Lora King shares her father’s vision by standing with LAPD 25 years after his beating.
This year marked 25 years since the beating of Rodney King by the Los Angeles Police Department which led to the 1992 LA Riots.
It was King’s infamous plea, “Can we all just get along,” that is leading his daughter, Lora King to stand with LAPD today. She is now working with the department to strengthen relations between the community and police.
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“That’s actually what my dad stood for, so I’m following in his footsteps,” King told AP on Thursday at event addressing youth. “He had no hatred in his heart for police.”
While King admits she has had negative encounters with law enforcement, she notes that “it’s not going to get anything resolved by hating.”
King sat alongside LAPD as they engaged with the community’s youth discussing what can be done to diffuse situations and how police can improve.
“It is hard to trust,” she said. “But it’s not going to get anything resolved by hating.”
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