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  • Have We learned Nothing in the 23 Years Since the Rodney King Riots?

    08/20/2014 7:13:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Barr
    It has been nearly a quarter of a century since the bloody “Rodney King” riots ripped through Los Angeles. In the years since those horrific events in 1991, police departments across the country have been faced with numerous racially-charged altercations – including many involving police shootings of civilian suspects. During that same time, American taxpayers at all levels of government have seen hundreds of billions of their dollars spent to improve law enforcement training, procedures, and equipment. But, have we learned anything? If what is unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri following the August 9th fatal shooting of unarmed, black teenager Michael...
  • Unveiled: Constitution for New Socialist North America

    11/18/2010 7:55:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 18, 2010 | Fergus Hodgson
    NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Revolutionary Communist Party USA has announced a "Constitution for the New Socialist Republic in North America," and members say they are planning for a "revolution" against capitalism, with violence if necessary. The "present capitalist-imperialist system" should be replaced with a "radically new economic system," they say. Carl Dix, a founding member and spokesman, believes that the federal government bailouts, under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, are just one instance where they propped up what he calls the "capitalist class." His party is "building a revolution" and under the proposed constitution all "natural resources...
  • While Looting In L.A., They Found Romance (wonderful love story from the past)

    05/30/2014 6:30:10 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    chicago trib ^ | orig 1992
    Dear Ann Landers: On April 30 of this year, the L.A. riots were in full swing. I was with a couple of friends, and we got carried away with all the excitement. One guy suggested that we join the rest of the crowd and loot a Korean dry cleaners. The scene was incredible. There were about 20 people grabbing as much stuff as they could before the store was set on fire. That`s when I saw this great leather coat hanging not two yards from me. I went to grab it, and at the very same moment ``Wanda`` reached for...
  • How Richard Nixon and Rodney King Changed my Party Loyalty

    10/19/2013 10:35:41 PM PDT · by lee martell · 53 replies
    October 20 2013 | Lee Martell
    I grew up in a blue collar, Democratic family. We have been Democratic on both sides of the family, at least since the beginning of the 20th century. I never questioned what decisions my party representatives made as a very young man, say 18 years old. I presumed (wrongly) that these elected officials would always do what was right. I also accepted as indisputable fact that , well of course the Republicans were always, always in the wrong. The republicans were greedy and 'keeping us down'. You can imagine my surprise when, as a college freshman in 1975, I heard...
  • NYC Democrats Call For DoJ Investigation Of George Zimmerman

    07/15/2013 3:28:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 38 replies
    talkradionews.com ^ | July 15, 2013
    NEW YORK (TRNS) – Members of New York City’s Democratic congressional delegation gathered outside Lower Manhattan’s Federal District Courthouse Monday to back a potential Department of Justice civil rights investigation of George Zimmerman over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2012. A report published last week by the Miami Herald revealed FBI investigators found little proof Zimmerman was driven by racism in Martin’s shooting, the legislators assembled Monday insisted his motives be subject to greater scrutiny. “We respect the jury’s verdict, but the state prosecutorial chapter has now been closed, and a new federal chapter has been opened.” said...
  • City prepared for Rodney King-like riots after Zimmerman verdict

    07/09/2013 1:45:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 144 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 07/09/2013
    The city of Sanford, Fla. is bracing for reaction to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, including preparing for riots the likes of which haven’t been seen since the Rodney King verdict was announced in 1992. The city has spent months preparing for what may develop after the jury verdict is announced, and pastors and members of the clergy are even lending a hand to keep tensions from escalating out of control. According to a report from CNN’s David Mattingly, local pastors have been sitting in the courtroom observing the trial, and the Sanford Police Department has sent officers...
  • Whistleblower Lawyer: ARB´s Gen Pickering ´Became Physically Ill´ At The Thought of Dealing

    05/05/2013 12:37:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/5/13 | Debra Heine
    When the Accountability Review Board’s report on Benghazi came out, last December, John Bolton noted that the State Dept. was basically investigating itself, and suggested that their assertions might not hold up to scrutiny. It looks like the ARB´s findings are indeed not holding up to scrutiny. The report is being savaged by the attorneys who are representing material witnesses who they say were ignored by the ARB. (Snip) Toensing told Geraldo that “the things that her client will be saying will be contradictory to what the administration’s scenario was.” Di Genova promised that “what will come out of the
  • KDKA Exclusive: Second Police Incident Caught On Camera

