L.A. Riots of 1992: Rodney King Speaks; Late Troop Arrival

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The 1992 Los Angeles riots were triggered by the acquittal of police officers in the beating of Rodney King...
The 1992 Los Angeles riots were triggered by the acquittal of police officers in the beating of Rodney King.  King was beaten after a car chase.  This clip shows the King statement: Why can't we all get along?  It also shows the arrival of National Guard.  The late deployment of the Guard was criticized at the time.  See also the interview with Rodney King 18 years after the police stop at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKWlBuENl6Y.
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