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Rodney King shot in San Bernardino
The Press-Enterprise ^ | 29 NOV 07 | By PAUL LAROCCO

Posted on 11/29/2007 11:40:03 AM PST by DCBryan1

Rodney King shot in San Bernardino

10:41 AM PST on Thursday, November 29, 2007

By PAUL LAROCCO
The Press-Enterprise

Rodney King was apparently shot and wounded on a San Bernardino street corner late Wednesday night before biking home to Rialto to report the incident, police said.

King, the 42-year-old man who gained national fame when his 1991 beating by Los Angeles police was caught on videotape, called Rialto police at 11:39 p.m. to report the shooting, said Sgt. Don Lewis.

He had been struck in the face and arm with a shotgun, Lewis said. King reported that the shooting occurred at 5th Street and Meridian Avenue in San Bernardino, just east of the Rialto city line.

After police arrived at King's Jackson Street home, King and others inside appeared intoxicated, Lewis said, and few were cooperative in providing information.

Rialto officers contacted San Bernardino police to take over the investigation. King was then taken to a local hospital, where his condition is unknown this morning. The wounds were not believed to be life-threatening, Lewis said.

No further information on what caused the shooting was available. Since gaining his fame, King has had several brushes with Inland police agencies, most recently a 2005 arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

Reach Paul LaRocco at 909-806-3064 or plarocco@PE.com


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: California
KEYWORDS: beathimagain; beating; black; deservesabeatdown; getalong; gettinalong; keepingitreal; king; lariots; losangeles; notgettingalong; riotalert; rodney; rodneyking; shooting; shot; stillnotright
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Developing....just saw it on Fox News Alert
1 posted on 11/29/2007 11:40:05 AM PST by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1

Don’t Shoot Me Bro!


2 posted on 11/29/2007 11:41:38 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: DCBryan1

Why couldn’t they just get along?


3 posted on 11/29/2007 11:41:54 AM PST by Bertha Fanation
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To: sam_paine

ROFLMAO...you owe me a keyboard. Post of the day!


4 posted on 11/29/2007 11:42:10 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims.Kill all child molesters RFN!)
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To: DCBryan1

A good time for SoCal LE to be proactive and go on tactical alert. Rumors will be flying about the shooter.


5 posted on 11/29/2007 11:42:33 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: DCBryan1

To paraphrase his ‘91 comments, he’s apparently still having problems getting along.


6 posted on 11/29/2007 11:42:42 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: DCBryan1
OJ??????
7 posted on 11/29/2007 11:42:50 AM PST by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: DCBryan1

I guess I would want a drink if I just got shot in the face and still had a mouth. ... but ...

can’t we all just get along?


8 posted on 11/29/2007 11:42:56 AM PST by RolandBurnam (I'm formin' a posse to round up some illegal aliens. Who's with me?)
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To: DCBryan1

lovemanship


9 posted on 11/29/2007 11:43:20 AM PST by steveo (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: DCBryan1
After police arrived at King's Jackson Street home, King and others inside appeared intoxicated, Lewis said, and few were cooperative in providing information.

"So we tasered the lot of them", said the officer.

10 posted on 11/29/2007 11:43:20 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: DCBryan1

11 posted on 11/29/2007 11:44:11 AM PST by redrunner (We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." --Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: DCBryan1

Just another law abiding citizen who has had his 40th run-in with law enforcement.


12 posted on 11/29/2007 11:44:20 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (If Rudy's an influential conservative, then I'm an award winning concert pianist.)
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To: DCBryan1

‘After police arrived at King’s Jackson Street home, King and others inside appeared intoxicated, Lewis said, and few were cooperative in providing information. ‘

I’ve heard, and read, this moron has been stopped, found to be drunk and driving, and RELEASED a half dozen times since the so called ‘uprising’.

What a idiot.


13 posted on 11/29/2007 11:44:21 AM PST by Badeye (Free Willie!)
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To: DCBryan1

I wonder if there will be another riot.


14 posted on 11/29/2007 11:45:35 AM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: DCBryan1
He had been struck in the face and arm with a shotgun

DICK CHENEY???
15 posted on 11/29/2007 11:45:39 AM PST by this is my name not yours (Free speech is the escape valve that keeps some people from picking up a rifle.)
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To: Rodney King

Dude!

Are you all right?


16 posted on 11/29/2007 11:45:59 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: DCBryan1
"...He had been struck in the face and arm with a shotgun..."

you mean shot right?

rodney king -beacon of the left /sarc

17 posted on 11/29/2007 11:46:11 AM PST by robomatik
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To: DCBryan1

Another 15 minutes of fame? Spare me!


