An introduction to the life and history of the black motorist rodney king

Young adults 18 to 29 were even more convinced another riot is looming, with seven out of 10 expecting one in the near future. The riots and police response to the violent aftermath resulted in the resignation of L.

It was like being raped, stripped of everything, being beaten near to death there on the concrete, on the asphalt. But, again, when you compare it to when Gates was chief, it was open political warfare. But then, as has historically been the case, he said, the department was undermanned when crime rates began to rise.

By the time peace was restored, after six days of upheaval, at least 55 people had been killed, the injured exceeded 2, and upwards of 11, people were arrested. Social conditions that served as kindling two-and-a-half decades ago — economic inequality, high unemployment, injustice — continue to fester in poor black and Latino communities.

Inhe pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of the drug PCP, after he lost control of his SUV and slammed into a power pole in Rialto, California.

He was replaced by a black chief, Willie Williams, who introduced several changes suggested by an independent commission that investigated the riots.

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Riots, a slew of documentaries were released in the spring of The shootings, viewed as fatal examples of police brutality by family members and hundreds of supporters, took place in poor neighborhoods where gang activity is common.

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Riots erupt in Los Angeles after police officers are acquitted in Rodney King trial