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By KEN PAULSON
First Amendment Center
Imagine Rodney King in the YouTube era.
The beating captured on a camcorder in 1991 was seen on at least 240 TV stations around the world, impressive for pre-digital days, and served notice on law enforcement officers that cameras could capture them at their best — and worst.
Today, when laughing babies can yield 42 million views, images of officers beating a suspect would go viral in minutes.
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