and, in that moment, the necessary lack of sanity to do
10 takeaways from the O.J. Simpson documentary
NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk / Posted yesterday
passion for the victim and, in that moment, the necessary lack of sanity to do what he clearly, undoubtedly did. 2. The Rodney King case contributed directly to the outcome. The brutal beating of Rodney King, an African-American man, by L.A.... Read more
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KECI Missoula
June 28first female cadet, Nancy Ruth Mace, in May 1999. 1992: Daryl Gates retires as
June 28
KECI Missoula / Posted yesterday
first female cadet, Nancy Ruth Mace, in May 1999. 1992: Daryl Gates retires as Los Angeles police chief in the wake of the Rodney King beating and the ensuing riots. Gates, who joined the LAPD in 1949 and served as chief for 14 years, was credited... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Matthew Weiner goes from 'Mad Men' to 'Orange Is the New Black'to the footage at all when you were figuring out how the scene would look? No.
Matthew Weiner goes from 'Mad Men' to 'Orange Is the New Black'
Los Angeles Times / Posted yesterday
to the footage at all when you were figuring out how the scene would look? No. That image is so symbolic in our mind. From Rodney King on, from the first time we had a repeated video exposure to powerlessness at the hands of authority, I think it's... Read more
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The Columbian
Jayne: O.J. documentary sheds harsh light on race relationsa history of racial abuse on the part of the Los Angeles Police Department. You
Jayne: O.J. documentary sheds harsh light on race relations
The Columbian / Posted 3 days ago
a history of racial abuse on the part of the Los Angeles Police Department. You know, things like officers beating Rodney King to a pulp, getting caught on video, and still being acquitted. So when the Simpson verdict came, how many jurors... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Man wins $240,000 from Hollywood in police brutality casewhen he encountered a group of Hollywood cops at a traffic stop. Gozaloff, who
Man wins $240,000 from Hollywood in police brutality case
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
when he encountered a group of Hollywood cops at a traffic stop. Gozaloff, who thinks the cops attacked him because they thought he was homeless, says he felt like Rodney King. His lawsuit also claims Siple planted a baggie of Xanax pills o... Read more
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NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk
10 takeaways from the O.J. Simpson documentarypassion for the victim and, in that moment, the necessary lack of sanity to do
10 takeaways from the O.J. Simpson documentary
NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk / Posted 5 days ago
passion for the victim and, in that moment, the necessary lack of sanity to do what he clearly, undoubtedly did. 2. The Rodney King case contributed directly to the outcome. The brutal beating of Rodney King, an African-American man, by L.A.... Read more
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Time
Tyra Banks Is the Ultimate Peacemaker In ‘Supermodel War’Banks addressed the issue as only she could. This supermodel war is raging and
Tyra Banks Is the Ultimate Peacemaker In ‘Supermodel War’
Time / Posted 6 days ago
Banks addressed the issue as only she could. This supermodel war is raging and it's really tearing me apart. I wanna quote Rodney King so badly right now. She then followed that up with an Instagram, hinting at the wisdom she was about to... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
West Baltimore residents react to Officer Goodson acquittalby bringing the charges, despite the acquittal Thursday morning by Judge Barry
West Baltimore residents react to Officer Goodson acquittal
Baltimore Sun / Posted 6 days ago
by bringing the charges, despite the acquittal Thursday morning by Judge Barry Williams. "It reminds me a little bit of Rodney King," he said, comparing Gray's death to a high-profile Los Angeles police brutality case in the 1990s. "I think this... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Controversial Police Encounters Fast Facts(CNN) -- Here's a look at controversial police encounters in the news. 1991 -
Controversial Police Encounters Fast Facts
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 6 days ago
(CNN) -- Here's a look at controversial police encounters in the news. 1991 - Los Angeles - Rodney King March 3, 1991 - LAPD officers beat motorist Rodney King after he leads police on a high-speed chase through Los Angeles County. George Holliday... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Tyra Banks Defends Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid Against Comments That They're 'Not True Supermodelsrecent drama among her peers. "This supermodel war is raging and it's really te
Tyra Banks Defends Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid Against Comments That They're 'Not True Supermodels
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 6 days ago
recent drama among her peers. "This supermodel war is raging and it's really tearing me apart," she tweeted. "I wanna quote Rodney King so badly right now." EXCLUSIVE: Rebecca Romijn Calls Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid 'Social Media' Models Banks... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
The 'People v. O.J. Simpson' cast connected with their characters — and each otherme, it was always my desire to capture the truth so people can revisit this tim
The 'People v. O.J. Simpson' cast connected with their characters — and each other
Los Angeles Times / Posted 7 days ago
