Commentary: Importance of Videotaping Police Conduct

I vividly remember the night of April 29, 1992. I was in a South Central Los Angeles high school classroom mentoring a group of high school girls, when a campus security guard kicked in the door. He was yelling at us to get to our cars, drive north or west -- any direction away from South Central. Unbeknownst to us, we were caught directly in the crosshairs of the aftermath of the Rodney King Police Brutality Trial... Here's what you had to say: Deanna commented via Facebook: "If it weren't for people videotaping such incidents, we would have no way of knowing the truth." Stephanie wrote Facebook: "Law or not, I pay this bill you can't tell me how to use my phone."



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