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Essay heading: 92' L.A. Riots
 
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He was shocked twice by 50,000 volt tasers which is enough power to put any man down. But then was repeatedly hit by batons or night sticks. He was struck a total of 56 times before they stopped. (Wikipedia 1). But as this was occurring a bystander just happened to have a video camera and capture one of the most famous films in history...
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Many thought that the police had taken too extreme of measures in responding to the situation. The public took notice and so did the courts. On March 15, 1992 four officers of the LAPD were indicted on charges of "assault by force likely to produce great bodily injury" and with assault "under color of authority...
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