me, it was always my desire to capture the truth so people can revisit this time period of 1994-95 in Los Angeles — post-Rodney King, police brutality and corruption. I had starred in a movie, “Boyz N the Hood,” [a few] years prior to this trial... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
The 'People v. O.J. Simpson' cast connected with their characters — and each otherme, it was always my desire to capture the truth so people can revisit this tim
The 'People v. O.J. Simpson' cast connected with their characters — and each other
Los Angeles Times / Posted 7 days ago
me, it was always my desire to capture the truth so people can revisit this time period of 1994-95 in Los Angeles — post-Rodney King, police brutality and corruption. I had starred in a movie, “Boyz N the Hood,” [a few] years prior to this trial... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
California Editorial Roundupagency may want to disclose immediately for the good of the community." He cit
California Editorial Roundup
The Record Searchlight / Posted 7 days ago
agency may want to disclose immediately for the good of the community." He cited as an example LAPD's infamous beating of Rodney King: In a similar case today if AB 2533 were the law, the agency could not release any officer's body-cam footage for... Read more
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The Verge
The OJ Simpson documentary made me rethink racismrioted in 1992 after a mostly white jury from the suburbs acquitted four LA pol
The OJ Simpson documentary made me rethink racism
The Verge / Posted 7 days ago
rioted in 1992 after a mostly white jury from the suburbs acquitted four LA police officers caught on videotape beating Rodney King. No, the jurors who acquitted Simpson in 1995 were nothing like me. Growing up black in downtown Los Angeles was... Read more
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The Lake County Record-Bee
Editorial: Public losing out to police in California Capitolagency may want to disclose immediately for the good of the community.” He cit
Editorial: Public losing out to police in California Capitol
The Lake County Record-Bee / Posted 8 days ago
agency may want to disclose immediately for the good of the community.” He cited as an example LAPD’s infamous beating of Rodney King: In a similar case today if AB 2533 were the law, the agency could not release any officer’s body-cam footage for... Read more
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The New Yorker
How Fear Helps the Gun Businesssorts, arrived in 1992, when a Los Angeles jury acquitted four police officers
How Fear Helps the Gun Business
The New Yorker / Posted 9 days ago
sorts, arrived in 1992, when a Los Angeles jury acquitted four police officers of using excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. The city erupted in riots. “It was the first time that you could see a live riot on video while it was going... Read more
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CNN
W. Kamau Bell: The crisis in American policingenough to know that video evidence of police wrongdoing doesn't always make a d
W. Kamau Bell: The crisis in American policing
CNN / Posted 9 days ago
enough to know that video evidence of police wrongdoing doesn't always make a difference. When video of the LAPD beating Rodney King into the ground was released, there was a feeling in the black community of "FINALLY! AMERICA WILL SEE WHAT WE'VE... Read more
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Raw Story
9-old girl impersonates Hillary Clinton and critiques her immigration policyoff my career as a journalist, writing a presenting to my fourth grade social s
9-old girl impersonates Hillary Clinton and critiques her immigration policy
Raw Story / Posted 10 days ago
off my career as a journalist, writing a presenting to my fourth grade social studies class a student report entitled: “Rodney King and police brutality: not just an isolated incident.” My comrade Eva and I share many criticisms of Hillary... Read more
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Yahoo Sports
Wow-worthy moments from Part 5 of 'O.J.: Made in America'Bess says with a shrug. “That’s all I got to say. We had been gone a year. We h
Wow-worthy moments from Part 5 of 'O.J.: Made in America'
Yahoo Sports / Posted 10 days ago
Bess says with a shrug. “That’s all I got to say. We had been gone a year. We had to go home.” “That was payback for Rodney King.” Many in the African-American community felt the acquittal of Simpson was a measure of revenge – whether for the... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
We all watched O.J.’s descent and still can’t see it clearlynot with those people who justified the acquittal of Los Angeles police officer
We all watched O.J.’s descent and still can’t see it clearly
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 10 days ago
not with those people who justified the acquittal of Los Angeles police officers caught on tape savagely beating Rodney King on videotape. I wasn’t down with the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed Trayvon... Read more
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Orange County Register
Public losing out to police in state Capitolagency may want to disclose immediately for the good of the community.” He cit
Public losing out to police in state Capitol
Orange County Register / Posted 10 days ago
agency may want to disclose immediately for the good of the community.” He cited as an example LAPD’s infamous beating of Rodney King: In a similar case today, if AB2533 were the law, the agency could not release any officer’s body-cam footage for... Read more
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WA Today
ESPN's masterful doco on OJ Simpson says more about America than 'The Juice'if this had been any other black fugitive would they have just run him off the
