I tuned in to CNN on Friday to get the news. Saw Rodney King being interviewed. The host asked: Do you think that race figured into the Trayvon Martin shooting? I turned off CNN.
There's King, the guy beaten by Los Angeles cops two decades ago, dragged out of obscurity (except for an arrest last year that led to a reckless-driving conviction) to plumb his thoughts about a case that you, he or I don't know much about except what the media have reported. Which is a whole lot of conjecture, speculation, rumor and baloney.
Continue reading on the Chicago Tribune op-ed page.