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2012-06-17 04:31:25 PM

jdmac: Also, there are reports that he was high on PCP.


Rumors. From one cop. He tested negative. King was just a drunken asshole who got brained by a bunch of cops who didn't think anybody would be filming them at that hour. No news choppers? Go to town. These days it's a little different. These days, they probably would have also tased Holliday for filming them.
 
2012-06-17 04:37:17 PM
i.imgur.com
R.I.P. King Arthur
 
2012-06-17 04:39:21 PM
Matthew Keene 2012-06-17 01:27:13 PM

Coelacanth: Any word from Reginald Denny yet?

You know he has a metal plate in his head from the beating in '92. Every time his neighbor revs up the microwave he pisses his pants and forgets who he is for a half hour or so.


I am SO gods damn ashamed for laughing at that. I was biting my lip trying hard not to but....aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarghhhhahahahahahaha.

I never claimed to be a good person.
 
2012-06-17 04:41:31 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

RIP
 
2012-06-17 04:46:47 PM
jbjs.org
R.I.P. Rod in Knee
 
2012-06-17 04:56:31 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: Um...ya...if this is what you, sharpton, and Jackson call a "symbol of civil rights" I'm thinking you should find another figurehead that wasn't such a train wreck of a person


He indeed was a symbol of civil rights. Not because of who he was, but because of what happened to him. People in those communities had been trying to tell the outside world what has been happening to them at the hands of Darryl Gates and his LAPD for years, and the videotape of King being mercilessly beaten, kicked and tased by these cops not only let LA but the whole country and the whole world know what was going on. Even white people in flyover country whose contact with black people mainly consisted of watching pro football on Sunday were aghast at what they saw.

With that realization pandora's box was opened and the LAPD's skeletons were ripped from their proverbial closets for all to see. Changes were made, people were charged, new policies were implemented and Gates was sh*tcanned (not officially of course). Police departments all over the country had a doublethink moment where they actually questioned the procedures they had been using in minority neighborhoods, and some changed theirs as a result.

So yes "Rodney King" was a symbol for civil rights in this country, even if Rodney King the man was not. His name and what happened to him and the police officers who beat him represent a fundamental turning point in police/minority relations in this country, and should be acknowledged as such.
 
2012-06-17 05:02:30 PM
Man was a criminal and a thug. Who cares.
 
2012-06-17 05:04:44 PM

Bigdogdaddy: Man was a criminal and a thug. Who cares.


Racists who crave public vindication and reassurance.
 
2012-06-17 05:08:24 PM
Strange thing is, I don't see that kind of reaction in OJ Simpson threads. I guess the wife-beater bond is stronger than racial animosity.
 
2012-06-17 05:12:31 PM

thamike: Strange thing is, I don't see that kind of reaction in OJ Simpson threads. I guess the wife-beater bond is stronger than racial animosity.


OJ Simpson was aquitted because the Prosecution dropped the ball. Not because of the color of his skin or celebrity status, and even as a white dude, I say that.

They did a horrible presentation and did it rather half-assed.
 
2012-06-17 05:19:47 PM

TSD: When I die, you farkers better litter my announcement with RIP memes


www.poolgear.com
RIP TSP
 
2012-06-17 05:22:46 PM
No subby, Rodney King was not in my dead pool, but Lindsey Lohan still is.
 
2012-06-17 05:26:07 PM

And also

www.railfanwindow.com
RIP DTS


/you mean we were supposed to wait until you died?
 
2012-06-17 05:28:35 PM
RIP RUN DMC

rapsheet.com

// DOWN WITH THE KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING.
 
2012-06-17 05:29:12 PM
img607.imageshack.us

RIP Rodney King
 
2012-06-17 05:41:38 PM

bwilson27: Bit'O'Gristle: Good riddance to bad rubbish. What a loser waste of human dna this scumbag was. I had 0 sympathy for him getting his ass kicked, and have less for him drowning. The gene pool just got a little cleaner.

