This week on Hashtag History, we are discussing Rodney King, a twenty-five-year-old Black man who was captured on video camera on March 3, 1991 as he was being beaten viciously by four Los Angeles Police Department officers. The review would find that he had been struck over fifty times with a baton leaving him with fractures to the skull, a broken leg and teeth, bruises, lacerations to the face, a burn wound on his chest from a stun gun, and permanent brain damage. The officers were charged with assault with a deadly weapon and excessive use of force and, after a three-month long trial, a nearly all-white jury acquitted the officers. This verdict directly correlated with the start of the 1992 Los Angeles riots and reiterated the racial tension, misconduct, and police brutality many had experienced at the hands of the LAPD. Follow Hashtag History on Instagram @hashtaghistory_podcast for all of the pictures mentioned in this episode. Citations for all sources can be located on our website at www.HashtagHistory-Pod.com. You can also check out our website for super cute merch! You can now sponsor a cocktail and get a shout-out on air! Just head to www.buymeacoffee.com/hashtaghistory or head to the Support tab on our website! Finally, you can locate us on www.Patreon.com/hashtaghistory where you can donate $1 a month to our Books and Booze Supply. All of your support goes a long ways and we are endlessly grateful! To show our gratitude, all Patreon Supporters receive an automatic 15% OFF all merchandise in our merchandise store, bonus Hashtag Hangouts episodes, a shoutout on social media, and stickers! THANKS FOR LISTENING! - Rachel and Leah
Self Defense and Stress Management With Dr. Rodney King
In this podcast I interview the founder of The School of Crazy Monkey Self Defense, Rodney King. Having both a Doctorate and personal experience on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa, Coach Rodney understands interpersonal violence from both an academic and personal experience point of view. You can stream or download this episode from the link below or you can find it on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify and all other major podcasting platforms. Some of the things we talked about include: How Rodney became a Real World Self Defense expert. Origins of The School of Crazy Monkey. Coach Rodney’s philosophy of self defense Why a lot of what you see on YouTube won’t work. Common mistakes people make in self defense scenarios. Detecting and Avoiding violence. Neurology of Interpersonal Violence and how this affects us physically. How the mindset and tools needed to survive a self defense situation are the same you need to become a better rider. You can learn more and sign up for a free self defense basics course at http://www.SchoolofCrazyMonkey.com. I strongly encourage you to start there as a first step if you need to improve your self defense skills. It is an important part of being an MTB Warrior and something that we can’t put off on someone else to do for us. Until next time… Ride Strong, James Wilson MTB Strength Training Systems “Always be aware of the easiest way to accomplish something. Do not strive to do something difficult because you seek favor in the eyes of others.” Miyamoto Musashi
Dr. Rodney King is a recognized global expert in optimal human flourishing. Rodney earned his Doctorate at the University of Leicester’s School of Business, a global academy and think tank for leaders, innovators, and change-makers.His research was in the specialized area of Mindfulness from an embodied perspective and how it relates to peak leadership performance. While there are researchers who have studied the role mindfulness plays in leadership, to date, few have focused on an embodied approach. In addition, Rodney earned his master's degree in leading innovation and change from York St John’s University School of Business. His undergraduate work was in psychology.As a lifelong martial artist, Rodney is considered one the leading experts globally in the area of personal threat management, having taught special force military teams, law enforcement officers, airline cabin crew, as well as close protection teams. His work in this area has always incorporated optimal human performance, along with the lessons learned to achieve success and to flourish both in life and career.He is the author of Full Contact Living, a manual on how to excel in life through understanding the optimal internal mechanisms required to achieve success in the chaos of life and career. He is the host of The Art of Self Reliance PodClass, a weekly show, where he interviews some of the leading thinkers in the world of optimal human flourishing from neuroscientists, philosophers, and change-makers.
Chauvin Trial: A Look Back At 1992 LA And America Since Rodney King
Listener advisory: This hour contains explicit language. When quoting language used by police officers assaulting Rodney King in 1991, a guest uses a racial slur. The word is uttered by John Burris who represented Rodney King in his civil lawsuit against LAPD in 1994. Almost 30 years ago, four Los Angeles police officers went on trial for brutally beating a man named Rodney King. Now in Minneapolis, a different trial, a similar defense. From LA in '92 to Minneapolis today, what has and hasn’t changed in America? John Burris and Vaughn Dickerson join Meghna Chakrabarti.
Ep. 037 - Historical 90's Moments - Rodney King | Branch Dividians | Oklahoma City Bombing
I Lived The 90's
Alan & Bryan get a little more serious than usual in talking about landmark moments that defined the decade. They explore what they knew then about the events and what they've learned since. Great change of pace episode to keep the listeners off balance. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ilived/support
On the evening of March 3, 1991, Rodney King’s life changed forever. After being pulled over for speeding, Rodney was brutally assaulted by four members of the Los Angeles Police Department. This assault was caught on film after being shared, sparked international outrage. Listen to learn more about the life of Rodney King. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hudspod)
In March 1991, Rodney King was savagely beaten by four white Los Angeles police officers. The incident was caught on camera, and broadcast around the world. The LAPD officers were acquitted triggering the infamous LA Riots. It was King who famously called for peace, asking, “Can we all just get along?” In June of 2012, King was found by his fiancé, face down in his swimming pool. Using information revealed in the autopsy report Dr. Michael Hunter investigates the final hours that led to King’s death. We’ll drop a new Autopsy podcast each Wednesday. Next week… Autopsy examines the death of Muhammad Ali. Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to https://www.reelz.com/podcasts/
Intersections with Phil Allen, Jr. Episode: 005; “Remembering Rodney King: A Daughter’s Sacred Work” Airdate: November 2, 2020 Length: 1:00:00 Guest(s): Lora Dene King It was a moment that marked the history of the relationship between the African American community and law enforcement for many people in this generation. A video unveiled what many in the African American community already knew was a violent reality. That moment in history (March 3, 1991) would be the horrific beating of Rodney King in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. This episode captures an honest and heartfelt conversation with King’s daughter Lora Dene King. Lora shares memories and insights about the father she knew and loved. She shares with great vulnerability how she has had to endure the trauma of not only the violence against her father caught on that video camera in 1991 for the world to witness, but also the pain of his passing in 2012. Lora King is on a life’s mission to inspire racial equality and justice while honoring her father’s name and legacy in the sacred work of activism through the Rodney King Foundation. While you listen to the conversation and learn about the work she is motivated to do in spite of continuing to work through the lingering grief, reflect on how you might partner with the Rodney King Foundation (Rodneyking.org) and help them in the work of racial equity, equality, and justice. Every aspect of this conversation is sacred: her resiliency, her memories of her father, her responsibilities as a mother, her work to honor her father’s name. All are sacred. Join us for “Remembering Rodney King: A Daughter’s Sacred Work” on Intersections with Phil Allen, Jr. ____________ Phil Allen, Jr. is a Los Angeles-based pastor, social justice activist, filmmaker and author. His book Open Wounds explores the murder of Nate Allen—Phil Allen’s grandfather—in the Jim Crow era of South Carolina and how that traumatic event resonated through generations of his family. Open Wounds – which is based on the Allen-produced documentary of the same name – will be published in February 2021. Allen is a Ph.D. student studying Christian ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.