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Rodney King arrested on suspicion of DUI in Moreno Valley
LA Times ^

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 sheriff’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; rodneyking; shockingnews

1 posted on 07/13/2011 12:16:38 AM PDT by Borough Park
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To: Borough Park
LAPD POKER RULES..."FOUR CLUBS BEAT A KING!"
2 posted on 07/13/2011 12:22:18 AM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: Borough Park

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.


3 posted on 07/13/2011 12:24:07 AM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: Borough Park

‘Can’t we all just get a longneck?’


4 posted on 07/13/2011 12:26:57 AM PDT by ResponseAbility (Islam...Imperialism in a turban.)
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To: elhombrelibre

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...


5 posted on 07/13/2011 12:28:01 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

That happens when you resist arrest.


6 posted on 07/13/2011 12:36:49 AM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: TigersEye
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...

7 posted on 07/13/2011 12:46:51 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
I did not know that the 4 cops were tried in Federal court.
That sounds like double jeopardy to me, but what do I know about the mysteries of the legal system?
8 posted on 07/13/2011 12:54:22 AM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (The world will be a better place when humanity learns not to try to make it a perfect place)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Oh, the Feds convicted them? That proves it then. /s


9 posted on 07/13/2011 12:54:30 AM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: Borough Park

I thought after Celebrity Rehab he was running a Sober House, really!!

He needs to find a new career.


10 posted on 07/13/2011 12:55:40 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: TigersEye

Okay...


11 posted on 07/13/2011 12:58:18 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (If you want a Socialist, vote Democrat. If you want a Democrat, vote Republican.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
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...

Did you watch the WHOLE tape?

12 posted on 07/13/2011 1:12:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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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...

13 posted on 07/13/2011 1:22:24 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (If you want a Socialist, vote Democrat. If you want a Democrat, vote Republican.)
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To: dfwgator

Clearly he didn’t watch it. His answer reveals the truth.


14 posted on 07/13/2011 1:51:07 AM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Four cops? Did you watch the tape? Fess up.


15 posted on 07/13/2011 2:14:18 AM PDT by Borough Park
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons

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.


16 posted on 07/13/2011 2:51:19 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: TigersEye

Rodney King with the exception of a mutual fund and modest home has blown all his money and is now broke.


17 posted on 07/13/2011 3:58:13 AM PDT by eaglestar
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To: Borough Park

Wow, King is only 46! He’s had a heckuva career so far and his brightest days are still ahead!


18 posted on 07/13/2011 4:11:38 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: eaglestar
Rodney King with the exception of a mutual fund and modest home has blown all his money and is now broke.

In Atlas Shrugged one of the characters says "no man may be smaller than his money."

20 posted on 07/13/2011 5:05:04 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

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.


21 posted on 07/13/2011 6:25:25 AM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: elhombrelibre

He was also high on PCP, you never know what somebody on PCP is capable of doing.


22 posted on 07/13/2011 6:38:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Borough Park

ca ca can’t we all just get along?


23 posted on 07/13/2011 8:05:49 AM PDT by tubebender (The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some very good ideas)
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To: eaglestar

I’m shocked. Shocked I tells ya!


24 posted on 07/13/2011 12:11:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: dfwgator

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.


25 posted on 07/13/2011 12:20:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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26 posted on 07/13/2011 12:31:44 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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