    03/20/2013 8:08:38 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A video shows Eddie Lojak this past Saturday — his nose is broken, he has a concussion, a broken rib, chipped teeth, stitches across his face and a chunk of skin ripped from his tongue. Those injuries happened after a morning of drinking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and ended with a run-in with Pittsburgh Police.Cops came up behind me and shoved me down as hard as he could,” Lojak said. “Face first onto the pavement and then they all jumped on me.” That’s where the cell phone video picks up the incident. It shows a police...
  • How Rodney King spawned Christopher Dorner

    02/14/2013 1:20:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | February 13, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    The Los Angeles Police Department ceased to be an active force for justice on March 4, 1991, when George Holliday turned over his amateur video of Rodney King’s arrest to the Los Angeles TV station KTLA. With tape in hand, the media began what the late Christopher Dorner might call a surge of “unconventional and asymmetrical warfare” against the LAPD and police departments everywhere. As in the Trayvon Martin case, the media edited and presented the tape to reinforce its favorite template: evil white racists oppress innocent minority. I say “asymmetrical” because in the King case, unlike the Martin case,...
  • Jewish Man Beaten By NYPD Files Civil Rights Suit

    01/23/2013 2:24:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/1/13 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Ehud Halevy, the 21-year-old Jewish man from Brooklyn whose beating by New York police officers was caught on videotape, has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the officers responsible for the attack. Halevy filed the lawsuit against officers Luis Vega and Yelena Bruzzese on Jan. 22 in Brooklyn federal court, accusing them of attacking him at a Jewish youth center in Crown Heights. The surveillance video from October showed one of the officers punching Halevy repeatedly in the head, while another officer struck Halevy with a baton for over two minutes. The officers, who were responding to an emergency phone...
  • Police: Coroner rules Rodney King death was accidental drowning, drugs in system

    08/23/2012 11:19:05 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 23, 1012 | unattributed
    Toxicology tests showed that King had a blood-alcohol level of .06 and amounts of PCP, cocaine and marijuana in his system, the captain said. “Mr. King was in a state of drug- and alcohol-induced delirium at the time of the terminal event and either fell or jumped into the swimming pool,” DeAnda said. “Obviously, the effects of the drugs and alcohol combined precipitated some kind of cardiac arrhythmia, thus incapacitated Mr. King, and he was unable to save himself.”
  • Rodney King funeral set for Saturday at Forest Lawn cemetery

    06/30/2012 8:07:11 AM PDT · by BerryDingle · 17 replies
    89.3 KPPC ^ | Jun 29, 2012 | Steven Cuevas
    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. King’s 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 King’s three daughters will be there, also his mom Odessa, his sister Ratasha, and...
  • Rodney King's Family: We Need HELP with Funeral Costs

    06/25/2012 11:24:01 AM PDT · by Justaham · 76 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 6/25/12
    Rodney King was not a wealthy man when he died ... and now his family is asking the public for donations so they can pay for a proper burial for the infamous LAPD beating victim. Despite the fact King scored a $3.8 million settlement from the City of L.A. after the 1992 incident, King's family tells TMZ ... there is basically no money left over to pay for his funeral costs, which are expected to run north of $22k. The family has now issued a statement, through their rep, Kali Bowyer, asking people to contribute to a memorial fund established...
  • Rodney King's brother stunned by his unexpected death

    06/18/2012 7:54:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 18, 2012 | 7:35 pm
    As authorities continue to probe the cause of Rodney King's death, family members said they are struggling with their sudden loss. Rodney King’s youngest brother, Zhan Paul King, on Monday said his family is dealing with the loss “the best that we can." He urged people to ignore rumors or innuendo and instead focus on his brother’s life of perseverance. “We appreciate all the support we’ve had over the years, and we’re going to need that support now," he said. The family still is making funeral arrangements, though nothing has been finalized, he said. Officials will not have a final...
  • Rodney King's death: Police confiscate marijuana from his home

