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Tristan King, Youngest Daughter of Rodney King, Reported Missing

Rodney King’s youngest daughter Tristan King has been reported missing, authorities said Tuesday. King, 29, was last seen in Las Vegas on April 26, according to Santa Monica police Lt. Rudy Flores. “She told her family she was traveling to the Los Angeles area to `visit the beach in...
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5 Days that Changed LA: Impact of 1992 civil unrest after police acquittal in Rodney King beating

Thirty years ago, L.A. erupted in anger after four LAPD officers were found not guilty of the brutal beating of Rodney King. Fury quickly spilled onto the streets, leading to five days of civil unrest - looting, killings and thousands of fires that left parts of L.A. looking more like a war zone. We explore the impact of the unrest in the Eyewitness News Special, "5 Days that Changed L.A."

Every generation of Black Americans has had a Rodney King moment

Whatever horror I felt watching the March 1991 tape of Los Angeles Police officers fracturing Rodney King’s skull, breaking his teeth and bones and causing him permanent brain damage was partially offset by a sense of relief: A witness with a camcorder had caught the brutality on tape. The officers couldn’t deny what they’d done, and, thus, my 15-year-old self reasoned, a jury would quickly convict them of excessive use of force and a judge would send them away.
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Remembering the L.A. riots 30 years after officers who beat Rodney King were acquitted

Today marks 30 years since four white Los Angeles police officers were acquitted in the violent beating of Rodney King, a verdict that sparked six days of deadly rioting across the city and exposed a deep-seated anger felt by many Americans over police brutality. Civil Rights activist and “Operation Hope” community relations ambassador, Najee Ali, joins News NOW to explain how the L.A. riots highlighted the issue of police brutality and how he reacted to the riots following the death of George Floyd. April 29, 2022.

Reflecting on the Rodney King police beating case, 30 years later

Friday marks 30 years since four white Los Angeles police officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King -- an incident that was caught on videotape. The verdict sparked days of unrest. Francoise Hamlin, associate professor of History and Africana studies at Brown University, joins CBS News to talk about the case and how the conversation around policing has changed in the 30 years since.

On This Day: Riots erupt in LA over Rodney King beating

April 29 (UPI) -- On this date in history:. In 1854, Ashmun Institute in Pennsylvania, the first college founded solely for African-American students, was officially chartered. In 1885, women were admitted for the first time to examinations at England's Oxford University. In 1913, Gideon Sundbach of Hoboken, N.J., was issued...

Los Angeles marks 30 years since Rodney King riots

Black and Asian community leaders gathered in Los Angeles on Friday to mark 30 years since the US city was engulfed in violence in the wake of the acquittal of four police officers for the brutal beating of Rodney King. "My late father, Rodney King, became synonymous with police brutality to some people.
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How LA Is Marking 30 Years Since the 1992 Rodney King Verdict

Family members of Rodney King and Latasha Harlins will join community leaders Friday to mark 30 years since the Rodney King verdict and the violence that followed. They plan to urge unity during the gathering at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Florence and Normandie avenues, the epicenter of the unrest that stemmed from a jury's acquittal of the four LAPD officers on trial in the videotaped beating of King during a traffic stop in the San Fernando Valley.