L.A. Riots: A Look Back 20 Years Later

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Korean Connection

Just months before the Rodney King verdict, the light sentence of a Korean shopkeeper prosecuted for the shooting death of Latasha Harlins, a Black teen, set off the anger of many in the Black community in Los Angeles who felt taken advantage of by Korean business owners. As the riots gained steam, the Korean community formed armed community teams in the absence of police.

(Photo: AP Photo)

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