    06/18/2012 3:12:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 18, 2012 | 1:42 pm
    Police confiscated marijuana plants as well as a wood-handled pitchfork and hoe into evidence from the home of Rodney King as officials try to determine how he died. Officials said there were no “outward signs” of alcohol or drug use that may have caused King to fall into the pool Sunday morning. Investigators are looking into reports by a next-door neighbor who said she heard the 47-year-old King in his backyard sobbing uncontrollably shortly before a splash. King’s fiancée, Cynthia Kelley, called 911 at 5:25 a.m. after finding King at the bottom of the pool. She told detectives that she...
  • Rodney King, key figure in LA riots, dies at 47

    06/17/2012 12:46:41 PM PDT · by lbryce · 38 replies
    AP ^ | June 17, 2012 | Christopher Weber
    Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, was found at the bottom of his swimming pool early Sunday and later pronounced dead. He was 47. King's fiancée called 911 at 5:25 a.m. to report that she found him in the pool at their home in Rialto, Calif., police Lt. Dean Hardin said.
  • RODNEY KING Drinking, Smoking Weed Before Drowning

    06/17/2012 10:31:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 93 replies
    TMZ ^ | 6/17/12 | TMZ
    Rodney King's fiancée is telling friends Rodney had been drinking all day Saturday ... and had smoked weed in the hours leading up to his death ... sources close to King tell TMZ. According to our sources, King's fiancée, Cynthia Kelley, is telling friends King was at the house all day drinking, and he smoked marijuana at some point, before she went to went to bed at 2:00 AM.
  • Rodney King Dead at 47

    06/17/2012 9:57:26 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 17, 2012 | JACK NICAS
    Rodney King, the man whose videotaped beating by police led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, was found dead at the bottom of his pool, police said. Mr. King's fiancée found him at the bottom of the pool on Sunday morning at his home in Rialito, Calif. He was 47. "The preliminary investigation indicates that this is a drowning and there are no signs of foul play," said Rialto Police Sgt. Paul Stella. In 1991, a video of police beating Mr. King after a freeway chase in Los Angeles rocketed across the world, stoking national tensions over race and police...
  • Rodney King Dead

    06/17/2012 7:49:10 AM PDT · by al baby · 149 replies
    TMZ ^ | Today | TMZ
    Rodney King -- the man who was at the center of the infamous Los Angeles riots -- was found dead this morning. He was 47. According to our sources, King's fiancée found him dead at the bottom of a pool.
  • Sheila Jackson Lee Declares Rodney King a 'Great Philosopher'

    06/10/2012 9:28:59 AM PDT · by kingattax · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 10, 2012 | M Catharine Evans
    On Friday in response to a Fox News reporter's question about Obamacare, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), a University of Virginia Law graduate, invoked the name of Rodney King calling him a "great philosopher." Not since Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) expressed concern that the addition of 8,000 service personnel and their families onto the island of Guam might cause it to tip over have Americans heard such moronic craziness. Do we really pay the Queen of Racism $174,000 per year?
  • Remembering the Rodney King Race Riot

    04/30/2012 5:04:12 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 3 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 30, 2012 | JP
    Today marks the 20th anniversary of America’s last major race riot. It took place in Los Angeles following the acquittal of three white LAPD officers on brutality charges in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. Unbeknownst to the officers, King’s beatdown was captured on videotape by eyewitness George Holliday. The video went “viral” in an age long before YouTube, with repeated airings by television newscasts around the world. The L.A.riot resulted in 53 deaths and nearly 2,400 injuries. The toll also included 7,000 fires, damages to some 3,100 businesses and nearly $1 billion in economic losses suffered by the...
  • Bob Tur, the L.A. Riots’ Eye in the Sky, on Reginald Denny & More (re Rodney King verdict)

    04/28/2012 7:41:38 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 30 replies
    daily beast ^ | 4-2012 | DeLuca
    (VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH BOB TUR AT THE LINK) Bob Tur, the L.A. Riots’ Eye in the Sky, on Reginald Denny & More by Matthew DeLuca Apr 26, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Bob Tur invented the news helicopter—and used it to film the beating of Reginald Denny on live TV. He tells Matt DeLuca about his strange souvenir, his wife's warning, and more. Well before the Los Angeles riots broke out on April 29, 1992, Bob Tur knew what was missing from television news: images. Footage of what was happening as it was happening. Not shot from a news van or...
  • As LA remembers race riots, Trayvon Martin's name is invoked

