September 30, 2022

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Cops are slow learners when it comes to lessons of the video age

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Before cell phones put a video camera in everybody’s pocket and long before body cams were standard equipment for cops, there was George Holliday and his Sony Handicam.

Holliday is the guy who recorded the Rodney King beating by LA police officers on March 3, 1991. He stood on his apartment balcony overlooking the street and documented the scene in which officers pummeled King with their batons more than 50 times, leaving him bloodied, with 11 broken bones in his neck and a broken leg.

When TV station KTLA aired the footage, decent people everywhere were shocked, and the Black community was justifiably outraged. 

A year later, when the four white police officers were acquitted of charges that included assault with a deadly weapon, excessive use of force and filing…

Diane Carman

2022-09-18 03:02:00

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