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The story of Rodney King

Filmed by a bystander, the savage beating of Rodney King led to the 1992 L.A. riots. This is the story of the first "viral" video of police brutality against an African American man. ⚠️ Distressing images ⚠️

06/02/2020 12:41 PM

423 comments

  • Lyle S.
    04/19/2021 23:29

    When they show the video, why do they always leave out the beginning of the video that shows Rodney King going after the police and being tasered and not being effected. He just kept coming after them. He was a very large man.

  • Nikita H.
    04/07/2021 17:38

    Same act as George Floyd

  • Kristina T.
    03/04/2021 12:54

    They were kicking his head with boots 😱 In what perverse reality do cops senselessly beat someone to an inch of their lives or kill them? 😱 it's so evil.

  • Jtwo C.
    03/03/2021 23:37

    Human beings can be so cruel ... all lives matter, but there will always be people with cruelty in them .

  • Ruth A.
    03/03/2021 20:43

    Effing pigs. And nothing has changed !

  • Nancy W.
    03/03/2021 18:06

    BLACK LIVES MATTER

  • Joe B.
    03/03/2021 17:58

    He didnt deserve that especially since he wasnt fighting back

  • Anne C.
    03/03/2021 16:38

    30 years and hundreds of videos later, there are still people defending it. Still people who don't see a problem.

  • Wuilfrido F.
    03/03/2021 15:53

    Simon te acuerdas tomamos una semana cuando le pegaron que desmadre

  • Lazaro S.
    03/03/2021 15:39

    Ya estas ruco calavera jajaja

  • Chris B.
    03/03/2021 15:23

    those officers should of spent the rest of there lives behing bars

  • Salvador Z.
    03/03/2021 15:20

    That's true to some extent , police man needs better training , they need to relax the " I felt my life was threatened that's why I started shooting" old excuse. also don't forget black people in general needs more education , learn how to interact with other races in the public places and stop thinking they should be untouchables and venerated because their ancestors were slaves ,.. think about it , when in public places most of them act like if they own the place and they always have the right of way , almost every time a cop pull them over they always resist , run or act like if the have a weapon etc,etc...

  • Athena B.
    03/03/2021 14:09

    And nothing as change. It has gotten worse with police brutality.

  • Rosario C.
    03/03/2021 13:59

    Police 🤮🤮🤮🤮

  • Xavi S.
    03/03/2021 13:47

    Seems like the world is going backwards...

  • Lia T.
    03/03/2021 13:46

    On voit plutôt une correction ils se sont défoulés sur lui 😢 ! alors qu’ils pouvaient le menotter et l’emmener au poste puisqu’ils étaient plusieurs pourquoi cette violence ?

  • Kare F.
    10/20/2020 03:03

    This is beyond heart Breaking 😢😢

  • Adrian T.
    09/20/2020 22:24

    Now days nothing would happen to these cops. Just like then.

  • Oscar L.
    09/19/2020 14:06

    Nothing has changed since that video was released. The jury found all cops not guilty of police brutality. When I first saw that video thirty years ago, I knew it was brutal to witness a human being being beaten for reasons I could not comprehend at that time. To me it clearly showed that he wasn’t resisting. To me it showed that he was trying to evade the brutal punishment that was being set upon him! All the cops were white and he was black and unarmed being pummeled with night sticks! If he were a smaller man they would have killed him!

  • Adam H.
    09/17/2020 01:55

    I remember the killing of a young girl around the same time by a Korean shopkeeper, she got away with murder by a racist judge

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