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Mourners remember Rodney King as figure of healing

Hundreds of mourners remembered Rodney King, a symbol of racial tension in Los Angeles and catalyst for sweeping law-enforcement reforms after his 1991 beating by police officers, as a figure of national healing at a public memorial before his burial on Saturday.

 

Rodney King dead at 47

Rodney King

Rodney King, whose beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 was caught on camera and sparked riots after the acquittal of the four officers involved, was found dead in his swimming pool Sunday, authorities and his fiancee confirmed.

Senh: I didn't know Rodney King was born in Sacramento. He was a criminal, alcoholic, and drug addict. It's really hard for someone to exorcise his demons, but it looks like he tried after becoming the poster child for police brutality. RIP.

 

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