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Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an American construction worker who became well known after being beaten harshly by Los Angeles police officers during a traffic stop on March 3, 1991. George Holliday, a resident in the nearby area, witnessed the beating and videotaped much of it from the balcony of his nearby apartment.

June 2012 - Rodney King who became nationally known after being beaten by Los Angeles police officers dies at 47

Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an African-American construction worker who, while on parole for robbery, became nationally known after being beaten with excessive force by Los Angeles police officers following a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991. George Holliday, a resident in the nearby area, witnessed the beating and videotaped much of it from the balcony of his nearby apartment.

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1991, Rodney King after his beating.

Rodney King after his beating Rodney G. King, whose beating in 1991 by the police was captured on video and led to riots in Los Angeles the next year after officers involved in the case were.

Rodney King, dead at 47.

Rodney King, victim in a 1991 police brutality case in Los Angeles that triggered the 1992 LA Riots, was found dead in a swimming pool.

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What I Learned About Civil Unrest During The Los Angeles Riots 25 Years Ago -- The last 25 years of urban unrest in America and around the world show how rapidly domestic tranquility can collapse when law enforcement steps aside or is overwhelmed.

L.A. Burning: 25 Years Later Documentary to Air For 25th Anniversary Since The Rodney King Case Acquittal

Burning: 25 Years Later Documentary to Air For Anniversary Since The Rodney King Case Acquittal

In California Planing & Development Report, Morris Newman writes, "Let’s be very clear: institutionalized poverty, made possible by blue lining, was the real cause of the Rodney King riots."

In California Planing & Development Report, Morris Newman writes, "Let’s be very clear: institutionalized poverty, made possible by blue lining, was the real cause of the Rodney King riots.

On This Day - 1992 - Riots Erupt in Los Angeles Following Police Acquittal In Rodney King Case

On This Day - 1992 - Riots Erupt in Los Angeles Following Police Acquittal In Rodney King Case

Police senselessly beat an african american man, Rodney King, which results in a full out riot in the LA area

March 3 - An amateur video captures the beating of motorist Rodney King by Los Angeles, California police officers.

Rodney King case prompted cops to shoot instead of swing baton to avoid legal woes, defense lawyer says on 25th anniversary of infamous videotaped beating by LAPD

Rodney King beating prompted cops to shoot more: lawyer

Rodney King case prompted cops to shoot instead of swing baton to avoid legal woes, defense lawyer says on anniversary of infamous videotaped beating by LAPD

Watts Truce: Days before the LA riots inspired by the unjust ruling of the infamous Rodney King case, gangs called for peace in the area

This week marks the anniversary of the L. riots, but the anniversary of a truce between black street gangs in Watts is getting much less media coverage.