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  • Rodney King

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    Turnitin gave a grade of 4% similarity. | Unethical Behavior of Police Brutality | Ethical Behavior In Criminal Justice | | Yasmen Sarter | 11/18/2012 | This paper is to the best of my ability. | From the perspective of law, excessive physical force most clearly constitutes police brutality, a term often applied loosely to various forms of police misconduct (Holmes, 2000). Over the years, police brutality continues to be an issue of concern all across the world and the need for

  • Rodney King Riots In The Rodney King

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    excessive force on an African American man, Rodney King, a jury acquitted the four officers of their wrongdoing. The verdict sparked an outrage in the city, the incident was not the only point which played a role in the riots. However, after Latasha Harlins, a 15-year-old girl, was shot in the back of the head by a store owner. As a result, the people of Los Angeles responded in anger over how African Americans were being treated by other races. The Rodney King verdict can be considered as the start of

  • The King Case Of Rodney King

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    media can play a role in court cases is the Rodney King case. Rodney King(King), a black man living in Los Angles, California who was on parole for a robbery conviction and two friends were driving west on Interstate 210, on the night of March 3,1991, when California Highway Patrol officer spotted his care speeding down the Interstate. The officers attempted to pull King over, but King refused to pull over, resulting in a high-speed chase (Koon 1996) King then exited the freeway and the high-speed

  • Rodney King Violence

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    of brutally beating Rodney G. King, an unarmed African-American motorist. The riots that followed over the next five days left more than 50 people dead, more than 2,000 injured, and nearly 12,000 arrested (Los Angeles Riots Fast Facts). My father, James Webster, was a witness to these riots. “On March 3, 1991, paroled felon Rodney King led police on a high-speed chase through the streets of Los Angeles County before eventually surrendering. Intoxicated and uncooperative, King resisted arrest and

  • The Rodney King Case

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    Not seeing whole incident has always been an issue in the United States taking it back to 1991 the Rodney King case. King was in a high speed chase with the police he was pulled out of his car and was brutally beat by four police officers. This altercation was caught on film by a bystander and was taken to trial (Rodney King Biography). Even though they had provided undeniable evidence of the officers using excessive force and a deadly weapon the officers were acquitted. This triggered a deadly riot

  • Civil Rights In Rodney King

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    landmark time that changed the conditions on law enforcement and the use of excessive force. Who would have thought that a basic routine traffic stop would change policing and racial relationship not only in Los Angeles, but in the United States? Rodney King on the night of March 3rd, 1991 was stopped and removed from his car after an alleged speed chase by the Los Angeles Police Department. He was pulled from his car and brutally beaten by the striking of police batons, Tasers were used several times

  • The Rodney King Trial And Verdict

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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

  • Rodney King Police Brutality

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    A car chase emerged in Los Angeles, California after Rodney King, along with two other passengers, refused to be pulled over by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) who were attempting to initiate a traffic stop. King feared being pulled over would put him at risk, for he had been drinking and was on parole, but ultimately decided it was the only thing he could do. Once his vehicle came to a halt and him and the two passengers exited, he was targeted by members of the Los Angeles Police Department

  • Rodney King Research Paper

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    March 3rd, 1991. A day that has lived on in infamy for more than 20 years. Rodney King was just a normal 25-year old guy who had a family, a job, people who loved him. He had work the next day, so he decided to pop open some beers with one of his friends. According to King, around the time of 20th anniversary of the LA riots, “I know drinking and driving is not OK, and I shouldn't have been back then, and there's no excuse for it. But I had a job to go to that Monday, and so I went over to a friend's

  • Rodney King Term Paper

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    Rodney King and the Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back At 12:30 A.M. on March 3, 1991, Tim and Melanie Singer, a married team of the California Highway Patrol, noticed a Hyundai speeding along the Foothill Freeway in northeastern L.A. The car belonged to Rodney Glen King, a native Californian who had recently been released from prison for threatening and assaulting a storeowner. Immediately, the Singers exited the highway, returned behind King’s vehicle, and began to pursue at speeds up to 117 mph