1. NicoleDeLint

    NicoleDeLint Porn Star

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    The truth about Rodney King

    This is the man who has become the symbol of police brutality and racial discrimination .

    July 27, 1987: According to a complaint filed by his wife, King beat her while she was sleeping, then dragged her outside the house and beat her again. King was charged with battery and pleaded "no contest." He was placed on probation and ordered to obtain counseling. He never got the counseling.

    On November 3, 1989, King robbed a store in Monterey Park, California. He threatened to hit the Korean store owner with an iron bar, then hit him with a pole. King stole two hundred dollars in cash during the robbery and was caught, convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment. He was released after serving one year of the sentence, on December 27, 1990.[3]

    Early on the morning of March 3, 1991, King, with two passengers, Bryant Allen and Freddie Helms, was driving a 1987 Hyundai Excel/Mitsubishi Precis west on the Foothill Freeway (Interstate 210) in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. Prior to driving onto the Foothill Freeway, the three men had spent the night watching a basketball game and drinking at a friend's house in Los Angeles.[9] Five hours after the incident, King's blood-alcohol level was found to be slightly below the legal limit. This suggests that his blood alcohol level may have fallen from 0.19% while he was driving, in which case it would have been more than twice the legal driving limit in California. At 12:30 a.m., officers Tim and Melanie Singer, husband-and-wife members of the California Highway Patrol, noticed King's car speeding on the freeway. The officers pursued King, and the pursuit reached high speeds, while King refused to pull over.[10][11] King would later admit he attempted to outrun the police at dangerously high speeds because a charge of driving under the influence would violate his parole for a previous robbery conviction.[12]

    King exited the freeway near the Hansen Dam Recreation Center and the pursuit continued through residential surface streets, at speeds ranging from 55 to 80 miles per hour (89 to 129 km/h).[13][14] By this point, several police cars and a police helicopter had joined in this pursuit. After approximately 8 miles (13 km), officers cornered King in his car near the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Osborne Street (34.273154°N 118.392762°W). The first five LAPD officers to arrive at the scene were Stacey Koon, Laurence Powell, Timothy Wind, Theodore Briseno, and Rolando Solano.[15]

    ConfrontationEdit
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    Officer Tim Singer ordered King and his two passengers to exit the vehicle and to lie face down on the ground. Bryant Allen was manhandled, kicked, stomped, taunted and threatened.[16]Freddie Helms was hit in the head while lying on the ground. Helms was treated for a laceration on the top of his head.[17] His bloody baseball cap was turned over to police. King remained in the car. When he finally did emerge, he was reported to have been gagged, patted the ground, and waved to the police helicopter overhead.[14] King then grabbed his buttocks which Officer Melanie Singer took to mean King reaching for a weapon.[18] King was later found to be unarmed.[19] She drew her pistol and pointed it at King, ordering him to lie on the ground. Singer approached, gun drawn, preparing to effect an arrest.

    At that point LAPD Sergeant Stacey Koon, the ranking officer at the scene, told Singer that the LAPD was taking tactical command of the situation. He ordered all officers to holster their weapons.[20]

    LAPD officers are taught to approach a suspect without his/her gun drawn, as there is a risk that any suspect may gain control of it if an officer gets too close.[21] Koon then ordered the four other LAPD officers at the scene—Briseno, Powell, Solano, and Wind—to subdue and handcuff King using a technique called a "swarm." This involves multiple officers grabbing a suspect with empty hands, in order to quickly overcome potential resistance. As four officers attempted to restrain King, King resisted by standing to remove Officers Powell and Briseno from his back. The officers later testified that they believed King was under the influence of the dissociative drug phencyclidine (PCP),[22] although King's toxicology tested negative for the drug.[23]

    Beating with batons: the Holliday videoEdit
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    King was twice tasered by Koon. This marks the approximate start of the George Holliday videotape of the incident. In the tape, King is seen on the ground. He rises and rushes toward Powell—as argued in court, either to attack Powell or to flee—but regardless King and Powell both collided in the rush.[24] Taser wire can be seen on King's body. Officer Powell strikes King with his baton, and King is knocked to the ground. Powell strikes King several more times with his baton. Briseno moves in, attempting to stop Powell from striking again, and Powell stands back. Koon reportedly said, "That's enough." King then rises again, to his knees; Powell and Wind are then seen hitting King with their batons.

