Justice a double-edged sword

Something that is double-edged acts in two ways, often with one negative and one positive effect:

She paid me the double-edged compliment of saying my work was “excellent for a beginner.”

The government’s programme to grow cash crops for export is a double-edged sword because it has created a local food shortage.

Cambridge Dictionary

A double-edged sword/weapon

Something that seems to be good, but that can have a bad effect

Being famous is often a double-edged sword. 

Examples from the Corpus 

• But the potential financial boost is a double-edged sword.
• It’s been said before that being well-known is a double-edged sword.
• Throughout our history, judicial review has been a double-edged sword.
• The competition rules must be regarded as a double-edged sword by businesses.
• That can be a double-edged sword, commercially and artistically.

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

1 Ex-Baltimore Cop Michael Wood Exposes Police Culture Of Corruption & Abuse (Interview w/ Cenk Uygur)

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Gepubliceerd op 10 jul. 2015

Former U.S. Marine and Baltimore police officer Michael A. Wood, Jr. made headlines when he Tweeted about the abuses he witnessed fellow Baltimore police officers perpetrating. In this interview with The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur Wood reveals the truth behind the “us vs. them” siege mentality pervading urban police forces that leads to a culture of corruption, racism and abuse, and what can be done to bring change for the better to policing in the United States.

2 Miami Dade Police Choke A Teenager Because He Was Staring At Them


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Gepubliceerd op 29 mei 2013

Fourteen-year-old Tremaine McMillian didn’t threaten police. He didn’t attack them. He wasn’t armed. All the black teenager did was appear threatening by shooting Miami-Dade police officers a few “dehumanizing stares,” and that was apparently enough for the officers to decide to slam him against the ground and put him in a chokehold. During Memorial Day weekend, McMillian was rough-housing with another teenager on the sand. Police approached the teen on an ATV and told him that wasn’t acceptable behavior. They asked him where his parents were, but MicMillian attempted to walk away. The officer jumped off the ATV, and tried to physically restrain the teen. According to CBS Miami, police say the 14-year-old kid gave them “‘dehumanizing stares,’ clenched his fists and appeared threatening.”
McMillian says he was carrying a six-week old puppy at the time and couldn’t have been clenching his fists because he was feeding the dog with a bottle. He claims that during the confrontation the dog’s front left paw was injured while officer forcibly separated him from the dog.
The officer then forced McMillian to the ground and put him in a choke hold.

3 Drop the Case Against Tremaine McMillian


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Gepubliceerd op 20 jun. 2013

On Memorial Day, Miami-Dade police wrestled fourteen-year-old Tremaine McMillian to the ground and put him in a chokehold. What did he do? Clench his fists and give police “dehumanizing stares.” On July 16, Tremaine faces trial for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest with violence – a felony. Watch the film, then go to DroptheCase.com to sign the petition and change your Facebook profile picture in support of Tremaine McMillian.
Colin Yapp
First, he was walking away.  Even if he had fists, he was not walking towards them so it was not a threat.  Dehumanizing stare, so stupid, i will not even comment.  The other officer talking about body language is stupid, what threat when he is walking away.  Also, he was not under arrest. These officers, should be charged with assault.
Laura Benevelli
There was absolutely no reason for those cops to restrain him. If a cop restrain someone every time someone stared at them they would never have any time to get any work done. I didn’t know there was a law against that. It is also proven that it is much more difficult being a black male, especially when a cop “confront” you with an attitude. He wasn’t a threat in the 1st place but they made it into something it wasn’t. The cops should get assault charges on them.

4 An Oprah Show Audience Weighs In on the Rodney King Verdict | The Oprah Winfrey Show | OWN

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22 jul. 2020

In 1992, one year after the high-profile case of police brutality against Rodney King, The Oprah Show hosted a forum in Los Angeles in which members of the audience took turns sharing thoughts on every element of the case—from the assault footage and subsequent riots to the court proceedings, the verdict and role of the media in sculpting public opinion. As you will see, the guests had not come to a consensus on who was in the right, who was in the wrong, and what should have been done to ensure a case like this would never happen again. In many ways, this studio audience was a microcosm of America at that time.

