Everyone should have listened to Rodney King.
The Los Angeles police beating of King after a high-speed chase in 1991 was videotaped by a bystander, which led to protests by those who believed it was a racially motivated. The eventual acquittal in a state court of the officers charged with using excessive force against King sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
“People, I just want to say, can’t we all get along? Can’t we all get along?” King, who was 27, asked on May 1, 1992.Read more