The Los Angeles Riots, 25 Years On Twenty-five years ago this week, four policemen were acquitted of the savage beating of Rodney King. It set off five days of rioting, an expression of tensions that persist today.

A demonstrator protests the verdict in the trial of four Los Angeles police officers accused of beating motorist Rodney King outside the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters on April 29, 1992. Riots broke out in Los Angeles after a jury acquitted the four police officers accused of beating King. Mike Nelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'It's Not Your Grandfather's LAPD' — And That's A Good Thing

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Looters load up a car at the Viva shopping center near a billowing fire during the rioting that erupted in Los Angeles on April 29, 1992, after a jury found four Los Angeles Police Department officers not guilty in the beating of Rodney King. Ron Eisenbeg/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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When LA Erupted In Anger: A Look Back At The Rodney King Riots

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5 Films Look At The Los Angeles Riots From (Almost) Every Angle

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25 Years Later, The Enduring Relevance Of The Los Angeles Riots

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Gilbert Monterrosa was 15 years old (left, from his high school yearbook in 1992) during the Los Angeles Riots. He and some friends decided to loot a Fedco department store where he found something unexpected — Nirvana's album, Nevermind. Courtesy of Gilbert Monterrosa hide caption

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'Aggressive Yet Sublime': A Looter, Nirvana And The Los Angeles Riots

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The Los Angeles Riots, Race And Journalism

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After L.A. Riots, Leaders Failed To Rebuild A Broken City

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Gas Station Cashier Remembers 1992 Los Angeles Riots

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The Rev. Cecil Murray, Then And Now On The 1992 LA Riots

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