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Rodney King in photos: The man whose police beating shone a light on racism in Los Angeles

by | 18th, June 2012

RODNEY King has died. King became famous when he was beaten up by those fine upstanding men of the Los Angeles Police Department in 1991. They clubbed him more than 50 times with their batons. King says the police told him, We are going to kill you nigger .” An amateur cameraman filmed the merciless brutality. King, who had been drinking while out on parole, had tried to outrun the police. Realising it was futile, he pulled over. He got out of his car. He was unarmed.

When the all-white jury cleared the

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