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    Koon acknowledged ordering the continued use of batons, directing Powell and Wind to strike King with "power strokes." According to Koon, Powell and Wind used "bursts of power strokes, then backed off." In the videotape, King continues to try to stand again. Koon orders the officers to "hit his joints, hit the wrists, hit his elbows, hit his knees, hit his ankles." Officers Wind, Briseno, and Powell attempted numerous baton strikes on King resulting in some misses but with 33 blows hitting King, plus six kicks. The officers again "swarm" King but this time a total of eight officers are involved in the swarm. King is then placed in handcuffs and cordcuffs, restraining his arms and legs. King is dragged on his abdomen to the side of the road to await the arrival of emergency medical rescue.

    George Holliday's videotape of the incident was shot from his apartment near the intersection of Foothill Blvd and Osborne St. in Lake View Terrace. Two days later Holliday contacted the police about his videotape of the incident, but they ignored him. He then went to KTLA television with his videotape, although the station edited out ten seconds of the video, before the image was in focus, that showed an extremely blurry shot of King charging at the officers; the cut footage would later be cited by members of the jury as essential to the acquittal of the officers.[25] The footage as a whole became an instant media sensation. Portions of it were aired numerous times, and it "turned what would otherwise have been a violent, but soon forgotten, encounter between the Los Angeles police and an uncooperative suspect into one of the most widely watched and discussed incidents of its kind."[26]

    Note that the video was edited and remove the content containing King charging at officers. This was the explanation that the jurors gave in the acquittal and I think this is extremely significant .

    In case you're interested King died after being found at the bottom of his swimming pool . Toxicology revealed alcohol marijuana cocaine and PCP in his system .

    What a tragic waste of his life he chose .

    Sometimes I wonder if OJ Simpson would have been found guilty as he was my civil court had this wastrel not become a symbol of unity for the black community .

    Victims and heroes need to be chosen more carefully
     
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  2. Mr Smith 36

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    So are you saying King actually deserved his ass beating? lol!
     
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  3. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    So he wasn't a saint, that doesn't excuse what cops did to him or how they got off initially.

    Karma caught up with him in 2012 when he was found dead in a swimming pool ...

    How the fuck do you piss away 3.8 million dollars ???
     
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      I am not saying that he did not deserve the beating, because anyone that has ever been around someone on PCP will tell you they do crazy shit(including breaking a set of what cops call wrist breaker hand cuffs). They get violent to an extreme. But go back and listen to the audio as well as look at the written reports, they are very racial.
       
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    2. justpassingthru
      Personally I couldn't care less. He was a nigger that took a beating from crooked cops ... end of story.

      There are niggers and there are black people, not the same thing. Just like there are wiggers/white trash.
       
      justpassingthru, Apr 20, 2017
    3. Sanity_is_Relative
      The word nigger includes white trash, mexican trash, and all of the useless fucks of every race. To me it means simply one that refuses to accept the ability to do better. Yes I know that EVERY dictionary bases it on race, but that does not take into fact the absolute refusal to accept that not only blacks were called by that name.
       
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    And it is all after the original incident and has no bearing on that date at all.
     
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    That is what I am saying.
     
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    He's long gone, let it go.
     
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  7. justpassingthru

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    I'm guessing that your rationale for this statement is that he did something in the past that warranted this beating ??? You are probably right BUT the actions of the cops is what I have the problem with ... not to mention the joke of an American justice system.

    If the USA had a decent legal system, OJ Simpson would have been in jail long before he wigged out and sent himself there ...
     
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  8. NicoleDeLint

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    Let me make this very simple .

    What else could the police do to subdue
    This man? What would have been prudent given what they knew at the time
     
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    What else could they have done?
    Plenty.
    Shooter once stopped 4 very large high school students. Turns out, they were the defensive line for the high school. The smallest one had Shooter beat by 50 Lbs. They were drunk and looking for a fight.
    Shooter stopped them out in the country, about 20 minutes from any back up.

    The driver got aggressive and they decided they were going to kick Shooters ass.

    Instead, Shooter took them out of the car, one at a time, handcuffed them, and tossed them in the back seat of his patrol car. Then he towed their car and took them to the station, you know, so he could call their parents. Those four didn't fit so well in the back seat. Did Shooter mention they were big?

    No one got hurt. When the driver got aggressive Shooter showed him that Shooter was bigger, faster, meaner, tougher, and smarter. Once that happened, the other three started having second thoughts about whipping Shooter.
    The marines call it "shock and awe". Shooter calls it the dance of the loud mouth.
     
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      Shooter forgets on thing. What would have happened if the first one had kicked his ass?
      You are talking about kids. Most times grown men are different than kids.
       
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      Well then, Shooter would have gotten his ass kicked, and might have had to shoot one of the little fucks .............. but recognizing that you might get your ass kicked went with the job.
       
