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#1 Anybodyhome

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:06 AM

http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_t1

...in the bottom of a pool...

"Can't we all just learn how to swim?"

#2 pawsandclaws

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:07 AM

http://www.cnn.com/2....html?hpt=hp_t1

...in the bottom of a pool...

"Can't we all just learn how to swim?"


Oh man now that's bad....but admit I laughed out loud.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:18 PM

Curious to see the toxicology report.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:44 PM

just another innocent motorist victimized by racism .........

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:09 PM

just another innocent motorist victimized by racism .........


Wasn't he high on PCP and doing over 100 mph?

I honestly can't remember, but I think that's right.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:15 PM

Nope, it's not... Even if it was, they beat him while he was on the ground. Can't really defend those actions.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:16 PM

R.I.P.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:19 PM

From what I recall, his tests for PCP came back negative, but I don't recall what else he was tested for. He also was driving excessively fast, perhaps over 100 mph, and certainly deserved to be pulled over because of it, but the PCP thing may have been concocted by police because they don't believe his pain tolerance as they were beating him senseless.

He wasn't a saint, but he didn't deserve that beating.

#9 Kevin Greene

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:32 PM

Wasn't he high on PCP and doing over 100 mph?

I honestly can't remember, but I think that's right.


Yep, the true victim of the Rodney King incident was Reginald Denny.

#10 mav1234

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:05 PM

Fidel Lopez was also a "true victim" I guess though I'm not certain how King wasn't also a victim.

Rodney King wasn't a saint but I don't think that kind of police brutality has any purpose. Breaking the law doesn't mean it's okay to beat you.

Not that a miscarriage of the law made it okay for people to riot - it didn't...

#11 bigjohn

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 07:52 PM

There was plenty of wrong to go around in that whole fiasco.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:35 PM

I wonder if they will riot against pool contractors now?

#13 KillerKat

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:53 PM

Fidel Lopez was also a "true victim" I guess though I'm not certain how King wasn't also a victim.

Rodney King wasn't a saint but I don't think that kind of police brutality has any purpose. Breaking the law doesn't mean it's okay to beat you.

Not that a miscarriage of the law made it okay for people to riot - it didn't...


It was started with a dumb act followed by another dumb act followed by another dumb act. Just one dumb thing after another. A lot of stupidity to go around from everyone. The very definition of a clusterfug.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:45 AM

Can't we all just get a lifeguard?

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:12 AM

I don't see why everything has to be about race. There was recently a homeless white guy beaten to death by a Latino police officer and there weren't any riots or revenge attacks.

http://en.wikipedia....beating_victim)

It seems the rioters in LA in 1992 were upset with the cops being acquitted. Well, in a democratic society that happens. Most people believe OJ Simpson killed a white woman and a Jewish man. There was no riot when he was acquitted.

From what I've read about Rodney King he was a lifelong alcoholic who lived his life recklessly. That doesn't justify the cops beating him, but he's someone who I wouldn't waste time feeling sympathy for.