Tag: Beating

Looking back 20 years on the #LARiots

(Updated April 29, 2012, 11:05 a.m. PST) Twenty years seems like a long time. So many things have changed since the day of the Rodney King verdict and the LA Riots.  In 1992, the World Wide Web was a baby, having only been invented some 17 months earlier. Email was around, but only a very…




Justice for Anastasio #latism

In early 2012, Anastasio Hernández-Rojas was beaten and tasered by border patrol agents on the US Mexico border near San Diego, a beating that would lead to Anastasio’s death. Articles were written about the event, including one in the New York times, and standbyers recorded video of the event and posted them to YouTube. Then, nothing happened.