Saturday, April 29, 2017

Los Angeles Rebellion 25 years later (audio)

Off-Ramp (SCPR, 4-29-17); Pfc. Sandoval, Seth Auberon, Crystal Quintero, Wisdom Quarterly

Some healing, some scars: the LA Riots, 25 years later
Police love to riot rather than to police.
Off-Ramp talks with residents and eyewitnesses about those dark days... Journalist Joe Domanick tells how decades of police brutality -- including hundreds of police murders of blacks and Latinos -- led to the LA Rebellion, an insurrection more than a riots, and he assesses how far the LAPD has come... How former Mayor James Hahn could have been Reginald Denny... Why one young Latina who lived through the rebellion is still happy to call South Los Angeles “home"... and NPR Host Peter Sagal ("Wait Wait Don't Tell Me") tells Off-Ramp about his bizarre chance meeting with Chief Gates as the killing and mayhem began. And an in-depth account is heard from the brutalized man who was reluctantly at the center of the troubles, the late Rodney King. Full episode

The criminal LAPD beating of Rodney King sparked rebellion (AP/

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