Anatomy of a Trial got mentioned in the credits of my essay yesterday about my encounters with Rodney King. Yay!
The Rodney King-beating trial was my first lollapalooza of a trial. It started a bare three months after I joined the Los Angeles Superior Court in 1991 and predated the O.J. Simpson trial by three years.
My first ‘encounter’ with Rodney King, though, was nearly a year before his case hit the courtroom.
My recent essay aired on “Lake Effect” on Milwaukee’s public radio station, WUWM 89.7 FM and is archived at
Give a listen! Thanks.