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20 APRIL 2012

The amateur video which sparked the 1992 Los Angeles Civil Unrest

"in March 1991, television screens across the world broadcast [George Holliday's] videotaped footage of LAPD officers raining down 56 baton blows on an African American named Rodney King. ... on April 29, 1992, a jury in Simi Valley, one of the whitest exurbs of Los Angeles, acquitted three of the four officers involved in beating Rodney King. The response in South Los Angeles was loud and immediate: That night, thousands of residents, black and Latino, took to the streets, starting a four–day riot that destroyed more than 1,000 buildings, injured 2,500 people, killed 58, and resulted in $1 billion in damage and 16,000 arrests."

(Josh Sides, 19/04/2012, Design Observer)

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Simon Perkins
17 FEBRUARY 2009

Online hate mail threat to arson case

"Since Friday, at least five groups on social networking site Facebook had attracted about 3500 people, with most users either threatening or inciting violence towards the accused [Brendan Sokaluk].
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The messages were posted on Facebook groups which named Sokaluk over the three days his name was suppressed from publication by court order.

Liberty Victoria president Michael Pearce, SC, said internet users who had posted such messages were putting themselves in danger and jeopardising the accused's right to a fair trial.
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'It's the cyber–world equivalent of angry mobs forming outside court, hurling abuse,' he said. 'There is a clear risk that these people are going to imperil a fair trial for the accused and also that they are in contempt of court.'

The suppression order on Sokaluk's name was lifted yesterday, but his image and address remained suppressed.

Despite this, the accused's photograph, seemingly lifted from his own, private Facebook account, was circulating on the internet last night.

Identifying details of his former girlfriend were also published. His public MySpace page was removed from the internet yesterday."
(Selma Milovanovic, theage.com.au, 17 February 2009)

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Simon Perkins
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