Police brutality!

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      Describes the nationwide reaction to the television screening of a videotape record of Los Angeles policemen taking turns kicking an unarmed black man and smashing him in the head, neck, kidneys and legs with their truncheons. While a helicopter bathed the scene in a floodlight, 11 other policemen watched, and Rodney King, 25, suffered 11 fractures in his skull, a broken ankle, and some brain damage. Nationwide debate over excessive police violence.