From sci-fi master Ray Bradbury to disco queen Donna Summer, it’s been an unpleasantly busy year for celebrity deaths.
Posts tagged: Rodney King
Rodney King, the man whose 1991 beating by Los Angeles Police led to soul-searching, trials, and then riots, has drowned.
Twenty years ago, on 29 April 1992, Los Angeles erupted in riots after the acquittal of the cops who beat up Rodney King. Read what King (and others) have to say about it now.
The news from Radar Online is that Rodney King plans to marry Cynthia Kelley, a woman who sat on the jury of his civil trial against Los Angeles way back in 1993.
The civil trial was a result of the 1991 beating by Los Angeles cops that made Rodney King famous. After the 1992 trial that acquitted the officers, riots broke out in Los Angeles, prompting King to utter his famous line, “Can’t we all just get along?”