Well, as we all know, photographs show what the photographer wants to show, and not the whole scene, not even with the best photojournalist. It can show what we see as the "essence" of the scene, but in newspapers, there is a writer that in a lot of cases was not there and filling in lots of details and spin. On the one hand we can say that we are loosing freedom of speech, but when we remember that there are so many people out there with an agenda, that they want to portray police in a bad light, and the fact that we, the taxpayers have to pay for a public relations person to get out there and try to fix things for people that put their lives on the line to protect us, back into a good light, it's no surprise that some states say you can't photograph police officers in uniform. With regards to Rodney King, when you find out the rest of the story, even the rest of the grainy poor quality video that was shown, you start loosing sympathy for Rodney King. Sorry, for a guy who was high on PCP who lead the police on a high speed chase, putting the normal, law abiding citizen's life in jeopardy, along with side swiping police and resisting arrest multiple times, it's hard for at least me to think that he didn't have at least most of that beating coming - personally, I would have blown his head off.
I know that I am one with beauty, And that my comrades are one. Let our souls be mountains, Let our spirtis be stars, Let our hearts be worlds.