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Old 09-29-05, 02:11 PM
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Rodney King beaten with a stick and arrested

http://www2.dailybulletin.com/news/ci_3070782

Rodney King arrested after family fight
By Gina Tenorio, Staff Writer



Rodney King was arrested on suspicion of making threats after a fight erupted between his daughter, his girlfriend and an ex-girlfriend, Rialto Police officials said.

Police were called to the King home at 4:18 p.m. on a call of an assault. Investigators learned that King's live-in girlfriend, Dawn Jean, 29, got into a fight with daughter Candace King, 23, who also lives in the home, officials said.

The daughter then reportedly assaulted Jean, leading Carmen Simpson, Candace King's mother who also lives at the home, to become involved in the fight, officials said.

Rodney King, meantime, became involved in the fight and at some point was struck in the head with a stick, prompting him to threaten to kill people in the house, officials said. Someone called 9-1-1 to report the fight and the fact that King was seen with a gun.

Police arrested the women and King on suspicion of various charges. The gun was found at the home but was determined to be a toy.
Old 09-29-05, 02:14 PM
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They arrested Rodney again? I think i'll go flip over a police car and set fire to my local post office in protest.
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Can't we all just get along?
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Why is it that people have to keep posting articles about King getting into trouble? We get it, he's a lowlife. That doesn't absolve anyone of anything.
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damn.. who else lives in that home?
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Originally Posted by Brain Stew
Why is it that people have to keep posting articles about King getting into trouble? We get it, he's a lowlife. That doesn't absolve anyone of anything.
As a resident of Los Angeles, I'll be paying the rest of my life in taxes to make up just the smallest of a percentage of what King got for being nothing more than a complete ass. For that reason alone, I want to hear all the stories about how horrible his life is going. Please keep it coming.
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King's live-in girlfriend, Dawn Jean, 29

daughter Candace King, 23




Old 09-29-05, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by General Zod
As a resident of Los Angeles, I'll be paying the rest of my life in taxes to make up just the smallest of a percentage of what King got for being nothing more than a complete ass. For that reason alone, I want to hear all the stories about how horrible his life is going. Please keep it coming.
Whatever. This thread needs to be moved to the political forum.
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Originally Posted by Brain Stew
Whatever. This thread needs to be moved to the political forum.
Dear God, no... not the political forum. It could never take it!
Old 09-29-05, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by pdutta2000
Can't we all just get along?
this ain't Utopia
Old 09-29-05, 03:19 PM
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Uh oh...
Old 09-29-05, 03:25 PM
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aint life one big revolving door... (don't let it smack you on the ass).
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Rodney King beaten with a stick and arrested
Ah, sweet karma.
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Originally Posted by Minor Threat
King's live-in girlfriend, Dawn Jean, 29

daughter Candace King, 23




I believe you meant to say
Old 09-29-05, 03:41 PM
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He probably has about enough settlement money left to buy a small pizza.
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Here's a list of his other arrests. I don't know if there were any others after 2001.

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/proj...ngarrests.html

The Arrest Record of Rodney King
Rodney King's criminal history played a large role in the high-speed chase that led to his arrest, in his controversial and violent arrest, and in the trials that followed. King explained his decision to flee--at a speed exceeding 110 mph--from CHP officers as resulting from a fear that his arrest for speeding would lead to a revocation of his parole and a return to prison: "I was scared of going back to prison and I just kind of thought the problem would just go away." Sergeant Stacey Koon, the supervising officer at King's arrest, concluded (correctly, it turned out) from King's "buffed out appearance" that he was most likely an ex-con who had been working out on prison weights--and assumed therefore that he was a dangerous character. Finally, it was King's criminal history that explained the decision of prosecutors to keep him off the witness stand. If King testified, defense attorneys would be allowed to present the jury with his record of arrests--a record that might influence their deliberations.
Many of King's problems with the law stem from his serious drinking problem. According to his parole officer, Tim Fowler, King "was a basically decent guy with borderline intelligence....His problem was alcoholism." (Cannon, p40.)

King's Trouble with the Law Prior to His Beating

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.
November 3, 1989: King, brandishing a tire iron, ordered a convenience store clerk to empty the cash register. The clerk grabbed the tire iron, causing King to fall backwards and knock over a pie rack. King swung the rack at the clerk and fled the store with $200. King was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, second-degree robbery, and intent to commit great bodily injury. In a plea agreement, King pleaded guilty to the robbery charge and the other charges were dropped. He was sentenced to two years in prison, but was paroled on December 27, 1990.


The Arrest of Rodney King on March 3, 1991
March 3, 1991: After being seen speeding on the 210 freeway by CHP officers, King led them on a chase at speeds estimated at up to 110 to 115 mph. When finally stopped, King refused requests to get into the prone position and appeared to charge one of the officers. He was beaten and arrested. King was charged with felony evading. Charges were later dropped.
King's 3/3/91 Arrest Record

King's Trouble with the Law After March 3, 1991
May 11, 1991: King was pulled over for having an excessively tinted windshield. Although King was driving without a license and his car registration had expired, King was not charged.

