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Rodney King Case

Rodney King was an American taxi driver who became nationally known after being beaten by Los Angeles Police Department officers following a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991.

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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.

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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 The not-guilty verdict for King’s beating case against the LAPD was broadcast April 29, 1992, and immediately incited riots around South Central Los Angeles

Police senselessly beat an african american man, Rodney King, which results in a full out riot in the LA area

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29th April 1992 : Rioting has broken out in Los Angeles following the decision by a jury to acquit four white police officers accused of beating black motorist Rodney King. The case centered on a video, taped by an amateur cameraman which caught the scene on film as the four police officers beat, kicked and clubbed unemployed laborer Rodney King while other officers looked on. The officers did face a second trial a year later, on federal charges of violating Rodney King's civil rights.

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Details about Rodney King Case: The Actual Courtroom Video (VHS, 1992) OOP Magnum *NOT ON DVD

Rodney King Case: The Actual Courtroom Video (VHS, 1992) OOP Magnum *NOT ON DVD*

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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In California Planing & Development Report, Morris Newman writes, "Let’s be very clear: institutionalized poverty, made possible by blue lining, was the real cause of the Rodney King riots."

Koon v United States: The Supreme Court's Decision in the LAPD Officers' (Rodney King Beating) Case

Understanding the Riots, Los Angeles and the Aftermath of the Rodney King Case Fahrenheit 451 Bookstores Books & blogs for Activists, Progressive readers & Revolutionary Minds - /

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We've been forewarned: LA riots with Rodney King is what should be expected to happen in Ferguson Bay State Conservative News on Facebook -

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The Abraham Zapruder of the Rodney King Video

The Abraham Zapruder of the Rodney King Video by Kara Kovalchik - June 18, 2012 Read the full text here: --brought to you by mental_floss!

Acquittal of Los Angeles police officers in the Rodney King case spark riots in LA. Damage reaches over one billion dollars and 52 people die.

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Rodney King beating prompted cops to shoot more: lawyer

Rodney King case prompted cops to shoot instead of swing baton to avoid legal woes, defense lawyer says on 25th anniversary of infamous videotaped beating by LAPD

Watts Truce: Days before the LA riots inspired by the unjust ruling of the infamous Rodney King case, gangs called for peace in the area