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Does the US have a police brutality problem?

...high, which might lead people to believe abuses of power happen more often than they actually do."Even after the Rodney King beating, we didn't have the same prolonged, sustained public debate about policing that we've had now for almost...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-02/does-us-have-police-br
Driving while black? New app developers offer advice

...much more likely to believe a traffic stop is not legitimate. The issue has been on Hyland's radar since motorist Rodney King was beaten by Los Angeles police in 1991. Another key event hit closer to home. In 2003, a 21-year-old black...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-11/driving-while-black-develope
To avoid another Ferguson, we must 'be real' with one another

...and with the Hatfields and McCoys, and so forth.Rodney King asked us a simple question during the 1992 riots...trust you because I know you are key to the question Rodney King asked. (The writer is a former Augusta City Council...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-08-30/avoid-another-fe
Atlanta readies for reaction to Ferguson case

...when police arrested more than 300 people after four white police officers in Los Angeles were acquitted of beating Rodney King, a black man.Young black protesters left a peaceful demonstration at Atlanta's City Hall and attacked whites at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-20/atlanta-readies-reacti
Flex your rights ? film the police

...downside ? remember the videotaped police beating of Rodney King? That was an ordinary citizen with a camera, too...they don't always do the right thing (again, think Rodney King). But unlike the rest of us, they have the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/damon-cline/2014-07-01/flex-your-
Editorial was divisive, presumptuous

...and it's too bad many in those crowds do not. Yet law enforcement officers have acted unjustly in the past (Rodney King ring a bell?) and are lawfully subject to investigation and, yes, subject to law enforcement enacted against them...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/22/let_504938.shtml
Letters
Reader feedback: Fur flies over Kirby columns

...soak up this culture. Yes, the fabled California can teach us so much that we lack in our poor ignorant lives. The Rodney King riots, the perpetual layer of smog, the rampant fires and mudslides, the San Francisco lifestyle, etc. But I digress...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/17/met_104869.shtml
Metro
At the Movies: capsule reviews of new films

...intense, almost violent dance styles that sprang naturally from the streets of South Central Los Angeles after the 1992 Rodney King riots and offer an alternative to gang membership. LaChapelle tries to provide artistic, historical and socio-economic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/26/mov_457075.shtml
Movies
Documentary captures South LA dance craze

...phenomenon started by Thomas Johnson, a former drug dealer who turned to religion and clown dancing after the 1992 Rodney King riots. Nicknamed Tommy the Clown, Johnson would wear clown makeup and a rainbow afro wig to entertain at children's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/23/mov_456789.shtml
Movies
Kwame Jackson capitalizes on being No. 2

...no 'think' about it. It's 100 percent on the tape. There's no need to think about it. It's like watching Rodney King get beat: How did the bruise happen?" he said. Jackson is starting an entertainment company, Legacy Communications...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/22/tel_413092.shtml
Television