Reading Mike Davis in Toronto: Police Violence and the Global City - Los Angeles Review of Books

ON MAY 4, 1992, TORONTO residents descended on the United States consulate to protest the acquittal of the four police officers who had beaten Rodney King almost to death. But their protest — organized by the Black Action Defence Committee — also responded to a wave of police violence in Toronto; protestors chanted, “From L.A. to T.O., racist cops have got to go!” Less than a month earlier, on April 8, an all-white jury…

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