Civil rights activist Dick Gregory, left, Coretta Scott King, and the President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Joseph E. Lowery, announce a national Call for Peace with Justice. What about Rodney King’s death and what Rodney King symbolized, started? DICK GREGORY: It highlighted around the world. And that hurts us, because we spend billions of dollars and thousands of. Dick Gregory - The Truth About Rodney King, DC Sniper and 9/11. 616,550 times. 5,953 327. rodney kind was a crack head and a drunk. he was wrong for what he did and the cops were wring for what they did. the cops turned into monsters from daily acts of people shitting on them everyday and rodney was a drug addict they took it out on. if.