Saturday, April 28, 2012

Remembering the Good instead of the Bad

Twenty years ago the riots were in full swing and L.A. was self destructing with racial tension that had melted into uncontrollable violence.  Probably the most vivid memory I have is seeing the live broadcast of truck driver Reginald Denny being dragged out of his truck and viciously beaten.  But there were heroes that day as well.

Titus Murphy, Terri Barnett, Lei Yuille and Bobby Green were four that came together to save Mr. Denny even though he was a complete stranger to them and they were strangers to each other.  Four black strangers risking their own lives to save a white man in the midst of riots that were based on race.  We need more people like this in our world, heroes who don't think of themselves as such.  Remember the heroes instead of the evil when you think back on this piece of our history.