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so...Rodney King dies a drunk and druggie...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Larry, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Aug 23, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    Larry

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    this guy got beat by the cops...true, some believe he was strung out and resisted arrest (most agree he did not deserve the beating he got)

    for sure he caused a lot of trouble...riots caused a billion in property damage...53 people were killed...thousands injured...

    and in the end:
    he falls in a pool and drowns...

    (AP) Toxicology tests showed that King had a blood-alcohol level of .06 and amounts of PCP, cocaine and marijuana in his system, the captain said.

    "Mr. King was in a state of drug- and alcohol-induced delirium at the time of the terminal event and either fell or jumped into the swimming pool,"

    He was awarded 3.8 milllion for the beating in a civil law suit...and blew it all. Personally, I think he was a trouble maker who cashed in...sadly, he did not turn his life around.

    I pray his soul is in a better place.
     
  2. Aug 23, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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    Let it go, it was a long time ago. Sad event in our illustrious history. Millions of addicts out there, he was no one special.
     
  3. Aug 23, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    let what go?

    I feel bad for the man. yes, another sad event in history...all around. maybe we could learn from it.

    should we let 9-11 go? Vietnam? WWII?

    let it go?
     
  4. Aug 23, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    very sad
     
  5. Aug 23, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    A bit out of context, don't you think?
     
  6. Aug 23, 2012 at 6:40 PM
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    I wasn't attempting to make context, I was only responding to your post...and although your point is well taken, I don't believe we should "let it go".

    many lessons there. unfortunately, many will let it go...and miss the learning experience...and rince & repeat. :(
     
  8. Aug 23, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    OP why the fk are you even bringing this up MONTHS after he DROWNED? We have a gawd dauym rover on mars! Go read up on some current events.
     
  9. Aug 23, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    cant we all just get along?
     
  10. Aug 23, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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    AP just relaesed the autopsy report today.

    is today not current? :notsure:
     
  11. Aug 23, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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    I could get along quite well with a spare 3.8mil... :D
     
  13. Aug 23, 2012 at 7:23 PM
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    Carry on
     
  16. Aug 23, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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    In all seriousness... what is the purpose of this thread?
     
  17. Aug 23, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    This ^^^


    Please give a valid reason it should be left open, in 10 words or less.
     
  18. Aug 23, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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  19. Aug 23, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    I did not post this up to open (or re-open) the debate over Mr. Kings beating and the riots...

    My intention, after reading the AP autopsy news this evening...was to say how sad it is...

    the man obviously (and factually) had drug addiction and alchol isssues...was given help...awarded millions of dollars...wrote a book...became a small time celeb (oprah and the talk show circuit)

    and unfortunately did not (or could not) turn his life around.

    but hey...sometimes money and celeberty only makes matters worse. God knows there are more than a few of them in the grave. :(
     
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    This, now I'm going to go riot now, get myself a new tv and whatever else I can carry, cause I'm upset about it.
     
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