LouisCincinnatiPhiladelphiaBostonand New York City to pursue jobs in newly established manufacturing industries; to establish better educational and social opportunities; and to flee racial segregationJim Crow Lawsviolence and racial bigotry in the Southern states. This wave of migration largely bypassed Los Angeles.
Rodney King and the Los Angeles riots Firefighters spray water on a burning building in south Los Angeles on April 30,a day after rioting broke out over the acquittal of four white police officers charged with assault and the use of excessive force on Rodney King.
Hide Caption 1 of 14 Photos: Rodney King and the Los Angeles riots A frame from the video made by George Holliday from his balcony shows Los Angeles police officers beating King after he was stopped for a traffic violation on March 3, The video shows King being struck by police batons more than 50 times.
More than 20 officers were present at the scene, most from the LAPD. King suffered 11 fractures and other injuries in the beating. Hide Caption 2 of 14 Photos: Briseno, second from left, is escorted out of the courthouse on April 29, after being acquitted of all charges.
Powell, right, was acquitted of all but one charge. Hide Caption 3 of 14 Photos: Rodney King and the Los Angeles riots A news helicopter captures video of the beating of Reginald Denny, a white truck driver, after he was pulled from his vehicle.
Pete Wilson declares a state of emergency and calls in National Guard troops. Hide Caption 4 of 14 Photos: Hide Caption 5 of 14 Photos: Rodney King and the Los Angeles riots A California Highway Patrol officer directs traffic around a shopping center engulfed in flames on April Hide Caption 6 of 14 Photos: Can we get along?
Can we stop making it horrible for the older people and the kids? Rodney King and the Los Angeles riots More than 9, National Guard troops were called in to end the violence, which left 55 people dead and more than 2, injured.
Hide Caption 9 of 14 Photos: Rodney King and the Los Angeles riots A woman runs out of a store that has been heavily looted as the overhead sprinkler system is triggered on May 1. More than retail stores were damaged during the riots.
Hide Caption 10 of 14 Photos: Rodney King and the Los Angeles riots People line the sidewalk across from a burned out apartment building that was destroyed in the violence. More than 1, buildings were destroyed or damaged during the riots. Hide Caption 11 of 14 Photos: Hide Caption 12 of 14 Photos: My Journey From Rebellion to Redemption," King writes about his experience during the riots and in the media spotlight.
Hide Caption 13 of 14 Photos: He was found dead on June 17 that same year, at the age of His death was the result of accidental drowning, although alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and PCP found in his system were contributing factors, authorities said.
The riots stemmed from the acquittal of four white Los Angeles Police Department officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King in Apr 26, · The verdict stunned Los Angeles, where angry crowds gathered on street corners across the city.
The flash point was a single intersection in South L.A., but it was a scene eerily repeated in many parts of the city in the hours that followed.
Jun 20, · Often referred to as the Los Angeles uprising, the LA riots of represented a brief hiatus from civility, and the rule of law. Welcome to WatchMojo's Top. Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store.
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riots 25 years after riots. In Los Angeles, California, four Los Angeles police officers that had been caught beating an unarmed African-American motorist in an amateur video are acquitted of any wrongdoing in the arrest.