In a recent interview with CNN, Rodney King commented on the Trayvon Martin case, saying that he knows the screams recorded by the 911 call had to have been Trayvon’s, because he made the same sounds during his infamous beating by LAPD back in 1991. “It’s a death scream that I know very well and I have no doubt in my mind that it came from Trayvon Martin,” he said. The Los Angeles Times reports the full story:
When Rodney King learned of the killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer, the news triggered a flashback.
“The horrifying sound of a young black male screaming for his life on a 911 call reminded me of my horrifying scream on a videotape 20 years ago,” King, 46, said in a statement released Wednesday by his publicist.
“At that time, I thought I was going to die. Very, very gratefully, I survived. Unfortunately, Trayvon Martin did not.”
It remains unclear — and a matter of debate — whether the voice in the background of the Florida 911 call is that of Martin screaming, or George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who was taken into custody Wednesday on suspicion of second-degree murder.
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