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Rodney King Arrested In Pasadena, Calif.
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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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To: Sub-Driver

You folks are missing the big news. He was ARRESTED. For a long time the various LEO agencies in So Cal had a very strick rule of 'do not touch Rodney King'. So something must have happened to change that or Mr. King was about to get his arese handed to him and the cops took protective action on his behalf.


21 posted on 12/08/2006 7:04:16 AM PST by pikachu (The main stream news is to news what meteorologists are to meteors)
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To: Sub-Driver

An investigator w/LA Cnty Sheriff once told me..."the s&*t always floats to the top."

I think he was right :~)


22 posted on 12/08/2006 7:04:45 AM PST by xowboy (My Parents were Right.......Love It or Leave It.)
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To: george76

Okay,lets fire up some grocery stores!

But I'm not messing with the Koreans.


23 posted on 12/08/2006 7:04:52 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Merry Christmas to all!~)
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To: Sub-Driver

Looks like Rodney learned this lesson, at least.....

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-880897175401400927&q=chris+rock&hl=en


24 posted on 12/08/2006 7:05:46 AM PST by fredhead (Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: cj2a
He has a history of getting into alterations.

Well, he's certainly been taken in before.

25 posted on 12/08/2006 7:06:47 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: FreePaul

Oh, he's been stopped and arrested in other places since then, including one in the Pittsburgh area a few years back. King is just a small time lawbreaker who never has learned his lesson.


26 posted on 12/08/2006 7:07:08 AM PST by mak5
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To: Constitution Day
You got some 'splainin' to do, bro.

No he doesn't. He has met society's expectations. And he'll meet a tragic end yet, of his own doing.

27 posted on 12/08/2006 7:07:21 AM PST by AbeKrieger (America is the land of opportunity - not the land of guaranteed outcomes.)
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To: atomicpossum

a-hem


28 posted on 12/08/2006 7:08:01 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (Attn. CBS Evening News chief: "Be a Hero - Save the World From this Cheerleader")
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To: 4yearlurker

The Koreans have guns and will defend their property.

It will be easier to burn in liberal "gun free" areas.


29 posted on 12/08/2006 7:08:26 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: pikachu

It's obviously not "3 strikes."


30 posted on 12/08/2006 7:09:42 AM PST by Rte66
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To: mak5

They obviously didn't beat him enough.


31 posted on 12/08/2006 7:10:27 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: 4yearlurker
Need a ride?
32 posted on 12/08/2006 7:10:33 AM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: george76
I remember watching footage from the riots. It was a thing a beauty what the Koreans did to protect their property and themselves. They were told the cops couldn't help them.
33 posted on 12/08/2006 7:11:12 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Merry Christmas to all!~)
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To: atomicpossum; andy58-in-nh

*applause*


34 posted on 12/08/2006 7:12:00 AM PST by Rte66
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To: andy58-in-nh
OK, that's it, pal: you're under a vest.

Yeah, it'd be a no pun and shut case.

35 posted on 12/08/2006 7:12:05 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: Westlander

my step father is a retired actor who participates at some events requiring autographs. Rodney King is always showing up at these events. I don't know who would want Mr King's autograph, but you never know, takes all kinds to make up this world.


36 posted on 12/08/2006 7:12:26 AM PST by television is just wrong (Our sympathies are misguided with illegal aliens...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bet he didn't resist arrest.


37 posted on 12/08/2006 7:13:46 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Fresh Wind
Yeah, it'd be a no pun and shut case.

Well, they did really catch him with his pants down.

38 posted on 12/08/2006 7:15:06 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: mak5
King is just a small time lawbreaker who never has learned his lesson.

Huh? Arrest is just part of his life, like going to the grocery store. He would miss it if he wasn't always on the edge.

It's the rest of us who haven't learned the lesson. We need to overcome all this PC stuff, put this scum away. WE haven't learned that.

39 posted on 12/08/2006 7:15:51 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (God has blessed Republicans with political enemies who are going senile.)
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To: atomicpossum

< rimshot >


40 posted on 12/08/2006 7:16:36 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: andy58-in-nh
Well, they did really catch him with his pants down.

Yeah, but this time they didn't beat the shirt out of him.

41 posted on 12/08/2006 7:17:53 AM PST by speedy
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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.
Yeah, it'd be a no pun and shut case.
Well, they did really catch him with his pants down.

I think I'm seeing a pattern here.
These seem to all be cut from the same bolt of cloth.

42 posted on 12/08/2006 7:18:35 AM PST by OB1kNOb (This is no time for bleeding hearts, pacifists, and appeasers to prevail in free world opinion.)
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Well, they did really catch him with his pants down.

Wonder who stitched on him...

43 posted on 12/08/2006 7:19:45 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: speedy

But they did belt him.


44 posted on 12/08/2006 7:19:48 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: television is just wrong
'Ize likes my Kroger Card'
45 posted on 12/08/2006 7:20:26 AM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Fresh Wind

He's just a loafer anyway.


46 posted on 12/08/2006 7:20:48 AM PST by speedy
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To: speedy

>Well, they did really catch him with his pants down.
Yeah, but this time they didn't beat the shirt out of him.<

Can't we just cut the guy some slack(s)?


47 posted on 12/08/2006 7:20:56 AM PST by highnoon (Expectations are dissapointments under construction.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Anyone recall Bill Bradley pounding his podium to mimick the "beating" of Rodney King? Truly one of the most disgraceful displays in Senate history.


48 posted on 12/08/2006 7:21:53 AM PST by montag813
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To: highnoon

Aw, they just want to cuff him a little, that's all.


49 posted on 12/08/2006 7:22:07 AM PST by speedy
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To: 4yearlurker

Them Koreans know how to take care of a situation, they don't mess around.


50 posted on 12/08/2006 7:22:50 AM PST by stbdside
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