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NAZAIAH Evans Noel
People who say I don’t see color are really misinformed on how ignorant that statement is
Firas Harb
The 90s was so f*** real . Amazes me everyday how downhill we have fallen as a society . Smh
1992 to 2020 nothing’s changed.
Soul Glow
slick. real slick. you posted this to highlight how we are having the SAME DISCUSSIONS 20 YEARS LATER.
Lisa Bever
George Floyd was 23 years old when this aired.
That white guy dating the black woman is SO INFURIATING. The lack of empathy of what happened to Rodney King is attrocious. AND YES that black man was right! They did needed to sit down and talk
Rachel Williams
To be watching this today and to know 30 years down the road nothing has changed makes me sick to my stomach
Suga Ray
Were not prejudice, we’re just really Pro Black at this point!!!
Fluff n Stuff
It was a very sad time when these officers got off how they did. Sad that all these years later were still battling racism with the police. BLM
Jojo Radford
Omg Louis Gossett Jr looks good continually with equally impressive truths….love him
Einstein Darwin
The mixed couple is a perfect example of where America is today.
K Deloris
Nothing has changed we still can’t breathe 🙅🏽‍♀️
Just Air
As soon as the black girl with the white guy started talking… I was like oh okay… that’s why. He probably be calling her the “N” word🙃🤦🏾‍♂️
This fight has been going on since that first slave ship docked. I’m so tired.
Leon Gardner
“If you can only feel tall when someone else is kneeling—who got the problem?” Toni Morrison
Michael D. Williams III
Louis so wise sharp and looking so good here, still wise sharp, witty and looking good in his eighties…. 💜 Really like listening to him.
Quinshun Carswell
We’ve been explaining and defending for years, upon years, and years THEY’LL NEVER GET IT!
Why don’t they post more full episodes of these types of shows or longer clips at own? Would be so.much better!!
Elsa Bean
6:33 She tells 90s Candace Owen to sit down & shut up lol
Sondra J
At 1:12 Oprah looked really nervous at what Lou Gosset might say while holding her hand.
Brought tears to my eyes for all the black lives lost because of hate and racism
Jolyette Frye
I watched the Rodney King beating on the news 📺 the night it happened. Their is nothing new about police 👮 brutality. Its been swept under the rug 4 many, many, years. 😫
I wonder if that interracial couple at the end is still together…
She sounds like Candace Owens but more sweet and respectful. I have hope for her. Candace Owens not so much.
Dex M
That white guy was so primitive, he struggled with understanding justice and fairness. Is that how he thinks? Wow!
This is so Embarrassing, I was a baby in Ireland when this happened but I grew up knowing Rodney King was brutalised by police and murdered. I knew this by 4 living in Ireland with an all white family. Rest In Peace Rodney.
We need an organization to help victims of police brutality.
LucySky Diamond
That black girl with the white dude sounds medicated
Rachel Marron
They thought it was sweet and jokes until OJ was found not guilty then wonder why people celebrated that.
Markas Flood
Where’s the Full Episode?
Mr. No Weapon  (The Prince Of The Talkbox)
they ONLY reason the world cared.. cuz it was RECORDED…
jenna rotella
If anyone, Louis Gosset JR gave a true valued truth and giving it all
Glenda Reed
Lou Gossett is a fine Black man!
Jasmine Hurtado
In basic biology I learned that the human skin evolved to be different shades due to the balance within every human being between our need for vitamin D (thus why people are rare skin, because when people migrated away from the equator, they were leased exposed to sun, so that meant less UV radiation and less Vitamin D from the sun) and for our need to protect our levels of serum in our cells (thus why we some people have darker skin since an increase in melanin helps block the sun, and a lot of people originate from ancestors that lived in the equator before migration was a thing). This changed my perspective on skin completely. No one asked to be darker or fairer. It’s just the biology within, our bodies just trying to maintain its self chemically and biologically in order to remain alive. Of course, these processes evolved millions of years ago, so one cannot change their color in there life time. It takes a lot time to change the genes (if you don’t mate with someone who has the phenotypes for lighter complexions). Adaptions take a very long time to happen. However to just back in topic. It has helped me see people based on their character more. I feel like we have been influenced by media and culture to thing of certain people in certain ways. We assume without knowing. I myself do. I always try to catch myself and to not think that way. I would not want someone to do the same about me. I think it’s time to just view people based on their character and have more compassion for others. Understanding that some people have bad days. We shouldn’t hurt one another for cussing bc we are mad at the world and thus not feeling okay. We need to help those in pain, confusion, and have nothing. So many police killings could have gone way different. If only we had more compassion for one another.
