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Old 06-22-2012, 12:19 PM
 
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The liberal media omitted the following while extolling his honor and greatness:

November 3, 1989: King, brandishing a tire iron, ordered a convenience store clerk to empty the cash register. The clerk grabbed the tire iron, causing King to fall backwards and knock over a pie rack. King swung the rack at the clerk and fled the store with $200. King was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, second-degree robbery, and intent to commit great bodily injury. In a plea agreement, King pleaded guilty to the robbery charge and the other charges were dropped. He was sentenced to two years in prison, but was paroled on December 27, 1990.

May 28, 1991: King picked up a transvestite prostitute in Hollywood who happened to be under surveillance by LAPD officers. King and the prostitute were observed in an alley engaging in sexual activity. When the prostitute spotted the officers, King sped away, nearly hitting one of them. King later explained that he thought the vice officers were robbers trying to kill him. No charges were filed.

June 26, 1992: King's second wife reported to police that King had hit her and she feared for her life. King was handcuffed and taken to a police station, but his wife then decided against pressing charges.

July 16, 1992: King was arrested at 1:40 A.M. for driving while intoxicated. No charges were filed.

August 21, 1993: King crashed into a wall near a downtown Los Angeles nightclub. He had a blood alcohol level of 0.19. King was charged with violating his parole and sent for sixty day to an alcohol treatment center. He was also convicted on the DUI charge and ordered to perform twenty days of community service.

May 21, 1995: King was arrested for DUI while on a trip to Pennsylvania. King failed field sobriety tests, but refused to submit to a blood test. He was tried and acquitted.

July 14, 1995: King got into an argument with his wife while he was driving, pulled off the freeway and ordered her out of the car. When she started to get out, King sped off, leaving her on the highway with a bruised arm. King was charged with assault with a deadly weapon (his car), reckless driving, spousal abuse, and hit-and-run. King was tried on all four charges, but found guilty only of hit-and-run driving.

March 3, 1999: King allegedly injured the sixteen-year-old girl that he had fathered out of wedlock when he was seventeen, as well as the girl's mother. King was arrested for injuring the woman, the girl, and for vandalizing property. King claimed that the incident was simply "a family misunderstanding."

September 29, 2001: King was arrested for indecent exposure and use of the hallucinogenic drug PCP.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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"Can't we all just get along" - Rodney may not be an angel but those words were godsend. RIP
It was a simplistic statement but very profound. King was so stressed during that period..that he could not help but be sincere- In the core of the man there was goodness...Just like in all bad boys...who are perceived as horrific but who's hearts are actually soft.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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His fiance said he was drinking and smoking pot in the hours before he died. He was on the show Celebrity Rehab so it sounds like he was another victim of addiction. His father, also an addict, died in his 40's as well.
Taking a few drinks and smoking a dube did not kill him..His health failed..and his time was up..smoking pot and drinking does not make an addict- snorting coke- shooting meth---taking crack---and so on----I don't believe King was an addict..just a guy trying to relax the only way he knew how...as for him dying around the same time as his dad- I would say that is genetics- not pot smoking.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The liberal media omitted the following while extolling his honor and greatness:
His arrests always made the news and they were mentioned in just about every article I read about him. But I am sure you knew that already.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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'Liberal Media'. That expression never fails to make me laugh. And yes, his numerous arrests were common knowledge as reported by the media. I sure as hell wasn't getting my 'news' from FOX at that time.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:15 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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The liberal media omitted the following while extolling his honor and greatness...November 3, 1989: King, brandishing a tire iron...
We know all of this. The man is dead. (Would you care to contemplate how you'd live your life if you began it with an alcoholic, abusive father who beat you on a regular basis?) Enough already.
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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I don't believe King was an addict.
He was an addict in his own words which is why he went to rehab. On Celebrity Rehab they showed video of him throwing up at work hung over from drinking the night before. Also, the statistics on people with multiple DUI's are that over 90% are addicts. Normal people in their 40's don't accidentally drown in the wee hours of the morning...
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Alright already!
The man had problems as many people do.
He has passed on to what we hope will be a better place.
Why do you people have to hash over this man's past?
Did it affect you personally?
I doubt that.
Do you want people talking about you this way when you die?
Why don't you just mind your own business and let this man rest in peace.
Bob.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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The funeral service will be in Hollywood, on Saturday June the 30th.

Rodney King
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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The funeral service will be in Hollywood, on Saturday June the 30th.

Rodney King
And you can bet the Faux News junkies will be all over his case that weekend.

Wait for it...
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