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One of the most costly and destructive riots in history. The beating trial of Rodney King by four Los Angeles Police Offers, who were handed not-guilty verdicts on this day in 1992. Within minutes of the verdict‘s reading, disturbances erupted all over the city, culminating in the Flashpoint at Normandie Avenue.
On April 29, 1992 – it was a good night to stay in the house. And it only went downhill from there.
- Civil Unrest, Riots, and Rebellions: What’s the Difference? (everydaysociologyblog.com)
- Cultural Development from 1992- LA riots (knewman2389blog.wordpress.com)