Rodney King Dead at 47

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Rodney King, whose beating by police was caught on camera in 1991 was found dead at 47 CNN reports.
King was found dead in the swimming pool of his California home early Sunday morning. Rialto Police received a call from King's fiancee, Cynthia Kelly, according to CNN. Officers found King at the bottom of the pool, he was pronounced dead at the hospital, police said. Police said there is no initial thought of foul play.
In 1991 King was brutally beaten by local police after a high-speed car chase. The beating was caught on camera and the four officers who were involved were acquitted, which caused riots in Los Angeles. King urged those who turned to violence to stop fighting and to "get along" reported the Star Tribune.
King became the face of police brutality and helped raise the issue that racism is not a thing of the past, but is still present.

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