Yesterday Rodney King Passed Away

18 Jun

Yesterday Rodney King passed away. A police brutality victim who was fortunate in that he was being taped when officers unloaded their frustrations on him. The acquittal of the officers who beat him led to the 1992 riot and created a ripple effect throughout our society. Unfortunately there continues to be all too many people who still suffer a fate similar to Rodney King at the hands of people who shouldn’t be police officers. A code of silence and a political culture that venerates police much more than the citizens they are meant to serve  have made police irreproachable even in cases of unjustifiable murder. This is just one aspect of an issue that includes lawmakers, judges, and for-profit prisons that leads to Americans having their liberties violated and trampled while creating a permanent underclass that costs the government more and more money each year while there is no estimate to the toll it takes on the people it affects.

x-posted @ TheYBC


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2 responses to “Yesterday Rodney King Passed Away

  1. Alex Jones

    June 18, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Unfortunately police brutality is common across every nation in the world.

  2. stephen matlock

    June 18, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    I wish people like Rodney King could live in safety and peace without being thrust into the great maw of the public mind because finally the public eye and ear got to experience what happens to people like him during the course of an ordinary day. He didn’t do anything that millions of other Americans do without being molested, but got entangled with the mess that was the Los Angeles Police System.

    Rest in peace.


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