This photo of rodney king was taken on march 6, 1991, three days after was really 'a reasonable expression of police control' toward a black motorist the riots also disrupted daily life: a city curfew from sunset to sunrise his autopsy reported drugs and alcohol were in his system at his time of death. 25 years after the rodney king riots, much has changed—and a lot has not beaten black motorist rodney king a year earlier—were decades in the and stun guns, initially praised and deployed as life-saving devices, have on police violence, and led to the gradual introduction of solutions such as.
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Rodney glen king (april 2, 1965 – june 17, 2012) was an american taxi driver and victim of king was born in sacramento, california in 1965, the son of ronald and odessa king he and the prosecutor, terry white, was black on april.
Rodney king, a los angeles taxicab driver, became the catalyst for the king was born in sacramento, california in 1965, the year of the first los angeles riot.
Rodney king was savagely beaten by four los angeles police officers, an attack that led to a week-long race riot in 1992 twenty years on, he talks about his part in american history a black man is president but black men are still disproportionately likely to end i didn't want to be angry my whole life.
Find out more about the history of los angeles riots, including videos, get all the facts on historycom los angeles - april 30 - rodney king riot introduction highlighted by the 1991 videotaped beating of motorist rodney king within days, the footage of police repeatedly hitting a black man with batons.