Rodney King Dead after Presumed Drowning

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Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by cops in 1991 sparked the LA riots, died early today. He was 47.

He was discovered in the pool of his Rialto home by his fiancée Cynthia Kelley, whose first date with King was at a Newport Beach pizzeria the day after she served on a Los Angeles civil jury that awarded him $3.8 million.

Kelley told Rialto Police that King spent Saturday drinking and smoking pot before she went to bed at 2 a.m. this morning. After being plucked out of the pool, CPR was performed to no avail.

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Police, who suspect no foul play was involved, are investigating King's death as a drowning.

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Tactical Flash
Tactical Flash

Good riddance to you !  I give credit where credit is due, You Rodney deserve none!  Criminal, Punk, Thug, Druggie, Woman abuser etc, etc, etc.  The boo hoo comments here make me want to puke.  How about all the people that work their asses of all day, Stay out of trouble, Serve their country and raise families?  I watch his beating on You-Tube and wish it was longer!  Go ahead you liberal spineless weepis, Go have dinner at Roscoes Chicken and waffles at night in L.A. and see what happens.  I worked armed securing a liquor store off Pico and La Brea and I can assure you they do not return the love.  Keep dreaming. I felt safer deployed. Foxtrot 6, OUT!

Tactical Flash
Tactical Flash

What?  God finally flushed the toilet on this miserable non productive abusive excuse for a mans life.  Why don't you go to South Central L.A. and adopt a couple of "Rodneys" to make you feel good.  Disgusting!

Joseph
Joseph

Sounds fishy to me. Can't we all just get some floaties?

RPinSA
RPinSA

Wasn't he the one who said, "Why can't we all just get a bong?"

scallywag
scallywag

Since the riots of 1994 it is debatable whether race relations have actually improved or if anything deteriorated as tensions remain high as polarities still persist in urban communities. Then again the aura of Rodney King as a celebrity (how paradoxical) only grew. Perhaps even he managed to circumvent the strife of his circumstances that so many African Americans still to this day consistently find themselves up against. What's ironic is that King died at the hands of drinking and weed consumption, the same thing that brought him to the notice of LAPD officers when he was pulled over in 1991. http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2012/06/rodney-king-found-dead-at-bottom-of-pool-aged-47-by-his-fiance/

Jess1e
Jess1e

realy working the 12 steps where in the 12 steps is drinking and smokinjg pot all day a step the dude wasnt working anything

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