Rodney King’s Daughter Still Fighting for Change 30 Years Later

She is now aged 37, but King says the assault upon her father, Rodney, feels like it happened just five years ago
-A +A
0

Photo: Twitter

Lora King was just seven when her father was beaten by officers from the Los Angeles Police Department – pummelled, stamped on, and struck with clubs so many times he never fully recovered.

She is now aged 37, but King says the assault upon her father, Rodney, feels like it happened just five years ago. The reason it feels like “recent history”, she explains, is that such events keep being meted out by the police to people of color, across the United States.

It may be a different name, but the details are generally the same, and as often as not - as with the case of her father - those responsible are not held accountable.

Read rest of story here.

Also Check Out...

Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region was covered in smoke on Wednesday as the city was hit by another day of airstrikes
Ethiopia: New Airstrikes Reported
Chicago Sky's WNBA championship win Tuesday. Among the most proud was Candace Parker's mom, Sara.
Candace Parker's Mom
Democrats say federal voting legislation is needed to counteract a wave of new restrictions
Democrats Voting Rights Bill
U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) has recognized the best in Black-owned business
U.S. Black Chambers Awards Top
The State of the Climate in Africa 2020 report highlights the continent’s disproportionate vulnerability
UN-Backed Report Reveals Rising
unprecedented challenge to those already marginalized and threatened around the world.
Oakland Institute Report: World’s