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    The Los Angeles Police Department, in the 1800’s all the way to the start of the 90’s police brutality was an everyday situation. However, this only happened to minorities but there was a community that was target the most, the African Americans. African Americans were being severely injured by their community police. Nonetheless, one night of the year 1991 Rodney King was being pursued by the LAPD. Rodney was high on drugs, and stated that he had several reasons to why he wanted to loss the cops (The Cristopher Commission, 1996). Several minutes later, LAPD final cut up to him and made Rodney King stop. Immediately after the stop, the LAPD ordered King to get on the ground and too have his hands behind his head. With this, Rodney was indicating…

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    The photographs taken from the Franklin home were released by the Los Angeles Police Department last week. The women’s faces in the photos looked like they were unconscious, asleep, or dead. These women were mothers, daughters, and sisters who had families that will never get their loved ones back. It was a abhorrent case that is part of history today. Women left behind children, spouses, and families. I cannot imagine what the women who were captured by this Lonnie Franklin. At this time the…

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    ”They take great pride in protecting the public and their fellow law enforcement officers in life-and-death situations that put their years of training and experience to the test” (Inner body). Special Weapons and Tactics were first created in the 1960s by young commander Daryl Gates. LAPD team is the most talked about by many departments and people. It was created in Los Angeles after a couple of sniping incidents against civilians they feared gunman outperforming police in a shootout. The…

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    predetermined that this was a crime about racism. This is the same as when the townspeople thought Jim was the murderer. They didn’t look at the evidence to connect the dots, and they already blamed it on him, because Jim was black, but in this case, it’s because Wilson was white. If Wilson was black, this situation would not have happened. There would have been no big news story on the Ferguson shooting. By it being a white man who shot a black man it made it so that people could pin in as…

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    for the citizens of California, particularly those in the Los Angeles area and Wineville (now Mira Loma) community. During those past years, a series of horrendous abductions and murders took place by a man known as Gordon Stewart Northcott. These murders came to be known as the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders and persisted to grow into a broader dilemma as a significant mother, Christine Collins, raised concern over her missing son, Walter Collins. To further emphasize the horrors that were…

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    Rodney King Case

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    Rodney Glen King lll was an American taxi driver in Los Angeles, California. Tragically, he became nationally known after being identified as the victim, beaten by Los Angeles Police Department (L.A.P.D) officers following a high- speed car chase. Due to the incident, it caused riots all over the nation. California in particular, was the initial place the riots started. Early Sunday morning around 12:30 on March 3, 1991, Rodney King, along with two additional passengers, Bryant Allen and…

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    with police brutality. “Police brutality is the use of excessive and/or unnecessary force by police when dealing with civilians” (S. Danilinaand). Although concerns about police brutality spiked after the Rodney King beating, police brutality has always been in the United States. “Police brutality has existed during the United States Industrial Revolution, the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and after the September 11 attacks.” (S. Danilinaand) The growing concerns of American citizens arose even…

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    think he’ll die?’ The response was ‘No way! You or I, we’d die, but not a negro. They’re too dumb to go into shock.’ ” These were the words of Los Angeles Police officers in 1992, in this same year one of the most violent riots in American History occurred. Due to the discrimination of the minorities in Los Angeles the beating of one man becomes the push needed to send the minorities, mostly African Americans, in South Central over the cliff. After the severe beating of an African American man…

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    III was an American taxi driver who became world known after being beaten by Los Angeles Police Department, followed by a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991. The crimes that occurred in 1992 Los Angeles riots, also known as the Rodney King riots. These riots consisted of lootings, arsons, civil disturbance and deaths throughout Los Angeles, California. The riot of the Rodney Kings’ police brutality case began on April 29, 1992 with a protest that shortly began after the acquittal of…

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    Let’s begin with the killing of Los Angeles Police Department officer Kevin Gaines. He was shot by undercover officer frank Lyga. Lyga was involved in a road rage incident with Gaines and suspected him of being a gang member. After his untimely death it came to be known that on his off duty time he worked as a security guard. It also came to light that this was not his first road rage case where he would threaten drives with a gun. Kevin Gaines came to be employed on his off time by Suge Knight…

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