Rodney King died today.

He was a tragic figure.

I don’t blame him for any of the violence which took place after the policemen charged with assaulting him were found not guilty.  An interesting resource on the court case is here.  I discussed how the video evidence was demolished in court in this post, What happens when Zimmerman is found “not guilty”?

The violence was memorable, particularly the attack on Reginald Denny:

And King’s statement “can’t we all get along” was memorable too.

He led a troubled life.  May he rest in peace.