Sunday, June 17, 2012

Rodney King Dead

From the NY Daily News:
Rodney King, whose beating by police sparked massive rioting in Los Angeles in 1992, was found dead at the bottom of a pool on Sunday.

King, 47, was discovered by his fiancé, according to TMZ. CNN later confirmed the report.

King became an icon of police brutality 20 years ago after he was brutally beaten by a group of LAPD officers after a freeway chase through the San Fernando Valley.

Amateur video of the incident caught the officers raining more than 50 baton blows on King’s crumpled, unarmed body.
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