Rodney King Essay

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Rodney King




Rodney King


The person that I chose for my English semester research paper is the unforgettable Rodney
King. Rodney King, to most people’s recollection, was an innocent black victim that was
pulled over and violently beaten by many white police officers. A civilian caught the
beating on a video camera, but only the beating. After the second Rodney King trial, there
was the great Las Angles riot of 1993, which was caused by the trial. The main reason
that I chose Rodney King was because I think that his experience made a great impact on
the American society. Everyone who lived in the time of the attack or heard about it will
never forget the event and the trial, and that is how much of an impact he made on
America. What interests me most about the Rodney King event is that there had been nothing
like it in the history of this century. In addition, it was one of the most controversial
events involving race that has taken place since Martin Luther King and the 60’s and the
peace era.

The facts that I do know about the event are that the black Rodney King was beaten
severely by white police officers. There are many things that I want to find about his
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