Thursday, February 14, 2013

CASTING LAPD AS A RACIST VILLAIN DOESN'T WORK: 2012 Report: Los Angeles riots: 20 years later, has LAPD reformed? -

The view that the Los Angeles Police Department was corrupt and abusive fueled the Rodney King riots. Twenty years later, however, the LAPD has won over some of its harshest critics.

By Daniel B. Wood, Staff writer / April 25, 2012

Police question two men who made makeshift memorial for a fallen gang member near the intersection of Florence and Normandie in Los Angeles. April 29 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots following the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police officers in the videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King. Jonathan Alcorn/REUTERS

FULL ARTICLE HERE: Los Angeles riots: 20 years later, has LAPD reformed? -

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