The LA Ri­ots: 25 Years Later

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His­tory, Astro Ch 555/HD Ch 575, 9pm A quar­ter of a cen­tury af­ter the most de­struc­tive ri­ots the United States has ever seen – trig­gered by the ac­quit­tal of four Los Angeles cops over the beat­ing of AfricanAmer­i­can Rod­ney King – you have to won­der what lessons, if any, were learned from it. With 53 peo­ple dead and over a bil­lion dol­lars of dam­age caused, the South Cen­tral ri­ots saw the streets of Los Angeles in flames for four har­row­ing days. This doc­u­men­tary places the in­ci­dent in a larger per­spec­tive, put­ting what hap­pened to King and the even more vi­o­lent af­ter­math in the his­tor­i­cal con­text of race re­la­tions, po­lice abuse and so­cial in­jus­tice from the days of slav­ery to the 21st cen­tury.

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