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Rodney King, key L.A. Riots figure, pulled from pool at his Rialto home, dies
Daily Bulletin ^ | 06/17/2012 09:18:00 AM PDT

Posted on 06/18/2012 10:21:46 AM PDT by Nacho Bidnith

RIALTO -- Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers led to riots a year later in South Central L.A., was declared dead early Sunday after being pulled from the bottom of his home's backyard swimming pool.

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KEYWORDS: king; notbreakingnews; rodney

1 posted on 06/18/2012 10:21:55 AM PDT by Nacho Bidnith
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To: Nacho Bidnith

I’m amazed he didn’t die of a cocaine overdose 10 years ago.


2 posted on 06/18/2012 10:23:26 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Nacho Bidnith

Old Rod’s pool might need cleaning now but with this scumbag kicking the bucket he helped do a little cleaning on the gene pool.

Good riddance to bad rubbish.


3 posted on 06/18/2012 10:23:34 AM PDT by History Repeats (If Obama had a son, he'd have his picture hanging on the wall of the Post office wanted board.)
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To: Nacho Bidnith

Prolly drowning in debt.


4 posted on 06/18/2012 10:23:47 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Nacho Bidnith
Rodney
5 posted on 06/18/2012 10:24:09 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: History Repeats
No wonder why he died in his pool. It's TOTAL green... full of deadly pond scum algae. A bit of shock and monitoring his pool chemicals, and he'd still be around.


6 posted on 06/18/2012 10:32:00 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Nacho Bidnith

Can’t we all just get some Oxygen???


7 posted on 06/18/2012 10:32:23 AM PDT by apillar
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To: crosshairs
Yes, bet the thug was broke, and the “fiancee” [who just happens to be one of the jurors who awarded King $3.8M in the civil suit] off’d him or had him off’d for insurance money.

Over/under on how many days before the po-lice charge her with murder?

8 posted on 06/18/2012 10:35:00 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Nacho Bidnith

Last night on one of the local LA stations, they showed a cop taking a large marijuana plant (at least 36” tall) out of the residence.


9 posted on 06/18/2012 10:35:19 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: apillar

So now, he and thugvon can commisserate in h311


10 posted on 06/18/2012 10:35:22 AM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: apillar

good one..


11 posted on 06/18/2012 10:35:40 AM PDT by brivette
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To: Nacho Bidnith
Whatever drug he was on the night he was detained finally caught up with him. Something tells me that his next judgment won't go as well as the last one did.
12 posted on 06/18/2012 10:36:55 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

I’m amazed that all American flags haven’t been lowered to half mast.


13 posted on 06/18/2012 10:41:11 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (<a href="http://originalvelvetrevolution.com" title="Velvet Revolution">Velvet Revolution</a>)
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To: Nacho Bidnith

Clearly his death was racially motivated, when do the riots start and L.A. burns?


14 posted on 06/18/2012 10:45:19 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Did William Shatner make the 911 call?


15 posted on 06/18/2012 10:45:54 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Nacho Bidnith

Rodney King had a pool in his back yard?

He could swim?????? Yes? No?


16 posted on 06/18/2012 10:45:55 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia Province, riding unicorns to work.)
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To: Nacho Bidnith
He shouldn't have taken swimming lessons from Whitney Houston.
17 posted on 06/18/2012 10:47:29 AM PDT by pterional
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To: Nacho Bidnith

Ya gotta love it - “the black motorist”. Like card-carrying Auto Club member in good standing Rodney was just tooling down the highway in his roadster when the police decided to pull him over and beat the hell out of him.

I’m thinking of founding the Rodney King Institute for Non-Violent Conflict Resolution and hit the suckers up for donations. Why should Rodney’s “fiancee” be the only one to get rich off his legacy?


18 posted on 06/18/2012 10:56:58 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Argus

Yeah it kills me too how he was projected as just some gentle giant “Can’t..can’t ... can’ we all just get along” victim beaten at random by racist cops.

This guy was a menace to society, as prior and post events proved. The world is a better place today.


19 posted on 06/18/2012 11:15:41 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Free the Zimmermans. . . end this political, racist travesty of a "prosecution")
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
"I’m amazed he didn’t die of a cocaine overdose 10 years ago."

When he was awarded the millions by the jury his attorney petitioned the court not to give it to him all at once saying he'd be dead in months if they did. I heard that resulted in creating an annuity that gave his a smaller lump sum and something like 12,500 a month to get by on.

20 posted on 06/18/2012 11:26:27 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
I’m amazed that all American flags haven’t been lowered to half mast.

Too bad Barry declared June gay month. He lost his chance to throw the race card and commemorate King.
21 posted on 06/18/2012 11:32:08 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Just don't have a tagline today. This administration makes me quite sad.)
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To: Nacho Bidnith

Great news to start the week with!

The “Untouchable one”, who could not be arrested post-riots, even when found having sex with an underage boy, is finally out of here!

Unlike most folk I paid attention on one of the FEW occasions (post riot, of course) when the UNEDITED video was shown.
Yes, one cop clearly went too far, throwing in some kicks AFTER he was under control.
That ONE cop should have been fired, or at least demoted to the lowest rank and fined.

But the drunk felon is awarded 3.8 Million, despite the death of dozens, then lionized as some sort of civil rights hero?
Only in Bizzaro Land!

The media whore’s who edited that tape, and the moron who sent it to the media without providing it to the PD Internal Affairs first, should all have been charged with the deaths of 55 people and millions in property damage.


22 posted on 06/18/2012 11:35:43 AM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: Nacho Bidnith

CNN spent the entire weekend memorializing this stupid criminal.


23 posted on 06/18/2012 11:47:48 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Nacho Bidnith
Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers led to riots a year later in South Central L.A., was declared dead early Sunday...

I've always thought that term "motorist" more than a little laughable. It's one of those dignified-sounding descriptions of a person for whom no other dignified title fits (right up there with "political consultant" and "community organizer").

24 posted on 06/18/2012 12:20:52 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Nacho Bidnith; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

I recall how during the financial crisis of 2008 Rodney King bravely went on national television (all 7 channels) and issued an appeal to banks and lenders: “Can’t we all get a loan?!”


25 posted on 06/18/2012 12:24:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Loyal Sedition

The Professor Jacobson blog, which I linked to through instapundit, has the unedited tape up on his site, but youtube took it down, as usual.


26 posted on 06/18/2012 12:32:48 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Nacho Bidnith

Well, OJ’s in prison and Rodney drowns in his own swimming pool. Sticking up for criminals always turns out so well.


27 posted on 06/18/2012 12:40:58 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: C210N

I bet King is pretty green right now too.

Plant him under the green and be done with it. He’s nothing but fertilizer now.

Actually, I think he was always fertilizer.


28 posted on 06/18/2012 12:43:11 PM PDT by History Repeats (If Obama had a son, he'd have his picture hanging on the wall of the Post office wanted board.)
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To: apillar

Can’t we all just swim alone?


29 posted on 06/18/2012 12:58:26 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: C210N

dang...that pool area looks ‘trashy’ for a millionaire...what price home did he live in?? anyone know and what type of neighborhood?

was the guy broke already?


30 posted on 06/18/2012 2:04:03 PM PDT by haircutter
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