Today in history: April 29, 1992 - Los Angeles erupts against the “not guilty” verdict for the four LAPD cops that beat Rodney King.
The beating by the notoriously brutal and racist LAPD was caught on videotape but the cops still were found “not guilty” in a mockery of justice. Anger boiled over as whole sections of Los Angeles rose up for 6 days in one of the largest rebellions in U.S. history. Estimates of property damages topped one billion dollars. The rebellion only ended after soldiers from the California Army National Guard, along with U.S. Marines from Camp Pendleton were called in. Angry and militant protests also rippled out throughout California and the rest of the country.
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