Rodney King And The LA Riots (Photo Gallery) was originally published on thebeatdfw.com

1. Rodney King gestures prior to the presen

Rodney King gestures prior to the presen

Rodney King gestures prior to the presentation of his autobiographical book ‘The Riot Within…My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption’ at the Eso Won Book Store in Los Angeles, California, on April 30, 2012. The 1992 police beating of Rodney King sparked the LA riots that left more than 50 people dead. AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR […]

2. LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

Police and rioters clash at a shopping center located at 116 S. Vermont Ave in widespread riots that erupted after the acquittal of 4 LAPD officers in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Eisenbeg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,california,city […]

3. Rodney King speaks with fans before pres

Rodney King speaks with fans before pres

Rodney King speaks with fans before presenting his autobiographical book ‘The Riot Within…My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption’ at the Eso Won Book Store in Los Angeles, California, on April 30, 2012. The 1992 police beating of Rodney King sparked the LA riots that left more than 50 people dead. AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo […]

4. LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

National Guard troops defend a Ralph’s Grocery story from looting at Viva Bargain Center at 172 S. Vermont Ave. that erupted after the acquittal of 4 LAPD officers in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Eisenbeg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) photography,full length,arts culture […]

5. 17th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books – Day 1

17th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books – Day 1

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 21: Rodney King speaks at the 17th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books – Day 1 at USC on April 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage) microphone,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,adult,adults only,headshot,california,city of los angeles,talking,one man only,annual event,book,day 1,black history,festival,los angeles times,usc,rodney king

6. LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

The aftermath of widespread looting at Viva Bargain Center at 172 S. Vermont Ave. that erupted after the acquittal of 4 LAPD officers in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Eisenbeg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,california,city of los angeles,1990-1999,arrest,rodney […]

7. Rodney King Booking Photo

Rodney King Booking Photo

RIVERSIDE, CA – JULY 12: In this booking photo provided by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Rodney King is seen in a mug shot July 12, 2011 in Riverside, California. King was charged with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs August 24, 2011 in Riverside, California. King was stopped […]

8. Detective on Trial for Violating Rodney King’s Civil Rights

Detective on Trial for Violating Rodney King’s Civil Rights

Detective Laurence Powell with his father at the Edward C. Roybal Federal Building during his trial for violating Rodney King’s civil rights in federal court for which he was convicted and sentenced to 30 months in prison in June 1996 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Eisenberg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) photography,full length,arts culture and […]

9. LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

Pioneer Chicken and Payless Shoe Source on fire on Vermont Ave. during widespread riots that erupted after the acquittal of 4 LAPD officers in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Eisenbeg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,california,city of los angeles,1990-1999,arrest,rodney […]

10. LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

Police and rioters clash in widespread riots that erupted after the acquittal of 4 LAPD officers in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Eisenbeg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,california,city of los angeles,1990-1999,police force,confrontation,arrest,rodney king,riot,acquittal,black history in the us

11. LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

Looters at the Vons grocery store at 3461 W. 3rd Street during widespread riots that erupted after the acquittal of 4 LAPD officers in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Eisenbeg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,california,city of los angeles,1990-1999,store,arrest,groceries,rodney […]

12. LA Riots

LA Riots

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 29: Residents of the West Adams (Western Ave. and Adams Blvd.) district protest the verdict of the police officer who were acquitted of beating Rodney King on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,california,city of los angeles,law,1990-1999,police force,protest,district,verdict,rodney king

13. LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

Looters across the street from Viva Shopping center amongst a billowing fire during widespread riots that erupted after the acquittal of 4 LAPD officers in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Eisenbeg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,california,city of los […]

14. Protesting Rodney King Verdict

Protesting Rodney King Verdict

Outside the Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters at Parker Center (at 150 N Los Angeles Street), demonstrators protest in the wake of the verdict in the Rodney King case was announced, Los Angeles, California, April 30, 1992. One man wears a shirt that reads ‘Gates Must Go’ (referencing Police Chief Daryl Gates). The verdict, where […]

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