The Los Angeles riots were a defining moment in American history. The shocking photos on this list stand the test of time. The horrors of police brutality and the ramifications are evident. From an objective standpoint some may never know what really happened. Here are some pictures that may shed some light on what was really happening during these times.
This is where it all started, the cause of the L.A. Riots. A routine traffic stop turned into several Los Angeles Police Officers surrounding and beating a man. Many people witnessed the beating through pictures and videos which led to outrage all across Los Angeles and the country.