A disturbance/celebration that occurred in South Central Los Angeles from April 29 to May 1, 1992.
Millions of dollars of looted items.
Hundreds of people murdered or maimed including Reginald Denny
Sparked by the LAPD beating of black motorist Rodney King in 1991 and the subsequent acquital of all police officers involved in beating the suspect (King) after leading the police on a fifty mile car chase while high on crack cocaine.
Not to be confused with the Watts Riots in 1965, which had a political purpose other than burning up stores and killing every non-black person in sight while doing the NFL victory dance.
Rodney King Riots are the best term to describe the 1992 white/Korean kill spree that engulfed L.A. for three days. Rodney King gets all the credit for this disgraceful riot.
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