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.