Los Angeles was in the thick of the LA Riots. The culmination of 6 days of looting, arson, and civil unrest. The riots were propagated from racial tension stemming from the acquittal of the police officers who were videotaped brutally beating an African American named Rodney King on March 3, 1991. A curfew was issued and the California Army National Guard was sent to control the situation. Unfortunately, the riots caused many deaths and casualties. What was paramount, were the live scenes that were being taken place on the television and right before our eyes. Live television beating, live looting, and live arson were taking place. Destruction and mayhem followed suite. This dark event in Los Angeles history became a major world event.