Health, Los Angeles, Coronavirus Pandemic, Rodney King

Health, Los Angeles

George Holliday, who filmed Rodney King video, dies of COVID

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Holliday, the Los Angeles plumber who shot grainy video of four white police officers beating Black motorist Rodney King in 1991, has died of complications of COVID-19, a friend said Monday.

9/21/2021 5:20:00 AM

George Holliday, a Los Angeles plumber who shot grainy video of four white police officers beating Black motorist Rodney King in 1991, has died of complications of COVID-19. A year later, the city erupted in violence when the officers were acquitted.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Holliday, the Los Angeles plumber who shot grainy video of four white police officers beating Black motorist Rodney King in 1991, has died of complications of COVID-19, a friend said Monday.

Holliday was awakened by a traffic stop outside his San Fernando Valley home on the night of March 3, 1991. He went outside to film it with his new video camera, catching the Los Angeles officers punching, kicking and using a stun gun on King, even after he was on the ground.

Assistant to House Sergeant-at-Arms charged with possession of child pornography Vehicle of family that went missing 20 years ago discovered in Ohio River Southern California's Alisal Fire is 50% contained

A year later, Holliday’s out-of-focus footage — about 9 minutes worth — was a key piece of evidence at the four officers’ criminal trial for assault and excessive use of force.ADVERTISEMENTWhen a jury acquitted all the officers on April 29, 1992, the city erupted in widespread violence. Hundreds of businesses were looted and destroyed over several days. Entire blocks of homes and stores went up in flames. More than 60 people died by shootings or other violence, mostly in South Los Angeles.

The uprising seemed to catch the rest of the nation by surprise, but longtime residents said tensions were building in South LA for years and the King verdict was just the tipping point.On the third day of the riots, King went on TV to plead for calm, asking in a trembling voice, “Can we all get along?” headtopics.com

King sued Los Angeles over the beating and was awarded $3.8 million in 1994, but he told The Associated Press in 2012 that he lost most of that money to bad investments. King drowned in his backyard swimming pool on June 17, 2012, at age 47.Holliday’s death was first reported by

TMZ.com.Holliday put the Sony camcorder he used to record the beating up for auction last July, with bidding starting at $225,000. It was unclear if it ever sold.Holliday told theNew York Timeslast year that he was still working as a plumber and never profited from the video.

He said he had purchased the camera about a month earlier and he grabbed it instinctively when he was awakened by noise outside his window.“You know how it is when you have a new piece of technology,” he told the Times. “You film anything and everything.”

Holliday said in 2017 that he was working on a documentary about his role in the King case, but it was unclear if anything became of that project. Read more: The Associated Press »

Buttigieg: Biden's work on supply chain bottleneck 'will make a difference' to improve delays

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg speaks with Nicolle Wallace about the joys of becoming a new father, the Biden Administration’s push for federally mandated paid family leave, and how both he and the President are working tirelessly to mitigate recent supply chain delays in ports across the country

His second coincidence! Go figure.... AP fails to write coherent tweet example 14 RexChapman May he be blessed and RIP. His actions allowed the world to learn the injustice of our society and the LAPD who treat minorities like a 'King' (Rodney King).. AP, remove the word 'later' and replace with 'after the incident'. Correcting the 😂

Rest well in peace RexChapman RIP Sir……. Most of white America would not have done what you did, hence why the police were slapped on the wrist, you did not know it at the time but you are a hero George Holliday, RIP. Rodney King, RIP. That video still breaks my heart. Never forget… Not vaccinated.....hmm The pandemic sucks. I'm putting it right up there with cancer

Thank you George Holliday. 🙏🏽 RIP GeorgeHolliday He’s a hero for letting the world finally see & witness how African Americans were treated by racist cops! May he Rest In Peace 💔

George Holliday, Rodney King Beating Videographer, Dead from COVIDHolliday was the one person who captured the King beating, clear as day. Did he say “pray for me” in the voicemail? Bruh. Why do people not get the vaccine? They DONT TRUST medicine but trust the hospitals? Doctors and nurses are overwhelmed. Get the vaccine and you don’t have to die from this. May he rest well. I'm glad he recorded it. Wish the cops that did that got it instead after they got let off with a slap on the wrist.

The fact about viruses & herd immunity is that both do not care about your personal emotions, feelings, and opinions. Blurb reads like 'George Holliday died of complications of COVID-19 and the city erupted in violence...' grammar People die everyday. Why is this news? Oh yeah because it’s propaganda.

