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On Anniversary of LA Riots, Racial Inequality Still an Issue

Twenty-four years ago today, when four white police officers in Los Angeles were acquitted of brutally beating a black man even though their actions were caught on videotape, the California city erupted in riots so severe they drew comparisons to 1960s civil rights unrest. Rodney King had been caught by police after a high-speed car chase a year earlier, and an amateur cameraman filmed as the officers pulled him from his vehicle and kicked, beat and clubbed him for more than a minute. The...

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