    04/28/2012 2:47:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Axcess News / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 28, 2012 | Patrik Jonsson
    On tour promoting his new book, Rodney King, the Los Angeles man whose videotaped beating by Los Angeles police became a flashpoint for the 1992 LA riots, is often asked to put his ordeal into contemporary terms. On the 20th anniversary of the riots, the name Mr. King often mentions is Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Florida boy who was shot and killed on Feb. 26 by a suspicious neighborhood watch volunteer named George Zimmerman. The police’s original decision to not charge Mr. Zimmerman with a crime again raised questions about the treatment of black men by police and the courts,...
  • Blacks, Libs Gear Up For Rodney King 2.0 Riots Re:Trayvon

    04/27/2012 8:29:45 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 30 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 04/27/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Its no coincidence that CNN Cable is featuring a sort of 'Remember Rodney King Week,' especially since the Trayvon Martin case has eerily taken on the same format as those riotous days starting on April 29, 1992 that left over 60 people dead, and over 2000 injured, and causing over 1 billion dollars in damage. This was the reaction of King sympathizers who were reacting almost as badly as those who rioted in Memphis, Tennessee in April of 1968 when another King was assassinated - Martin Luther King. I was training with the Marine Corps at the Naval Air Station...
  • Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin family urge peace [backpedal alert]

    04/27/2012 8:15:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 27, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Al Sharpton, Trayvon Martin family urge peace on 20th anniversary of L.A. race riots To mark the 2oth anniversary of the deadly riots that engulfed Los Angeles following the 1992 Rodney King verdict, civil rights activist Al Sharpton and Trayvon Martin's parents are urging peace at events. Sharpton spoke to Yahoo News before he and Martin's family addressed a church on Thursday night. -snip- "I think even though people are angry and as concerned as I am, we don't feel like we have no options," he says. "Unlike [with] Rodney King, there's defined leadership in Trayvon Martin's case who have...
  • The '92 riot: Revisiting a darkday in LA history [Interview with kid who beat Reginald Denny]

    04/26/2012 3:24:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    newsok.com ^ | 4/26/12 | AMY TAXINJOHN ROGERS
    Henry Keith Watson remembers April 29, 1992, as if it happened just last week. History won't allow him to forget it. It was a day that marked the beginning of one of the deadliest, most destructive race riots in the nation's history, and one in which Watson's spur-of-the-moment decision to take part made him one of the enduring faces of the violence... As the liquor store at the intersection of Florence and Normandie was being looted and white passersby were fleeing a barrage of rocks and bottles, Denny stopped his big rig to avoid running over someone. He was quickly...
  • 20 years after riots, LA residents say race relations feel better, economy still hurts

    04/25/2012 6:09:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    LOS ANGELES — Henry Keith Watson remembers April 29, 1992, as if it happened just last week. History won’t allow him to forget it. It was a day that marked the beginning of one of the deadliest, most destructive race riots in the nation’s history, and one in which Watson’s spur-of-the-moment decision to take part made him one of the enduring faces of the violence....
  • Rodney King: ‘I am grieving’ for Trayvon Martin

    04/11/2012 6:51:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    latimes.com ^ | April 11, 2012
    When Rodney King learned of the killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer, the news triggered a flashback. “The horrifying sound of a young black male screaming for his life on a 911 call reminded me of my horrifying scream on a videotape 20 years ago,” King, 46, said in a statement released Wednesday by his publicist. "At that time, I thought I was going to die. Very, very gratefully, I survived. Unfortunately, Trayvon Martin did not." It remains unclear -- and a matter of debate -- whether the voice in the background of the...
  • Rodney King on Trayvon Martin Thank God My Attack Was Caught on Tape

