Trayvon Wasn’t the Only Victim of Racial Profiling
Although Rodney King may have been intoxicated on March 3, 1991, when he was stopped for speeding in Los Angeles, the way a group of white police officers handled the situation was far from normal. King was tasered and struck repeatedly with batons suffering a fractured facial bone, broken ankle and numerous other bruises and lacerations. Critics have claimed he was the victim of racial profiling and had King not been Black, he would not have been beaten.
(Photo: AP Photo/George Holliday/Courtesy of KTLA Los Angeles, File)