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My Name
I forgot how gangsta Oprah’s show use to be with both intelligence and insight. You Still Go Girl!! Love Always!!!
Kim Tchamz
That whole “I don’t see color comment” was so tasteless.
J. Matthews
2021 same conversation and no evolution…still waiting to be proud of this country…For “united” to be in the name, this seems to be one of most divided countries in the world
When he said that was his girlfriend 👀😮
Over 25 years later and here we are AGAIN! As the inimitable James Baldwin once articulated, how much more time do white folk need.
Lee Beardshall
I feel sorry for for the bloke that got kicked in by cops disgusting same as George floyd.
Jennifer Piscitelli
Wish Oprah would do these shows now.
Yeah, that trial was messed up.
I support Oprah’s channel 😊😊♥️♥️♥️
V Llly
I was born in 1992!
Song Jones
I used to think Lou Gossett and Montell Williams were the same person when I was a little girl.
Tempestt Baggett
I wish we can see the whole episode
Trina Lewis-Mondy
This is crazy…. somethings just never will change
Hilary Banks
I need the full episode please Oprah
Jasmine Hurtado
The sad part is that the healing feels like it hasn’t even started
Roci Will Read for You
This is what it is…do everything you can do to change it with the forsight of your legacy. Or find somewhere to live to create a place where you can achieve peace
Franklin Mwesi
if they only knew what would happen 19 years later.
hadassah carrington
This Oprah audience member ended up being an actor. Wow.
Suga Ray
Rodney sister spoke well, but we cannot forgive when its still being done!!!
breaira young
I’m a 25 yr old black woman and can honestly say mfs missed the point they can understand the verdict not the beatings soon as and open minded
The true Lovely Lady2ndcomingKHMerEdu-Ankh
I thought those were your eyes back in ththe day Oprah! You had a great image change!!
Manda B. Simpson
So what you’re saying is we’re still in 1992 right now?
Mr. No Weapon  (The Prince Of The Talkbox)
they have beaten and murdered many blacks .. before cameras
Kevin Dockery
That is why the police need to be defunded and it reorganized. Also alot of stuff starts at the ” Top” , ..one day this will all explode, the sad thing , that is what it is going to take for people to finally listen and wake up. No one wants to listen right now and there is so much bad blood
Tron Prime
2021 and nothing has changed. All the voting and marching and nothing has changed. That’s because blacks keep following Dr Kings methods. But if we follow Malcom X methods things would change. BEST BELIEVE!!! Things would change if we would follow Malcom x. White people gained control over everything with violence not by marching. I know some people will read this and say I’m wrong. But Look through world history and you will see white people gained control over everything with violence. Native Americans got their freedom through violence. The Haitians got their freedom through violence. It’s sounds terrible but it’s historical facts.
Equal distribution of power.. yeah…sounds nice
Still having the same debate today!
Ruben S.
When the riots break out why the officers aren’t doing anything? Only how many officer were handcuffed and you swear that was the entire police force? Nothing was stopping officers to stop the riot. Not the fear of being video taped beating protesters of the time and such, but because they saw an opportunity of persuading the public of how the races in those communities are naturally violent to promote a sense of white supremacy.
Mr. No Weapon  (The Prince Of The Talkbox)
4:37 that black women is with a white man whos racist.. and she is just as blind as he is
The division/racism will not stop until Christ Yashaya gets back here to stop it all! Romans 12:19 Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord
Jasmine Houston-Burns
