Rodney King Research Paper

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History March 3, 1991, Rodney King is beat over 50 times by members of the Los Angeles Police Department. In retaliation, riots broke out across Los Angeles. Cars and stores were looted and torched during these violent riots. This was a terrible time to be living in the areas involved with the riots, especially for families and children. Undoubtedly, the riots left scars on all the people involved. In the end, over 50 people died, about one person for each time Mr. King was struck by the police. April, 2001, Timothy Thomas is shot and killed by a member of the Cincinnati Police Department. Riots broke out across the Over The Rhine community, where Mr. Thomas was shot. The community was in outrage over the killing of the unarmed teenager. An already dangerous community now became even more dangerous with all the uproar.…show more content…
The root cause of Thomas’s killing was his fear of the police due to a warrant being out for his traffic violations. Thomas didn’t have such a bad record, but some of the youth in the community were starting to get into business they shouldn’t be dealing with. So, the residents started meeting to figure out what could be

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