Rodney King was an American taxi driver who became nationally known after being beaten by Los Angeles Police Department officers following a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991.

Rodney King was an American taxi driver who became nationally known after being beaten by Los Angeles Police Department officers following a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991.

TIME Magazine Cover: Los Angeles Riots -- May 11, 1992 Rodney King

TIME Magazine Cover: Los Angeles Riots -- May 11, 1992 Rodney King

1992 - LA riots after Rodney King verdict

1992 - LA riots after Rodney King verdict

Of The 8 Deadliest Race Riots in US History, Two of Them Have Been in The Los Angeles Ca. (IN The Last 50 Years)!!! #RodneyKing #Watts  (8 Of The Deadliest Race Riots Involving African Americans In U.S. History)

Of The 8 Deadliest Race Riots in US History, Two of Them Have Been in The Los Angeles Ca. (IN The Last 50 Years)!!! #RodneyKing #Watts (8 Of The Deadliest Race Riots Involving African Americans In U.S. History)

I bet Rodney King's new book The Riot Within is worth reading...just out.

Rodney King Comes To Grips With 'The Riot Within'

I bet Rodney King's new book The Riot Within is worth reading...just out.

1992 Los Angeles riots - Wikipedia | race, Rodney King, Korean Americans, Hispanics, police brutality

1992 Los Angeles riots - Wikipedia | race, Rodney King, Korean Americans, Hispanics, police brutality

Rodney King | We Remember the Rodney King Uprisings and the Historic Gang Truce of ...

We Remember the Rodney King Uprisings and the Historic Gang Truce of 1992

Rodney King | We Remember the Rodney King Uprisings and the Historic Gang Truce of ...

Reading Rodney King Reading Urban Uprising Edited by Robert Gooding-Williams Published by Routledge. No writing or highlighting in the text. Light crease down the front cover (pictured). Spine is un-c

Reading Rodney King - Reading Urban Uprising (1993, Paperback)

Reading Rodney King Reading Urban Uprising Edited by Robert Gooding-Williams Published by Routledge. No writing or highlighting in the text. Light crease down the front cover (pictured). Spine is un-c

DL HUGHLEY REMEMBERS THE LA RIOTS & RODNEY KING 25 YEARS LATER #BlackHistory #BlackBusiness #Blackowned #BlackIsBeautiful #Empowerment #BlackArt #BlackQueens

DL HUGHLEY REMEMBERS THE LA RIOTS & RODNEY KING 25 YEARS LATER #BlackHistory #BlackBusiness #Blackowned #BlackIsBeautiful #Empowerment #BlackArt #BlackQueens

The recent sudden death of Rodney King brings back memories of those terrible days in the spring of 1992 that ended in more than 50 deaths, thousands of injuries, and a billion dollars in property damage. The shockingly violent videotaped beating of Rodney King and the subsequent acquittal of four LAPD officers accused of the deed sparked massive riots throughout South Central Los Angeles. The riots proved to be the most destructive in modern U.S. history.

A look back: Rodney King and the ’92 riots

The recent sudden death of Rodney King brings back memories of those terrible days in the spring of 1992 that ended in more than 50 deaths, thousands of injuries, and a billion dollars in property damage. The shockingly violent videotaped beating of Rodney King and the subsequent acquittal of four LAPD officers accused of the deed sparked massive riots throughout South Central Los Angeles. The riots proved to be the most destructive in modern U.S. history.

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