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Unformatted text preview: This makes it seem as if he is in control of the situation going on in the courtroom. Koon has more power than the court in this situation leading to why he was found not guilty in the trial for the beating of Rodney King when he was pulled over for speeding and reckless driving. This is key because this trial was quickly followed by the start of the Los Angeles Riots. The citizens of South Central Los Angeles have claimed of many cases very similar to that of Koons where a police officer has beat an African American when the African American did nothing to deserve it. Granted the African Americans may have something wrong, but once they were on the ground the officers continued to beat them. The Pitch: This photograph seems to be about a police officer talking to reporters after a trial, but is really about the ongoing cases of police brutality against African Americans in South Central Los Angeles during those times....
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- Spring '08