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23 years ago, an unsuspecting person stood just out of eyesight, under the cover of shadows and VIDEOTAPED while Los Angeles police officers surrounded and beat Rodney King.
Later the following year, 4 police officers were acquitted of criminal charges. The California city immediately broke out in riots. Stores were looted. Buildings burned to the ground. Now more than 20 years later, the powerful hatred of prejudice and racism still plagues this country.
Just in the last couple years, police officers have killed several black men in high-profile, controversial fashion. Just recently, a New York police officer took Eric Garner down with an illegal chokehold and another officer shoved his face into the pavement. While Garner was on the ground, video shows him pleading for help, saying he can?t breathe. A judge later ruled the death a homicide. Garner was unarmed.
In April of 2012, police responded to a call in Sanford, Florida where community patrolman George Zimmerman shot
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