“Just be smart and stay apart,” Mayor Garcetti said. Floyd killing brings pain back for Rodney King’s daughter. He grabbed his video camera and pressed record. Lockdowns are depressing and economically devastating. About 60 miles east of L.A., eight-year-old Candice King, Rodney's daughter from another relationship, also watched the beating on television. She was eating breakfast when it came on the morning news — video footage showing LAPD officers kicking and hitting her unarmed father dozens of times with batons. Rodney King was instantly heralded as a latter-day civil rights icon. A bystander filmed the incident and sent the tape to local news station KTLA. Lora King… Those were the type of obstacles removed from Rodney King’s life when the city awarded him $3.8 million in damages. Lora D. King, daughter of Rodney King (file) Decades before George Floyd’s death triggered an international uprising, Rodney King was the name synonymous with police brutality. By giving to other children what her father gave her, Lora King hopes to keep her dad’s memory alive. A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Saturday at 5:48 a.m. Pacific time two miles from San Diego, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. On May 1, 1992, Rodney King speaks at a news conference pleading for an end to the rioting and looting in Los Angeles. COVID-19 is ‘greatest threat to life in Los Angeles that we have ever faced,’ Garcetti says, Earthquake: Magnitude 3.2 quake hits near San Diego. Angry demonstrators clustered on corners, set fire to entire blocks, looted stores and assaulted bystanders. California’s stay-at-home order allows essential travel only. Rodney King’s daughters Candice, left, and Lora console each other outside their father’s Rialto home after he was found dead in his swimming pool. Lora King, the daughter of the late Rodney King, announced the “I am a King” scholarship to celebrate Black fathers on Monday, which is the 27th anniversary of the start of the L.A. “It's a question and a statement, because it’s obvious that we can’t be equal because we’re still being slaughtered and executed in front of the world, and they’re very aware that people are videotaping,” Lora said. Although Rodney didn’t die after being beaten by police officers, Lora remembers how painful it was to see “Rodney King” flash across the television screen. In these lines, the artist mentions the infamous Rodney King beating in 1991. His name once was synonymous with police brutality. She also works across the newsroom on retention, training and career development efforts. Rodney King’s Daughter Launches Fund To Help Black Fathers. The next year, the four officers were tried in federal court on charges of violating King’s civil rights. King's police beating led to the 1992 "LA Riots." Lora King, Rodney King's daughter attends a Black Lives Matter protest in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles Friday, June 12, 2020, as protests nationwide over the death of George Floyd on May 25 while in police custody Minneapolis. Rodney King's daughter Lora King, 32, stands shoulder-to-shoulder with a group of Los Angeles Police Officers. Two were convicted and went to jail. And that's a nightmare that everybody has to relive.” Lora King Says There’s No Point In Being Mad At The Police. Fortunately my father didn’t pass that night, but like I said before, a big part of him did pass,” Lora said. I’m Lora King and my passion is Social Justice and Human Rights. Lora King, daughter of Rodney King, holds a photograph of her late father. Lopez: We’ve quit ringing the bells each night, but frontline workers are still risking their lives, Ana Ivette Zacarias is exposed to people with COVID-19 every day in her job as a medical assistant. “Right when I see a little sense of hope, then there's another viral video, and then I think another child has to go through what myself and my sisters had to go through over and over and over,” Lora said. I use my father’s strength, and I watched how he handled adversity, and I watched how he handled people who mishandled him, and I admired that.” He always tried to do the opposite,” she said. READING. Rodney King’s daughter Lora is honoring her late father’s legacy on the 27th anniversary of the historic L.A. Lora King speaks to a group of young people who have had their own run-ins with police at a 2016 meeting of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps. And in some circles, the riots that erupted in the streets of Los Angeles in April 1992 bore his name. Now Lora King, his daughter, is working to change that. Rodney King’s name became […] About 60 miles east of L.A., eight-year-old Candice King, Rodney's daughter from another relationship, also watched the beating on television. “Last year, we launched a scholarship in honor of African American men to basically highlight African American men as fathers and just help lift the financial burden of them spending time with their kids,” she said. The scholarship, which would be issued periodically and range in value, would cover activity costs as small as dinner and a game of miniature golf, and as large as an all-expenses-paid trip to Disneyland. 1. Nobody’s using video cameras; everybody is using cell phones,” Lora said. The third day of the riots, Rodney King made a passionate plea before television cameras: “Can we all get along?”, Over the years, his famous words have been twisted by pop culture and contorted into a punchline that he never said: “Can’t we all just get along?”