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.

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.

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

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

August 21, 1992- Rodney King death leads to L.A. RiotsCivil disturbances broke in South Central L.A. And Rodney King died from being beaten to death by Los Angeles police men. It was all caught on video tape and the policemen were acquitted which lead to outrage and violence throughout the streets of L.A.

August 21, 1992- Rodney King death leads to L.A. RiotsCivil disturbances broke in South Central L.A. And Rodney King died from being beaten to death by Los Angeles police men. It was all caught on video tape and the policemen were acquitted which lead to outrage and violence throughout the streets of L.A.

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

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

Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an American construction worker who became well known after being beaten harshly by Los Angeles police officers during a traffic stop on March 3, 1991. George Holliday, a resident in the nearby area, witnessed the beating and videotaped much of it from the balcony of his nearby apartment.

Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an American construction worker who became well known after being beaten harshly by Los Angeles police officers during a traffic stop on March 3, 1991. George Holliday, a resident in the nearby area, witnessed the beating and videotaped much of it from the balcony of his nearby apartment.

Rodney King Open Casket

Rodney King Open Casket

RODNEY KING BEATING VIDEO Full length footage SCREENER - YouTube

RODNEY KING BEATING VIDEO Full length footage SCREENER - YouTube

Dr. Drew Pinsky on Rodney King's death: 'I feel angry because I know it didn't have to happen' - Yahoo! TV

Dr. Drew Pinsky on Rodney King's death: 'I feel angry because I know it didn't have to happen'

Dr. Drew Pinsky on Rodney King's death: 'I feel angry because I know it didn't have to happen' - Yahoo! TV

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