JOHN G. DAVIES SIGNED TYPESCRIPT, "John G. Davies", 8.5 x 11, by American judge about Rodney King case police officers being retried. An important example of American racial-legal history. In fine condition.
Typescript of Judge John G. Davies's comments as the presiding judge at the trial of the Los Angeles Police Officers who assaulted Rodney King. The beating of King and the subsequent trial in which a jury acquitted the police officers of major wrong doing is credited in inciting the infamous Los Angeles Riots as racial tension boiled over despite pleas from King himself for order. In the following months, Federal prosecutors brought new charges against the exonerated police officers resulting in the statement from Davies presented here...that the officers are unfairly being targeted by federal prosecutors, but that "the court is bound by law" to comply.