10/10 !!


As long as you two morons are spewing such misguided hatred, the pool will stay dirty.
 
2012-06-17 05:46:56 PM
"He could be my brother. Really, he could be, I don't know."

President Obama
 
2012-06-17 05:52:33 PM

Boxcutta: Can't we all just float along?


ditkaman: Can't we all just float along?


Okay
 
2012-06-17 05:54:13 PM
www.worldclasswrestling.info

RIP Iceman King Parsons
 
2012-06-17 05:59:18 PM
Can't we all just learn how to swim? Can't we?
 
2012-06-17 06:00:06 PM
Dear Rodney King:

You were a dumbass and a feckless person with unhappy and needless weaknesses, but your dumbassery did NOT justify the beatdown you got from those four bastard cops, and I am sorry you are gone, especially as you perished in such a stupid, banal and utterly pointless manner.

You resisted the cops for a ton of totally f*cked up reasons. But you were the catalyst that shouted to the rot within our society.

The rot then paraded itself proudly for the world to see. All kinds of rot.

You were a symptom, not a cause.

The disease still goes marching merrily along to this day.

You constantly kept falling on your ass after the Riots, you dork, but at least YOU TRIED to pick yourself up out of the gutter. I pretty much think people smelled the settlement money and cheated the hell out of you.

I always took note when you and Reggie Denny showed up in the news.

I never hated you, and I never exactly liked you, but I was interested and I cared for some weird reason.

I hope you got to be pals with Reggie, at least a little.

Wherever you've gone, I hope you're OK.
 
2012-06-17 06:07:52 PM

Sandy Duncan's eyeball: [1.bp.blogspot.com image of sweet delicious little ham sandwich makin' hawaiian sweet rolls 360x480]

RIP



don't even joke about that. that's not cool
 
2012-06-17 06:10:34 PM

rewind2846: Bit'O'Gristle: Um...ya...if this is what you, sharpton, and Jackson call a "symbol of civil rights" I'm thinking you should find another figurehead that wasn't such a train wreck of a person

He indeed was a symbol of civil rights. Not because of who he was, but because of what happened to him. People in those communities had been trying to tell the outside world what has been happening to them at the hands of Darryl Gates and his LAPD for years, and the videotape of King being mercilessly beaten, kicked and tased by these cops not only let LA but the whole country and the whole world know what was going on. Even white people in flyover country whose contact with black people mainly consisted of watching pro football on Sunday were aghast at what they saw.

With that realization pandora's box was opened and the LAPD's skeletons were ripped from their proverbial closets for all to see. Changes were made, people were charged, new policies were implemented and Gates was sh*tcanned (not officially of course). Police departments all over the country had a doublethink moment where they actually questioned the procedures they had been using in minority neighborhoods, and some changed theirs as a result.

So yes "Rodney King" was a symbol for civil rights in this country, even if Rodney King the man was not. His name and what happened to him and the police officers who beat him represent a fundamental turning point in police/minority relations in this country, and should be acknowledged as such.


/Yes i saw all the symbology on tv when they were looting and killing and burning, stealing tv's and dvd players while yelling "rodney king, and Dr. King". While stealing and burning and beating people, but im sure they didnt do it for personal gain..im sure they gave all the loot to the poor in his name. It was all to protest, not to gain anything, thats why all the looting right? right?
 
2012-06-17 06:15:07 PM
www.brownells.com

R.I.P. Rod & Spring
 
2012-06-17 06:21:28 PM
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-17 06:31:33 PM

TSD: When I die, you farkers better litter my announcement with RIP memes


www.mullerover.com
RIP TPS REPORTS
 
2012-06-17 06:32:08 PM
well, at least we dont have to hear about that azzhole anymore.
 
2012-06-17 06:33:06 PM
Thought initially that it was of Larry King which wouldn't bother me as much as Rodney's. Very sad, so sad it makes a grown man cry.

i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-17 06:37:39 PM
Waaaay too much hatred in this thread.

