Rodney King, whose beating by police in 1992 sparked the LA riots, was found dead in his swimming pool early Sunday, authorities said. He was 47.
Rialto Police Captain Randy Deanda told AFP King was found "unresponsive" at the bottom of his pool and was pronounced dead at a local medical center shortly afterward at 6:11 am (1311 GMT).
Two things came out of this event: the birth of what I would consider citizen journalism and the previously hidden racism by some police forces. Since this event there have been many changes in how things are done, but IMHO they have not changed much of how people see others. My grandfather lost a business he had owned since the end of World War 2 in the riots and fires, one that he chose not to rebuild because of other things like repeated robberies, lawsuits for ridicules things like a broken zipper and graffitti. His shop here in the Fresno area, boight after he moved his family, is still going strong even 14 years after his death. I'm sorry to see Rodney has passed, I hope he finds the peace he deserves.
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