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National Geographic – 1992 The LA Riots (2017)

1992 The LA Riots

It started on March 3, 1991, in an incident that became national news, white bystander George Holliday filmed several Los Angeles police officers savagely beating a unarmed black man named Rodney King. Despite the brutality caught on tape, Kings assailants were all acquitted, 25 years ago, on April 29, 1992 – sparking six days of upheaval and violence in South Central L.A. that caused 58 deaths, over 2000 injuries with more than 11,000 arrests and over $1 billion in property damage.The riots are still the in the worst case of civil unrest in U.S. history.

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