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Rodney King held after daughter phones police
Guardian (UK) ^ | 10/1

Posted on 09/30/2005 7:22:21 PM PDT by Uncle Joe Cannon

Rodney King held after daughter phones police

Dan Glaister in Los Angeles

Saturday October 1, 2005

The Guardian

Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, has been arrested after an altercation at his home.

Mr King is accused of threatening to kill his former girlfriend and their daughter, Candace King, 23. Ms King called police, saying her father was armed. The gun turned out to be a toy, police said later.

Mr King, who suffers from the effects of a 2003 car accident, is being held in lieu of $250,000 (£142,000) bail. After his beating and the subsequent riots, in which 55 people died, Mr King received a settlement of $3.8m.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: California
KEYWORDS: domesticviolence; fustercluck; rodneyking

1 posted on 09/30/2005 7:22:23 PM PDT by Uncle Joe Cannon
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

:-D )))


2 posted on 09/30/2005 7:23:27 PM PDT by RichInOC ("The coffee is strong at Cafe du Monde, the doughnuts are too hot to touch..." Save the Big Greasy!)
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To: Rodney King

Apparently we can't.

All.

Just.

Get.

Along.


3 posted on 09/30/2005 7:23:30 PM PDT by martin_fierro (_____oooo_( )_oooo_____)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon
"Mr King received a settlement of $3.8m."

...and, now he's completely broke and in-out of jail regularly.

4 posted on 09/30/2005 7:25:09 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

"A fool and his money..."


5 posted on 09/30/2005 7:27:11 PM PDT by Uncle Joe Cannon
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To: blam

Hmmm....when I did wrong as a youth, I got a whippin'. When I forgot the lesson, and engaged in bad conduct, I received another whippin'.

Perhaps Rotney did not receive a proper whippin'.

He certainly recieved a proper "settlement."


6 posted on 09/30/2005 7:31:00 PM PDT by Hilltop
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To: Rodney King

A toy gun?!


7 posted on 09/30/2005 7:31:46 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon
Rodney King, a typical Outstanding Citizen of the Year selected by the NAACP.
8 posted on 09/30/2005 7:32:25 PM PDT by vetvetdoug (Shiloh, Corinth, Iuka, Brices Crossroads, Harrisburg, Britton Lane, Holly Springs, Hatchie Bridge,)
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To: RichInOC

I love your tagline, but I must say that your observation about the coffee is dead on spot, but, they are beignets, and not donuts.

;)


9 posted on 09/30/2005 7:33:07 PM PDT by Hilltop
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

Suffers drom car accident when he was speeding...again, not from beating.


10 posted on 09/30/2005 7:33:34 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

Ya know, if Rodney King's mother had gotten an abortion there'd be less crime. </sarcasm>


11 posted on 09/30/2005 7:35:34 PM PDT by blake6900 (YOUR AD HERE)
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To: martin_fierro

Individuals you do not want to 'hitch your wagon to' to advance your cause:

1. Rodney King
2. Cindy Sheehan
3. T Brawley (spell?)
many many others I cannot recall right now...


12 posted on 09/30/2005 7:35:50 PM PDT by flixxx
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon
Moral: Next time, beat harder.
13 posted on 09/30/2005 7:36:01 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon
He was a POS then and would have ended up broke and probably dead long ago save for the grievous actions of the police. They destroyed themselves and gave Mr. King and many, many others some reason to riot. IMO His settlement simply protracted his miserable life.

BTW, why is this reported from the UK?

14 posted on 09/30/2005 7:36:13 PM PDT by drt1
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To: drt1

Maybe Darwin and natural selection has a point here.


15 posted on 09/30/2005 7:38:08 PM PDT by Zrob (freedom without lies)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

wrong... whitey fault... of course. Gee dont you get it?


16 posted on 09/30/2005 7:38:40 PM PDT by VastRWCon
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon
I wonder why the Liberal "media" stopped referring to Rodney as "The Black Motorist." I always thought that would make a cool comic book character or movie action hero.

sarcasm/off

17 posted on 09/30/2005 7:38:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We Gave Peace A Chance. It Didn't Work Out. Search keyword: 09-11-01.)
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To: Zrob

Agree. The 3.8M simply thwarted the inevitable. Certainly wouldn't classify this case as 'Inteeligent Design'!


