Rodney King And The Rampart Scandal

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The Watts and Rodney King riots, the Rampart Scandal, overt racism, brutality and general neglect of the inner city are sins that author Joe Domanick places on the front door of past chiefs, particularly the celebrated icons William Parker and Daryl Gates. Both former chiefs are lambasted without mercy. He goes over the top with his treatment of them as individuals, but provides ample evidence to show how their management styles led to future dishonor and disgrace for the agency. Few are spared scathing criticism. Dominick's antipathy towards American law enforcement and law enforcers sticks out like a sore thumb. He paints with a broad brush, sometimes getting downright snarky in his generalized comments. Conservative white males are a
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