. Angry mobs shouted it as they torched buildings. What’s the science behind L.A.’s new restrictions? Mr King is accused of threatening to kill his former girlfriend and their daughter, Candace King, 23. Lora King, Rodney King's daughter attends a Black Lives Matter protest in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles on June 12, 2020, as protests nationwide over the death of George Floyd on May 25 while in police custody Minneapolis. Yet there is no statue for Rodney King like the sculpture erected off Crenshaw Boulevard for civil rights activist Celes King III; no street intersection that carries his name like Crenshaw and Slauson Avenue will for slain rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle; no park or plaque like the downtown space dedicated to Biddy Mason, a former slave who became a wealthy landowner. But California might not have a choice, Stay-at-home is unpopular and it crushes businesses. “I want to help build up what was burnt down,” she said. “Who knows if they will ever acknowledge him in the way that they should,” she said. Then L.A. County District Attorney Ira Reiner charged the officers with assault and use of excessive force. This March 31, 1991 image made from video shot by George Holliday shows police officers beating a man, later identified as Rodney King. Now Lora King, his daughter, is working to change that. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska. The scholarship is one of many initiatives to come that will cement her father’s legacy, she said. Rodney Craig King Sr., 69, of Normalville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. The foundation works to promote peace and the idea of “getting along” that Rodney supported. LOS ANGELES - It wasn't easy to be the child of Rodney King. Rodney King’s daughter Lora is honoring her late father’s legacy on the 27th anniversary of the historic L.A. Rodney was a taxi driver when the LAPD pulled him over after a high-speed chase and severely beat him, as he laid in the street. “As long as I continue to follow my vision, he will always be represented.”. Riots.. She is set to pay tribute to King’s life and legacy through the “I am a King… Rodney King, a black motorist who was brutally beaten by Los Angeles Police Department and it was captured on video. She was eating breakfast when it … Lora said her father was never the same after his beating. The unemployed construction worker was out on parole and had been drinking on the night of March 3, 1991, when officers pulled him over on Foothill Boulevard. He used that money to expose his daughter to a life outside South L.A. Rodney King’s middle daughter, Lora Dene King, recently penned a heartfelt open letter to Eminem, expressing gratefulness to him for sharing his message and feelings on the politically charged single. Three years ago, she created an organization in his honor, the Rodney King Foundation for Social Justice and Human Rights. He poured resources into furthering her talents — paying for leadership camps and art programs. Stay-at-home order expected Sunday for Southern California as COVID-19 hits new highs. Rodney Glen King died on June 17, 2012 but not without leaving behind a legacy that would lift us to a higher degree of consciousness. “It’s personal from that aspect of having the experience of living through that. Gates stepped down as LAPD chief. Today, much of that legacy is fading from memory. He always tried to make everybody laugh and make everybody who was around him feel good. Rodney King, who has been found dead in a swimming pool aged 47, was the black man whose brutal beating by white officers of the Los Angeles … City of L.A. issues stay-at-home rules that mirror L.A. County order. Rodney King's brutal beating by LAPD officers 25 years ago led to the infamous L.A. riots in 1992. By King, 35, hopes to remove the financial barriers that sometimes get in the way of paying for bond-building outings. Lora King, the daughter of Rodney King, said Monday she would launch a new scholarship to help black fathers spend more time with their families, an effort announced on the 27th anniversary of the L.A. Rodney King’s Daughter Pens Letter Thanking Eminem for ‘Revival’ Track ‘Untouchable’ (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes), Joe Biden Leading Donald Trump in Several National Polls, Sen. Mitchell: BLM Movement Will Change Lives, Councilmember: LAPD Shouldn't Be First Responders to Mental Health, Homeless Crises, LA Represents Provides Pro Bono Legal Help for COVID-19-Related Issues, California Consumer Do Not Sell My Personal Information. “Some people saw Rodney King as a flawed martyr,” Kerman Maddox, a public affairs consultant who launched a recall effort against then-LAPD Chief Daryl Gates after the beating, wrote in an email. Lora King… In 1991, Rodney King was brutally beaten while being arrested for drunk driving on the I-210 by four Los Angeles police officers. It was an unwanted celebrity that King grappled with, he would later say in interviews and in his book, “The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption.”, “Rodney King was never comfortable with the role that history and the community wanted to assign him,” said community activist and King’s acquaintance Najee Ali, “that, just because he was beat by police, that he should’ve automatically been a criminal justice reform activist.”. She was eating breakfast when it … But during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is eerily empty. Rodney King's Daughter Launches "I'm A King" Scholarship For Black Fathers April 29, 2019 - 11:35 am by Desire Thompson TWITTER Lora King … There will be no official public tribute to him on the anniversary of his death, or to the riots. We still do to this day, so I can only imagine what he went through every day, but of course he demonstrated otherwise. 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