Skip to comments.Rodney King arrested on suspicion of DUI in Moreno Valley
Posted on 07/13/2011 12:16:34 AM PDT by Borough Park
Rodney G. King Jr. was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon by Riverside County sheriffs deputies on suspicion of driving under the influence.
King, 46, was the subject of the infamous videotaped beating by Los Angeles police in March 1991 that resulted in four officers being tried. Their acquittal led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
Since then, King has had frequent run-ins with police across Southern California on a variety of allegations, including domestic violence.
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Uh oh, here come the riots. Poor fellow was just driving home when the racist cops arrested him for driving while black. He was only drinking soda pop.
‘Can’t we all just get a longneck?’
I don’t think it was the arrest that caused all the problems, it was the four cops assaulting and beating him to a bloody pulp that upset everyone...
That happens when you resist arrest.
Beaten to a pulp?
You do know that the feds ended up trying all the cops involved after the riots and two of them were sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for this crime? Officer Laurence Powell and Sergeant Stacey Koon were both sentenced to 30 months in prison...
Oh, the Feds convicted them? That proves it then. /s
I thought after Celebrity Rehab he was running a Sober House, really!!
He needs to find a new career.
Did you watch the WHOLE tape?
Yes, I have, and NOTHING justifies the continued beating of him once he was on the ground and surrounded by 4 cops, with more on the way...
Clearly he didn’t watch it. His answer reveals the truth.
Four cops? Did you watch the tape? Fess up.
It does seem like double jeopary, but it’s common apparently. For either jurisdiction, Federal or State, all charges related to a single incident have to be tried together. But the Feds and State can essentially try you separately for the same incident. This was first tried during the civil rights era, where local prosecutors failed to convict people who attacked civil rights workers, the Feds who get them on Federal charges. If you kill a postal worker, you cannot be tried in both Federal court and State court for the same act, murder, but if you are not convicted in State court, the Feds can come after you for interferring with the post, for instance.
It does seem like double jeopardy.
Rodney King with the exception of a mutual fund and modest home has blown all his money and is now broke.
Wow, King is only 46! He’s had a heckuva career so far and his brightest days are still ahead!
In Atlas Shrugged one of the characters says "no man may be smaller than his money."
True, but by his own repeated behavior it’s pretty clear he may have earned the beating as the only way to subdue him. And he was not a bloody pulp afterwards. He got a beating, but he earned it by fleeing the police and resisting arrest. His criminal mindset and lifestyle have not ended. The riots killed and destroyed in the poorest neighborhoods. That was foolish and counter productive.
He was also high on PCP, you never know what somebody on PCP is capable of doing.
ca ca can’t we all just get along?
I’m shocked. Shocked I tells ya!
According to Wikipedia (which is an iffy source) he was not on PCP. However, there is no way the police could have known that at the time and he was acting like someone on PCP and he is a pretty big guy. So it really doesn’t matter whether he was or wasn’t, the police can only go by the behavior they see, but I thought I’d let you know there is contradictory information out there.