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April 16, 1994 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The federal court jurors now deliberating Rodney King's lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles are grappling with a question to which few before them have found an answer: Who is Rodney Glen King? For three years, he has been a one-dimensional symbol, a lightning rod, an icon for competing visions of social justice and crime and punishment. Although this is the third time the King beating has been brought before a jury, it is the first time that King, the man, has occupied center stage.
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April 16, 1994 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The federal court jurors now deliberating Rodney King's lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles are grappling with a question to which few before them have found an answer: Who is Rodney Glen King? For three years, he has been a one-dimensional symbol, a lightning rod, an icon for competing visions of social justice and crime and punishment. Although this is the third time the King beating has been brought before a jury, it is the first time that King, the man, has occupied center stage.
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