    04/24/2012 7:38:56 AM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    TMZ ^ | April 24, 2012
    Rodney King tells TMZ ... he sincerely hopes Trayvon Martin's family will eventually get justice ... but says Trayvon's case makes him realize how lucky he was to have his beating captured on tape. Just days before the 20 year anniversary of the L.A. riots, King was in NYC promoting his new book in which he describes his journey through the violence ... from the infamous beating at the hands of LAPD officers ... to his public plea for peace. "It's not one day that goes by that I don't think about the incident ... I get these headaches ......
  • Critic's Notebook: Literature of 1992 L.A. riots is fragmented

    04/22/2012 1:25:01 AM PDT · by thecodont · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times/LATimes.com ^ | April 22, 2012 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
    One of my favorite pieces of writing to emerge from the 1992 Los Angeles riots is a poem by a writer named Nicole Sampogna, called "Another L.A." In it, the poet traces the odd dislocation of living on the Westside while so much of the city burns. "They send us home early, again," she begins, "supposedly for curfew sake, / but I know it's to beat the traffic." And then: "over there the smoke rises, / horns blare, streets scream, / shoot, loot, / bash windows, bash heads, / lights out / knocked out / by a black & white...
  • Rodney King Pleads For Calm In Trayvon Martin Case

    04/12/2012 4:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    KVIA-TV / CNN ^ | April 12, 2012 | Stan Wilson
    When Florida authorities announced they were charging George Zimmerman with second degree murder in the killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, Rodney King told CNN he was not surprised. "The justice system takes so long but it works and I am waiting, like the rest of us, to get to the facts and carefully, thoroughly, get to the truth without drawing conclusions," he said Thursday. While many of the facts in the case are not yet clear, King said he's sure about one thing: the identity of the person whose screams were heard on a 911 call made by...
  • Rodney King arrested on suspicion of DUI in Moreno Valley

    07/13/2011 12:16:34 AM PDT · by Borough Park · 25 replies
    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.
  • Rodney King stopped for DUI

    07/12/2011 6:23:14 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 29 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | July 12, 2011 | JOHN ASBURY
    Moreno Valley police have detained Rodney King this afternoon on suspicion of driving under the influence. King, 46, was the subject of a Los Angeles police brutality case in 1992. The outcome of the case and the videotaped beating by officers, sparked the L.A. Riots. Moreno Valley police stopped King on Frederick Street near the Moreno Valley town center. He was taken into custody at the Moreno Valley police station. He is being evaluated for possible intoxication, but has not been booked in Riverside County jail.
  • Does trial by Jury still work?

    07/12/2011 10:06:07 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 35 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | 7/11/11 | Mainestategop
    I've meant to write about this for sometime but the recent verdict with Casey Anthony was what brought me into writing it. This incident is disgusting and shows that the jury trial, which was considered an important right and cornerstone in our nation's founding HAS been undermined. It shows how far we have drifted from our Christian values and the philosophical values of our godly founders who gave us this great nation. My view of why this happened can be summed up by Rush Limbaugh who pointed to the so called pro-choice movement that advocates legal murder for babies... "You...
  • Privatizing the police will lower crime and prevent brutality

    07/09/2011 1:49:36 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    MAINESTATEGOP ^ | Mainestategop
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRjKWq4NRdkThis is going to be politically correct and albeit offensive to some but tax payer funded police DOES NOT WORK. Like other positions in government there is no incentive that exists for employees to do good most in fact tag along for free handouts from the taxpayers. Add to this liberal communists in power expect us to be solely dependent on them for assistance. Our founding fathers NEVER expected us to be fully dependent on them. This is one of the reasons we have the 2nd amendment. The other thing is that government control means more of an attachment and...
  • Rodney King engaged to Cynthia Kelley, one of the jurors who awarded him $3.8 million: report

    09/07/2010 12:57:35 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/07/2010 | Nancy Dillon
    LOS ANGELES - Police beating victim Rodney King is engaged to one of the jurors who awarded him a $3.8 million settlement, RadarOnline reported Tuesday. King and Cynthia Kelley said they first felt a romantic spark when they met in a Newport Beach pizzeria the day after the controversial 1994 jury award. Both were married at the time, which complicated the blossoming relationship. They later separated when King joined the cast of VH1's "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" after multiple arrests for being under the influence of PCP. Four months ago, King, 44, called Kelley on a whim.
  • Former LA police chief Daryl Gates said to be hospitalized, seriously ill

