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Some Key People Involved with the Riots:
Reginald Denny was a construction dump truck driver who was a victim of the first riot. He was attacked and dragged from his road tractor by several men. He was severely injured due to a head trama and had to go to therapy for years to restore his speech.
Henri "KeeKee" Watson was 27 years old at the time and a former U.S Marine. He was the one of the men who assulted Denny by stomping on his head. He later personally apologized to him.
"I got caught up in the emotions like everyone else. The anger and the rage just took hold to where I, nor anyone who was out there that day, was in their right frame of mind."
Damian "Football" Williams was a football star in high school who had dreamed about going pro. He then dropped out of school at the age of 16 and joined a gang, Eight Tray Gangster Crips. He became a recognizable participant in the LA riots when he smashed Denny in the head with a brick and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.