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4. Deadly Riots – the Los Angeles Riot of 1992 (cont’d)

the L.A. riot exploded after the verdict was announced in the

  Rodney King case

March 3, 1991 – King pursued in high-speed car chase

  by L.A. police officers – ‘Tasered’, but did not succumb to the

  weapon – subsequently beaten with batons (56 times hit) causing

  multiple fractures, nerve damage, broken ankle, etc.

George Holliday, living in an apartment overlooking the incident,

  filmed it

 http://www.seeingisbelieving.ca/handicam/king/

Holliday’s tape shown over and over again on national news

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