Rodney King April 9, 1965- June 17 2012..was caught by the Los Angeles police after a high-speed chase on March 3, 1991. The officers pulled him out of the car and beat him brutally, while amateur cameraman George Holliday caught it all on tape. RIP
This picture of one of the consequences of the Rodney King trial in L.A. I remember watching live on CNN. It was DEVASTATING to see this caucasion male trucker take a beating at the hands of a number of black kids. These 2 brave men came to the rescue and called for help.
The 1991 videotaped beating of Rodney King by L.A.P.D. officers, and subsequent riots triggered by the acquittal of the officers involved, rocked L.A. and the nation. The events brought to the forefront concerns about racism and police brutality within the L.A.P.D. Some, including former L.A.P.D. Police Chief Daryl Gates, say the the way Los Angeles responded to these events helped set the stage for the Rampart scandal. Here are the views of some of the folks involved.
'We Don't Anticipate Any Trouble' - reaction to the verdict in the Rodney King Beating Trial, resulting in the L.A. riots, on April 29, 1992. We're close! Please donate to keep Newstalgia up and running!
April 29 1991 Los Angeles riots: Acquittal of four police officers in the Rodney King beating criminal trial triggers massive rioting in Los Angeles. The riots will last for six days resulting in 53 deaths and over a $1 billion in damages before order is restored.