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Bob Tur, the L.A. Riotsí Eye in the Sky, on Reginald Denny & More (re Rodney King verdict)
daily beast ^ | 4-2012 | DeLuca

Posted on 04/28/2012 7:41:38 PM PDT by doug from upland

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To: Brad's Gramma

I worked for a company downtown LA in the skid row area.... I remember the smell of burning buildings all around. Everyone in our building got out and made it home safe. A week later I was on sales calls around LA... not just So. Central.... There were burned out buildings everywhere. The people burned out were those who could least afford such a loss. The idiots destroyed their own neighborhoods. For years major supermarket companies and others did not want to build businesses in the inner city areas that had problems. Then the media screamed racist. What a crock.


21 posted on 04/29/2012 12:24:47 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: doug from upland
Then, as Tur broadcast the savagery live, Williams, a one-time high school football star, threw a chunk of cinderblock with all his force against Denny’s skull. It fractured in 91 places.

Yep, how history repeats itself - a thug armed only with concrete draws blood - whether the concrete is used as a missile (Football Williams) or as an anvil for a beating (Trayvon).

Denny didn't have a gun. George Zimmerman did. That is why Denny ended up with a fractured skull and Zimmerman with just scalp lacerations. And I think a majority of Americans are realizing this now. And it drives liberals bonkers.

25 posted on 04/29/2012 4:23:56 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Ditto

3rd gen?? Not if they are breeding at 15-16.


26 posted on 04/29/2012 4:37:51 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Kharis13

Maxine “racist firebug” Waters described the riots as a rebellion. That woman is responsible for at least some of the deaths. She was quite capable of speaking out but unwilling to take that high road. There is blood on her thieving hands.


27 posted on 04/29/2012 5:18:08 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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IIRC, Waters said ‘I do not condone the rioting, but I understand it’. She might have been able to stop it but she poured gasoline on the situation instead.


28 posted on 04/29/2012 7:22:53 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: doug from upland

Doug:

Thanks for this posting. I didn’t know about the Mexican Mafia putting out a hit on Williams. I well remember the riots, I was over the hill in the valley but could see the plumes of smoke rising and smell the burning buildings.

We couldn’t believe the images on TV — no police around, no call for the National Guard or military action. I also remember that most of the looters that were arrested were Mexicans who had no idea who Rodney King was - they only saw smashed windows, no police presence and didn’t want to be left out of the fun.


29 posted on 05/02/2012 6:35:31 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: doug from upland
Bob Tur invented the news helicopter ... was 21 years old when he began pitching his idea to L.A. television stations in the 1980s.

Revisonist history by the author and perhaps Tur himself. Television stations were using helicopters in the 70s. As only one example, Francis Gary Powers was killed in August of 1977 flying for KNBC.

30 posted on 06/17/2012 10:44:21 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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I was searching to see if anyone posted the story about Bob Tur now deciding that he’s a woman trapped in a man’s body but this is the only thread I found. Maybe it’s the horrible scenarios he’s witnessed that messed with his head and turned him into a woman that can no longer pilot a helicopter well. (I swear, he said the hormones he’s taking reset his brain somehow). What a putz.


31 posted on 06/13/2013 4:56:53 PM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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