Story 28: Another Angel Story

Riots in the Streets, Angel to the Rescue

On March 3, 1991, Rodney King, a black man, was beaten by Los Angeles Police Department officers after a high-speed chase during his arrest for drunk driving. A civilian filmed the incident and sent the video to a local news station. The video showed an unarmed King on the ground being hit with batons at least 53 times after initially evading arrest. News media around…