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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1992 - Student Life. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19684/show/19639.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1992 - Student Life. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19684/show/19639

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Transcript Students and faculty voice opinions on the Rodney King Trial With few exceptions, members of the UH community expressed outrage at the outcome of the Rodney King trial. "Something like this makes me sad that I'm white," said Jana Lewis, a senior history major. "It reminded me of the Houston police of the 1970s. I think it's very sad that in 1992, blacks do not get justice to this day." A mostly-white jury acquitted four white Los Angeles policemen of assault charges in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King. L. Renee Brasher, a senior pre-pharmacy major, said she was so angry, she couldn't sleep. She expressed her feelings by painting a T-shirt. "I can't say as I know exactly what it's like to be black, 'cause I'm not," she said, "but I understand the frustration, but I imagine if I was black, it would be tons worse." Morris Graves, associate director of African-American Studies, called the jury's decision a "travesty of justice." He said in many ways, blacks' situations are improving, but today, they face what he called a "new racism," a misconception by whites that poor blacks have only themselves to blame for not moving up the economic ladder. Some campus denizens were not so quick to condemn the jurors for their decision. Bobbie Bowen, a junior majoring in training and development, said after re-watching the videotape, she had questions as to how badly King was hit. "It was from a distance, so you can't tell," she said. "It definitely looked like exaggerated movement and exaggerated force used, but my One can still be incensed about the thing ,but I think it shows the power of that medium of being able to portray the true story, or at least, it convinced the jury of the true story. thought is that I don't want to be second-guessed if I'm on the jury. He looked pretty guilty, but I don't believe in trial by press." Bill Cook, president of the UH Faculty Sena te,said his first impression of the incident after seeing the tape was the police had done something wrong. But he said both sides of the story are evidentafter viewinga longer part of the tape that has recently been released. "One can still be incensed about the thing," he said, "but I think it shows the power of that medium of being able to portray the true story, or at least, it convinced the jury of the true story."- Crosby King In The News