Flashback to the first viral video of a brutal police encounter with a Black man when Rodney King was beaten in 1991, and the police officers who beat him were tried and acquitted in 1992, then LA and the world cried no more! And yet it happened again and again. Then in 2020, police brutally knelt on the neck of George Floyd until he took his last breath, and Minneapolis and the world cried no more...again. The outcry galvanized today by Black Lives Matter faces familiar narratives from leaders and media that contribute to the devaluation of a human life.
On The Docket this week, we peel back layers in what it means for Black women as victims of assault and Meg Thee Stallion’s plea for Sisters to speak out. Also, a California judge ruled in favor of Russell Simmons in a $10 million sexual assault case. Plus NBA player Sterling Brown agreed to a $750 thousand settlement with the city of Milwaukee for excessive force by police from a 2018 encounter.
Check out GQ Magazine The Year of Thee Stallion. Clips from 1989 President George H.W. Bush address to the nation and 2020 Attorney General William Barr testimony before the House Judiciary Committee courtesy CSPAN. Rodney King clip courtesy CBS News / Veritone Licensing.
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