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Rodney King on Trayvon: It's Easy to Get Away With Killing a Black Man
wnyc.org ^ | April 25, 2012 | WNYC Newsroom

Posted on 04/25/2012 11:53:31 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Rodney King weighed in on the shooting death of an unarmed Florida teen whose death at the hands of a neighborhood watch volunteer earlier this year sparked national debate on race.

“It’s easy to kill a black man, a black kid also, these days and get away with it because it's been going on so long," King told WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show on Wednesday. "He deserves justice. ... His family deserves justice."

King criticized those who have resorted to violence in the wake of the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, but said the tone has been set over decades.

"We’ve got to get away from that whatever it takes," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnyc.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: trayvonmartin

1 posted on 04/25/2012 11:53:34 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Rodney, how easy is it to kill a Korean shopkeeper?


2 posted on 04/25/2012 11:55:18 AM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Black men do it all the time.


4 posted on 04/25/2012 11:55:52 AM PDT by pallis
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To: sthguard
>"Hey Rodney, how easy is it to kill a Korean shopkeeper?"

First ya gotta clean the fecal material off your hands with a black girl.

5 posted on 04/25/2012 11:58:29 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“It’s easy to kill a black man, a black kid also, these days and get away with it because it’s been going on so long,”

___________________________________________

King is correct. He obviously knows what he’s talking about.

As long as you are black to begin with - you can easily kill another black.

Happens every day.

(yawn)


6 posted on 04/25/2012 11:59:57 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s a junky and has been arrested probably more than 10 times since his fame. One of those times involved an attempt to run over and kill an undercover prostitute who OPENLY tried to market him/herself as a TRANNY HO to him.

He has not changed ONE BIT and blew all his settlement cash on a FAILED RAP RECORD COMPANY.

The man is a BORN LOSER.


7 posted on 04/25/2012 12:03:02 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Rodney seems to have the archetypal black view of this case.
8 posted on 04/25/2012 12:03:02 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: dfwgator
The LAPD didn’t beat this guy bad enough.

I can understand them doing it, but it wasn't their place.

The other drivers and their passengers in the oncoming traffic should have gotten first crack at him.

9 posted on 04/25/2012 12:03:51 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: sthguard

From one thug to another. Isn’t that special?


10 posted on 04/25/2012 12:04:34 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

From one Sheer Genius about another


11 posted on 04/25/2012 12:04:41 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe he’s referring to black-on-black murders. Many go unsolved (through the Warn-A-Brother network maybe), and in that light, yes it is easy. And yes, it should stop.


12 posted on 04/25/2012 12:07:06 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Easier than getting any black charged with a hate crime when the victim is white?


13 posted on 04/25/2012 12:08:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It was wrong for the LAPD to beat Rodney King. They should have shot the SOB when he got up and lunged toward the officer’s gun. If they shot him those cops would be collecting their pensions today and the L.A. riots with over 50 dead would not have occurred.


14 posted on 04/25/2012 12:14:26 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

15 posted on 04/25/2012 12:17:28 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: dfwgator

“The LAPD didn’t beat this guy bad enough.”

What a wonderful thing to say. In fact, let me go further and add, the police should have killed that guy. It’s a free republic, right? And the constitution? Due process, cruel and unusual punishment, blah blah blah..


16 posted on 04/25/2012 12:18:07 PM PDT by Skylab
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dear Rodney King,

Does Mathew Owen’s family deserve justice for his barbaric beating by 20 black people or was justice served by the beating??

Sincerely, An armed white male.


17 posted on 04/25/2012 12:18:10 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Uncle Miltie
The report further stated that "most murders are intraracial" with 86% of White murders committed by Whites, and 94% of Black murders committed by Blacks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_crime_in_the_United_States

18 posted on 04/25/2012 12:18:41 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“It’s Easy to Get Away With Killing a Black Man”

And you know this how, Rotknee?


19 posted on 04/25/2012 12:21:59 PM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It's Easy to Get Away With Killing a Black Man

Considering you're still walking around, I'd say it's pretty damn hard.......

20 posted on 04/25/2012 12:23:35 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Uncle Miltie

My points being that
1) murder is bad,
2) we ought to consider each murder individually,
3) people are innocent until proven guilty,
4) one hopes justice is meted out equally in all cases, and
5) if we really want to have a conversation, we should be looking at the ways in which we can reduce the prevalence of murder in the country.

The Trayvon situation stands out because it is such an anomaly. I tend not to focus on the outlier cases; Let’s look at the 16,000 murdered folks in the U.S. each year, and figure out what to do about that.


21 posted on 04/25/2012 12:24:06 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

how about a new poll CNN?

What would you rather see dead?

1) a budding young thug?
2) a family man protecting his neighborhood on a community watch?


22 posted on 04/25/2012 12:24:16 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Skylab

Did you see the WHOLE video, and not just the 30 seconds the media played over and over again?


23 posted on 04/25/2012 12:26:59 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

wow! Why’d it go down so much?


24 posted on 04/25/2012 12:30:28 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Especially if the killer is black.


25 posted on 04/25/2012 12:37:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You people are too hard on Rodney.

Personally I feel his statement is just as important to the case as those of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

There really isn’t much difference between Rodney and Al except Rodneys opinions haven’t gotten anyone killed.


26 posted on 04/25/2012 12:38:01 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“King told WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show on Wednesday. “He deserves justice.”

Justice is just what Trayvon Martin received. He was attempting a severe beating (or murder) of Zimmerman when the victim shot his attacker.

A good shoot, IMHO.


27 posted on 04/25/2012 12:45:29 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

—It’s Easy to Get Away With Killing a Black Man—

He may have a point. A lot of black men do it.


28 posted on 04/25/2012 12:46:36 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What is he talking about? You can’t even protect yourself from a black thug without riots be threatened.


29 posted on 04/25/2012 12:47:43 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There are still a few thousand that will keep the ‘victim’ label, no matter what.
The idiot in the WH is one of them.


30 posted on 04/25/2012 1:00:57 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: MNDude

Three Strikes and You’re Out (late ‘80s / early ‘90s), plus Welfare Reform (1996).

I think that is the general consensus of Social “Scientists”.

Otherwise, if you like association instead of causation, you could say, “Reagan’s Tax Cuts!”


31 posted on 04/25/2012 1:05:00 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“It’s easy to kill a black man, a black kid also, these days and get away with it..” ESPECIALLY IF YOUR IN CHICAGO AND BLACK!.


32 posted on 04/25/2012 1:25:18 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: pallis
Black men do it all the time.

I was thinking the same thing. It's a heck of a lot more dangerous for a black man in the "hood" than it is in a white neighborhood. (It's even more dangerous for them in the womb, but that's another thread.)

33 posted on 04/25/2012 1:27:58 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"It's Easy to Get Away With Killing a Black Man."

What if Ted Nugent had said this?

34 posted on 04/25/2012 3:07:03 PM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

From things he had said before, I thought Rodney King had something on the ball. I stand corrected! He is nothing but another black man who holds a grudge. What happened 100 years ago in the south is happening now but in reverse.
100 years ago, a black man in the south involved in something like this could not hope to be treated fairly. Today, the situation is reversed.

George Zimmerman is being treated like a black man in South Carolina a 100 years ago. The heck with the evidence. This is a white man who took the live of a black person. Let’s drive him into the ground. These people are hypocritical. If they were for real, they would listen to the evidence. They would be fair. They would in the end treat the evidence as if it were real. This is not what they are doing. They are acting like the people they would like to condemn. They are changing my mind.


35 posted on 04/25/2012 5:02:03 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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