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Rodney King's Family: We Need HELP with Funeral Costs
tmz.com ^ | 6/25/12

Posted on 06/25/2012 11:24:01 AM PDT by Justaham

Rodney King was not a wealthy man when he died ... and now his family is asking the public for donations so they can pay for a proper burial for the infamous LAPD beating victim.

Despite the fact King scored a $3.8 million settlement from the City of L.A. after the 1992 incident, King's family tells TMZ ... there is basically no money left over to pay for his funeral costs, which are expected to run north of $22k.

The family has now issued a statement, through their rep, Kali Bowyer, asking people to contribute to a memorial fund established "for those who wish to contribute to the King family."

King's 3 adult daughters, along with other family members, are desperately trying to come up with the cash ... but Bowyer tells us, "They need the money."

King is scheduled to be laid to rest on June 30.

As far as the mystery surrounding Rodney's death, the family says, "[We are] looking forward to a swift investigation into the death of our father, as well as we put our faith in the authorities responsible for handling the matter."

(Excerpt) Read more at tmz.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: california; fundraiser; funeral; rodneyking
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The nerve of his family to ask donations!
1 posted on 06/25/2012 11:24:05 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

EFFFFFFF em!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 06/25/2012 11:26:58 AM PDT by Circle_Hook
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To: Justaham

Scammers.


3 posted on 06/25/2012 11:27:12 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: Justaham

They should have a fundraiser, just like those fundraisers where you pay $5.00 and get to take a sledgehammer to a car.

But instead, you can pay money to take a police billy club to King’s corpse.


4 posted on 06/25/2012 11:28:32 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Justaham

Why not call on all the Black philanthropists for help. Harry Belafonte and Spike Lee can certainly afford to pay for the funeral.


5 posted on 06/25/2012 11:28:58 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Justaham

Dear King Clan, in lieu of sending you a donation, I must send $100.00 to re-elect Barack Obama. Feel good?


6 posted on 06/25/2012 11:30:00 AM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Justaham

Can’t we all just pay along?


7 posted on 06/25/2012 11:30:06 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: Justaham

Can’t we all just pay along?


8 posted on 06/25/2012 11:30:16 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: Justaham

Why 22 grand? Only cost a hundred bucks to incinerate his carcass.


9 posted on 06/25/2012 11:31:27 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: Justaham

I figured that is probably why he committed suicide. He was out of money.


10 posted on 06/25/2012 11:32:25 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Justaham
Where's Jessie, Al or the NAACP? They got streets named after all of them ...


11 posted on 06/25/2012 11:34:54 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Justaham
Obama One Trillion Dollar Here's my donation ...
12 posted on 06/25/2012 11:35:36 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Justaham

It’s so sad just how few drugs $3,800,000 will buy, isn’t it?


13 posted on 06/25/2012 11:36:29 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Justaham

Throw him in the pool and fill it in. Problem solved.


14 posted on 06/25/2012 11:36:55 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Justaham
I would have sent some cash, but I decided to send it to Obama's presidential campaign instead. < /s>

Obama Event Registry

15 posted on 06/25/2012 11:37:07 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Justaham

Tough shit losers. Cremate his ass..


16 posted on 06/25/2012 11:37:26 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Justaham

Why would it cost $22,000 for a pine box and a hole?


17 posted on 06/25/2012 11:41:36 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Lawgvr1955

Can’t we all just dig a hole?


18 posted on 06/25/2012 11:43:06 AM PDT by red-dawg
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To: goseminoles

“Tough shit losers. Cremate his ass..”

That was what my parents requested. It cost about $1,600 each. Their lives were worth a lot more than Rodney King.


19 posted on 06/25/2012 11:43:57 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Justaham
Put him in a cardboard box. This is what Obamacare does to veterans to be buried. What's wrong with that? Good enough for veterans its good enough for Rodney.
20 posted on 06/25/2012 11:45:18 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Justaham

Gee, maybe Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will chip in a few bucks.


21 posted on 06/25/2012 11:45:54 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: chuckee

>> Only cost a hundred bucks to incinerate his carcass.

Doesn’t cost a dime to leave him by the side of the road for the buzzards. I don’t think they’re picky so it shouldn’t take long.


22 posted on 06/25/2012 11:48:48 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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I thought that's what stimulus money was for. There must be OBAMABUCKS to shower on deceased deadbeats, layabouts, druggies and drunks. They are Obama supporters in life. Would he abandon them in death? After all, according to Holder, they can still vote for Democrats.
23 posted on 06/25/2012 11:49:58 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: forgotten man

I think many prefer cremation. I don’t have have much family, so I wouldn’t expect a big funeral. I will die a humble man.


24 posted on 06/25/2012 11:50:22 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Justaham

Hold a pool party for donations.


