Rodney King

Police Quest

How Sierra and a Disgraced Cop Made the Most Reactionary Game of the 90s

In the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots that ruined his reputation, Daryl Gates found himself in a point-and-click professional afterlife.
Duncan Fyfe
Views My Own

I Cheered for Floyd Mayweather Because We're Both Black Men and I Regret It

And it's deeper than just skin color. It's also the systems that make that an issue.
Noel Ransome

An Unseen Side of the 1992 LA Riots

Apocalyptic photos of firemen wielding shotguns and humvees cruising neighborhoods.
Messiah Rhodes

Watch the New Trailer for Spike Lee’s Electrifying Netflix Film ‘Rodney King’

The movie looks at one of the US’s most divisive moments.
Amil Niazi

50 Artists Interrogate 25 Years of Police Brutality

'VIRAL: 25 Years from Rodney King' explores what's changed—and what hasn't—in the 25 years since the beating.
Antwaun Sargent
officer involved

Sheriff’s Office Under Fire After Video Shows Deputies Beating Man in San Francisco

People are calling for a federal civil rights probe and criminal charges after two Alameda County sheriff’s deputies were caught on camera using their batons to beat a suspected car thief.

Baltimore Is Expected to Pay Freddie Gray's Family $6.4 Million

The payout is set to be larger than the ones given to the families of either Eric Garner or Rodney King.
Allie Conti
officer involved

Officers Involved in Recent Shootings Could Face the Federal Charges Brought Against Cops Who Beat Rodney King

Federal authorities are examining the deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, and Dontre Hamilton, but federal charges for the cops remain highly unlikely.
Natasha Lennard

The World’s Top False-Memory Expert Explains Why Everything You Know Might Be Wrong

Ted Bundy, O.J. Simpson, Timothy McVeigh, Michael Jackson, Rodney King, Martha Stewart, and Oliver North—Dr. Elizabeth Loftus has testified on behalf of them all.
Roc Morin
Opinion and Analysis

How the Lessons of Los Angeles After Rodney King Can Help Ferguson After Michael Brown

Despite the differences between the two cities, Ferguson should look to LA in the wake of the Rodney King beating for ways to reform itself and move forward.
Richard J. Riordan
The Sprinkles of the Sandman Issue

The Will to Kill

'Real Deal Magazine' is one of the most influential comics of the 90s. It was violent, hilarious, and unapologetically black.
Wilbert L. Cooper

Filibustin' with Willie D - Racism Is What Causes Riots

As we reflect on the LA Riots, we can't forget that it was institutional racism that sparked them.
Willie D