Rodney King, victim of the police brutality scandal that sparked the 1992 L.A. riots, shares his views on the chaos and why he famously pleaded with the public to get along.
“You can’t fight violence with violence and expect a good result,” King says.
Cenk boldly asks King if, after winning $3.8 million in his civil suit, he ever had a moment where the beating felt worth it. King says he can sometimes joke about his experiences now that it’s so far in his past, but he’s careful not to trivialize the injustice.
“I was just inches away from death,” King says. “I wouldn’t wish that on anybody.”