CNN PRODUCER NOTE EWillies1961 says he was in his early 30s when the Rodney King beating happened. 'We always knew the Los Angeles police department was known to be a racist department, but in the video we actually saw that racism,' he says. He says what happened to King transformed into a symbol of ongoing racism in not only Los Angeles, but in America. 'The world was able to see that video in vivid color and they were able to see that in America African American men were being beaten,' he says. Rodney's altercation with the police represents that continued problem black men still have with police in America, according to EWillies1961. 'I remember seeing that video and seeing that he didn't do anything wrong, it was like putting salt on the wounds... you don't treat another human being like that,' he says.
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer