LA Times has a swagged out gallery dedicated to the twenty year anniversery of the LA Riots. Hit the below link to check them out.
On April 29, 1992, a jury in Ven tura County ac quit ted four LAPD of ficers of beat ing Rod ney G. King. The beating, caught on am a teur video tape, sparked a na tion al de bate about po lice bru tal ity and ra cial in justice. After the verdict, angry crowds gathered on street corners across Los Angeles. The in ter sec tion of Florence and Normandie in South L.A. became the flash point, but it was a scene eer ily repeated in many parts of the city in the hours that followed.