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  • Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots

    Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots
    Rodney King pleads to the rioters to make peace on May 1, 1992, in Los Angeles. As a result of the riots, more than 50 people died, over 4,000 injured and $1 billion worth of property was damaged.
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  • Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots

    Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots
    A woman holding two packages of toilet paper makes her way through a looted grocery store in Los Angeles after the Rodney King riots on May 1, 1992, in Los Angeles.
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  • Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots

    Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots
    Part of a group of about 100 protesters gather outside the East County Courthouse on May 5, 1992, in Simi Valley, California, to protest the verdict in the trial of the four police officers who were acquitted in the Rodney King case.
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  • Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots

    Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots
    Looters remove goods from a supermarket in Los Angeles on April 30, 1992, on the second day of rioting after four police officers were found not guilty in the beating of motorist Rodney King.
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  • Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots

    Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots
    Firemen enter a shop in Los Angeles on April 30, 1992, that had been looted and burned. Riots broke out after a jury acquitted four police officers of charges that they beat black motorist Rodney King.
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  • Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots

    Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots
    Police guard Hollywood Boulevard after the Rodney King incident sparked riots on May 1, 1992, in Los Angeles.
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  • Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots

    Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots
    Rodney King arrives at the EsoWon bookstore to sign copies of his new book, "The Riot Within: My Journey From Rebellion to Redemption," on April 30, 2012, in Los Angeles.
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  • Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots

    Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots
    Rodney King is shown speaking during an appearance on KFI-AM radio's "Bill Handel and Mark Whitlock" show in this July 20, 1993, file photo in Los Angeles.
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  • Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots

    Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots
    A fireman sprays water on a burning auto parts store on April 30, 1992. Looting and riots broke out in Los Angeles after a jury acquitted four police officers of charges that they beat black motorist Rodney King.
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  • Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots

    Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots
    A California Highway patrolman directs traffic around a shopping center engulfed in flames on April 30, 1992, in Los Angeles.
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  • Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots

    Looking Back at the Los Angeles Riots
    Smoke rises from a shopping center burned by rioters on April 30, 1992, as the Los Angeles skyline is partially obscured by smoke.
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