Rodney King

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For LAPD Cop Working Skid Row, 'There's Always Hope'

Oct 14 2014 3:03pm CDT | Source: WNYC Music

LAPD Officer Deon Joseph patrols one of the toughest places in America: Skid Row, a 50 block concentration of drug dealers, gangs, chronically homeless and the mentally ill — and the shelters and clinics in downtown L.A. that serve them. "About 2,500 people on probation for violent crimes or narcotics crimes. Registered sex offenders, which can range from 500 to 700 individuals concentrated in here because there are no services anywhere else," Joseph says. As he talks stats, he ...
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Richard Riordan Looks Back On His Tenure As L.A. Mayor

Sep 29 2014 11:55pm CDT | Source: CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Richard Riordan, Los Angeles’ former mayor, is looking back on his eight-year tenure in City Hall in a new book titled, “The Mayor.” In a telling interview with KCAL9’s Dave Bryan on Monday, Riordan says former President Ronald Reagan was his “secret weapon” when he ran for the post back in 1993. “He was my adviser on what to do when I was running for mayor. You know what the main thing he told me was? To have people like you and to show that you like them,” he expl ...
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HEATER OF THE DAY: Quilly – “Rodney King”

Sep 17 2014 11:06am CDT | Source: All HipHop

Philly rapper Quilly unveils a gritty new single titled “Rodney King”. Filed under: MOBILE, MUSIC Tagged: HEATER OF THE DAY, Qu ...
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Why Y’All Booing Justin #BBare? Dat’s Racism!

Sep 10 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: The Superficial

Lemme get this all straight: Jennifer Lopez can flash her granny ass all over da stage, but da second my sexy, young boy #BBare gives y’all some dark sexual chocolate, mothafuckas be booing his ass? Dat’s some Rodney King shit right here. Next you gonna tell me my boy can’t drink from da same water fountain as you? Ride da same bus? Show white bitches his Spongebob underwear? That’s how this shit starts, son. It’s the same reason ...
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“Rodney King,” Written and Performed by Roger Guenveur Smith, Opens Sept. 2nd at PlayMakers

Sep 2 2014 3:22pm CDT | Source: Triangle Arts and Entertainment

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premiere of Rodney King, a powerful 65-minute one-man show written and performed by 59-year-old Berkeley, CA native Roger Guenveur Smith, on Sept. 2-7 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art. Rodney King is the first of three provocative regional premieres in the 2014-15 PRC2 second-stage series of the university’s critically acclaim ...
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Using Technology To Counter Police Mistrust Is Complicated

Sep 2 2014 11:10am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Outfitting police officers with body cameras seems to be the most concrete solution to come out of the police misconduct accusations in the Ferguson, Mo. And the push for cameras extends far beyond the suburban Missouri police department — more than 153,000 people have signed a "We the People" petition to create a "Mike Brown Law" that would require all police to wear cameras. Ferguson officers didn't have dashboard cameras ...
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