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Rodney king found dead

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by 17119jfkioe, Jun 17, 2012.

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    Late to the party dude, and on this lazy Sunday afternoon, in true FT style, what a party it will be!! :rofl:
     
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    Ahem. Hopefully not...which is why this one is not being locked yet. So long as this topic can be addressed reasonably like adults, it will be allowed.

    Celebrating his death will NOT be tolerated.
     
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    Rodney King wasn't the problem. Drunk belligerent drivers are common. The cops' jobs are to apprehend and arrest. Not beat the hell out of the suspect. I disagree with the verdict too but I didn't go out and destroy everything in sight. The rioters aren't angry. The laughter says it all. They love to destroy and steal what others work hard for. It goes on daily in good times. The party just escalates out of control when they have a convenient excuse to go wild. They couldn't care less about RK. Any reason to be destructive will work. As dorky as it may have sounded, RK pleaded for peace. He was the suspect and the victim yet he didn't want their kind of party in his name.
    RIP RK. Good or bad, the world knows your name.
     
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    The King is dead, long live the king.





    (someone had to say it)
     
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    Rodney King has made bad choices all of his life. Maybe this was another one of them.
     
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    Can't we all just get along....
     
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    ^^ This is it... I could re-word it, but that'd be all..
     
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    I have to say it. I don't think he was that bad, nor do I think he and his case was that "special" he was used by everyone to spin up a situation. I am convinced that there would have been riots if whether the officers were acquitted or convicted. a group was going to riot and loot in either celebration or "anger". He was an excuse. His case was over hyped, and spun for publicity until it spun out of control.
     
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    The media, after King himself, are the most to blame. There were 2 other guys in car with King. They complied with the cops after the 100mph car chase and allowed themselves to be cuffed. They suffered no beating at all. King resisted, lunged and took a beat down to gain compliance.

    The media took a snippet and didn't tell the whole story. They incited the riot.
     
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    How did he drown?
     
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    I did not know he couldn't swim!:dunno:
     
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    Actually, I'd change that line about drunks to criminals in general, especially those who look for any weakness in the fabric of society to exploit, but other than that, he nailed it.
     
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    Read Lou Cannon's book "Official Negligence". It is an exhaustive, well-documented of the events that led up to the arrest, as well as the incident, trial and aftermath. When you actully know the facts and not just edited video accompanied by emotional commentary, it's not so clear-cut.
     
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