Rodney King: A Story Of An African-American Man

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Stephanie Rios Instructor: Joey Poole Eng101 15 September 2015 On March 3, 1991, an African-American man was caught by the Los Angeles police after a high-speed chase. The officers pulled him out the car and beat him brutally while a resident caught it all on tape. Four LAPD officers were indicted with charges, however, after a year of trial, a white jury acquitted the officers. That decision sparked violence in all of Los Angles. Chaos surrounded the city, infuriated mobs roamed the streets, and several citizens were injured, dead, and arrested. The Riot within Rodney King was an unforgettable experience and possibly incurable in the heart of some Americans. My mother was fourteen years old when she began to fear the streets of Los

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