Cop Stomp Video 'Worse Than Rodney King'

Philly officers ordered off streets amid furor
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2008 8:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – Authorities have ordered 13 Philadelphia police officers involved in the videotaped beating of three black suspects off the streets, AP reports. The video shows the suspects being kicked, punched, and hit with nightsticks while appearing to offer no resistance. Rev. Al Sharpton compared the incident with the videotaped beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles.

"I've not seen anything like that since Rodney King, and it's worse than Rodney King, and we cannot allow our community to be under siege," said Sharpton. "We've got to stop this nonsense in our community, acting like you got to be a certain level black to be treated within the law."