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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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