- Name: Rodney King
- Born: 04/02/1965
- Died: 06/17/2012 (47 years old)
- Occupation: Author, activist
Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was an American construction worker turned writer after surviving an act of police brutality by the Los Angeles Police Department. On March 3, 1991, King was beaten by LAPD officers after a high-speed chase during his arrest for drunk driving on I-210. A civilian, George Holliday, filmed the incident from his nearby balcony and sent the footage to local news station KTLA. The footage clearly showed an unarmed King on the ground being beaten after initially evading arrest. The incident was covered by news media around the world and caused a public furor.
Birth Name: Rodney Glen King
Notable Works: The Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to Redemption
Alias: Rodney Glen King
Birth Place: Sacramento, California, U.S.
Death Place: Rialto, California, U.S.
Rodney King quotes :
Waking up sober is a good day. I love being able to wake up and do positive things, to go to the gym.Rodney King
I realize I will always be the poster child for police brutality, but I can try to use that as a positive force for healing and restraint.Rodney King
As far as having peace within myself, the one way I can do that is forgiving the people who have done wrong to me. It causes more stress to build up anger. Peace is more productive.Rodney King