Oakland Attorney John Burris Remembers Tough Life Of Rodney King, 'the Face Of Police Brutality'

Long before YouTube existed, the video of Rodney King being kicked, beaten and shot with a stun gun by LAPD officers who pulled him over following a high-speed chase in 1991 became one of the most-watched pieces of footage ever recorded. King, who died Sunday at 47, was recalled by his former attorney, Oakland's John Burris.

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