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Posted on 09/29/2005 7:38:10 PM PDT by SmithL
Rialto, Calif. -- Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by Los Angeles police led to the deadly Los Angeles riots of 1992, was arrested for allegedly making threats following a fight between his daughter, his girlfriend and an ex-girlfriend, police said.
King, 40, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of making criminal threats. He was held on $25,000 bail.
Police were called to the King home shortly after 4:15 p.m. Authorities said King's live-in girlfriend, Dawn Jean, 29, got into a fight with daughter Candace King, 23, who also lives in the home.
The daughter allegedly assaulted Jean, leading Carmen Simpson, Candace King's mother, who also lives at the home, to get involved in the fight, police said.
King allegedly threatened to kill his daughter and Simpson. Authorities said the daughter, who called police, said King was armed with a handgun, but it turned out to be a toy.
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Well, do you have anything to say?
no justice, no piece
Girls and a puke gone wild.
Can't we all just get some?
What would be the over/under on RK living another decade?
Can't we all just get a long nightstick and beat each other?
2. He was arrested in a Vice bust gone awry --he tried to run down a transvestite prostitute in his car.
3. Lots of other stuff I can't remember just now.
They ALL live in the same house?
Nice family dynamics going on there, yes sir.
Why is he not in jail?
Would it be safe to assume that Rodney is not too tightly wrapped?
(09-19) 14:28 PDT LOS ANGELES (AP) --
Rodney King says he doesn't want to be remembered as the person who started the Los Angeles riots in 1992.
King's videotaped beating by police shocked the nation. He uttered his famous plea, "Can we all get along?" as the riots raged after four white police officers were acquitted of his beating. The riots left 55 people dead and $1 billion in property damage in Los Angeles.
"I'd like to be remembered for the person who threw water on the whole thing. Part of the solution, you know?" he said in an interview published Sunday in The New York Times. "I want to be remembered as the person who tried to keep peace in this country, that I did my part."
King later settled his lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles for $3.8 million, but most of the money is gone.
King, 39, has since had a string of run-ins with the law, being arrested for things such as spousal abuse, hit-and-run driving and being under the influence of PCP. He walks with a limp since he lost control of his car last year, crashed into a house at 100 mph and shattered his pelvis.
Now he has written a rap song titled "Beat Down" and is working on a book about his life.
Asked if society has learned to get along since the riots, King said, "We're working through change, but it's a slow process. Race is the biggest problem we face in this country. I don't have to explain it, do I? We all know what's going on."
All his problems can be blamed on the LAPD. You see, he has a well-founded persecution complex due to his experiences with them and that has made him a deranged man.
Unfortunately, while I am being sarcastic, I am sure that some dim-bulb Al Sharpton type is already asserting such a thing.
Obviously he is just a victim of racism ...
The police missed a prime opportunity to issue him his, long overdue, Darwin award.
I am still pi$$ed at the LA cops who dealt with him that fateful day.
Shoulda shot him.
July 27, 1987: According to a complaint filed by his wife, King beat her while she was sleeping, then dragged her outside the house and beat her again. King was charged with battery and pleaded "no contest." He was placed on probation and ordered to obtain counseling. He never got the counseling.
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.
The Arrest of Rodney King on March 3, 1991
March 3, 1991: After being seen speeding on the 210 freeway by CHP officers, King led them on a chase at speeds estimated at up to 110 to 115 mph. When finally stopped, King refused requests to get into the prone position and appeared to charge one of the officers. He was beaten and arrested. King was charged with felony evading. Charges were later dropped.
King's 3/3/91 Arrest Record
King's Trouble with the Law After March 3, 1991 May 11, 1991: King was pulled over for having an excessively tinted windshield. Although King was driving without a license and his car registration had expired, King was not charged.
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.
Race is the biggest problem we face in this country. I don't have to explain it, do I? We all know what's going on."""
Stupidity is the biggest problem in the USA.
Followed very closely by being too lazy to get educated with the free schools offered from start thru high school.
You and your "brothers" & "sister" have spent all of your lifetimes refusing to be responsible, etc. etc. I could go on and on.
You are a class A PUKE, and you keep proving the police who apprehended you correct from the start of the chase of you that awful night. 6 different agencies tried to stop you.
May you rot in He!! for all the trouble you have caused.
"Shoulda shot him" FOR WHAT?
We just kill people now or have a dozen police beat them senseless..because they resisted arrest?
LOL...I just had to look at the thread to see how long it took for SOMEONE to say it...and it was YOU!
Now Rodney, you HAD to know something was gonna go down when you started dating a chick only six years older than your daughter! ;)
Man, what a life!
dang....what a prince
How do you beat someone who's sleeping?
I mean, sure, you have the advantage of surprise, but after you land that first pop, unless you're dealing with someone who's not asleep so much as comatose, he's gonna come up swinging.
Gee, that's only the 83 billionth time that question has been posed when Rodney King's name pops up. How original.
He might have beat her with a cowbell.
King was high on PCP - L.A. officers ordered him several times to put his hands up and he refused.
L.A. officers tried to subdue him - however, being high on PCP is akin to having super-human strength. Even after the videotaped nightstick beatings, King STILL wouldn't get down.
The rest, as they say, has been whitewashed by the MSM and was partially responsible for putting Clinton in the WH.
Yep...needs more cowbell.
Why can they can arrest someone for armed criminal action in a bank for using a toy gun and not in a house.
Easy, guys . . . I put my pants on just like the rest of you, one leg at a time. Except, once my pant are on, I make gold records.
Easy, guys . . . I put my pants on just like the rest of you, one leg at a time. Except, once my pants are on, I make gold records.
I hadn't watched SNL for a long time, and DH and I watched the night of the infamous cowbell. It's so bad at our house, Hubby will taste the soup and say, "Pretty good, but it needs more cowbell."
So...the girlfriend and his daughter's mother live in the same house???? That's a recipe for disaster right there!! LOL!
"Don't Fear the Reaper" is apparently fitting to Rodney King.
"Asked if society has learned to get along since the riots"
What idiot asked this idiot this question?
it was said tongue in cheek. sorry I didn't make that clear.
but I sure hope you aren't defending this creep. he got what he deserved from those cops.
What does that MEAN?
Don't know for sure, but it might mean I have a fever and the only cure is more cowbell.
It means you never question Bruce Dickinson.
Anywhere besides a blue state, someone would have popped a cap on him by now!
How does a guy in a tight dress and platforms outrun a guy in a car?
I had heard that he was dead. I can't say I'm relieved at learning otherwise; more like profound disappointment.
If Bush Sr. really wanted to win the election of '92, which I have always doubted, he should have had this man shot after the riots started, as probably was legal under the Insurrection Act. Instead, he ordered the DOJ to try the acquitted cops on a federal "Civil Rights" rap. THAT jury, intimidated by the riots and fear of another, voted to convict. Even the ACLU thought that was Double Jeopardy, but then more politically correct heads in that very liberal body prevailed, and they withdrew their complaint.
The very police officer who prevented Rodney King, PCP crazed thug with a very long and sordid record of violence, from being shot by a female CHP Officer was sentenced to 7 years!
Order today is kept in the rougher parts of LA by Korean shopkeepers, who will shoot to kill (and often do) rather than risk looting or property destruction. The more illiterate Democrats in LA have enjoyed their last riot. Now, they know the consequences. A pity they aren't the official consequences.
Let's riot! Let's steal some audio equipment and burn down a store!
Rodney King and the people who rioted on his behalf can go to Hell.
Geez, this is the eighth time I can remember. DUI's, speeding and what you listed. From CA to PA, NJ and some other places.
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