we must have saw different videos. In the one I saw, the man arrested was simply asking why in a predominately black neighbor hood, there were no black officers present. He was video taping the event, which BTW is completely legal. I don't know what the police said to him, but he put his dog in the car, then put his hands behind his head and turned around.<quoted text>
I'll grant you they went more than a little overboard in the arrest, but rodney king deserved to be beaten down just for using his vehicle as a deadly weapon and threatening many innocent people's lives.
I also saw the shooting of the dog, and that officer was a puscee bitch phag for opening fire. However, the main cause of that whole problem was the the loser, rabble-rousing negro owner of the dog. He should be horsewhipped in the street for causing the death of that poor pup (and he is as useless a POS as rodney king was).....:-)
What did he do to warrent an arrest? I didn't see any action that looked illegal. The police are servants of the public, the man arrested is part of the public. Techically speaking, the police work for him. If he had a question, they should answer it. However, all too often, the police seem to forget who they work for.