Category Archives: L.A. Riots

25 Years After L.A. Riots Damian ‘Football’ Williams Reflects on His Life and Role in the Rebellion

25 Years After L.A. Riots Damian ‘Football’ Williams Reflects on His Life and Role in the Rebellion

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*Damian Monroe “Football” Williams never intended to make history, or revolt. But he wanted to make a name for himself, in South Central Los Angeles. In the decade leading up to the 1992 Riots, Williams sat on his porch and watched the happenings between Florence and Raymond, on 71st street. What he saw was the swagger […]

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Smithsonian Channel Recounts the Chaotic Days Following the Rodney King Verdict in ‘The Lost Tapes: LA Riots’

Smithsonian Channel Recounts the Chaotic Days Following the Rodney King Verdict in ‘The Lost Tapes: LA Riots’

*On the afternoon of April 29, 1992, the acquittal of four white LAPD officers in the beating of a black motorist named Rodney King set off an explosion of anger and frustration that erupted into deadly riots and devastated the already precarious social climate in Los Angeles. Resentment against the police, which had a reputation […]

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