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Two decades have passed since outraged blacks flared in anger after an all-white jury presumed that four Caucasian policemen–video taped while brutally beating Rodney King, a young black motorist–were not guilty.

The nationally televised uprising, usually described as a “riot” by mainstream pundits, journalists and academics, began deep in the black community, on April 29, 1992, at Florence and Normandie Avenues. Within hours, it leap-frogged to the edges of Hollywood and Culver City, the home of  Sony Pictures.

Five days later, when the raging fires were extinguished, some 53 residents had lost their lives and a sizzling $1 billion in property damage had been sustained by residents and business owners.

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