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Rodney King Arrested In Pasadena, Calif.
WCBSTV ^

Posted on 12/08/2006 6:46:04 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Rodney King Arrested In Pasadena, Calif.

(CBS) LOS ANGELES Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by LAPD officers sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots, was arrested in Pasadena, Calif.

King, 41, was allegedly involved in a disturbance at a Pasadena clothing store on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Police officers were called to the scene and found two outstanding misdemeanor warrants for King. According to the Pasadena Star-News, King was arrested without incident. He was released after appearing in court on Wednesday morning.

King was born in Sacramento and became a symbol of police brutality when amateur photographer George Holliday videotaped four LAPD officers using batons to beat him after a car chase on March 3, 1991.

On April 29, 1992, a Simi Valley jury acquitted the officers of state charges that alleged excessive use of force, which sparked four days of riots in Los Angeles that left 55 dead, 2,383 injured and cost $1 billion in property damage.

Two of the officers were convicted in 1993 on federal charges of violating King's civil rights and served 30 months in prison.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: ascrewupisascrewup; crime; rodneyking
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1 posted on 12/08/2006 6:46:07 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
King, 41, was allegedly involved in a disturbance at a Pasadena clothing store on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

"Can't we all just get a 42-long?"

2 posted on 12/08/2006 6:47:08 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: atomicpossum

Bush's fault?


3 posted on 12/08/2006 6:49:16 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Sub-Driver
I say we riot and beat the crap out of some crackers...
4 posted on 12/08/2006 6:50:13 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana

or set some grocery stores on fire ?


5 posted on 12/08/2006 6:52:19 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: atomicpossum
"Can't we all just get a 42-long?"

OK, that's it, pal: you're under a vest.

6 posted on 12/08/2006 6:52:48 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: Sub-Driver
Police officers were called to the scene and found two outstanding misdemeanor warrants for King.

You're age 41, Rodney. You've had a whole riot in your honor.

Grow up.

7 posted on 12/08/2006 6:52:58 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Sub-Driver

ahaaahhhaaaaahhhaaaaa


8 posted on 12/08/2006 6:53:04 AM PST by Southerngl
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To: atomicpossum

Very good.


9 posted on 12/08/2006 6:53:44 AM PST by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: Rodney King

You got some 'splainin' to do, bro.


10 posted on 12/08/2006 6:53:45 AM PST by Constitution Day ("Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." Aldous Huxley)
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To: Sub-Driver

At first I thought that King was dumber than he appeared for staying in the LA area after "the incident." On the other hand if he carried on the way he has since then in any other city he probably would be in jail or buried by now. Maybe he is smarter than he appears.


11 posted on 12/08/2006 6:54:46 AM PST by FreePaul
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To: andy58-in-nh
"Can't we all just get a 42-long?"

OK, that's it, pal: you're under a vest.

I wonder if he'll file a SUIT against Pasadena.

12 posted on 12/08/2006 6:55:07 AM PST by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: Sub-Driver
And for this worthless piece of excrement they burned down half of Los Angeles?
13 posted on 12/08/2006 6:55:27 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out)
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To: Sub-Driver
What? No video? He must be mellowing in his old age.
14 posted on 12/08/2006 6:55:52 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: atomicpossum

More like a 52-Long


15 posted on 12/08/2006 6:57:42 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: Tokra
I wonder if he'll file a SUIT against Pasadena.

I'm sure the ACLU is tailoring one right now.

16 posted on 12/08/2006 6:58:49 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: Sub-Driver
"King was arrested without incident."

At least Rodney learned something from his experience.

17 posted on 12/08/2006 7:02:01 AM PST by D.P.Roberts
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To: 2banana

His 15 minutes were up 10 years ago.


18 posted on 12/08/2006 7:02:24 AM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: andy58-in-nh
I wonder if he'll file a SUIT against Pasadena.
I'm sure the ACLU is tailoring one right now.

He has a history of getting into alterations.

19 posted on 12/08/2006 7:02:48 AM PST by cj2a (When you're pathetic, but you don't know you're pathetic, that's really pathetic.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Can someone please explain to me how it came to be in America that anyone, let alone this lowlife mutant, can be arrested with two outstanding bench warrants against him and he is RELEASED the next day???? The gas chamber sounds like a better alternative!


20 posted on 12/08/2006 7:04:10 AM PST by Doc Savage ("You couldn't tame me, but you taught me.................")
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