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#1 Charlie Foxtrot

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:35 PM

Found dead at the bottom of a pool.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:54 PM

Bottom of the Dead Pool?....

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:58 PM

'Hey Rodney, why ya going swimming so late at night?'










'Beats me'......

















What, too soon?......

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:05 PM

Can't say that I'm shocked, or saddened.

He left quite a trail of damage behind him.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:27 PM

Can't say that I'm shocked, or saddened.

He left quite a trail of damage behind him.



Yup. And if this was a suicide, that's a pretty lazy cop out....

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:30 PM

Reginald Denny is supposed to deliver the eulogy.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:31 PM

Reginald Denny is supposed to deliver the eulogy.




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Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:37 PM

Reginald Denny is supposed to deliver the eulogy.


Hopefully in his Peterbuilt.....

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 06:31 PM

How many Los Angeles cops does it take to replace a burned out lightbulb??

























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All of them but all they do is beat the room for being black

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:30 PM

Can't we all just aqualung?

Weird, but one article said his GF was a juror on his civil trial against the city.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:47 PM

Can't we all just aqualung?

Weird, but one article said his GF was a juror on his civil trial against the city.


Sitting on a park bench....

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:52 PM

...eyeing little girls with bad intent...

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:22 PM

Sad news for the most part after the beating by the demonic cops he comported himself well. He taught us an important lesson - never blindly place your trust in the police. Many of them are evil fucks

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:28 PM

Sad news for the most part after the beating by the demonic cops he comported himself well. He taught us an important lesson - never blindly place your trust in the police. Many of them are evil fucks


Only you could learn from Rodney King...fucking tool. So you weren't drunk on the Vespa?

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:47 PM


Sad news for the most part after the beating by the demonic cops he comported himself well. He taught us an important lesson - never blindly place your trust in the police. Many of them are evil fucks


Only you could learn from Rodney King...fucking tool. So you weren't drunk on the Vespa?



Nope.

They gave me my license back week later. Do yo know how fucking rarely that happens? Less than.one percent of the time. He was a bad cop and he got kicked off the force.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:50 PM

Can't say that I'm shocked, or saddened.

He left quite a trail of damage behind him.


Most of those billy clubs had to be tossed in the trash, after what he did to them.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:06 PM

Heard this on the news earlier today, and thought it was sad and unfortunate. Listened to an interview with him recently and was struck by his ability to forgive, move ahead and continue to fight his demons. Couldn`t help but think that if I had had the kind of life he experienced I would have surrendered to cynicism and hoplessness long ago.
I hope his spirit is at peace.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:10 PM



Sad news for the most part after the beating by the demonic cops he comported himself well. He taught us an important lesson - never blindly place your trust in the police. Many of them are evil fucks


Only you could learn from Rodney King...fucking tool. So you weren't drunk on the Vespa?



Nope.

They gave me my license back week later. Do yo know how fucking rarely that happens? Less than.one percent of the time. He was a bad cop and he got kicked off the force.


FFS, I know how to spell. Seriously, is UF that bad?

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:47 PM

Heard this on the news earlier today, and thought it was sad and unfortunate. Listened to an interview with him recently and was struck by his ability to forgive, move ahead and continue to fight his demons. Couldn`t help but think that if I had had the kind of life he experienced I would have surrendered to cynicism and hoplessness long ago.
I hope his spirit is at peace.



Don't kid yourself, he got beat about as bad as any given state prisoner gets beaten across America about every five minutes around here. He just was very lucky that someone had a camera rolling at the time and eventually he walked away with a three million dollar payday, courtesy of us tax payers. Then, 'til the very end, he still couldn't get his shit together, even with all that cashola in his pocket.

Talk about hitting the f'ng lotto and then still ending up dying an idiot with a rap sheet a mile long? Trust me, this guy was no hero....just the piņata de jerk.....

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:25 PM

I didn`t call him a hero. I think he was a very troubled man who was dealt a bad hand from the begining, but was sincere and genuine in his efforts. I also would rather my modest bank balance over his experience any day. Money isn`t a miracle band aid that undoes decades of hurt. I didn`t walk in his shoes and I can never know exactly what it was like to live his life, so I do my best to avoid passing judgment because I find it as unappealing in myself as I find it in others.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:50 PM

He was kinda a sad bum. Money probably killed him. Didn't deserve that shit but isn't any saint or hero nor is he some evil thing. Just a sad sack life with lotsa bad decisions. Really when I heard I just shrugged and thought.....whatever.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 11:58 PM

I thought other than one incident he lived the rest of his life trouble free.