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  10. NicoleDeLint

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    First of all you know that never happened.
    Im disappointed that you would make up such a story .
    Rodney King was an extremely dangerous man . And they didn't even know his criminal history before they attempted to arrest him .
    I've been stop many times by the police for traffic offenses and such.
    If I had behaved the way that he had behaved I believe that I would've deserved just what he got
     
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    I am certain that there is a police report on this incident as you mentioned your patrol car .

    Why don't you make this available for us members on the forum ?

    It's public record correct ?
     
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    Since you dragged this off to another thread and want to yammer about it there, I will repeat this for you once here;
    They were minors; the record would be sealed.
    It happened over 40 years ago, so Shooter doubts the record even still exists.
    It would have information that could identify Shooter, violating forum rules.
    Shooter isn't going to even bother looking for it.
    And Shooter gives not one bunny fart whether you or anyone else wants to believe it.
    As he's said before several times; What other people think about him is none of his business.
     
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    Shooter doesn't care about what people think of him but shooter sure goes to a lot of trouble to make himself look like a hero in public
     
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    Shooter has a girlfriend.
    Shooter has a girlfriend.

    In fact, she's CRAZY about you :)
     
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  15. NicoleDeLint

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    I remember hearing about a truck convoy of Army soldiers going down a narrow Street in Baghdad. The lead truck was hit and on fire but the driver Knew that if he didn't keep going the rest of the convoy would be in serious danger so he kept driving while the cab was on fire and literally burned his hands off .

    That is what heroism is .

    And that army soldier never described himself as a hero . Just did what I knew to be right .

    Didn't need the validation that you apparently need
     
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  16. NicoleDeLint

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    Rodney King became the poster child for police racism .

    Most people think it doesn't matter what his history was

    Bullshit!
     
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  17. NicoleDeLint

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    He beat his wife terribly and a couple of years before this incident he threatened to hit a Korean store owner with an iron bar and then hit him with a pole all for $200 . Then he charged officers and resisted arrest repeatedly during this traffic stop after driving extremely recklessly while drunk

    But this doesn't matter ?

    None of it matters?

    Yet he is an example of every inch of what is wrong with America yet somehow this asshole became the victim.
     
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  18. Distant Lover

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    Rodney King was on parole. He was high on cocaine and alcohol. He was speeding at about 100 miles per hour in a residential district. He resisted arrest.

    I do not care about people like that. If the police beat them to death on a regular basis they would be less prone to commit crimes against decent people.

    In addition to Rodney King the person who was at fault here was the person who videotaped the beating and gave it to the news medial. If he had not done that there would not have been any trial of the police officers, and no riots. Few people would have known about what happened to Rodney King.

    I want the police to keep black ghetto thugs under control. How they do it is up to them.
     
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    1. Sanity_is_Relative
      Your ignorance only exceeds your racism, he was on PCP and alcohol not cocaine. And for the record asshole police should be more civilized than the people that they pretend to hold to any standard.
       
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      PCP is still an illegal substance, and not one anyone who is driving should be using.

      Police officers who have to deal with jungle savages every day cannot be too civilized. I want them to be less civilized with the savages so that they keep them under control.

      Ghetto garbage like Rodney King should be kept in a constant state of pain, fear, and humiliation. They should know that they are one misstep from being beaten to death by policemen who will not in any way punished for doing it.
       
      Distant Lover, Apr 21, 2017
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      Sometimes you just have to get a person's attention. The cops had to get Rodney's attention. Everything else they tried did not work.
      Would it have been better to let him continue doing what he was doing?
       
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    4. justpassingthru
      I don't buy that argument bro. There are other avenues available to subdue an out of control person that may be under the influence. One of my best friends heads the TAC Unit here and has shown me methods that they employ that as much as they are invasive, they don't include beating a person to within a breath of their life.

      Maybe a net entangling device could have been used that would have incapacitated him long enough for them to overpower him ... just saying.

      My mind is made up, two wrongs don't make a right !!!
       
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  19. NicoleDeLint

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    Rodney King wound up killing himself through drugs after receiving $3 million in punitive damages that he never deserved .

    What a waste of a life and what a waste of taxpayer phone what a waste of a life and what a waste of taxpayer funds .

    I am personally glad that he's dead.
     
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    1. justpassingthru
      He got what he had coming in the end but that does not absolve the police from their part in this.

      Don't confuse the issue, cops are accountable and there are methods available to deal with unruly suspects that don't involve beating a man to near death ...
       
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    Truth.
     
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