“Can We All Get Along?” Blacks’ Historical and Contemporary (In) Justice With Law Enforcement.

Rodney King is known by many as the face of police brutality in America.  This study takes a in depth look at quotes from Rodney King and gives us a sense of his thought process and what he thought of himself prior to his death.  King gained his fame from his death and gave reason for many Americans like him to think differently about the police force.  In the findings of this study the researchers found that King was not against the police force but instead supported the idea of no violence.  These quotes acknowledge King’s appreciation for the struggles of former Civil Rights activists, they also recognize his frustrations with the current legal system. This study could be beneficial for those interested in better understanding Rodney King prior to his death and what he stood for.

Reference:

Chaney, Cassandra and Ray Robertson. n.d. “”Can We All Get Along?” Blacks’ Historical and Contemporary (In) Justice With Law Enforcement.” Western Journal of Black Studies38(2):108–22.

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