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  • The '92 riot: Revisiting a darkday in LA history [Interview with kid who beat Reginald Denny]

    04/26/2012 3:24:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    newsok.com ^ | 4/26/12 | AMY TAXINJOHN ROGERS
    Henry Keith Watson remembers April 29, 1992, as if it happened just last week. History won't allow him to forget it. It was a day that marked the beginning of one of the deadliest, most destructive race riots in the nation's history, and one in which Watson's spur-of-the-moment decision to take part made him one of the enduring faces of the violence... As the liquor store at the intersection of Florence and Normandie was being looted and white passersby were fleeing a barrage of rocks and bottles, Denny stopped his big rig to avoid running over someone. He was quickly...