L.A. Riots start 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. via | LA Times.
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