On this day in 1992 the Los Angeles riots started…
The Los Angeles Riots of 1992, also known as the Rodney King uprising or the Rodney King riots, were sparked on April 29, 1992 when a jury acquitted four Los Angeles Police Department officers accused in the videotaped beating of African-American motorist Rodney King following a high-speed pursuit. Thousands of people in the Los Angeles area rioted over the six days following the verdict. Widespread looting, assault, arson and murder occurred, and property damages topped roughly US$1 billion. Many of the crimes were racially motivated or perpetrated. In all, 53 people died during the riots and thousands more were injured. [Wikipedia]
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Geography of Rage: Remembering the Los Angeles Riots of 1992
Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots
Kjlh-fm and the Los Angeles Riots of 1992: Compton?s Neighborhood Station in the Aftermath of the Rodney King Verdict
USC Reference Library – Contains links to videos, newspaper and magazine articles about the riots.