18 posted on 11/29/2007 11:46:23 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW!)
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To: DCBryan1

I’ll wait until the video comes out.


19 posted on 11/29/2007 11:46:53 AM PST by Spok
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To: Rodney King

Are you okay?


20 posted on 11/29/2007 11:47:16 AM PST by Constitution Day (Everything was fine until membership lost its privileges)
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To: ElkGroveDan
I’m pretty sure he was in the midst of turning his life around.
21 posted on 11/29/2007 11:47:19 AM 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: Badeye

Rodney King Rap Sheet:

July 27, 1987: According to a complaint filed by his wife, King beat her while she was sleeping, then dragged her outside the house and beat her again. King was charged with battery and pleaded “no contest.” He was placed on probation and ordered to obtain counseling. He never got the counseling.

November 3, 1989: King, brandishing a tire iron, ordered a convenience store clerk to empty the cash register. The clerk grabbed the tire iron, causing King to fall backwards and knock over a pie rack. King swung the rack at the clerk and fled the store with $200. King was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, second-degree robbery, and intent to commit great bodily injury. In a plea agreement, King pleaded guilty to the robbery charge and the other charges were dropped. He was sentenced to two years in prison, but was paroled on December 27, 1990.
The Arrest of Rodney King on March 3, 1991
March 3, 1991: After being seen speeding on the 210 freeway by CHP officers, King led them on a chase at speeds estimated at up to 110 to 115 mph. When finally stopped, King refused requests to get into the prone position and appeared to charge one of the officers. He was beaten and arrested. King was charged with felony evading. Charges were later dropped.
King’s 3/3/91 Arrest Record
King’s Trouble with the Law After March 3, 1991
May 11, 1991: King was pulled over for having an excessively tinted windshield. Although King was driving without a license and his car registration had expired, King was not charged.

May 28, 1991: King picked up a transvestite prostitute in Hollywood who happened to be under surveillance by LAPD officers. King and the prostitute were observed in an alley engaging in sexual activity. When the prostitute spotted the officers, King sped away, nearly hitting one of them. King later explained that he thought the vice officers were robbers trying to kill him. No charges were filed.

June 26, 1992: King’s second wife reported to police that King had hit her and she feared for her life. King was handcuffed and taken to a police station, but his wife then decided against pressing charges.

July 16, 1992: King was arrested at 1:40 A.M. for driving while intoxicated. No charges were filed.

August 21, 1993: King crashed into a wall near a downtown Los Angeles nightclub. He had a blood alcohol level of 0.19. King was charged with violating his parole and sent for sixty day to an alcohol treatment center. He was also convicted on the DUI charge and ordered to perform twenty days of community service.

May 21, 1995: King was arrested for DUI while on a trip to Pennsylvania. King failed field sobriety tests, but refused to submit to a blood test. He was tried and acquitted.

July 14, 1995: King got into an argument with his wife while he was driving, pulled off the freeway and ordered her out of the car. When she started to get out, King sped off, leaving her on the highway with a bruised arm. King was charged with assault with a deadly weapon (his car), reckless driving, spousal abuse, and hit-and-run. King was tried on all four charges, but found guilty only of hit-and-run driving.

March 3, 1999: King allegedly injured the sixteen-year-old girl that he had fathered out of wedlock when he was seventeen, as well as the girl’s mother. King was arrested for injuring the woman, the girl, and for vandalizing property. King claimed that the incident was simply “a family misunderstanding.”

September 29, 2001: King was arrested for indecent exposure and use of the hallucinogenic drug PCP.


22 posted on 11/29/2007 11:47:29 AM PST by redrunner (We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." --Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Badeye

Who’s the idiot? Mr. King or the police?


23 posted on 11/29/2007 11:47:33 AM PST by stevio ((NRA))
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To: this is my name not yours

Probably wimpy #9 shot size.


24 posted on 11/29/2007 11:48:12 AM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: DCBryan1
First OJ is back on trial, now Rodney King is in trouble again?

I feel like I've gone back in time...
25 posted on 11/29/2007 11:48:41 AM PST by Antoninus (Republicans who support Rudy owe Bill Clinton an apology.)
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To: DCBryan1

“When Keepin’ It Real Goes Wrong”...


26 posted on 11/29/2007 11:49:10 AM PST by GOP_Raider (Television is all Tommy Westphall's fault, damn it!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I guess He's not all right....
This account has been banned or suspended.
Didn't our Rodney King get zotted in the Great Mass Zotting of Rudy-bots last spring?

