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Police: Coroner rules Rodney King death was accidental drowning, drugs in system
The Washington Post ^ | August 23, 1012 | unattributed

Posted on 08/23/2012 11:19:05 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake

Toxicology tests showed that King had a blood-alcohol level of .06 and amounts of PCP, cocaine and marijuana in his system, the captain said.

“Mr. King was in a state of drug- and alcohol-induced delirium at the time of the terminal event and either fell or jumped into the swimming pool,” DeAnda said. “Obviously, the effects of the drugs and alcohol combined precipitated some kind of cardiac arrhythmia, thus incapacitated Mr. King, and he was unable to save himself.”

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KEYWORDS: drugs; la; riots; rodneyking
Jails, institutions and death. Oh, and riots. What a waste.
1 posted on 08/23/2012 11:19:17 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: BillyBonebrake

Oh shoots! It wasn’t at the hands of the “man”?


2 posted on 08/23/2012 11:21:58 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Revolting cat!

As they said in 1992 “Bush’s fault!”


3 posted on 08/23/2012 11:23:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: BillyBonebrake

The LAPD didn’t beat him bad enough. Might still be alive today, they might’ve actually knocked some sense into him.


4 posted on 08/23/2012 11:25:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BillyBonebrake

Hard to believe an Icon of Black America would die in an alcohol and drug induced delirium in his pool.

He was such a great role model with his signature message to America.”Why can’t we all just get along”?


5 posted on 08/23/2012 11:25:31 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Revolting cat!
THAT... or...


6 posted on 08/23/2012 11:25:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: BillyBonebrake

I must say that I am shocked at the autopsy findings. The last thing I ever would’ve guessed is that Rodney King had drugs and alcohol in his system.


7 posted on 08/23/2012 11:30:39 AM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: johncocktoasten

“Can’t we all just get a bong?”


8 posted on 08/23/2012 11:31:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BillyBonebrake

“A resident recorded the videotape the beating and it was played over and over for a year, inflaming racial tensions.”

They showed a very short clip over and over, not the whole thing. A very short clip, selected no doubt for its inflammatory value.


9 posted on 08/23/2012 11:44:06 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Minutemen

It’s amazing all the trouble this guy got into and the media didn’t bother to report.

IIRC he was arrested on multiple occasions over the years?


10 posted on 08/23/2012 11:44:19 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: johncocktoasten

With all that in his system, the drowning (or death by any means) wasn’t exactly “accidental”. It was more like “inevitable.”


11 posted on 08/23/2012 11:45:31 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: alancarp

Can’t we all just get stoned?


12 posted on 08/23/2012 11:48:42 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: BillyBonebrake

Should’ve called 911. Oh, wait...


13 posted on 08/23/2012 11:59:57 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: BillyBonebrake

RIP, POS. When Rodney died, that other POS, Toure, was on CNN calling him a “hero”.


14 posted on 08/23/2012 12:08:22 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: BillyBonebrake

A confession: hubby and I have seen eery episode of Dr Drew’s Celebrity rehab.

You know its bad when the celeb you feel the most sympathy for is Rodney King.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 12:09:17 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: BillyBonebrake

Can’t we all just gurgle down?


16 posted on 08/23/2012 12:21:31 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: BillyBonebrake

I suppose he’s already buried, but if not, make the jurors on his second trial carry his coffin.....50 miles should do.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 12:54:14 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BillyBonebrake

I know he was doing it in the 90s, but at age 47 - he was still doing PCP??

Wow.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 12:58:01 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: BillyBonebrake

He will be remembered most for his role in changing the rules of poker forever.


19 posted on 08/23/2012 12:58:40 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: dfwgator

Exactly. Fitting end for a spoiled black brat. The liberals killed him.

Of course they say Bush makes them smoke the crack...


20 posted on 08/23/2012 1:00:02 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: dfwgator; VRWCarea51; fwdude
“Can’t we all just get a bong?”

“Can’t we all just get a Long Island Iced Tea?” (BAC 0.06)

21 posted on 08/23/2012 2:09:53 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: BillyBonebrake

Destiny took her sweet time with Mr. King.


22 posted on 08/23/2012 3:47:07 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Democrats: Ticket of Dope and Chains.)
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To: alancarp
"“Obviously, the effects of the drugs and alcohol combined precipitated some kind of cardiac arrhythmia, thus incapacitated Mr. King"

So, it was a 'perfect storm' type of thingy? Just the right amounts/combinations of various intoxicants reach critical mass at the exact minute(s) he went swimming.

Right.

The Kenyan must go.

23 posted on 08/23/2012 3:54:04 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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