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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
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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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