Sunday, April 29, 2007

Remember the Spring of 1992 in L.A.?

Fifteen years ago today, Reginald Denny was pulled from the cab of his truck and nearly beaten to death at the intersection of Florence and Normandie in Los Angeles. It was the act that really set the tone for the L.A. Riots. If it weren’t for the efforts of Bobby Green, Titus Murphy, Terri Barnett and Lei Yuille, all of whom had watched the events on TV and then ventured out to save him, Denny would be dead.

How crazy is that? I remember watching on TV when that happened. It was insane. As dumb as those cops were to beat Rodney King, the riots were a million times dumber.

To read more about the Denny case, see Wikipedia. It lists a majority of the people who assaulted him. Time magazine ran a small update profile.

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