They erupted in violence because he died? Who wrote this headline RacismDog This is seriously poorly written. This is terrible headline tweeting. In comparison with the L.A.Times, it's downright shameful. R.I.P To go out like that DAMN. “Holliday was not vaccinated and was on a ventilator in recent days after contracting pneumonia…”

This headline time travels too much and it's not linear. Get better headline writers. So sorry to hear that. He was an American Profile in Courage. He could have kept that film to himself or deleted it at anytime. Instead, he chose to expose a brutal truth. Thank you, Sir. RIP

George Strait's Código 1530 Tequila Teams Up With Lucky Brand for Clothing CapsuleFall-ready tees, hats and sweaters — all boasting Código graphics — stand out in a new limited-edition collection from the tequila brand and LA apparel label

Cops are afraid of people with camera's, call it officer safety when you film them in their official capacity. IEOKIITI1 RIP deray CovidiotAttrition gains another lost delusional soul It seems the rush to report a Covid death robbed this man of a fitting tribute to the historic contribution of his actions.

Uncle_Joe78 And absolutely nothing has changed since then. RIP A year after he died from covid? C'mon bros you have editors for a reason 🙏 The standards for journalism are clearly not being followed. Please, hire people who understand grammar. It would also help if you hired people who were taught how to write proper headlines.

Grainy Smdh RIP 🙏🏾☝🏾 Maybe needs a statue or something? Was a watershed moment where reality peeked into our tidy attitudes.

Footwear Executive George Malkemus Remembered as ‘Bright Light’George Malkemus built Manolo Blahnik’s business in the U.S.

🙏🏼 So the officers were acquitted a year after he died of covid? MaryRWilliams4 I'm glad he had a conscience. 💔🙏 honestly this dude might be the most famous person to ever live in the near future. I don't think people realize how influential his video was in that case and how we view cops even now. Without that video there would've never been riots

Rest In Peace Mr. Holiday. You did the world a great service exposing those pigs Good old LA Who wrote this paragraph? Stylebook you see what they are doing over here? 🤦🏾🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏽🤦🏻‍♀️ 😞🙏🏼🙏🏼

George W. Bush to scheduled to speak in Beverly Hills, Long BeachFormer President George W. Bush will be at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Sunday, and at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach on Monday as part of a speakers series. Guys who can, send me Bitcoin please - bc1qnrdqxy7x8697sjrsatp0uve5svgq5v8vta7h9y (Bitcoin Core), or 0xfDFD21925506b574fdbF8AB9d66EE9E921d42F1B (BSC), I believe that someone 1 will answer and be able to help me, i just want to be happy Thank you!🙏 Bitcoin What will this war criminal say...wait, I don't care

Rest In Power 🕊 Slow news day? Thank you Mr Holiday. RIP 🙏🏽 George Holiday, a Los Angeles plumber who captured video of four white police officers beating black motorist Rodney King in 1991, has died of complications of Covid-19. When the officers were acquitted in 1992 the city erupted into violence (Last sentence really wasn't relevant)

LSchmidtFox5 Read that again. God bless his soul Too bad. So sad. Not one bit. johnnykats My English professor would kill me for a paragraph written this way. Come on proof read! No mention of what happened after this lmao 😂 johnnykats 💔

George Holliday, Rodney King Beating Videographer, Dead from COVIDHolliday was the one person who captured the King beating, clear as day. Did he say “pray for me” in the voicemail? Bruh. Why do people not get the vaccine? They DONT TRUST medicine but trust the hospitals? Doctors and nurses are overwhelmed. Get the vaccine and you don’t have to die from this. May he rest well. I'm glad he recorded it. Wish the cops that did that got it instead after they got let off with a slap on the wrist.

That video started a 2 week? riot in LA. Nowadays the filthy cops caught on video get off Scott free or are told to quietly retire You guys do have editors, right? deray 🙏🏿 R.I.P. Walk good Mr. Holliday. The black community owes you a debt of gratitude. He revealed the ugly truth of reality to the clueless as well as the voluntarily blind, and in so doing, changed the country forever. Yet if you say his name to anyone, 99.99% of them will say, 'Who's he?' Me included. Sorry to be so late in saying, 'Thank you.'

Coronavirus death toll in US eclipses 1918 influenza pandemic estimatesBREAKING: Coronavirus death toll in U.S. eclipses 1918 influenza pandemic estimates. 1 in 500 vs 1 in 152. Don’t compare them. No kidding..., population now compared to 1918🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ Wow!