So sad to hear the news that Rodney King, the victim of a savage beating by LAPD officers in 1991, has died today, aged just 47. According to reports his fiance found him unresponsive in the pool of their home. So sad, but Mr King will never be forgotten. The brutality he endured was recorded and sparked rioting in 1992. He lived to tell the tale of his torment and plead for calm during the riots. What a man. What a gentle man!
May he truly rest in peace, and may his name and his story live forever so the youth of today and tomorrow know the social injustices of this world.