April 27, 2012

20th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots

I have back-to-back articles this week on the 20th anniversary of the L.A. Riots, which resulted from the verdict in the Rodney King beating case.  You can go to theGrio for an analysis on the past two decades of race relations in the U.S., and to the Albany Times Union for a piece on I wrote for the Progressive on racial profiling and police brutality.


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ike all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.

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This is one of the worst spasms of violence in modern times in this country, sparked by the on-camera police beating of a black motorist. Fifty-three people died and property damage exceeded $1 billion before the frenzy of burning, looting, assault and murder, much of it caught live on camera.