    02/16/2010 11:37:27 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies · 413+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 2/16/10 | AP
    LOS ANGELES - Police say former Los Angeles police Chief Daryl Gates, who resigned in the wake of the Rodney King beating, is seriously ill. Current Chief Charlie Beck told the city Police Commission Tuesday the 83-year-old Gates has a serious malady but provided no details.
  • 'Global War On Terror' Is Given New Name; Bush's Phrase Is Out, Pentagon Says (24 March 2009)

    12/28/2009 7:39:00 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 27 replies · 1,316+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 25 March 2009 | Scott Wilson/Al Kamen (WaPO)
    (24/3/09) The Obama administration appears to be backing away from the phrase "global war on terror," a signature rhetorical legacy of its predecessor. In a memo e-mailed this week to Pentagon staff members, the Defense Department's office of security review noted that "this administration prefers to avoid using the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror' [GWOT.] Please use 'Overseas Contingency Operation.' ..."
  • Cop brutality figure Rodney King turns celeb boxer

    11/01/2009 10:30:57 AM PST · by buccaneer81 · 14 replies · 1,308+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | November 1, 2009 | O’Ryan Johnson
    Cop brutality figure Rodney King turns celeb boxer King in the ring By O’Ryan Johnson / Herald Exclusive Sunday, November 1, 2009 Rodney King, the famed police punching bag whose beating caught on tape put a bull’s eye on cops and eventually led to the 1992 Los Angeles riots, has turned celebrity boxer and says he’s aching for a rematch with one of the members of L.A.’s “finest” who viciously pummeled him in March 1991. “I was supposed to fight one of the police officers that beat me. I worked out to get ready for it. But then somebody started...
  • Koreans showing off their guns in LA riots (Oldie but a goodie)

    09/23/2009 8:52:38 PM PDT · by Globalist Goon · 10 replies · 1,135+ views
    By far my favorite You Tube video. Felt like sharing. Sorry. The panic in the commentary is entertaining.
  • What Crime Van Jones Was Charged With During the Rodney King Riots? MUG SHOT?

    09/07/2009 8:55:13 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 29 replies · 2,425+ views
    Vanity ^ | 9-7-09 | JoinedAfterAttack
    Anyone know what specific crime Van Jones was jailed for during the Rodney King riots. Is he on video going after Reginald Denny, the trucker beaten by a mob? Does anyone have a Mug Shot of Van Jones? Please post if so.
  • Woman Asks Why Obama Allowed to Create "Czars"; "He's a Communist" Rings Out - Town Hall Video

    08/26/2009 8:16:58 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 35 replies · 1,951+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 26, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy holding a Town Hall Meeting in Bakersfield where he was asked why the Congress was allowing President Obama to create all the "Czars" he is creating. Just before he answered there were shouts from the audience of "He's a communist!" McCarthy answered the question by saying he did not believe Obama had the right to appoint these "Czars" AND give them powers that encroach on the "Checks and Balances" the Constitution requires. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Why is Rodney King famous and Kenneth Gladney unknown?

    08/26/2009 9:38:01 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 5 replies · 634+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 8/25/2009 | Why is Rodney King famous and Kenneth Gladney unknown?
    Here’s a question for you: Why is Rodney King famous and Kenneth Gladney unknown? Here’s a better question: If Kenneth Gladney — a black American who was beaten when he went to protest ObamaCare — had been there instead to support President Obama and had been beaten up and called a nigger …Well, does anyone doubt he would have been as famous as Rodney King? Why is Kenneth Gladney ignored? And why did a black patriot who showed up in opposition to ObamaCare with an AR-15 have his face and hands edited out of the video that MSNBC used to...
  • Rodney King Forgives Officers Who Beat Him

    03/02/2009 10:44:23 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 36 replies · 1,503+ views
    At first glance, VH1'a Sober House, like its predecessor, Celebrity Rehab, appears to be exploitative reality TV at it's worst -- stars hitting their bottoms and relapsing, going on drama-fueled drug binges. But there are moments on Sober House that are not only real and touching, they are even cathartic. In the most recent episode with Rodney King, the moment is downright historic. In this clip King revisits the site of his infamous beating. He forgives the officers who beat him and prays for the people who died during the riots. More than a decade later, Los Angeles is still...
  • Rodney King to Star in Reality Rehab Show

