[QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;4494243]The cops had multiple opportunities to handcuff King instead of letting him continue to get up so they could measure him up for more body shots. King was a career criminal and drug abuser who deserved to be in prison. And that will never excuse the actions of the police officers on that night.
What is interesting in this thread is the double standard; lets factor King's prior record as mitigating circumstances for the actions taken by the police. But how about factoring in the Los Angeles PD's history with race relations and misconduct?[/QUOTE]
King won the lottery with that beating. And he also showed a generation of criminals that you can get rich by disobeying the police. Made police work that much harder.