Friday, April 29, 2011

1992 Los Angeles riots: 19 years ago today

On April 29, 1992, a jury acquitted four white Los Angeles Police officers accused in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King. A shit storm followed later. The riots lasted six days, destroyed $1 billion worth of property, killed 53 people, and injured thousands.

Below is a portion of the Rodney King beating and the shit storm:

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