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Rodney King

Victim, Criminal (2-Apr-1965 — 17-Jun-2012)


Lou Cannon. Official Negligence: How Rodney King and the Riots Changed Los Angeles and the LAPD. New York: Times Books. 1997. 748pp.

Robert Dietz. Willful Injustice: A Post-O.J. Look at Rodney King, American Justice, and Trial by Race. Regnery Publishing. 1996.

Dennis E. Gale. Understanding Urban Unrest: From Reverend King To Rodney King. Sage Publications. 1996. 244pp.

Jewelle Taylor Gibbs. Race and Justice: Rodney King and O. J. Simpson in a House Divided. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 1996. 348pp.

Roberts Gooding-Williams (editor). Reading Rodney King: Reading Urban Uprising. London: Routledge. 1993. 276pp.

Ronald N. Jacobs. Race, Media, and the Crisis of Civil Society: From Watts to Rodney King. Cambridge University Press. 2000. 189pp.

Rodney King; with Lawrence J. Spagnola. The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption. Harper Collins. 2012. 256pp.

Sgt. Stacey C. Koon; with Robert Deitz. Presumed Guilty: The Tragedy of the Rodney King Affair. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing. 1992. 269pp.

Tom Owens; Rod Browning. Lying Eyes: The Truth Behind the Corruption and Brutality of the LAPD and the Beating of Rodney King. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press. 1994. 282pp.

Angela Rinaldi. Understanding the Riots: Los Angeles and the Aftermath of the Rodney King Case. Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles Times. 1992. 160pp.

Brenda Wall. Rodney King Rebellion: A Psychopolitical Analysis of Racial Despair and Hope. Chicago, IL: African American Images. 1997.


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  8. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, pp.34-36)

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