18 posted on 09/30/2005 7:39:50 PM PDT by drt1
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To: martin_fierro

Apparently he can not just get along....


19 posted on 09/30/2005 7:41:23 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: drt1
Inteeligent = Intelligent
20 posted on 09/30/2005 7:41:44 PM PDT by drt1
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

Use guys is jus' jealous. You wish you too had a quote in every famous quotations book out there!


21 posted on 09/30/2005 7:43:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: Hilltop

I know that, you know that, and I'm pretty sure Jimmy Buffett knows it...but that's how he wrote the song.

:-D )))


22 posted on 09/30/2005 7:44:29 PM PDT by RichInOC ("The coffee is strong at Cafe du Monde, the doughnuts are too hot to touch..." Save the Big Greasy!)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

King has a lifetime get out of jail free card and can commit any crime on the books and get away with it. I for one am sick of it. The entire video was NOT shown by the media which is WHY the first jury did not convict the police. This is one of the most shameful events in our history, but not because of what is popularly known.


23 posted on 09/30/2005 7:45:00 PM PDT by ladyinred (It is all my fault okay?)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon
If Rodney King was aborted, then Rodney King's threatening to kill former girlfriends and slapping their daughters crime would go down.

Opps. I'm starting to sound like Bill Bennett.

24 posted on 09/30/2005 7:54:59 PM PDT by Brian_Baldwin
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To: RichInOC

Well, Just darn, The guy is a career criminal, period. And NO it has nothing to do with being black. ( my Bill Bennett theory:) he got a ton of money and used it for ill gain........Ill gains, he will get back.
You reap what you sow, and obviously he does not care what his children feel.


25 posted on 09/30/2005 8:20:18 PM PDT by Nothometoday
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To: Brian_Baldwin

wow.I posted my comment before reading yours....Similar theories, I think :)


26 posted on 09/30/2005 8:22:29 PM PDT by Nothometoday
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To: Brian_Baldwin

Your attempt at humor is lame at best. I don't think Mr. Bennet is the topic of this thread.

Now, crawl back to DU and assume postion.


27 posted on 09/30/2005 8:23:34 PM PDT by Hilltop
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To: flixxx

You can't spell Brawleys first name. It defies the Oxford and Cambridge dictionary, not to mention all the commonly read books on "naming" your baby.

Although, if memory serves me, it is/was Tawana.

The derivation of Tawana escapes me. Not sure of spelling.

Sorry, just trying to help.


28 posted on 09/30/2005 8:28:12 PM PDT by Hilltop
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To: drt1

"BTW, why is this reported from the UK?"

To show that America is sinking into the same swamp England is now in.


29 posted on 09/30/2005 8:30:43 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Reality: By the time you get your head together, your body's shot to hell.)
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To: Uncle Joe Cannon

Come on look at it from Rodneys point of view, " got these b8tches always hitting me up for cash then thay
always be naggin an hollerin, youd be pissed to then the little
b@tch goes an calls the cops on my own damn cell phone,
m88thf88k"


30 posted on 09/30/2005 8:30:59 PM PDT by claptrap (optional tag-line under reconsideration)
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To: blam

No kidding, give me 10 years and 3.8 mil to work with and they would have bail at 7 million just to be sure I wouldn't leave the country. And I would still waste the first million!


31 posted on 09/30/2005 9:07:14 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? ((God save us from the whining, useless, irrelevent left...))
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To: drt1
Answering your Q...

Knowing the scum in the UK press as well as I do, it's because (usually but not always) that even the scummiest of the assorted US press will not state matters forthrightly, whereas the UK press doesn't give a tiny damn; they just want to sell the rag, 25 or 50p a pop.

Dismissing outright the Economist (generally left-wing) and FT (really left-wing), the only bits worth reading from Fleet Street are on Page 3 of the Sun.

32 posted on 09/30/2005 9:16:24 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: Hilltop

'Tawana' -- etymology: Daughter of illiterate mother, or, in Swahili, 'too dumb to breathe'.


33 posted on 09/30/2005 9:18:34 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: blam

Don't tell the world Rodney King is broke! The L.A. city council will vote to cut him another check for 3.8 million. Everyone knows that rock cocaine and PCP aren't cheap....


34 posted on 10/12/2005 3:09:01 AM PDT by dayrun (If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.)
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