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Flashpoint of 1992 LA riots becomes a place of celebration

Added 04-21-21 02:03:02am EST - “Two Black men. Two big cities. Two horrifying videos. Two different verdicts.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Flashpoint of 1992 LA riots becomes a place of celebration”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

In 1991, four Los Angeles police officers brutally beat motorist Rodney King and their acquittal on state charges a year later prompted one of the worst race riots in American history.

In 2020, a Minneapolis police officer knelt on George Floyd ’s neck for 9 1/2 minutes as he gasped repeatedly, “I can’t breathe.” The excruciating bystander video touched off protests against police brutality and racial injustice worldwide.

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On Tuesday, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter. The verdict was met with both joy and sorrow nationwide - especially at an infamous intersection in South Los Angeles.

The place where Florence and Normandie avenues meet is indelible in the history of the city of Los Angeles. Next week will mark 29 years since the intersection became a flashpoint for violence after the King verdict came down.

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