25 years later and the Rodney King video is still on repeat

25 years later and the Rodney King video is still on repeat

In a piece published this week, Sandra Bass, Berkeley’s assistant dean of student and director of the UC Berkeley Public Service Center, recalls those events a quarter century ago — and what happened to her in San Francisco, a year later, after an all-white jury acquitted the LAPD officers.

Twenty five years ago this month, an Argentinian man living in suburban Los Angeles spotted a person being brutally beaten by officers near his apartment. The man’s named was George Holliday; the man on the ground was Rodney King; and video footage Holliday took from his balcony (and […]

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