ESPN's masterful doco on OJ Simpson says more about America than 'The Juice'
WA Today / Posted 10 days ago
if this had been any other black fugitive would they have just run him off the road and savagely beat him as they had Rodney King? Or would they have done worse? We didn't watch as thousands of people raced out to the curb, chanting OJ's... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Rodney Hide: I would be wishing for a gunfight back even if my situation was hopeless. The only time I ever wanted a gu
Rodney Hide: I would be wishing for a gun
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 11 days ago
fight back even if my situation was hopeless. The only time I ever wanted a gun was when caught in downtown LA during the Rodney King riots. I hated the feeling of helplessness. The city was quickly boarded up, there was no transport, the police... Read more
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The North West Star
ESPN's masterful doco on OJ Simpson says more about America than 'The Juice'if this had been any other black fugitive would they have just run him off the
ESPN's masterful doco on OJ Simpson says more about America than 'The Juice'
The North West Star / Posted 11 days ago
if this had been any other black fugitive would they have just run him off the road and savagely beat him as they had Rodney King? Or would they have done worse? We didn't watch as thousands of people raced out to the curb, chanting OJ's... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
ESPN's masterful doco on OJ Simpson says more about America than 'The Juice'if this had been any other black fugitive would they have just run him off the
ESPN's masterful doco on OJ Simpson says more about America than 'The Juice'
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 11 days ago
if this had been any other black fugitive would they have just run him off the road and savagely beat him as they had Rodney King? Or would they have done worse? We didn't watch as thousands of people raced out to the curb, chanting OJ's... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Arkansas Times Recommends: cool music for sweltering daysMurder.” His song “F.D.T.” details his … dislike of Donald Trump: “Have a rally
Arkansas Times Recommends: cool music for sweltering days
Arkansas Times / Posted 12 days ago
Murder.” His song “F.D.T.” details his … dislike of Donald Trump: “Have a rally out in L.A., we know what’s up/ Home of the Rodney King riot, we don’t give a fuck/ Black students ejected from your rally, what?/ I’m ready to go right now, your racist... Read more
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The Age
ESPN's masterful doco on OJ Simpson says more about America than 'The Juice'if this had been any other black fugitive would they have just run him off the
ESPN's masterful doco on OJ Simpson says more about America than 'The Juice'
The Age / Posted 12 days ago
if this had been any other black fugitive would they have just run him off the road and savagely beat him as they had Rodney King? Or would they have done worse? We didn't watch as thousands of people raced out to the curb, chanting OJ's... Read more
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KECI Missoula
June 17and will be tried in November 2016. Federal prosecutors are expected to pursue
June 17
KECI Missoula / Posted 12 days ago
and will be tried in November 2016. Federal prosecutors are expected to pursue the death penalty during the trial. 2012: Rodney King, who became nationally known after being beaten with excessive force by Los Angeles police officers in 1991, dies... Read more
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Boston Globe
Latest retelling of O.J. saga is ESPN at its very bestand concise ruminations on race, culture, media, and the cult of celebrity. It
Latest retelling of O.J. saga is ESPN at its very best
Boston Globe / Posted 12 days ago
and concise ruminations on race, culture, media, and the cult of celebrity. It bulges with jarring words and images — the Rodney King beating by Los Angeles police officers is shown over and over and over again, the brutality never... Read more
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Billboard
7 Revelations From A&E's 'Streets of Compton' Docuseriesthe '90s and beyond. 'Straight Outta Compton': How the Movie Is Reviving N.W.A
7 Revelations From A&E's 'Streets of Compton' Docuseries
Billboard / Posted 12 days ago
the '90s and beyond. 'Straight Outta Compton': How the Movie Is Reviving N.W.A With Relevance Game Experienced the Rodney King Riots In 1991, a video shocked the nation. Filmed by a bystander, the grainy black-and-white clip showed four... Read more
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The Atlantic
'O.J.: Made in America' Is Storytelling at Its Most Vitalincluding the Watts Riots of 1965, the violent police raids of Operation Hammer
'O.J.: Made in America' Is Storytelling at Its Most Vital
The Atlantic / Posted 13 days ago
including the Watts Riots of 1965, the violent police raids of Operation Hammer, the death of Latasha Harlins, and the 1992 Rodney King riots. The cycle of systemic racism, police abuse, and repeated mistakes contributed to a charged atmosphere and... Read more
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Orange County Register
Irvine attorney who represented LAPD officers in Rodney King beating trial diesattorney William J. Kopeny -- best known for representing serial killer Randy K
Irvine attorney who represented LAPD officers in Rodney King beating trial dies
Orange County Register / Posted 13 days ago
attorney William J. Kopeny -- best known for representing serial killer Randy Kraft and Theodore J. Briseno in the Rodney King beating trial -- has died. Kopeny apparently died in his sleep and was found in his bed Tuesday, his longtime,... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