May 28, 1991: King picked up a transvestite prostitute in Hollywood who happened to be under surveillance by LAPD officers. King and the prostitute were observed in an alley engaging in sexual activity. When the prostitute spotted the officers, King sped away, nearly hitting one of them. King later explained that he thought the vice officers were robbers trying to kill him. No charges were filed.

June 26, 1992: King's second wife reported to police that King had hit her and she feared for her life. King was handcuffed and taken to a police station, but his wife then decided against pressing charges.

July 16, 1992: King was arrested at 1:40 A.M. for driving while intoxicated. No charges were filed.

August 21, 1993: King crashed into a wall near a downtown Los Angeles nightclub. He had a blood alcohol level of 0.19. King was charged with violating his parole and sent for sixty day to an alcohol treatment center. He was also convicted on the DUI charge and ordered to perform twenty days of community service.

May 21, 1995: King was arrested for DUI while on a trip to Pennsylvania. King failed field sobriety tests, but refused to submit to a blood test. He was tried and acquitted.

July 14, 1995: King got into an argument with his wife while he was driving, pulled off the freeway and ordered her out of the car. When she started to get out, King sped off, leaving her on the highway with a bruised arm. King was charged with assault with a deadly weapon (his car), reckless driving, spousal abuse, and hit-and-run. King was tried on all four charges, but found guilty only of hit-and-run driving.

March 3, 1999: King allegedly injured the sixteen-year-old girl that he had fathered out of wedlock when he was seventeen, as well as the girl's mother. King was arrested for injuring the woman, the girl, and for vandalizing property. King claimed that the incident was simply "a family misunderstanding."

September 29, 2001: King was arrested for indecent exposure and use of the hallucinogenic drug PCP.
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I'll bet the arresting officers treated him like he was the Pope.
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Originally Posted by Brain Stew
Whatever. This thread needs to be moved to the political forum.

Unless King is running for the senate or is a nominee for the Supreme Court, then I don't really see anything political about it.
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Looks like he was also arrested in 2003.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/West/10/1...y.king.arrest/

Rodney King arrested after domestic dispute

Tuesday, October 14, 2003 Posted: 6:02 PM EDT (2202 GMT)


(CNN) --Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by police officers sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots, has been arrested in suburban Rialto, California, for allegedly beating his girlfriend, law enforcement authorities said Tuesday.

JoAnne Naser said 38-year-old King attempted to choke her and punched her in the stomach during an argument that began Friday evening, according to Rialto Police Sgt. Randy DeAnda.

King was taken into custody after Naser called police Saturday. He was released Monday after posting $45,000 bail, according to DeAnda. The district attorney is looking at the case, he said.

King currently is on probation, having pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of a controlled substance and reckless driving after an August arrest.

King became a public figure during the 1992 trials of the Los Angeles, California, police officers accused of beating him during a 1991 arrest, which had been videotaped.

That trial led to widespread riots when four officers were acquitted of state charges. Two of the officers were later convicted in federal court of violating King's civil rights.

The verdicts seemed incomprehensible to a city that had seen the videotape of King, who is black, being beaten countless times by four white police officers.

The riot began the afternoon after the verdicts were announced and became one of the nation's bloodiest. It ended three days later with 55 people dead, more than 2,300 injured and 1,100 buildings destroyed.

King also won a $3.8 million settlement in a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles.

King has been in and out of jail since then. He has twice spent 90 days in jail for misdemeanor domestic abuse convictions.
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No taser jokes? What happend here?
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Originally Posted by General Zod
As a resident of Los Angeles, I'll be paying the rest of my life in taxes to make up just the smallest of a percentage of what King got for being nothing more than a complete ass. For that reason alone, I want to hear all the stories about how horrible his life is going. Please keep it coming.

You guys just like thinking that each arrest justifies the police beating. It makes it "ok" to think that cops are "judge and jury" on the streets and can do no wrong.
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Originally Posted by General Zod
As a resident of Los Angeles, I'll be paying the rest of my life in taxes to make up just the smallest of a percentage of what King got for being nothing more than a complete ass. For that reason alone, I want to hear all the stories about how horrible his life is going. Please keep it coming.


Amen ! I agree with this 100%.
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A toy gun? Ahh, Rodney. Well, he probably couldn't have a real gun legally anyway, not like that would have stopped him.

I don't know why in the world his adult daughter and mother are living with him. Just leave the man alone with his woman.
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
You guys just like thinking that each arrest justifies the police beating. It makes it "ok" to think that cops are "judge and jury" on the streets and can do no wrong.
Frankly, I think anyone who endangers the lives of several police officers and countless innocent members of the general public by causing an extended high speed police pursuit...and then physically resists arrrest...deserves a serious ass-whoopin'.

The police should have just stopped when he quit resisting.

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