Sunday, April 29, 2012

Meanwhile in: Los Angeles (20 Years Ago Today)

On April 29, 1992, a jury in Ven­tura County ac­quit­ted four LAPD of­ficers of beat­ing Rod­ney G. King. The beating, caught on am­a­teur video­tape, sparked a na­tion­al de­bate about po­lice bru­tal­ity and ra­cial in­justice. After the verdict, angry crowds gathered on street corners across Los Angeles. The in­ter­sec­tion of Florence and Normandie in South L.A. became the flash point, but it was a scene eer­ily re­peated in many parts of the city in the hours that fol­lowed.
Click through to see the rest of the pictures taken during the LA Riots. 

In addition to that, you should check out the trailer about the riots below which will be airing on May 1st on VH1 if you are in the US:

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