Last week marked the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots which followed the beating of Rodney King. There was much in the media commemorating the anniversary and filling us in on where the parties involved in the case are now.
The strangest story of all might be that of Juror #5 in Rodney King's civil trial. She's now engaged to marry King. She says the two met briefly after the trial and then dated on-and-off for four years before breaking up. It was 15 years before they saw each other again and now they plan on getting married.
I'm not quite sure what to think about this one. On one hand, love works in mysterious ways and doesn't always make sense. On the other hand, it somehow seems unethical to date one of your jurors, even if the case is long over.
What do you think about a defendant dating a juror?
What are your memories of the Rodney King beating and the Los Angeles riots?