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Rodney King's civil rights

What were the circumstances of the beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles, California in the early 1990s? What civil rights were violated? Why were the police officers tried and found guilty?

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The question you pose is very interesting and the answers are diverse and complex. I recommend that the essay to this topic begin with a brief historical context of the event. For instance, in a sentence or two briefly explain why there were racial tensions in Los Angeles in the early 1990s (e.g. In the 1990s many residents in L.A. were living below the poverty line and economic tensions intersected with racial tensions).

I would suggest that the essay move on to explore the circumstances of the beating of Rodney King in the spring of 1991. It is at this point that the essay can examine the Rodney King trial and the ...

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This solution explores the circumstances of the beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles, California in the early 1990s. The essay also gives a brief overview of the civil rights that were violated.

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