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Thirty years ago, I watched Rodney King beaten. We thought our fight was finally over.

 


By Rep. Karen Bass

Congresswoman, 30th Congressional District

March 3, 2021

When I first saw the tape of Rodney King being beaten in the middle of the street on March 3, 1991, I was not horrified or surprised.

I was hopeful.

I believed that now, finally, the public would believe what Black and Latino activists had been saying: that police brutality is real and continues a long history of treating Black people like their lives do not matter, while simultaneously attempting to hide that reality in plain sight.

Activists had fought for years to get elected leaders to see and act on what was...



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