Bailing now...
 
2012-06-17 06:37:53 PM
i224.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-17 06:51:46 PM

shower_in_my_socks: Marshal805: He may have been a scumbag but the LAPD was way out of line beating him like they did.


King was on parole (for robbery) and driving drunk. He wouldn't pull over because he knew he'd get a DUI and go to jail. The police chased him with multiple cars and a farking helicopter for miles before they finally cornered him.

After ordering King and his two buddies to get out of the car and lie down on the ground, his friends did exactly that and were arrested WITHOUT INCIDENT. Dumbass Mr. King, on the other hand, decided to have a total mental breakdown (probably because he knew he was going to jail for a long time). After acting like a nutball and nearly getting himself SHOT when it looked like he was reaching for a gun, King got down on the ground, but then started FIGHTING THE POLICE when they moved in to cuff him (they hadn't landed a single blow to him at this point). He punched one dude in the chest and threw two other guys off of him. At this point, they thought he was on PCP, so they backed the fark off.

My dad was a sheriff's deputy in SoCal for 15 years. The scariest calls for him were the PCP calls. Dudes break their handcuffs. Dudes get shot 10 times and keep coming at you because they don't know they're dead yet. Dudes kill cops.

King refuses to cooperate and gets his ass TASED. THAT doesn't stop him.

At this point, he's fought off three grown men and a taser hasn't stopped him. It's natural to assume he's on something, and they have no idea if he's armed. They then beat his ass with batons in an attempt to subdue him. It doesn't work. Dude keeps getting up. So he got beat until he couldn't get up anymore.

I'd say the officers were A LITTLE out of line, for sure. And the riots were probably a long time coming. The LAPD had bigger issues with the public (and still does) that really led to the Rodney King Riots -- this scumbag just happened to be the match that lit the fire. It's too bad the people who'd finally had enough didn't get a more dese ...


All this. And I love how the media has plastered the beating on a loop yet again omiting the begining where King lunges at the cops first and refuses to get the fark on the ground. Fark you media and bubye Rodney. Say hi to Trevon for me.
 
2012-06-17 06:53:23 PM
dammit slimfast, wtf?

are you smoking something or just sh*tting the thread??
 
2012-06-17 07:02:49 PM
i48.tinypic.com

I hope they remember to clean the pool.
 
2012-06-17 07:05:25 PM
I bet Rodney wouldn't have drowned if he hadn't decided to give himself a concrete footbath before swimming.
 
2012-06-17 07:33:14 PM

thisiszombocom: Bit'O'Gristle: Good riddance to bad rubbish. What a loser waste of human dna this scumbag was. I had 0 sympathy for him getting his ass kicked, and have less for him drowning. The gene pool just got a little cleaner.

so on fark, hate for minorities trumps hate for police. got it.


He's a former pig from one of his comments a while back. He's not likely to hate on himself.
 
2012-06-17 07:38:14 PM

Kittypie070: slimfast


Both.
 
2012-06-17 07:42:41 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: rewind2846: Bit'O'Gristle: Um...ya...if this is what you, sharpton, and Jackson call a "symbol of civil rights" I'm thinking you should find another figurehead that wasn't such a train wreck of a person

He indeed was a symbol of civil rights. Not because of who he was, but because of what happened to him. People in those communities had been trying to tell the outside world what has been happening to them at the hands of Darryl Gates and his LAPD for years, and the videotape of King being mercilessly beaten, kicked and tased by these cops not only let LA but the whole country and the whole world know what was going on. Even white people in flyover country whose contact with black people mainly consisted of watching pro football on Sunday were aghast at what they saw.

With that realization pandora's box was opened and the LAPD's skeletons were ripped from their proverbial closets for all to see. Changes were made, people were charged, new policies were implemented and Gates was sh*tcanned (not officially of course). Police departments all over the country had a doublethink moment where they actually questioned the procedures they had been using in minority neighborhoods, and some changed theirs as a result.