OJ Simpson Juror: Not-Guilty Verdict Was ‘Payback’ for Rodney Kingeven FX’s “People v OJ Simpson” have argued that the jurors in OJ Simpson’s mur
OJ Simpson Juror: Not-Guilty Verdict Was ‘Payback’ for Rodney King
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 13 days ago
even FX’s “People v OJ Simpson” have argued that the jurors in OJ Simpson’s murder case acquitted him as payback for the Rodney King beating. In ESPN’s “OJ: Made in America,” one juror finally comes out and says it. In an excerpt aired on “Fresh... Read more
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MLive.com
Miss Michigan in 1990s featured music teacher, stand against tobaccochampioned a cultural diversity platform called "Unity through Diversity," whic
Miss Michigan in 1990s featured music teacher, stand against tobacco
MLive.com / Posted 13 days ago
championed a cultural diversity platform called "Unity through Diversity," which was in part inspired by the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles. "Before you can solve a problem, you have to recognize there is a problem," she said. "A... Read more
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MLive.com
Mother demands justice after daugther, two other kids killed in set fireJune 10. "My heart bleeds for the potential of those kids and their lives, and
Mother demands justice after daugther, two other kids killed in set fire
MLive.com / Posted 13 days ago
June 10. "My heart bleeds for the potential of those kids and their lives, and what it was worth to (Erica Starkey and Rodney King Jr., who were charged in the deaths)," Kelley said. "I made sure to stare right into that TV camera, because I... Read more
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Raw Story
O.J. Detective Mark Fuhrman: Rodney King beating ‘is what happens’ when choke holds are bannedFormer Los Angeles detective Mark Fuhrman, in a documentary that aired this wee
O.J. Detective Mark Fuhrman: Rodney King beating ‘is what happens’ when choke holds are banned
Raw Story / Posted 14 days ago
Former Los Angeles detective Mark Fuhrman, in a documentary that aired this week, blamed the Rodney King beating on rules preventing police officers from choking suspects. While examining the history that led up to the O.J. Simpson case, ESPN’s “30... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
The (sort-of) regrets of Gil Garcetti: 'O.J.: Made in America's' reluctant star witnessin play that I didn’t appreciate the time. There were a lot of black people in
The (sort-of) regrets of Gil Garcetti: 'O.J.: Made in America's' reluctant star witness
Los Angeles Times / Posted 14 days ago
in play that I didn’t appreciate the time. There were a lot of black people in Los Angeles that had seen the injustice in Rodney King. And the black community was still upset with me.” He recalled how, moments after the trial, “I said ‘clearly... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
The O.J. documentary uncovers Nicole Simpson's horrifying 911 callsthe disconnect between citizens and police, but in part two, which aired Tuesda
The O.J. documentary uncovers Nicole Simpson's horrifying 911 calls
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
the disconnect between citizens and police, but in part two, which aired Tuesday, we are not just shown the infamous Rodney King beating and the riot that followed when police officers were found not guilty. We also see other incidents in... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
The O.J. documentary uncovers Nicole Simpson's horrifying 911 callsthe disconnect between citizens and police, but in part two, which aired Tuesda
The O.J. documentary uncovers Nicole Simpson's horrifying 911 calls
Stamford Advocate / Posted 14 days ago
the disconnect between citizens and police, but in part two, which aired Tuesday, we are not just shown the infamous Rodney King beating and the riot that followed when police officers were found not guilty. We also see other incidents in... Read more
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Connecticut Post
The O.J. documentary uncovers Nicole Simpson's horrifying 911 callsthe disconnect between citizens and police, but in part two, which aired Tuesda
The O.J. documentary uncovers Nicole Simpson's horrifying 911 calls
Connecticut Post / Posted 14 days ago
the disconnect between citizens and police, but in part two, which aired Tuesday, we are not just shown the infamous Rodney King beating and the riot that followed when police officers were found not guilty. We also see other incidents in... Read more
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KERA North Texas
New 5-Part Series Considers The 'Perfect Perversity' Of The O.J. Simpson Casebetween the Los Angeles Police Department and African-Americans. Yes, people h
New 5-Part Series Considers The 'Perfect Perversity' Of The O.J. Simpson Case
KERA North Texas / Posted 15 days ago
between the Los Angeles Police Department and African-Americans. Yes, people have seen the nine-second clip of the Rodney King beating, which became so infamous, but if you look at who [LAPD] Chief [William] Parker was, and where L.A. cops... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
New 5-Part Series Considers The 'Perfect Perversity' Of The O.J. Simpson Casebetween the Los Angeles Police Department and African-Americans. Yes, people h
New 5-Part Series Considers The 'Perfect Perversity' Of The O.J. Simpson Case
KPBS San Diego / Posted 15 days ago
between the Los Angeles Police Department and African-Americans. Yes, people have seen the nine-second clip of the Rodney King beating, which became so infamous, but if you look at who [LAPD] Chief [William] Parker was, and where L.A. cops... Read more
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