California Rep. Maxine Waters was born in Kinloch, Missouri, on Aug. 15, 1938.
Rodney King was born in Sacramento, California, on April 2, 1965.
Supporters of Trayvon Martin's family staged demonstrations across the country and outside of a Seminole County courtroom where a jury found neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman not guilty of second degree murder.
In the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin over the weekend, BET.com looks back at other verdicts by jurors in criminal cases that spurred controversy.
Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for demonstrations in front of federal buildings and courts in 100 cities.
With the police assuming that Christopher Dorner has died in a fire that engulfed a California cabin, what’s left to do now is assess what led to such a grisly ending.