Rodney Glen King: The First Victim Of Police Brutality

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According to the Declaration of Independence signed on July 4,1776 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The Declaration of Independence says that all men are equal; all men are equal means that every man’s life has the same value. Police brutality has been an ongoing problem since the beginning of time. The conflict of the police versus the people has become a mass media problem as well as a personal problem. Back 1992, Rodney Glen King was the first African American to go viral for being the first victim of police brutality. “King was caught by the Los Angeles police after a high-speed chase on March 3, 1991”. “King, who was intoxicated, had been caught speeding and initially tried to evade the police. When he finally pulled over and exited his car, multiple LAPD units and a helicopter were pursuing him. Taken by bystander George Holliday from across the street, the footage shows four officers tazing, kicking, and hitting King with their batons upwards of 53 times… the bruises, broken leg, and the scar from the stun gun, which jolted him with 50,000 bolt shocks… The officers involved, Laurence Powell, Timothy Wind, Theodore Briseno and Stacey Koon, were put…show more content…
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