25 posted on 06/25/2012 11:50:55 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Vigilanteman
It’s so sad just how few drugs $3,800,000 will buy, isn’t it?

I heard a while back that he lost most of his money investing in the rap music industry.

26 posted on 06/25/2012 11:54:44 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Justaham

Did he not own that house with the pool as a result of his lawsuit vs. the city of L.A.?

Refinance it. Problem solved.


27 posted on 06/25/2012 11:55:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Justaham

They’re probably encouraged by the bus monitor who got something over $600,000 (last I heard) after the video of her being bullied went viral.

They probably think that by asking for money, they’ll be rolling in the dough.

Seems like if they did not have $22,000 for his funeral, they should not have ordered the services for which they contracted.


28 posted on 06/25/2012 11:55:04 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Justaham

Uhhh... he owned a house with a pool big enough to drown in.


29 posted on 06/25/2012 11:56:49 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: chuckee

That’s right. Cremate the remains and spread them at the corner of Florence and Normandie in South Central.


30 posted on 06/25/2012 11:57:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Justaham

Boo frickin’ hoo.


31 posted on 06/25/2012 11:58:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I’m guessing that house was mortgaged to the hilt and also, if you’ll pardon use of the term ... “underwater”.


32 posted on 06/25/2012 12:00:07 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Justaham

33 posted on 06/25/2012 12:01:54 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Much like Rodney, the mortgage on the house might have been underwater too.


34 posted on 06/25/2012 12:02:13 PM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: Justaham
Upwards of $22,000...If you can't afford it, don't order the most expensive casket. . .There is always cremation. I wouldn't send one cent to help this low life begging family bury this pig.
35 posted on 06/25/2012 12:03:21 PM PDT by beethoven
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To: Justaham
The casket Jacko was buried in cost $25,000.00

Rodney needs to maintain the same hip image, no?

 

 

36 posted on 06/25/2012 12:06:31 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Justaham

Didn’t he own a home? SELL IT

Definitely scammers! 3.2 million gone? I think not.....


37 posted on 06/25/2012 12:11:11 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: chuckee
incinerate his carcass

LOL You'll never make is as a funeral director.

38 posted on 06/25/2012 12:12:54 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: jcsjcm
Didn’t he own a home? SELL IT

I'll wager that it not only has zero equity, but is likely WAY UPSIDE down with helocs.

39 posted on 06/25/2012 12:14:49 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Justaham

I have no love for Rodney King, and I disapprove of begging for money to cover expenses that should not have been incurred (they can do this funeral much cheaper than $22k.)

That said, the level of venom on this thread is disgusting. I expected FReepers to show a little more class, but maybe it’s just a sign of the times.


40 posted on 06/25/2012 12:16:48 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: Justaham

Maybe all the folks who robbed and rioted in his name will agree to cover the costs, or they could charge admission to his funeral.


41 posted on 06/25/2012 12:18:19 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: SandyInSeattle

The only thing is the police didn’t beat Rodney King enough, he attacked them while hopped up on PCP, but the media never showed that part of the video.


42 posted on 06/25/2012 12:19:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Justaham

22k for a funeral when there is no money? Good grief!


43 posted on 06/25/2012 12:20:08 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Jonty30
PGF PTO Wood Chipper - 6in. Capacity, Model# WCP600 costs $5,999, so that's a big part of the cost...
44 posted on 06/25/2012 12:20:53 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: SandyInSeattle

” That said,the level of venom on this thread is disgusting. I expected FReepers to show a little more class,but maybe it’s just a sign of the times.”

You are free to chip in for a flower.....


45 posted on 06/25/2012 12:27:53 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Justaham

I’ll be happy to donate a bedsheet and a shovel. What else do they need?


46 posted on 06/25/2012 12:28:39 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Justaham

Jesse Jackson and the rest of the race hustlers made $millions on the Rodney King debacle, tell them to pay up!


47 posted on 06/25/2012 12:29:57 PM PDT by RJL (There's no greed like the greed of a liberal politician buying votes with your money.)
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To: Justaham
If the black community wouldn't do nothing for Joe Louis, they certainly aren't gonna do anything for Rodney King.

A German Who Fought Louis in the 1930's paid for Joe Louis' Funeral, NOT any black people

48 posted on 06/25/2012 12:32:38 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama doesnÂ’t have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: RetSignman
Hold a pool party for donations.

That is the funniest thing I've read all day. Thanks - I needed that!

49 posted on 06/25/2012 12:38:22 PM PDT by RobertClark (Be prepared, be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Justaham

I thought TMZ was an entertainment website?

Which of Rodney King’s antics were ever entertaining?


50 posted on 06/25/2012 12:39:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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