Skip to comments.Rodney King funeral set for Saturday at Forest Lawn cemetery
Posted on 06/30/2012 8:07:11 AM PDT by BerryDingle
A public memorial for Rodney King will be held Saturday at Forest Lawn cemetery in the Hollywood Hills. King died two weeks ago of what police believe was an accidental drowning at his home in Rialto.
Kings family, friends and a host of civil rights leaders and celebrities are expected to attend the service, which is being held in an auditorium on the grounds of Forest Lawn. The King family set up a bank fund to help pay for the funeral, which could exceed $20,000.
Rodney Kings three daughters will be there, also his mom Odessa, his sister Ratasha, and Rodney has three brothers, which many people dont realize," said Alan Spear, spokesman for the family.
Jesse Jackson, the Reverend Al Sharpton and others are expected to eulogize King. Many of Kings relatives are devout Jehovahs Witnesses and may hold a separate memorial at a later date.
His videotaped beating at the hands of Los Angeles police officers 21 years ago turned him into a reluctant symbol of police misconduct. The officers' acquittal sparked a week of deadly riots. King later won a multimillion-dollar civil lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles.
Rodney King died of what police say was an accidental drowning. King admitted to a lifelong struggle with alcohol and drug abuse. Results of an autopsy and toxicology tests are expected to be released next month.
Criminal druggie who endangered community paid $3 mill plus for being so drugged up he couldn’t be taken down.
Now he’s a hero of some kind?
The sainted Rodney has been gone for what seems like
Wonder if the funeral home wouldn`t bury him till
they got their money
I think he was the guy who was beaten by mobs during rioting; was famous for saying, “Can’t we all just get along?”
Two weeks dead. Bit stinky there, huh.
Ya know, a responsible family would have opted for cremation rather and expecting someone else to foot the bill.
Get that body in the ground, or burn it already. I didn’t know they still had it lying around.
The King family set up a bank fund to help pay for the funeral, which could exceed $20,000.
What’s wrong with a used corrugated box.
AL SHARPTON scheduled to DANCE on RODNEY KING’s COFFIN.
Come join the party. Free Skittles and Cough Syrup. Bring your own gun.
“Results of an autopsy and toxicology tests are expected to be released next month.”
Yeah. No sense in ruining a good PAR-TAY, or risk losing a ton of donation money.
By Saturday night I hope we have a beer stand set up just outside the cemetery.
Free maps to the grave site with every beer, free beer for Reginald Denny!
The POS got three million bucks, continued as a druggy/drunk, and was “Untouchable” to law enforcement even when “Doing” underage boys!
Now his leech family is soliciting donations for his libtard media event funeral.
Only in America!
underage boys? rodney was gay too? why didn’t we see luggbutt protests over the mean anti-gay beat down that rodney got?
There was a thread here on FR a few years ago about his being caught in a car with an underage boy toy hooker.
Cops let him go to prevent creating “an incident”.
His wife of the time blamed it all on the cops, she claimed Rodney was “Confused from the trauma of his beating”.
So yes, it seems he was queer too, and liked them young.
A lavish funeral for a feculent fool.
if a gay boy knew enough about rodney to try to sell himself thereto, wonder what everybody else knew.
20 grand for a funeral? the way the market is priced for unplanned funerals that sounds rather middling.
Thanks for the facts. It was, of course, REGINALD DENNY who was the true victim of the riots, and Rodney King was the original main story that started the riots (with the help of, surprise, surprise, the MSM).
Body should have been left to science for experiments and study, particularly the head.
Slicing and dicing what passed for his brain might have been very informative for the medical field.