IN 1992, THE acquittals of four police officers in the Rodney King beating trial led to widespread rioting and looting in Los Angeles. Rodney King, an African-American motorist, was beaten by white Los Angeles Police Department officers after he led the officers on a highspeed chase and then allegedly resisted arrest. A videotape of the incident led to the trial of the accused four officers. After a threemonth trial and seven days of deliberation, the jury acquitted the officers, and the city of Los Angeles reacted with violence.
"Los Angeles News Service v. Reuters: Damages for Extraterritorial Copyright Exploitation,"
University of San Francisco Law Review: Vol. 38
, Article 6.
Available at: http://repository.usfca.edu/usflawreview/vol38/iss3/6