I maintain, these juries are required to reach the conclusion that the evidence meets a standard beyond a reasonable doubt, and I wonder, why juries have so often ruled in the polices’ favor? It’s one thing to feel something is right, it’s another thing for it to be legal. It is actually true that the statistics for unarmed police shootings of black men is very low, it’s like in the low 30’s, and a there’s just under 1000 unarmed shootings overall, and one could imagine that most of the police are getting off. Now, I would be curious as to any discrepancies in regard to how often a white police officer got off versus a non-white one, but the point remains that we don’t really hold police accountable. How does a jury of presumably well meaning people sit through all that evidence, time after time, and decide, “Not guilty?”
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Carl Reynolds
White people didn’t have that same energy when OJ beat his case
Ruben S.
I honestly don’t like the “god addition.” I don’t care if it offends you the read, but that thing existent and not has no business in earthly matters. Forgiveness is not for it to give, but to be given for it’s failure to interfere.
Grammatical Chainsaw
That girl became candace
Ashley Carter
2021 and nothing has changed😔
A Man Name Solo
Where’s this full episode?
Le Puma Noir
Things ain’t changed
Melissa Clark
I hope for that girls sake she broke up with him and is a sane life.
Magic World
A black woman will always turn her back on the black community for her white boyfriend. Count on it.
I don’t think I’ve ever heard a black person say that they don’t see color. Her partner is white, so she’s just regurgitating his stupidity.
You don’t see color but when they look at you they see COLOR wake up girl
Alex Hernandez
Ok that guy made me mad😡, just because you have a black girlfriend doesn’t mean you know what we as black people have to go through on a day to day Basis because In reality she probably doesn’t share her experiences as a black female/person with him so therefore don’t say you understand what we go through when you don’t live our lives because our lives are more threatened then any other race.
Raphael Spector
isn’t that dude an actor now?
I do understand. People come in different colors, shape and thinking. Think different is positive. Please think and understand. I do.
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Richard Palpal-latoc
It’s son unforgivable a dead brother?? Oh no that will not happen because you see a coffin on your brother???? It can’t heal anymore you will become crazy by that and as in my opinion I should cry everyday by that because there’s no reason to live anymore.
ŁÎT Nigerian / Greek Gàł
I cant understand how that girl can’t understand
The girl in pink doesn’t see color until people see hers. I truly wonder what would go through her mind if she got racially profiled.
Bella donna
I think 🤔 I just saw Craig T. Nelson.He may be wrong 😑 but damn he is handsome!❤️🥰🔥
christy capers
Acting like people don’t have problems at 25
K Walters
The first guy is from Tyler Perry’s daddy’s little girls
Jarrett Ervin
The young black women with the white guy is in the sunken place… I wonder if she ever got out?!🤷🏿‍♀️
The true Lovely Lady2ndcomingKHMerEdu-Ankh
The blk girl with the white dude is Delusional! You can see she is gone in the mind!!
A gagged when the black women said I don’t see colour 🤢
Jessica Michel
He said, one nation individual ?! That’s not what it says! 🤣
Sirrene S
Nothing changed
Brent Koberstein
That guy can’t argue that guys opinion
6:24 but you don’t see color? 😒
Deli Amlak
Black people always want to forgive poor behavior!
Ms. Elite
Looks like montel Williams.
YouDontWannaNow WestSide
Why all black ppl always tries to pull the race card and etc etc its getting to old and i dont mean no disrespect to anyone because i have friends that are black and i am brown myself.. And i know the history of what black people went trough and its sad but its happening all over the not just blacks,,, stop feeling sorry for your self ALL LIVES MATTER NOT ONLY BLACK LIVES MATTER
NIKA - I very love s*x
👮‍♀️ 👻 😎
Los Angeles Angeles so racist hey everyone votes Democrats
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M Fernandes
I think what the guy in the sage suit meant was the evidence provided wasn’t enough to convict the officers, NOT that he understands how it is to live as a black person in America. Unfortunately he wasn’t articulate enough to explain that and instead of listening, the audience members just heard what they wanted to hear because they were still reeling from the verdict. We all need to step back before we get up in each others faces, otherwise we will never see the full picture. Everyone on the planet now knows the officers were guilty as hell, but at the time due to the media spinning their own narrative, it left people in disbelief when it came to the final verdict.
I’m black and I completely understood what that white man was sayin

