California Speeches & Audio

Rodney King Responds to Los Angeles Riot

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Rodney King Responds to Los Angeles Riot

(1 min) tv-pg

Following the April 29, 1992, verdict in which four white Los Angeles Police Department officers were acquitted of charges in the beating of black motorist Rodney King, riots broke out across Los Angeles. On May 1, 1992, King pleads with citizens to stop the violence and "get along."