Is Seeing Believing? A Story of Visual Evidence

Jori Reiken
9 min readJan 8, 2022

The Rodney King Case was a case of police brutality where fifteen Los Angeles police officers committed police brutality on one African American male citizen, in March 1991. The incident was recorded by a photographer across the street and still, the officers were charged with the use of force but were acquitted of these charges (Stuart, 2011). Even though visual evidence can seem to be clear, there is no way of knowing how that evidence will be interpreted by either side of a trial. That was highlighted in the Rodney King trial as the evidence was manipulated to fit the…

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