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Let me guess, you're white, under 24, and live in either south US or the east coast. Am I right?

Hey now, that is stereotypical. Don't do that. I understand the importance and am somewhat young, I do own a business, and live in the southern-east coast. But I understand the very importance of this, and what effect it had. Please, stop the stereotype, I am not trying to be PC, but don't try and make it a PC statement like you did.

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the stuff some people post on here is pretty damn sad and pathetic. the guy even said he forgives the cops that almost beat him to death.

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Can't we all just learn to swim?

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Hey now, that is stereotypical. Don't do that. I understand the importance and am somewhat young, I do own a business, and live in the southern-east coast. But I understand the very importance of this, and what effect it had. Please, stop the stereotype, I am not trying to be PC, but don't try and make it a PC statement like you did.

Believe me, Im not trying to generalize. Im just playing with the odds.I really know and understand not all people are like this.

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I still don't get over the fact that people protested back then by robing and destroying others' property.

It was just used as an excuse by the rioters when they were really showing their own racism by attacking mostly Korean businesses who had moved into the area. They didn't like that but of course this side was mostly never told by the media cause blacks can't be racist.

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What? How was he costing the tax payers money exactly?

The cops paid nothing. They got off free and clear. They should have been beaten to the same degree they beat Mr. King. Or worse. Maybe that would have been news worthy enough for you.

I understand the written word, Maybe you should learn how to write it. The only nonsense here is your ignorance.

How much did he cost the state for all of his incarcerations? Calling members names in this forum used to be not permitted. Facts are and they are not disputable is that only morons revert to calling people names when they have no case. Grow up!

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I guess you don't care about a pretty large part of your own country then. As I can assure you a **** ton of people do it that you wouldn't even expect.

Anyone that puts dangerous drugs in their body is plain stupid. Our prisons are full of stupid idiotic morons.

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http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/lapd/kingarrests.html

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.

The above arrests were all before the beatings.

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How much did he cost the state for all of his incarcerations? Calling members names in this forum used to be not permitted. Facts are and they are not disputable is that only morons revert to calling people names when they have no case. Grow up!

I'd like to see where I called anyone a name. You just proved my point about needing to learn to read.

Our prisons are full of stupid idiotic morons.

Not only prisons.

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The guy was kind of a scumbag, but he does have a lot of history behind his name. And for that, he does deserve some respect.

It's a shame he couldn't straighten himself out though.

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RIP...

But

Yeah gave people a reason to let people riot and get free stuff. You never hear anything about that truck driver that got beat ( by 6 black guys) and almost died.

Maybe because those 6 black guys were not police men ?

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Maybe because those 6 black guys were not police men ?

Translation, we expect rioting and looting from black men, but not police officers. so its a big deal when you hear about a cop doing it. Racist statement is racist.

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It's pretty pathetic to see people cheering the death of a man just because he used drugs. Society isn't the pretty picture so many of the nutjobs in this thread seem to want it to be. I'm sure if he were a wealthy white man or a young white female there'd be almost universal grief, but because he was a black drug user he had it coming?

Seriously, the lack of compassion some people show is sickening.

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Translation, we expect rioting and looting from black men, but not police officers. so its a big deal when you hear about a cop doing it. Racist statement is racist.

hum

okay ....

No we expect police officers to protect the population. So we do not expect them to beat people if there's no reason to.

We don't expect random guys to protect anyone (black, white, yellow, red doesn't matter at all). So if some random guys beat another guy then it's big deal but not as big as police officers beating a guy.

If you read the message i replied to you'll see i'm not the one you specified the men were black. It doesn't matter at all the color of the skin. If M. King would be white it should still be a big deal and should still be news worthy.

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hum

okay ....

No we expect police officers to protect the population. So we do not expect them to beat people if there's no reason to.

We don't expect random guys to protect anyone (black, white, yellow, red doesn't matter at all). So if some random guys beat another guy then it's big deal but not as big as police officers beating a guy.

We also don't expect black men to riot, pull a innocent man out of his truck, and beat him within an inch of his life. Unless of course your a racist :whistle: .So black men rioting beating someone isn't as news worthy as a cop who may or may not have been in his justification to use force? All I hear in translation is "we couldn't possibly cover every time a group of black men beats someone and therefor its too common to be newsworthy, but the rare occasion a cop goes out of line is rare and unique enough to be news worthy. Sounds racists to me.

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It's pretty pathetic to see people cheering the death of a man just because he used drugs. Society isn't the pretty picture so many of the nutjobs in this thread seem to want it to be. I'm sure if he were a wealthy white man or a young white female there'd be almost universal grief, but because he was a black drug user he had it coming?

Seriously, the lack of compassion some people show is sickening.

Well my answer is simple. RIP, what more can you say? All I can say is that its sad that a bad man was wrongly treated and given a once in a lifetime chance to become a force for good and a civil rights leader, wasted his potential.

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We also don't expect black men to riot, pull a innocent man out of his truck, and beat him within an inch of his life. Unless of course your a racist :whistle: .

I never said we do.

You don't make any sense.

If you consider random guys beating another random guy equal to police officers beating a random guy then i really don't know what to say. At this was the point of my first reply.

You chose to focus on the fact i said the guys were black while i was just copy pasting what the original poster i was replying to wrote. That's your problem.

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I never said we do.

You don't make any sense.

You implied it by saying a mob of black men beating someone to near death wasn't as newsworthy as the Rodney king incident. if their not expected to do so, it should be just as newsworthy as a cops dereliction of power. Unless of course, your a racist.

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We also don't expect black men to riot, pull a innocent man out of his truck, and beat him within an inch of his life.

ummm....yes you do. There are certain parts of the city I live where you just don't go if you are not black as this is a possibility. I'm sure there are other large cities with the same problems.

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You implied it by saying a mob of black men beating someone to near death wasn't as newsworthy as the Rodney king incident. if their not expected to do so, it should be just as newsworthy as a cops dereliction of power. Unless of course, your a racist.

I did not imply anything. I just said police officers beating a random guy is more important than random guys beating a random guy. If you want to read anything else be my guest. But calling me raicst for that sorry i don't accept it.

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I did not imply anything. I just said police officers beating a random guy is more important than random guys beating a random guy. If you want to read anything else be my guest. But calling me raicst for that sorry i don't accept it.

Accept it wasn't random guys beating a random guy, he was targeted because of his race by a group of black men. And he just got the worst of it, many Asian shop owners can attest to how they where treated by the black mobs in the riots. You are racist if you think that's more important because more important also means less common. So the only answer is you believe blacks are prone to crime.

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ummm....yes you do. There are certain parts of the city I live where you just don't go if you are not black as this is a possibility. I'm sure there are other large cities with the same problems.

Come to northern Idaho, and I will show you towns you don't go into if your not white.

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I'd like to see where I called anyone a name. You just proved my point about needing to learn to read.

Not only prisons.

Forums as well. Read the supreme court decision on why the Cops were found not guilty. That is if you can??

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Come to northern Idaho, and I will show you towns you don't go into if your not white.

I think that's everywhere these days. But they are not being racist, of course. ;)

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