Those are the now famous words of Rodney King, which he spoke in response to a series of events that began twenty years ago, today. http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/28/us/rodney-king-profile/index.html I still have mixed feelings about all of this. On one hand, the history of police brutality in the LA area is undeniable. Not only have I seen it, not only have events from past decades come to light over the years, but we've also had a number of cops in the family and I've known a few other people who joined the force. When you have to deal with the worst of the worst of society, day in and day out, it takes a huge toll. It changes a person. From the pov of friends and family, it can destroy a person. So while I have found various incidents and experiences involving LA [area] police to be disturbing, I can understand why things get out of control. It's a war. That said, police brutality is never acceptable. Sometimes it was difficult to not see the police as a bunch of thugs. We had a family member who was an LA city cop his entire career. When he died we found a huge stash of illegal weapons in his shop. His daughter told me that he carried many of these weapons as a standard practice.