Just in case the name Rodney king doesn’t ring a bell, here is a little intro:
Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an American man who was most famous for being the victim of an incident of police brutality involving the Los Angeles Police Department on March 3, 1991. A bystander, George Holliday, witnessed the beating and videotaped much of the incident from a distance.
The videotaped footage showed seven officers surrounding the solitary King, with several Los Angeles police officers repeatedly striking a helpless King with their batons while the other officers stood alongside watching the incident, without taking any noticeable action to stop the beating. A portion of this videotaped footage was aired by news agencies around the world, causing public outrage that increased tension between the local African American community and the Los Angeles Police Department, and increased public anger over police brutality, racism and other social inequalities in the city of Los Angeles, California.
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With the man pronounced dead a day ago with no fault from the Police this time, I’m wondering why the news of his death falls under Yahoo’s Entertainment category.
Here is the Yahoo link: http://news.yahoo.com/rodney-king-whose-beating-led-la-riots-dies-230027768.html
If Rodney King’s death is entertainment, I’m wondering what yahoo would call News.