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1. Rodney King gestures prior to the presen

Rodney King gestures prior to the presen Source:Getty

Rodney King gestures prior to the presentation of his autobiographical book ‘The Riot Within…My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption’ at the Eso Won Book Store in Los Angeles, California, on April 30, 2012. The 1992 police beating of Rodney King sparked the LA riots that left more than 50 people dead. AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages) people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,adult,adults only,waist up,california,city of los angeles,one man only,shirt and tie,gesturing,literature,presenting,black history,bookstore,rodney king,autobiography,the riot within…my journey from rebellion to redemption

2. LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict Source:Getty

Police and rioters clash at a shopping center located at 116 S. Vermont Ave in widespread riots that erupted after the acquittal of 4 LAPD officers in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Eisenbeg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,california,city of los angeles,geographical locations,1990-1999,police force,shopping,confrontation,holiday – event,arrest,rodney king,riot,acquittal,black history in the us

3. Rodney King speaks with fans before pres

Rodney King speaks with fans before pres Source:Getty

Rodney King speaks with fans before presenting his autobiographical book ‘The Riot Within…My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption’ at the Eso Won Book Store in Los Angeles, California, on April 30, 2012. The 1992 police beating of Rodney King sparked the LA riots that left more than 50 people dead. AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages) people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,adult,adults only,headshot,california,city of los angeles,talking,one man only,shirt and tie,literature,presenting,black history,fan – enthusiast,bookstore,rodney king,autobiography,the riot within…my journey from rebellion to redemption

4. LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict Source:Getty

National Guard troops defend a Ralph’s Grocery story from looting at Viva Bargain Center at 172 S. Vermont Ave. that erupted after the acquittal of 4 LAPD officers in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Eisenbeg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,california,city of los angeles,1990-1999,army,arrest,groceries,rodney king,national guard,acquittal,looting

5. 17th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books – Day 1

17th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books - Day 1 Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 21: Rodney King speaks at the 17th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books – Day 1 at USC on April 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage) microphone,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,adult,adults only,headshot,california,city of los angeles,talking,one man only,annual event,book,day 1,black history,festival,los angeles times,usc,rodney king

6. LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict Source:Getty

The aftermath of widespread looting at Viva Bargain Center at 172 S. Vermont Ave. that erupted after the acquittal of 4 LAPD officers in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Eisenbeg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,california,city of los angeles,1990-1999,arrest,rodney king,acquittal,looting

7. Rodney King Booking Photo

Rodney King Booking Photo Source:Getty

RIVERSIDE, CA – JULY 12: In this booking photo provided by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Rodney King is seen in a mug shot July 12, 2011 in Riverside, California. King was charged with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs August 24, 2011 in Riverside, California. King was stopped for traffic violations and arrested for driving under the influence July 12, 2011 in Moreno Valley, California. (Photo by Riverside County Sheriff’s Department via Getty Images) vertical,photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,adult,adults only,topics,topix,bestof,looking at camera,portrait,headshot,california,law,one man only,shooting,mug shot,booking,department,black history,police brutality,riverside – california,riverside county,rodney king

8. Detective on Trial for Violating Rodney King’s Civil Rights

Detective on Trial for Violating Rodney King's Civil Rights Source:Getty

Detective Laurence Powell with his father at the Edward C. Roybal Federal Building during his trial for violating Rodney King’s civil rights in federal court for which he was convicted and sentenced to 30 months in prison in June 1996 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Eisenberg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,california,city of los angeles,law,father,1990-1999,prison,detective,month,courthouse,sentencing,politics and government,rodney king,legal trial,human rights

9. LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict Source:Getty

Pioneer Chicken and Payless Shoe Source on fire on Vermont Ave. during widespread riots that erupted after the acquittal of 4 LAPD officers in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Eisenbeg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,california,city of los angeles,1990-1999,arrest,rodney king,vermont,riot,acquittal,black history in the us,payless shoesource

10. LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict Source:Getty

Police and rioters clash in widespread riots that erupted after the acquittal of 4 LAPD officers in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Eisenbeg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,california,city of los angeles,1990-1999,police force,confrontation,arrest,rodney king,riot,acquittal,black history in the us

11. LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict Source:Getty

Looters at the Vons grocery store at 3461 W. 3rd Street during widespread riots that erupted after the acquittal of 4 LAPD officers in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Eisenbeg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,california,city of los angeles,1990-1999,store,arrest,groceries,rodney king,riot,acquittal,racial tensions,black history in the us,looting,1992 los angeles riots

12. LA Riots

LA Riots Source:Getty

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 29: Residents of the West Adams (Western Ave. and Adams Blvd.) district protest the verdict of the police officer who were acquitted of beating Rodney King on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,california,city of los angeles,law,1990-1999,police force,protest,district,verdict,rodney king

13. LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict

LA Riots in Reaction to the Rodney King Verdict Source:Getty

Looters across the street from Viva Shopping center amongst a billowing fire during widespread riots that erupted after the acquittal of 4 LAPD officers in the videotaped arrest and beating of Rodney King on April 29, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Eisenbeg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) photography,full length,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,topix,bestof,california,city of los angeles,street,1990-1999,wind,arrest,rodney king,riot,acquittal,black history in the us,looting

14. Protesting Rodney King Verdict

Protesting Rodney King Verdict Source:Getty

Outside the Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters at Parker Center (at 150 N Los Angeles Street), demonstrators protest in the wake of the verdict in the Rodney King case was announced, Los Angeles, California, April 30, 1992. One man wears a shirt that reads ‘Gates Must Go’ (referencing Police Chief Daryl Gates). The verdict, where three of four police officers were acquitted (the jury was deadlocked in the case of the fourth officer) on charges including excessive force in the beating of Rodney King, was a major contributing factor to the subsequent LA Riots, which resulted in 55 deaths, thousands of injuries, and more than 10,000 arrests. (Photo by Bob Riha, Jr./Getty Images) photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,california,city of los angeles,law,two people,city,north america,1990-1999,human interest,conflict,protest,protestor,photograph,verdict,rodney king,los angeles police department