Here is a text of Rodney King's remarks:
People, I just want to say, you know, can we, can we all get along? Can we get along?
Um, can we stop making it, making it hard for the older people and the kids and I mean, we've got enough smog here in Los Angeles, let alone to get killed with setting these fires and things.
It's just not right. It's not right. It's not going to change anything. We'll get our justice. They've won the battle, but they haven't won the war. We'll have our day in court, and that's all we want.
I love _ I'm neutral, I love every _ I love people of color. I'm not like they're . . . making me out to be.
We've got to quit. We've got to quit. You know, after all, I mean, I could understand the first two hours after the verdict, but to go on, to keep going on like this and to see that security guard shot on the ground.
It's just not right. It's just not right, because those people will never go home to their families again, and I mean, please, we can get along here.
We all can get along. We've just got to stop. You know, I mean, we're all stuck here for a while. Let's, you know, let's try to work it out. Let's try to work it out.
_ Associated Press