No?

If so that would make him at worst average

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:01 AM

Rodney King should have been very g-damn happy that he was not Reginald Denny....

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:15 AM

I`m really not sure what point you are trying to make there Rick. Rodney King wasn`t responsible for what happened to Reginald Denny. Rodney didn`t pull him out of the truck and beat him to an inch of his life. He`s no more responsible for that than all the great police officers in the world are responsible for the actions of 4 bad ones.

We should ALL be grateful none of us were either of them. They were both victims of horrific violence.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:34 AM

Sad news for the most part after the beating by the demonic cops he comported himself well. He taught us an important lesson - never blindly place your trust in the police. Many of them are evil fucks


Tax their ammo. That should solve that problem.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 12:38 AM


Sad news for the most part after the beating by the demonic cops he comported himself well. He taught us an important lesson - never blindly place your trust in the police. Many of them are evil fucks


Tax their ammo. That should solve that problem.



And their batons. And their Tazers. And and and and and.....

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 01:35 AM

I thought other than one incident he lived the rest of his life trouble free.

No?

If so that would make him at worst average

He did not live "trouble free" either before or after his moment of mistreatment.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:48 AM

KIng was not a model citizen



The cops who beat him were not model cops.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:51 AM

What do cops, drugs and swimming pools all have in common?

They all beat Rodney King

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:08 AM

Why don't black Americans swim?
By Finlo Rohrer
BBC News, Washington

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-11172054

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:41 PM

Over 50 people died in the Riots. The cause of the Riots was not the LAPD. It was caused by a selfish, drugged-up asshole running from the LAPD. If he had just pulled over when the first lit him up, or the LAPD had just shot him at the end of the chase, non of this would have happened. Reginald Denny was an INNOCENT victim, Rodney king was not an Innocent Victim. Rodney King was responsible for what happened to him, and the others. His actions after the event reinforce this view.

I do not take joy in his death, but I will feel a bit safer on the streets knowing that he is no longer out there.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:57 PM

The Sheriff's Posse out in Lakeview Terrace has a poker ride at Hansen Dam every year...To this day they don't think it's funny when I ask if four clubs beat a King.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:14 PM

The Sheriff's Posse out in Lakeview Terrace has a poker ride at Hansen Dam every year...To this day they don't think it's funny when I ask if four clubs beat a King.



Now that's a riot....

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:29 PM

Now that's a riot....

go clubbing ounce thigs settle downe? :)

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:01 PM


Now that's a riot....

go clubbing ounce thigs settle downe? :)



Yup, and I heard the Go-Go's are in town.....




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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:11 PM



Now that's a riot....

go clubbing ounce thigs settle downe? :)



Yup, and I heard the Go-Go's are in town.....





I understand they are sharing the bill with the Ramones...


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:11 PM



Now that's a riot....

go clubbing ounce thigs settle downe? :)



Yup, and I heard the Go-Go's are in town.....




Double bill...Devo also playing...



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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:24 PM

Ah the 80's...the beat down generation!

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:26 PM




Now that's a riot....

go clubbing ounce thigs settle downe? :)



Yup, and I heard the Go-Go's are in town.....




Double bill...Devo also playing...




Well done, Kidz. But I don't wanna see any MJ in this thread, ok?....

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 08:54 PM

Over 50 people died in the Riots. The cause of the Riots was not the LAPD. It was caused by a selfish, drugged-up asshole running from the LAPD. If he had just pulled over when the first lit him up, or the LAPD had just shot him at the end of the chase, non of this would have happened. Reginald Denny was an INNOCENT victim, Rodney king was not an Innocent Victim. Rodney King was responsible for what happened to him, and the others. His actions after the event reinforce this view.

I do not take joy in his death, but I will feel a bit safer on the streets knowing that he is no longer out there.



I feel ZERO sympathy for Rodney King, but he didn't cause the LA riots. The rioters in LA caused the LA riots. RK had nothing to do with it.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:45 PM

I feel ZERO sympathy for Rodney King, but he didn't cause the LA riots. The rioters in LA caused the LA riots. RK had nothing to do with it.


It's the Butterfly Effect. Now the LAPD just shoots when they have cause.

This dimwit took the LAPD on a high speed chase. When he finally stopped, he got out and held his phone like a gun after he told the dispatcher that he was armed and not afraid of the LAPD. After chasing him a couple hundred feet, they unloaded 90 rounds. Deader than Rodney, and not much sympathy. Most were just upset that he ruined their drive home.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:51 PM


I feel ZERO sympathy for Rodney King, but he didn't cause the LA riots. The rioters in LA caused the LA riots. RK had nothing to do with it.


