Outbreak of '92 Los Angeles Riots and related media

Outbreak of '92 Los Angeles Riots

A live news report on April 29, 1992, captures the outbreak of looting and violence in Los Angeles following the announcement of the acquittal of four white Los Angeles Police Department officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King.

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  • Outbreak of '92 Los Angeles Riots
    Outbreak of '92 Los Angeles Riots

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    A live news report on April 29, 1992, captures the outbreak of looting and violence in Los Angeles following the announcement of the acquittal of four white Los Angeles Police Department officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King.

    Audio Clip (1:06)
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    O.J. Simpson Verdict Announced

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    In 1995, O. J. Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 double murder of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

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  • Bush on Los Angeles Riots
    Bush on Los Angeles Riots

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    On April 29, 1992, shortly after four white LAPD officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King, rioting broke out in Los Angeles. On May 1, President George H. W. Bush delivers a nationally broadcast response to the unrest, which lasted more than a week.

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