How I Feel 25 Years After Sitting in the Rodney King Beating Courtroom
Kurt B. Pitzer

I’d be interested to hear what other reporters were thinking in the courtroom. Was there really such surprise? The trial was held in the hometown of some of the police officers, if I remember correctly. They were “protecting their own.” It was a mistake for the prosecutors to let them hold the trial in such a homogenous place. “A jury of isolated white people” is the key phrase as to why.

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