Blatant media dishonesty caused the LA Riots with its 63 deaths, 2383 injured1. The first 13 seconds were quietly omitted from the viral video, in addition to the usual silence about Rodney King’s prior criminal records, drug use, the high speed chase. Resistance to arrest and Rodney King’s attack on police were visible in the “accidentally” omitted 13 seconds of the video (where King violently attacked police). Even today, the full video is hard to find, only on VK and, surprisingly, on YouTube. Similarly, in 2020, while hundreds of cities in the US and the world burn, police body cam and other videos about the deadly George Floyd arrest are simply withheld for months on end. Quite likeley these videos are also exculpatory and would show that all rioting is actually pointless.
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To maintain the lying media narrative of senseless police brutality, the first 13 seconds of the video had to be edited away: Rodney King getting up and violently attacking police. This would show that beating the joints is the most humane method to subdue a potentially armed felon and to avoid shooting him. 25 years later, the lying media narrative still is pervasive.
Standard MSM videos of Rodney King beating and LA riots
Of course, none of the Main Stream Media (MSM) videos shows the ignored first 13 seconds where King gets up and violently attacks police.
None of them mentions that the beating always stopped when King did not try to get up. The beating was the last resort, before shooting King, because 4 police with tasers could not subue him.
It remains a secret that King’s car had 2 black passengers that obeyed police orders, surrendered and were unharmed.
Some commenters say that King was “unarmed”. This is dishonest, he was potentially armed. It is dishonest to forget to clarify that police were unable to pat down and handcuff an uncontrollably violent Rodney King. They could not be sure that Rodney King was unarmed and thus had to treat him like an armed felon.
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1992 Los Angeles riots | Wikipedia