Watts Riots: The Inciting Incident

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We’re looking back at the 1965 Watts Riots all week. Fifty years ago today was the traffic stop that started six days of looting and burning in L.A. It was just after 7 p.m. when a California Highway Patrol car pulled over 21-year-old Marquette Frye, a young black man suspected of drunk driving. People from the neighborhood, who had been sitting out on their porches to keep out of the heat, headed toward the scene. We take a look back.