Rodney King Student Name Institutional Affiliation The Rodney King incident involved gross mishandling by the police on a felony offender. Rodney who was at the center of attention did not adhere to police protocol and this enraged the LAPD police into using brutal force to calm down the situation. Rodney King was an African American taxi driver and the incident happened on 3rd March 1991 on the corner of Osborne Street and the foothill of Boulevard. King was with his friends Bryant Allen and Freddie Helms in his car during the incident. The friends followed the police instructions but King didn’t which led to the use of brutal force so as to contain Rodney. The police in command involved in the incident was Stacey Koon who did not urge her officers to reduce brute force. Rodney had reached speeds of 50-80mph in know many of you have burning questions concerning the discrimination Rodney faced in the hands of the police but you do not see the danger he was putting the lives of the residents in the region he was driving. We know that King was on parole and was driving under the influence which could be reason enough for engaging in over speeding to get the cops off his chest. We know that King suffered multiple injuries and he is in the hospital recovering at the moment. As the L.A.P.D it is our duty to ensure our environment is safe for living and actions taken on Rodney were in line with ensuring safety. We hope these sentiments answer some of the pressing issues you had on the Rodney case although we know you may not be satisfied with how justice is being served. [...]
WATCH THIS VIDEO FIRST. THE PAPER WILL BE ON THIS VIDEO…….. www.youtube.com This is what you have to do….. 1) I’m looking for a well written statement that would be sent out over a various form of media. i.e evening news, papers and radio. You will be writing this as an official representative of the LAPD. Your information will be media blasted, including overseas journalism and CNN. 2) Briefly explain what the Rodney King incident was, and how it escalated to that situation. Who was Rodney King and who was involved, who, what,when,where, and why? 3) ANSWER THIS QUESTION THROUGHLY – “As a criminal justice student do you feel that race played a large part in this horrific incident, or can lack of training attribute to the manner in which these officers behaved?” 4) ANSWER THIS QUESTION THROUGHLY “How could you, as the public information officer for the L.A.P.D. comment on this video. Remember the presentation must be done in an objective manner. If you state too little the public could feel that you are hiding something. If you fail to do an adequate job, the city could erupt in violence and burn down to the ground” APA FORMAT.