Twenty-two years ago Rodney King became nationally known after being beaten by Los Angeles police officers. The African-American construction worker was on parole for robbery and following a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991 was caught and beaten unmercifully.
George Holliday, a nearby resident, witnessed the vicious beating and video taped it from his apartment balcony. Mr. King’s plaintive cry was eventually heard around the world “Why can’t we all just get along?
Following the recent riots, vitriolic response and heated rhetoric regarding George Zimmerman’s acquittal for shooting Travyon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American, King’s question still rings in our ears. Continue reading