I seem to remember....

27 posted on 11/29/2007 11:50:17 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: DCBryan1

“Why can’t we all just get along”? I think it is once again time for a Riot!


28 posted on 11/29/2007 11:50:26 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Fitzcarraldo

Let the rioting begin!


29 posted on 11/29/2007 11:51:31 AM PST by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Constitution Day

I asked the same question in #16. But by #27 I realized RK is not FReepring with us any more.

Zotted - I think - in the worst Zot-athon I’ve ever seen.


30 posted on 11/29/2007 11:52:49 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Antoninus

If we are repeating history I refuse to get another leisure suit. Please no disco either.


31 posted on 11/29/2007 11:53:09 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Antoninus

And don’t forget, Tawana Brawley’s mother wants the case reopened....

Time machine anyone?


32 posted on 11/29/2007 11:53:15 AM PST by Brytani
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To: DCBryan1
...Rodney King was apparently shot and wounded on a San Bernardino street corner late Wednesday night before biking home to Rialto to report the incident...

So, is he now to be referred to as "Bike-ist Rodney King"?

33 posted on 11/29/2007 11:53:18 AM PST by FReepaholic (This tagline could indicate global warming.)
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To: DCBryan1

“Can’t we all just get along?”


34 posted on 11/29/2007 11:53:23 AM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08)
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To: Antoninus

Bush is president
OJ is on trial
Rodney King is in trouble
Transformers rule
War in Iraq
Spice girls concert
Clinton running for president

Wake me when the 90’s are over....again.


35 posted on 11/29/2007 11:53:27 AM PST by icwhatudo (The rino borg...is resistance futile?)
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To: DCBryan1

I hate it when I get shot in my San Bernadino.


36 posted on 11/29/2007 11:54:00 AM PST by Ingtar (The LDS problem that Romney is facing is not his religion, but his Lacking Decisive Stands.)
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To: stevio

King, by miles and miles and miles.


37 posted on 11/29/2007 11:55:19 AM PST by Badeye (Free Willie!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
the Great Mass Zotting

A day that will live in infamy...................

38 posted on 11/29/2007 11:55:35 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: icwhatudo

Add: Middle East Peace Conference in progress

Cowboys & Packers on top of the NFC...............


39 posted on 11/29/2007 11:56:58 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Responsibility2nd

>>>>>>>>>>Zotted - I think - in the worst Zot-athon I’ve ever seen.

The thread in question.....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1821435/posts


40 posted on 11/29/2007 11:57:33 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: DCBryan1
I’m the biggest loser on this thread. I predicted he wouldn’t last one year after getting that cash settlement.

Today's incident is not thought to be life threatening.

41 posted on 11/29/2007 11:57:39 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Mr. President, Article IV Section IV is in our Constitution, and the states it refers to are our's.)
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To: icwhatudo

Maybe it’s Gods way of giving us a chance to do things right this time....


42 posted on 11/29/2007 11:57:51 AM PST by Brytani
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To: DCBryan1

Too bad it didn’t happen 16 years ago.


43 posted on 11/29/2007 11:58:09 AM PST by Hacklehead (Proud graduate of the Klingon School of Interpersonal Communication.)
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To: Red Badger

Farve still playing!!!


44 posted on 11/29/2007 11:58:26 AM PST by Brytani
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To: DCBryan1
struck in the face and arm with a shotgun

A couple of bruises from the shotgun butt, no cause for alarm. /Sarc off

Apparently, the reporter is a product of public schools.

45 posted on 11/29/2007 11:58:45 AM PST by melancholy (Beware of Ho Chi Minh's offspring, Ho She Marx , invading the WH.)
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To: DCBryan1

Man, this guy is like herpes-just won’t go away.


46 posted on 11/29/2007 11:58:52 AM PST by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That’s not what the log says. And no, I will not tell anyone why he was banned. Don’t bother asking.


47 posted on 11/29/2007 11:59:03 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: icwhatudo

LOL - Great post!


48 posted on 11/29/2007 12:00:56 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: DCBryan1

“Can’t we all just get a bong. Ccccc an’t we?”


49 posted on 11/29/2007 12:01:28 PM PST by sappy
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oh.
I haven’t been spending much time here for a while, so I didn’t know.


50 posted on 11/29/2007 12:01:42 PM PST by Constitution Day (Everything was fine until membership lost its privileges)
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