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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Rodney King
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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Rodney King autographs copies of his new book, "The Riot Within: My Journey From Rebellion to Redemption," at EsoWon booksstore on April 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. King is best known as the victim of a brutal police beating that took place in Los Angeles. It?s been 20 years since the Rodney King verdict that sparked infamous L.A. Riots. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)(Credit: Getty/Kevork Djansezian)

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Rodney King through the years

Rodney King, the motorist whose beating on a darkened LA street led to one of the worst race riots in American history, has died. He was