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    “I have missed you so much!” I say as I fall back onto my bed. It feels so good to be back home. My own bed, my own room, my own clothes, my own food. “I am glad to have you back Riles!” Sam says, leaning onto the door frame of my room. “Ethan is a little bummed though.” “Boo hoo.” I say. “Tell him he is free to visit anytime he likes.” “I will do that right away.” Sam laughs. “Is there anywhere you want to go today? Anything you need to do?” she asks. “Today I think I will just stay here and

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    +++ A few nights later, while Andrew and Margaret were sleeping, suddenly a noise awakened them. “What was that?” Margaret asked, sitting up in the bed. “It sounds as though someone is in the kitchen. I will call the police. You stay here and don’t make a sound until I return.” Andrew put on his robe and shoes and tiptoed out of the room. Margaret waited a few minutes before deciding she wanted to see what was going on downstairs. Putting on her robe, and went out into the hallway, to listen. When

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    the police reports and conversations post beating of Rodney King, it will be clear whether or not justice was served and how the results of this trial affected the Los Angeles community, and policing in the U.S for years to come. The Trials of Los Angeles Police Officers in connection with the beating of Rodney King is a UMKC law report that analysis the background of the Rodney king incident, the trial and the aftermath. On March 2, 1991, Rodney Glen King was at a friends house in Los Angeles watching

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    There are more fast food joints, than restaurants and local pop up stands barely sell anything fresh. Not only is the city divided based on income, but its also due to race. The author makes note of this when he addresses volatile events such as the Rodney King Riots. He then points out that minorities suffer the most when it comes to fresh food availability. There are actions that are being taken today, to help increase the number of supermarkets that are available in low inner city areas. By appealing

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    In May of 1992, actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith was commissioned to write a one-woman performance piece about the experiences, feelings, and tensions that contributed to and were exacerbated by the 1992 Los Angeles riots.[1] For her work, Smith interviewed over 200 residents of Los Angeles during the time of the riot. Her script consists entirely of the actual words of members of the Los Angeles community as they reflect on their experiences surrounding the Los Angeles riots. As Smith described

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    Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, is a one-woman performance piece written and originally performed by Anna Deavere Smith, who was commissioned to transcribe regarding the 1992 Los Angeles riots corresponding with individual’s experiences, outlooks, and concerns that contributed to those who were exacerbated by the abominable and nerve racking riots. For her production, Smith interviewed hundreds of Los Angeles’ residents who were present during the occurrence of the riot. The entire script consists actual

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    countless African Americans who have been racially profiled and murdered by law enforcement. Allegations of excessive force by police departments across the country continue to populate headlines more than twenty years after the 1992 Rodney King incident (The Painful Legacy of Rodney King).

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    An Examination of How Music Mirrors Societal Issues Perspectives of Institutionalized Racism Although the United States government is currently engaged in stopping foreign civil rights atrocities, it turns a blind eye to violence acted out against African Americans within its borders (PR N., 2014, para. 4). In South Carolina, the “rebel flag hang[s] from the state house walls” (Bryan, 1994, line 2), serving as a constant reminder of the institutionalized racism that reflects U.S. social tensions

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    Briseno, Rolando Solano, Tim and Melanie Singer, and Sergeant Stacey Koon. (Linder 2001) In the car that was speeding was three subjects later identified as Allen and Freddie Helms and driver Rodney King. The Helms brothers complied with officers commands and where apprehended with out incident. Rodney King on the other hand was rather difficult, by not listening to commands by officers and being comical. After a hassle of getting out of the vehicle, officers approached King in the prone with caution

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    We are fools to think racism is something of the past. Racism is very much alive in this century as it was in the last century. The Rodney King trial and verdict will forever be identified as a moment in recent history that outraged the diverse residents of Los Angeles County and the rest of America. Not only did it expose the police brutality African Americans endure, but it showed the discrimination of a jury mostly made of white people. My family lived in Los Angeles during the late 80’s and into

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