The recent sudden death of Rodney King brings back memories of those terrible days in the spring of 1992 that ended in more than 50 deaths, thousands of injuries, and a billion dollars in property damage. The shockingly violent videotaped beating of Rodney King and the subsequent acquittal of four LAPD officers accused of the deed sparked massive riots throughout South Central Los Angeles. The riots proved to be the most destructive in modern U.S. history.

A look back: Rodney King and the ’92 riots

The recent sudden death of Rodney King brings back memories of those terrible days in the spring of 1992 that ended in more than 50 deaths, thousands of injuries, and a billion dollars in property damage. The shockingly violent videotaped beating of Rodney King and the subsequent acquittal of four LAPD officers accused of the deed sparked massive riots throughout South Central Los Angeles. The riots proved to be the most destructive in modern U.S. history.

1992 Los Angeles riots - Wikipedia | race, Rodney King, Korean Americans, Hispanics, police brutality

1992 Los Angeles riots - Wikipedia | race, Rodney King, Korean Americans, Hispanics, police brutality

I bet Rodney King's new book The Riot Within is worth reading...just out.

Rodney King Comes To Grips With 'The Riot Within'

I bet Rodney King's new book The Riot Within is worth reading...just out.

Rodney King, víctima de golpiza policial en Los Ángeles en 1991, muere a los 47 años

Rodney King, víctima de golpiza policial en Los Ángeles en 1991, muere a los 47 años

Rodney King's death was the result of accidental drowning, although alcohol and drugs were contributing factors.

April 29,   1992: RODNEY KING VERDICT LEADS TO RIOTS IN LOS ANGELES  -    A jury in Simi Valley, California, acquits four Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King; the verdicts were followed by several days of rioting in Los Angeles resulting in 55 deaths.

April 29, 1992: RODNEY KING VERDICT LEADS TO RIOTS IN LOS ANGELES - A jury in Simi Valley, California, acquits four Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King; the verdicts were followed by several days of rioting in Los Angeles resulting in 55 deaths.

Rodney King's death: Police confiscate marijuana from his home

Rodney King's death: Police confiscate marijuana from his home

Latasha Harlins was a 15-year-old girl who was shot and killed on March 16, 1991 by Soon Ja Du, a 51-year-old Korean store owner. Harlens was a student at Westchester High School in Los Angeles,

Latasha Harlins was a 15-year-old girl who was shot and killed on March 16, 1991 by Soon Ja Du, a 51-year-old Korean store owner. Harlens was a student at Westchester High School in Los Angeles,

RODNEY KING BEATING VIDEO Full length footage SCREENER - #YouTube #policebrutality #ripRodneyKing

RODNEY KING BEATING VIDEO Full length footage SCREENER - #YouTube #policebrutality #ripRodneyKing

It's not all in the family, Rodney King's family reportedly has not invited finacee Cynthia to the funeral and doesn't plan to. The family is skeptical about the assumed cause of death and won't make any decisions until it is made official.   http://twitter.com/#!/thehotzoneusa  http://www.facebook.com/TheHotZoneUsa

It's not all in the family, Rodney King's family reportedly has not invited finacee Cynthia to the funeral and doesn't plan to. The family is skeptical about the assumed cause of death and won't make any decisions until it is made official. http://twitter.com/#!/thehotzoneusa http://www.facebook.com/TheHotZoneUsa

Rodney King, victim of a police beating in 1991. The officers' acquittal in 1992 sparked riots in Los Angeles.

Rodney King Is Dead

Rodney King, victim of a police beating in 1991. The officers' acquittal in 1992 sparked riots in Los Angeles.

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