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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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To: Sub-Driver

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.


181 posted on 12/19/2006 11:00:25 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Mainstream Media: Last gasp of a failed attempt to turn the USA into a socialist paradise.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
Perhaps we've taken this too fur.

I could cotton to that idea. Wool you agree to stop, too?

182 posted on 12/19/2006 11:00:46 AM PST by MortMan (I was going to be indecisive, but I changed my mind.)
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To: MortMan

I wouldn't be at all satin-ed.


183 posted on 12/19/2006 11:25:42 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: pax_et_bonum

Oh no, I didn't realize this whole topic had come back from the dead! Guess we all like a good yarn.


184 posted on 12/19/2006 11:27:31 AM PST by speedy
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To: andy58-in-nh
Relax, no need to have a fit.

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?

185 posted on 12/19/2006 11:36:54 AM PST by 70times7 (Sense... some don't make any, some don't have any - or so the former would appear to the latter.)
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To: 70times7; andy58-in-nh

I'm glad you took the time to stitch together a patterned response, FRiend.


186 posted on 12/19/2006 11:39:42 AM PST by MortMan (I was going to be indecisive, but I changed my mind.)
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To: andy58-in-nh; MortMan

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.


187 posted on 12/19/2006 11:49:02 AM PST by 70times7 (Sense... some don't make any, some don't have any - or so the former would appear to the latter.)
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To: atomicpossum

No more calls please, we have a winner!


188 posted on 12/19/2006 12:08:29 PM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: MEGoody
I thought Rodney King was dead..

**********

He's brain dead.

189 posted on 12/19/2006 12:14:57 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Yeah, but he went out in a blazer glory.


190 posted on 12/19/2006 1:25:21 PM PST by Fresh Wind (All we are sa-a-a-ying, is give Beast a chance.)
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To: Tokra; andy58-in-nh; NCC-1701; MeanWestTexan; Maigrey

Sheesh. Get some new material, you guys!

So, who got the collar, anyway?


191 posted on 12/19/2006 1:30:05 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


192 posted on 12/19/2006 3:18:26 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: Sub-Driver

mark


193 posted on 12/23/2006 8:33:20 PM PST by Steve0113 (Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. -A.L.)
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