Twenty years ago, Rodney King was involved in a high speed police chase that resulted in him being beaten to an almost unrecognizable lump of bruises by pack of several Los Angeles police officers. The entire beating was caught on tape and sparked race riots in L.A.
Now, King is reminded of the ordeal he faced on the fateful night on the Foothill Freeway through Trayvon Martin’s tragic murder. Although I can understand the comparisons in certain aspects of both cases, Trayvon’s death doesn’t compare to the beating King received in 1992.
King released a statement by way of his publicist, “The horrifying sound of a young black male screaming for his life on a 911 call reminded me of my horrifying scream on a videotape 20 years ago.”