8200771 Rodney King Made Headlines 20 Years Ago

Twenty years ago today, the nation was shocked when footage of Los Angeles Police brutally beating a man was released. 

That man was Rodney King. King was beaten in the streets of L.A after he resisted arrest. Through it all King had one now infamous question.

The officers involved in the beating were acquitted for using excessive force, a decision that caused riots to erupt all over the city. Later a federal court convicted two of the officers.


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