Cyberspace exploded when news of Rodney King’s death was announced to the nation, with Twitter responses ranging from the obscene and vulgar to supportive and circumspect from the likes of Russell Simmons, Holly Robinson Peete and Wacka Flocka Flame.
King, who became the face of the Los Angeles Riots of 1992 after officers who were videotaped pummeling King to a pulp were acquitted of wrongdoing by an all-white jury, reportedly drowned at the bottom of his swimming pool. An investigation into the actual cause of death is ongoing.
Here are some of the Twitter responses to Rodney King’s death.
— terry shropshire
“RIP Rodney King. You brought worldwide attention to a hard truth. Every life has a purpose”