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Rodney King Net Worth is $1.25 Million. Rodney King is an American who was involved with the LAPD police brutality case, he has a net worth of $1.25 million. Rodney King has earned his net worth from his lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Departm. Rodney Glen King (born April...

Rodney King Net Worth is $1.25 Million.

Rodney King Net Worth is $1.25 Million. Rodney King is an American who was involved with the LAPD police brutality case, he has a net worth of $1.25 million. Rodney King has earned his net worth from his lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Departm Rodney Glen King is best known as a victim in a police brutality case involving the Los Angeles Police Department on March 3, 1991. A bystander, George Holliday, videotaped much of the incident from a distance.
The footage showed seven officers surrounding the solitary King, with several LAPD officers repeatedly striking a helpless King with their batons while the other officers stood by watching, without taking any action to stop the beating. A portion of this footage was aired by news agencies around the world, causing public outrage that increased tension between the local black community and the LAPD and increased anger over police brutality, racism and social inequalities in Los Angeles.
Four LAPD officers were later tried in a state court for the beating; three were acquitted and the jury failed to reach a verdict for the fourth. The announcement of the acquittals sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots. A later federal trial for civil rights violatio...
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Keeping the dream alive

Although Holtzman said strides in law enforcement were made from the 25 years when King made the remark, he recalled witnessing the beating of Rodney King in 1991. “Ironically the tool that exposed the incident back then in 1991, that dash camera on the ...
Posted: January 16, 2017, 9:43 pm

Rodney King

I’ve been meaning to tell you this story for weeks now, but I keep forgetting. When I was in North Carolina visiting Kristina and Houston, we ended up at a place to buy more wine. The clerk was looking down at some papers, then asked for my ID, but when ...
Posted: January 5, 2017, 10:13 am

Imani Henry: Activism Born and Bred

Henry reserves that spot for the infamous Rodney King beating. In 1991, when this incident occurred, Henry was a college student about to graduate from Emerson College in Boston. “Rodney King changed my life truly,” Henry said. “Because it didn’t ...
Posted: January 15, 2017, 9:13 am

Rodney King Day, 2017!

As long-time readers know, we like to celebrate Rodney King Day. As we said in the first ever WeaponsMan Rodney King Day story: Sure, some people celebrate another Civil Rights King this day. But his maybe-relative Rodney’s story resonates with us more ...
Posted: January 17, 2017, 6:19 pm

19 Songs That Will Have You Walking In Step With Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream

19. "Like a King" by Ben Harper The 1994 song "Like a King" bridges two historical Kings — Martin Luther King Jr. and Rodney King, an African-American taxi driver who sadly became a household name in 1991 after his brutal beating by Los Angeles Police ...
Posted: January 17, 2017, 4:27 am
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