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.theguardian - 2 month ago

Rodney King: 30 years after brutal beating, activists say LAPD still corrupt and violent

Advocates who lived through the riots are now fighting to defund the police and dismantle unions that thwart accountabilityThirty years after the savage assault on Rodney King, the Los Angeles police department is facing a reckoning over its failure to curb brutality, racial profiling and officer misconduct since the historic uprising.For some in LA, Wednesday’s anniversary of the 1991 attack is a painful reminder of the ways the racist and deadly law enforcement practices of the 1990s remain alive today. Continue reading...


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