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Rev. Al Sharpton calls Rodney King a 'symbol of civil rights'

Rodney King, who became an international figure overnight after his beating by police spark the 1992 Los Angeles riots, was a "symbol of civil rights," the Rev. Al Sharpton said Sunday after news broke of King's death.
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Rodney King: Details emerge about his death in swimming pool

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (3 years ago)

Details began to emerge Sunday about the death of Rodney King, a key figure in the 1992 Los Angeles riots. He was 47 and died at his Rialto home. King’s fiancée called 911 about 5:25 a.m. and said she found... Read Post

Reader roundup: Rodney King's death draws comments on his legacy

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (3 years ago)

A day after news broke that Rodney King, the man whose beating by police helped spark the 1992 Los Angeles riots, died in his Rialto swimming pool at age 47, The Times' coverage of King continues to draw high readership online. Read Post

Rev. Jesse Jackson says Rodney King 'seemed to be on a high note'

United States / Los Angeles : L.A. Now (3 years ago)

The death of Rodney King, who became an international figure overnight after his beating by police sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots, came as the troubled man's life "seemed to be on a high note," the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Sunday... Read Post


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