    06/11/2008 7:47:30 PM PDT · by tlb · 28 replies · 162+ views
    KTLA ^ | June 11, 2008, | Staff
    RIALTO -- Dr. Drew takes on the likes of Rodney King when "Celebrity Rehab" returns for a second season. That's right, it appears Rodney King is going from victim to celebrity via reality TV. According to VH1 King has checked in as one of the celebrities on the cable network's popular series "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew." The show features a group of celebrities receiving treatment from addition specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky in Pasadena. Other celebrities on the show this season include, actor Jeff Conaway, Sean Stewart, the son of Rod Stewart, " American Idol" finalist Nikki McKibbin, actress and...
  • Rodney King Sprayed With Shotgun Pellets

    11/29/2007 2:53:02 PM PST · by Baladas · 58 replies · 71+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 1 hour ago | The Associated Press
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Rodney King, whose videotaped police beating in 1991 led to deadly rioting when the officers involved were acquitted, was shot on a street corner, but his wounds were not life-threatening, police said. King, 42, was shot two or three times from a distance by birdshot fired from a shotgun. He then bicycled about 1 1/2 miles back to his home in neighboring Rialto and called police. King was hit in the face, arms, back and torso, police said. Authorities said when they arrived at the home, King and others appeared drunk and were largely uncooperative...
  • Rodney King shot in San Bernardino

    11/29/2007 11:40:03 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 109 replies · 302+ views
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | 29 NOV 07 | By PAUL LAROCCO
    Rodney King shot in San Bernardino 10:41 AM PST on Thursday, November 29, 2007 By PAUL LAROCCO The Press-Enterprise Rodney King was apparently shot and wounded on a San Bernardino street corner late Wednesday night before biking home to Rialto to report the incident, police said. King, the 42-year-old man who gained national fame when his 1991 beating by Los Angeles police was caught on videotape, called Rialto police at 11:39 p.m. to report the shooting, said Sgt. Don Lewis. He had been struck in the face and arm with a shotgun, Lewis said. King reported that the shooting occurred...
  • Rodney King Arrested In Pasadena, Calif.

    12/08/2006 6:46:04 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 192 replies · 3,936+ views
    Rodney King Arrested In Pasadena, Calif. (CBS) LOS ANGELES Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by LAPD officers sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots, was arrested in Pasadena, Calif. King, 41, was allegedly involved in a disturbance at a Pasadena clothing store on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Police officers were called to the scene and found two outstanding misdemeanor warrants for King. According to the Pasadena Star-News, King was arrested without incident. He was released after appearing in court on Wednesday morning. King was born in Sacramento and became a symbol of police brutality when amateur photographer George Holliday videotaped four...
  • Rodney King's Maxim #6 (Two wrongs multiply to make a positive.)

    08/16/2006 5:34:56 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 2 replies · 126+ views
    Rodney King ^ | today | Rodney King
    I have officially consecrated my maxim #6. Discussions about Maxim's #5 and #4 can be found here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1614197/posts?page=42 and here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1544411/posts A common theme in the world is that "Two Wrong's don't make a right". There are two problems with this. First, it is usually an answer to a question that wasn't asked. Those who are wronged, and seek to retaliate, usually don't do it because they are making "a right". Rather, they seek to do wrong to the other person. Also, it is just incorrect. "Two wrongs don't make a right" assumes that wrongs are additive. So, for example,...
  • O.J. Simpson's Daughter Expected Back In Court

    02/24/2006 9:31:24 AM PST · by george76 · 134 replies · 10,387+ views
    ABC channel 10 ^ | February 24, 2006
    O.J. Simpson's daughter is expected back in court today. Sydney Simpson, 20, was granted a continuance last month on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident at Everglades School last year. She was arrested in January 2005 after refusing to stop yelling at officers outside the school. Witnesses said that Simpson got into a scuffle after she thought someone had made negative comments about her mother.