Skip to comments.Rodney King Arrested In Pasadena, Calif.
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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The videotaped beating was deliberately edited so as to show police in a bad light, and for the purpose of stirring up racial hatreds. The media WANT people to hate each other based on race.
I could cotton to that idea. Wool you agree to stop, too?
I wouldn't be at all satin-ed.
Oh no, I didn't realize this whole topic had come back from the dead! Guess we all like a good yarn.
I took full measure of the situation before I knit together my reply. I assure you I don't fray easily. But these off the cuff statements that are threadbare on humor need to be buttoned up. In other words, zip it. I feel pressed and I'm getting steamed, ok?
I'm glad you took the time to stitch together a patterned response, FRiend.
I've been pressing back through your exchanges. Punny stuff. Seams that while working I've been missing out on your off the cuff remarks; I should have clicked the link. Ahh well, I can spare a few moments; iron my pay here at work.
No more calls please, we have a winner!
He's brain dead.
Yeah, but he went out in a blazer glory.
Sheesh. Get some new material, you guys!
So, who got the collar, anyway?
There is a long list of "People Who......If They'd Never Been Born, the World Would Be MUCH Better Off"; this scumbag is on that list.