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  • Rodney King - in the news again

    This guy will never learn.

    King recovering after slamming his vehicle into house

    The Associated Press

    Rodney King, whose videotaped beating led to the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, remains in a hospital after he lost control of his car and crashed into a house over the weekend, police said.

    King, 39, of Rialto was spotted Sunday by a Rialto police officer, who said King was weaving through traffic in his 2003 Ford Expedition and traveling about 100 mph when he slammed into a utility pole, a chain-link fence and then the home, police said. No one in the home was injured.

    King broke his pelvis in the accident and was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton where he was listed in fair condition Monday afternoon, hospital spokesman Jorge Valencia said.

    Police said they suspect that King was intoxicated at the time of the accident, and a blood sample was drawn to determine his blood-alcohol level. Test results have not yet been released.

    King was not arrested, but a report detailing the crash circumstances will be submitted to the district attorney's office, Rialto police Lt. Kathy Thompson said.

    King, who is black, was chased by police through the San Fernando Valley in 1991 and was captured on videotape being beaten by four white officers, who were later acquitted. Riots broke out that lasted four days and left 55 dead and more than 2,000 injured. The mayhem caused $1 billion in property damage.

    King later received a $3.8 million settlement from the city of Los Angeles in 1994.

    He was convicted of spouse abuse in 1999 in San Bernardino County and received 90 days in jail and four years on probation. Claremont police arrested King for being under the influence of PCP in August 2001, and a month later, Pomona police arrested him for being under the influence of PCP and indecent exposure after visitors at Ganesha Park complained about a man jumping on an ice chest.

    King pleaded no contest to three counts of being under the influence of PCP and a count of indecent exposure in October 2001. A judge gave King a year in a drug treatment center even though a prosecutor argued King should spend a year in county jail.

  • #2
    Maybe they shoulda shot him when they had the chance?

    Also, how do you NOT go back to prison for violating your probation when you're busted 3 TIMES high on PCP and once wagging your weenie in a park?????????
    Nobody ever wants to have to fight, but its a darn good idea for someone to know how.

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    • #3
      How many times does this guy get to be in the news?
      I am disrespectful to dirt. Can you see that I am serious? - Mr. Sparkle

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      • #4
        quote:
        Originally posted by jeeper:
        Maybe they shoulda shot him when they had the chance?

        Also, how do you NOT go back to prison for violating your probation when you're busted 3 TIMES high on PCP and once wagging your weenie in a park?????????

        You do it in California.

        Guns=evil

        Daredevil driving drug users=treatment center for the poor soul

        Can't we all just get along=not if you driver your SUV into my house
        Do your best, do what is right

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        • #5
          Seems like he DID learn. Breaking the law & getting arrested is a win-win situation for him. If he gets another beating, it's money in the bank. But by the same token, nobody's going to lay a hand on him because of who he is so he gets treated fairly well regardless of what he's done.

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          • #6
            If I'd been given 3.8 million, you'd never see or hear from me again. I'd find a nice long legged, long haired blonde female and find a very quiet out of the way place to call home. I'd hook up my bass boat and stay gone all day long.
            RADAR is the 8th wonder of the world.

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            • #7
              3.8 million???

              Sounds like the city of LA is funding Mr. King's drug habit.
              Drug Recognition Expert

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              • #8
                Evenings I agree with you but I wouldn't be more with her than the bass.
                Stay safe and watch your back. Survived Katrina. Now a Official member of the Chocolate City Police.

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                • #9
                  She would have to rest sometime.
                  RADAR is the 8th wonder of the world.

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                  • #10
                    Along the same lines-Do you feel that the original "beating" was a proper use of force, or do you think it was an undeserved wuppin??

                    Watching the entire tape, I'd say it was justified under the LAPD's continuum of force. If you watch the tape, when he stays down, he doesn't get hit. It's only when he tries to get up that he gets hit again.

                    I've had academy instructors and ex-cop college professors tell me that it was unjust, and anybody who thought otherwise was a racist.

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                    • #11
                      WTF is up with this guy?!?! Somebody just shoot him so no more tax money goes in his nose, veins, lungs, etc...
                      "Sometimes, I guess there just aren't enough rocks." -Forrest Gump

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                      • #12
                        From what I understand, and after viewing the whole tape, the officers were acting within their SOP. Evidently the courts didn't think they were though.
                        RADAR is the 8th wonder of the world.

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                        • #13
                          I hope no one is suggesting that the courts are always right. Remember dear OJ?

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                          • #14
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Evnings:
                            From what I understand, and after viewing the whole tape, the officers were acting within their SOP. Evidently the courts didn't think they were though.

                            The only mistake the officers made was not hitting him harder.

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                            • #15
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by xrezrunner:
                              Along the same lines-Do you feel that the original "beating" was a proper use of force, or do you think it was an undeserved wuppin??

                              In my untrained ignorant opinion there were very many in-effective blows delivered. Much fewer solid blows could have done the job and not looked as bad on camera. I firmly believe the use of impact weapons was justified on Mr. King.
                              Bill R

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