So yes "Rodney King" was a symbol for civil rights in this country, even if Rodney King the man was not. His name and what happened to him and the police officers who beat him represent a fundamental turning point in police/minority relations in this country, and should be acknowledged as such.

/Yes i saw all the symbology on tv when they were looting and killing and burning, stealing tv's and dvd players while yelling "rodney king, and Dr. King". While stealing and burning and beating people, but im sure they didnt do it for personal gain..im sure they gave all the loot to the poor in his name. It was all to protest, not to gain anything, thats why all the looting right? right?


LOL it's funny cuz they're ni-*BONG*
 
2012-06-17 07:43:48 PM

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: robbrie: Black men can't swim.

[img407.imageshack.us image 576x324]


LOL That's the knee grow that almost cost them the gold, right? It's okay, he's still cool, he's handsome, and scoreboard.
 
2012-06-17 07:46:21 PM

TSD: When I die, you farkers better litter my announcement with RIP memes


lovecraft1890.files.wordpress.com
RIP
 
2012-06-17 07:50:29 PM

ununcle:
All this. And I love how the media has plastered the beating on a loop yet again omiting the begining where King lunges at the cops first and refuses to get the fark on the ground. Fark you media and bubye Rodney. Say hi to Trevon for me.


I have a feeling cops in the UK would have been able to deal with what happened that night, without going 'Guerrillas in the Mist' and having five million other cops just stand around watching Powell, Koon, Briseno and Wind administer a billy club beatdown. I'm just saying.

I guess that's a question: are UK cops more successful at apprehending and disengaging potentially violently situations than US cops; or are US cops trained in such a way that escalation is always permissible if a cop feels its his/her life versus a suspect's life?

Is my impression of UK cops wrong, though?
 
2012-06-17 07:55:14 PM
I love it how some people are instantly playing the race card when others are giving the honest assessment that this man was a scumbag.
 
2012-06-17 07:55:50 PM

valkore: Alphax: Sounds tragic. A man with poor self control, particularly when it came to drugs, and fame likely didn't help matters.

Your misuse of the word "tragic" is tragic.

If King were an otherwise accomplished person whose life was cut short due to a drug problem (e.g. Whitney Houston), that would be tragic. If King were not drunk and speeding at 80 mph and fighting off cops during his arrest prior to his beat-down, that would be tragic. If King turned his life around after receving nearly $4M of taxpayer money and did something good (e.g. spokeperson of racial awareness in the community, etc.), that would be tragic.

But the reality is that King was a do-nothing living from day to day, getting drunk and high whenever the opportunity arose, and generally making poor decisions in nearly every facet of his life. His death at the bottom of a pool is not tragic.


No. But that a man would live his life that way is.
 
2012-06-17 08:07:12 PM
i.imgur.com
RIP
 
2012-06-17 08:09:11 PM

TSD: When I die, you farkers better litter my announcement with RIP memes


2.bp.blogspot.com
R.I.P. STP
 
2012-06-17 08:12:03 PM
I'm late to the game -- worked a 12 hour shift on Sunday.

Society is better off now that this piece of shat is dead. Sure the cops were wrong to whoop his ass but he wasn't a saint and in the course of his life he deserve a few ass whoppings.

Did some checking -- he was arrested 12 times, most of them *AFTER* the famous beat down caught on tape. Robbery, Assault, drug use, DUI, domestic violence. This is no remorseful good person. This is someone who played the race card till it was in shreds, and thought he could get away with it.

He was your typical ignorant piece of human trash - he blew the 4 million dollars the god as a settlement. And the race riots that followed claimed the lives of 50 people who died because black people thought he was some kind of black jesus.

If I was the betting type I'd wager he got drunk or high and went for a swim or fell in. We all know the cliche about black people and water... this one just enforces the stereotype.

