In 1960, when I came out of prison as an ex-convict, I had more freedom under parolee supervision than there's available... in America right now.
No one knew what Rodney King had done beforehand to be stopped.
No one realized that he was a parolee and that he was violating his parole. No one knew any of those things. All they saw was this grainy film and police officers hitting him over the head.