5 Rodney King Verdict: The Morning After on Today NBC

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Gepubliceerd op 18 jun. 2017

The Today Show recaps the Rodney King Verdict and resulting riots from the evening prior.

6 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles | Live KABC reports from 25 years ago

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Gepubliceerd op 28 apr. 2017

From 25 years ago this week, here is the live breaking news from April 29, 1992 as KABC Los Angeles covered the response to the controversial verdict that acquitted four white police officers charged with the beating of Rodney King. Reporter Linda Breakstone is live on the scene at LAPD’s Parker Center headquarters as the agitated crowd grows in numbers.
For KABC Los Angeles’ riots coverage, check out abc7.com/lariots
For a wider perspective on the tensions and events leading up to the L.A. riots, tune into “Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992,” an ABC News documentary television event: Friday April 28, 9pm (8pm central)

7 Rodney King’s Final Interview | Where Are They Now | Oprah Winfrey Network

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Gepubliceerd op 24 okt. 2012

In the spring of 1992, riots erupted in Los Angeles after white police officers were found not guilty of felony assault in the beating of Rodney King, an African-American man. Oprah took her show to the middle of the firestorm for a town hall discussion about race. Twenty years later—just months before his death—Rodney shared how he turned the assault into a positive, and talked about life with his fiancée, Cynthia. For more on #WhereAreTheyNow, visit http://bit.ly/2dTkIT9

8 Rodney King / L.A. Riots (1991/1992)

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Gepubliceerd op 10 apr. 2015

A brief description of the police beating of motorist Rodney King, the acquittal of the Los Angeles police officers who were videotaped beating King, and the riots in South Central Los Angeles that followed.

9 – 20 years after L.A. riots, brothers reflect

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Gepubliceerd op 27 apr. 2012

It’s been 20 years since the worst race-related riots in U.S. history occurred in Los Angeles – sparked by the “not guilty” verdicts in the Rodney King beating trial. CBS News correspondent John Blackstone reports on two brothers who were there.

10 LA riots: How days of violence changed the city and its residents


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Gepubliceerd op 29 apr. 2017

Twenty-five years ago, violence swept across the city of Los Angeles after four white police officers accused of beating Rodney King were acquitted. Now, a quarter of a century later, “CBS This Morning” takes a look at how the violence transformed the city and the people who lived through it. Mireya Villarreal reports.

11 Black Businessman During LA Riots: ‘I Just Don’t See The Point’ | NBC Nightly News

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Gepubliceerd op 28 apr. 2017

In archival NBC News footage, Mike Stennis cleans up after rioters targeted his Los Angeles business that his parents had started before he was born.

12 Donahue Rodney King Verdict 1992 Pt 1

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13 Donahue Rodney King Verdict 1992 Pt 2

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Gepubliceerd op 17 apr. 2012

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14 Photo of police officer consoling teen goes viral

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Gepubliceerd op 10 jun. 2016

A photo taken of Charlotte police officer Tim Purdy consoling a teen goes viral.

15 Making a Difference – Officer Tim Purdy

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Gepubliceerd op 18 mei 2016

South Division Officer Tim Purdy connecting with an Autistic young man.


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17 Kid Disappears Under Wedding Dress – Just For Laughs Gags

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