Good riddance you piece of crap.
 
2012-06-17 08:17:40 PM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: ununcle:
All this. And I love how the media has plastered the beating on a loop yet again omiting the begining where King lunges at the cops first and refuses to get the fark on the ground. Fark you media and bubye Rodney. Say hi to Trevon for me.


I have a feeling cops in the UK would have been able to deal with what happened that night, without going 'Guerrillas in the Mist' and having five million other cops just stand around watching Powell, Koon, Briseno and Wind administer a billy club beatdown. I'm just saying.

I guess that's a question: are UK cops more successful at apprehending and disengaging potentially violently situations than US cops; or are US cops trained in such a way that escalation is always permissible if a cop feels its his/her life versus a suspect's life?

Is my impression of UK cops wrong, though?


I saw a talk show about the case, it was either Oprah or Donahue and the defense team for the cops showed the whole video and it showed the cops telling him to get on the ground and he didn't, and wouldn't. You could clearly see he was being belligerent. They tased him and even after tasing him he lunged at another cop and refused to get down. Then,,, and this is where the video everyone see's, they beat him till he actually stays down. I wish I could do that for a cool 3 mill but I'm white, they'd kill me. Just ask Reginald Denney how much money he got. Are you saying in the UK they handle reverse discrimination better? Would they have offered King a spot of tea and crumpettes? How about OJ?? would they let just let him slash away and be oool right then,, ,, Blyyymy, pip pip cheerio and all that sort Uuu know?
 
2012-06-17 08:21:42 PM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: ununcle:
All this. And I love how the media has plastered the beating on a loop yet again omiting the begining where King lunges at the cops first and refuses to get the fark on the ground. Fark you media and bubye Rodney. Say hi to Trevon for me.


I have a feeling cops in the UK would have been able to deal with what happened that night, without going 'Guerrillas in the Mist' and having five million other cops just stand around watching Powell, Koon, Briseno and Wind administer a billy club beatdown. I'm just saying.

I guess that's a question: are UK cops more successful at apprehending and disengaging potentially violently situations than US cops; or are US cops trained in such a way that escalation is always permissible if a cop feels its his/her life versus a suspect's life?

Is my impression of UK cops wrong, though?


ct.fra.bz
 
2012-06-17 08:25:37 PM
But if you look at the streets it wasn't about Rodney King,
It's bout this farked up situation and these farked up police.


Rodney King was a loser, but his story just happened to be the one to solidify what people were feeling about what was going on at the time. If things get crappy enough, riots like in LA will happen again, and will probably coalescence around relatively inconsequential events like the Rodney King beatings.

/Plus it got Sublime some sweet gear.
/If riots happen here I'm heading to Michelle Bachmann's district to do my looting
 
2012-06-17 08:28:26 PM

Kittypie070: Dear Rodney King:

You were a dumbass and a feckless person with unhappy and needless weaknesses, but your dumbassery did NOT justify the beatdown you got from those four bastard cops, and I am sorry you are gone, especially as you perished in such a stupid, banal and utterly pointless manner.

You resisted the cops for a ton of totally f*cked up reasons. But you were the catalyst that shouted to the rot within our society.

The rot then paraded itself proudly for the world to see. All kinds of rot.

You were a symptom, not a cause.

The disease still goes marching merrily along to this day.

You constantly kept falling on your ass after the Riots, you dork, but at least YOU TRIED to pick yourself up out of the gutter. I pretty much think people smelled the settlement money and cheated the hell out of you.

I always took note when you and Reggie Denny showed up in the news.

I never hated you, and I never exactly liked you, but I was interested and I cared for some weird reason.

I hope you got to be pals with Reggie, at least a little.

Wherever you've gone, I hope you're OK.


encrypted-tbn0.google.com

WTF AM I READING
 
2012-06-17 08:31:53 PM

TSD: When I die, you farkers better litter my announcement with RIP memes


i665.photobucket.com
RIP
 
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