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By Rodney King,Lawrence J. Spagnola

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ISBN-13: 9780062194435

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On a dismal highway, what all started as a personal second among a citizen and the police turned a countrywide outrage.

Rodney Glen King grew up within the Altadena Pasadena part of l. a. with 4 siblings, a loving mom, and an alcoholic father. quickly younger Rodney in Dad's stumbling steps, starting a life of alcohol abuse.

King were ingesting the evening of March three, 1991, while he engaged in a high-speed chase with the LAPD, who ultimately pulled him over. What occurred subsequent stunned the state. a bunch of officials brutally beat King with their steel batons, Tasered and kicked him into submission—all stuck on videotape via a close-by resident. The notorious Rodney King Incident used to be born whilst this primary example of citizen surveillance published a stunning second of police brutality, a terrible scene that surprised and riveted the state through the night information. Racial tensions lengthy smoldering in L.A. ignited right into a firestorm 13 months later whilst 4 white officials have been acquitted via a regularly white jury. la was once engulfed in flames as humans rioted within the streets. greater than fifty humans have been useless, thousands have been hospitalized, and numerous houses and companies have been destroyed.

King's plaintive query, "Can all of us simply get along?" turned a honest yet haunting plea for reconciliation that mirrored the heartbreak and depression attributable to America's racial discord within the early 1990s.

While Rodney King is now an icon, he's under no circumstances an angel. King has had run-ins with the legislation and maintains a lifelong fight with alcohol dependancy. yet King refuses to be sour concerning the crippling emotional and actual harm that was once inflicted upon him that evening in 1991. whereas this state has made strides in the course of these 20 years to heal, so has Rodney King, and his inspiring tale can train us all classes approximately forgiveness, redemption, and renewal, either as members and as a nation.

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