1 0 29-04-2017
  1. Twenty-five years ago today—April 29, 1992—four white LAPD officers were acquitted in a Simi Valley courtroom in the assault of Rodney King, an unarmed African American man. Although the incident was caught on video, the jury decided that the officers had responded justly. Later that day the Los Angeles Uprisings erupted, leaving a total of 53 people killed, more than 2,000 injured, and 12,111 arrested on suspicion of rioting, looting, and arson. The unrest resulted in $1 billion in property damage. CAAM’s exhibition “No Justice, No Peace: LA 1992” and numerous public programs planned in conjunction with it examine many facets of this notorious episode of urban unrest. We invite all Angelenos to join us this spring and summer as we consider decades of complex socio-political history that contribute to underlying tensions among Los Angeles' marginalized groups and communities, and examine race relations, socioeconomics, and equality in America today. Photo: Ted Soqui, The riots of 1992 in Los Angeles. A large building housing a swap meet mall on fire at 7th Street and Union Ave in Pico/Union area of Los Angeles. May 1, 1992. © Ted Soqui, 1992. #caaminla #lauprising #losangeles