Official Negligence: How Rodney King and the Riots Changed Los Angeles and the LAPD

Official Negligence How Rodney King and the Riots Changed Los Angeles and the LAPD In the Spring of five days of rioting laid waste to South Central Los Angeles took scores of lives cost the city than million in property damages and captured the attention of horrified peo

  • Title: Official Negligence: How Rodney King and the Riots Changed Los Angeles and the LAPD
  • Author: Lou Cannon
  • ISBN: 9780813337258
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the Spring of 1992 five days of rioting laid waste to South Central Los Angeles, took scores of lives, cost the city than 900 million in property damages and captured the attention of horrified people worldwide Lou Cannon, veteran journalist, combines extensive research with interviews from hundreds of survivors, offering the only definitive story behind what happIn the Spring of 1992 five days of rioting laid waste to South Central Los Angeles, took scores of lives, cost the city than 900 million in property damages and captured the attention of horrified people worldwide Lou Cannon, veteran journalist, combines extensive research with interviews from hundreds of survivors, offering the only definitive story behind what happened and why.Official Negligence takes a hard look at the circumstances leading up to the riots Cannon reveals how the videotape of the brutal beating of Rodney King had been sensationally edited by a local TV station, how political leaders required LAPD officers to carry metal batons despite evidence linking them to the rising toll of serious injury in the community, and how poorly prepared the city was for the violence that erupted.

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    1 thought on “Official Negligence: How Rodney King and the Riots Changed Los Angeles and the LAPD”

    1. Considering the national obsession with this 5-minute incident of alleged police brutality and the riots that followed the acquittal of the officers involved in it, there is surprisingly little serious writing about it. Lou Cannon's Official Negligence fills the void more than adequately, by making the effort to dig beneath the mountains of bullshit put forth by not only the usual political suspects on both sides of the fence, but by the media as well, and try to get at the truth. What Cannon, a [...]

    2. I loved this book. Cannon does an outstanding job juggling lots of storylines and turning a mountain of detailed reporting into something readable and thought-provoking.

    3. Finally finished! Very long and dense with info, but an excellent narrative around Rodney King, the riots, and other incidents that got way less press but are just as important.

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