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Rodney King Dead at 47

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- 2131 days ago -
Rodney King, whose beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 was caught on camera and sparked riots after the acquittal of the four officers involved, was found dead in his swimming pool Sunday, authorities and his fiancee said. He was 47.

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Past Member (0)
Sunday June 17, 2012, 9:29 pm
Sadly noted. Amitabha!.

Lydia S (155)
Sunday June 17, 2012, 10:18 pm
Thanks Cal , May he rest in peace .

Esther Z (94)
Sunday June 17, 2012, 10:55 pm
Noted. May he R.I.P.

Ellen m (215)
Monday June 18, 2012, 1:13 am
Maybe now he will find peace from both his past and his addiction...he seemed to be a man that was always sabotaging his own road to living as "normal" a life as he seemed to want, and jn putting the past behind and moving to a better place...R.I.P.

Past Member (0)
Monday June 18, 2012, 2:04 am
May he rest in peace.

Alice C (1797)
Monday June 18, 2012, 2:51 am
There is no reason for police to beat or hurt and unarmed person.
RIP Rodney.

Past Member (0)
Monday June 18, 2012, 4:06 am

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Monday June 18, 2012, 5:54 am
RIP, Rodney.

Thank you, Cal.

Robyn M (123)
Monday June 18, 2012, 9:57 am
He and his story is one people will never forget. After the verdict, the injustice that was felt! Rest in Peace Rodney King.

Monday June 18, 2012, 3:11 pm

. (0)
Monday June 18, 2012, 3:27 pm
Noted. May he rest in peace.

Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 7:32 am
"Why can't we all just get along?" Rodney King 1992

May he find the peace in the Spirit World that he seldom found on his Earth Walk.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 10:53 am
The older I get, the more senseless it strikes me when anyone under 50 dies. Life is so fragile.

Paula M (39)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 11:26 am
RIP Rodney King.

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 1:04 pm
Noted, thanks.

Teresa W (782)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 1:28 pm

Fred Krohn (34)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 4:30 pm
Cue up Billy Joel 'Captain Jack'

Rebecca Y (26)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 6:19 pm
We learned a lot from the Rodney King incident: police are allowed to beat the crap out of you if they feel like it! I'm white and that video horrified me as it does every time I see or hear about the police acting like thugs.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 7:19 pm
Noted. RIP

Hector Rodriguez (4)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 11:42 pm
And we haven't moved forward.
Police abuse is still rampant.
(patronized by corrupt politicians)


Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 3:59 am

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 10:50 am
Hopefully he found peace in death that he couldn't seem to find in life.

JL A (281)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 11:01 am
when an individual becomes the face of an issue, it can be a monumental challenge to live a regular life...too bad other PDs still have similar challenges upholding the law and protecting all citizens (e.g., Oakland PD)

Orange Blossom (0)
Wednesday June 20, 2012, 2:01 pm
Too many demons

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Saturday June 23, 2012, 4:11 pm
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