You are on target! The unedited tape shows Rodney King tossing cops around like they were rag dolls. In fact, I was surprised that one of those cops didn't pull his gun and shoot the PCP-saturated thug. Worse, when I asked my contact in the LAPD why the unedited tape was not released, I was told that 'the powers that be' in the LAPD decided to minimize the damage (black riots) and let the cops take the heat just to cool things down. The King "beating" just goes to show you how politicalize race relations are in the nation.