It's the Butterfly Effect. Now the LAPD just shoots when they have cause.

This dimwit took the LAPD on a high speed chase. When he finally stopped, he got out and held his phone like a gun after he told the dispatcher that he was armed and not afraid of the LAPD. After chasing him a couple hundred feet, they unloaded 90 rounds. Deader than Rodney, and not much sympathy. Most were just upset that he ruined their drive home.


Suicide by cop

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:08 PM

For years prior to the Rodney King beating I use to go into the South Central and East LA schools for work and never had a problem. AAMOF I was treated better at these campuses then at some of the "white" schools. Things got real different after the beating and my clients would prefer to come to our downtown office to meet with me. You could see it was a powder keg ready to go. I was at David Starr Jordan HS in LGB the day of the verdict. The football coach, who could have passed for Decon Jones twin brother, walked me to my car told me to get on the 91 freeway and not stop until I saw the ocean. Words well heeded and by the time I got back to Ventura that evening, shit had hit the fan.

Few of my LA Cop buddies use to say RK was no more that just a useless bag of shit common criminal, but no one deserved the beat down he got.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:09 PM

And after all the problems caused by drugs and alcohol:

Rodney King's death: Police confiscate marijuana from his home


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:41 PM

For years prior to the Rodney King beating I use to go into the South Central and East LA schools for work and never had a problem. AAMOF I was treated better at these campuses then at some of the "white" schools. Things got real different after the beating and my clients would prefer to come to our downtown office to meet with me. You could see it was a powder keg ready to go. I was at David Starr Jordan HS in LGB the day of the verdict. The football coach, who could have passed for Decon Jones twin brother, walked me to my car told me to get on the 91 freeway and not stop until I saw the ocean. Words well heeded and by the time I got back to Ventura that evening, shit had hit the fan.

Few of my LA Cop buddies use to say RK was no more that just a useless bag of shit common criminal, but no one deserved the beat down he got.



I was hauling a horse up from Del Mar with a girl who could have been the poster child for the Aryan Nation, blonder than blonde, we had the radio off, got lost near Southgate and turned around on city streets, could smell the fires...turned on the radio, found out that the shhtf, got back on the fwy and got the hell out of there.

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 11:42 PM

I'm just going to drop this here



Thread is too serious

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:39 AM

Hey Gaston, why do you keep littering about upper court case..... I highly doubt that they fired the cop considering you were forced to pay fines and put on probation for quite a while. Keep lying though.....anyone can look it up at the Monroe count clerk website and even find you're mugshot online preserved in all its glorious stupidity.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:41 AM

Cheesy, I get a new smartphone and my typing goes to crap.....the mobile version of this site doesn't have an edit option either

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:09 PM

Cheesy, I get a new smartphone and my typing goes to crap.....the mobile version of this site doesn't have an edit option either



Scroll all the way down and on the bottom left you'll see 'Full Version'. On my EyeFone it looks and works just like it does on a laptop, with all the features & tools....

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 12:13 PM


Cheesy, I get a new smartphone and my typing goes to crap.....the mobile version of this site doesn't have an edit option either



Scroll all the way down and on the bottom left you'll see 'Full Version'. On my EyeFone it looks and works just like it does on a laptop, with all the features & tools....

Too late to fix Swype's butchery, but sure enough you're right booth. Thanks.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:36 PM




What flick is that?....

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:41 PM


Cheesy, I get a new smartphone and my typing goes to crap.....the mobile version of this site doesn't have an edit option either



Scroll all the way down and on the bottom left you'll see 'Full Version'. On my EyeFone it looks and works just like it does on a laptop, with all the features & tools....


be nice to have a button for all the features

yet none of the tools / trolls Posted Image

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:00 PM



He's got a lot of details wrong.

http://cnnpressroom....-years-later-2/

Looks to me the officer didn't have to side-step an inch to clothes-line King, consistent with Kings version that he tried to run passed him, after being told to "Run nigger, we are going to kill you."

There were about a dozen officers there, more than enough to pin him and cuff him, but they continued beating him. Hardly any injuries? The medical people are interviewed in this as well.

It was a beat down. "Standard procedure" in the US? Maybe, but not what we like to think the "US" is about.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:07 PM





What flick is that?....


american history x...a pretty amazing, if not severely disturbing and thought provoking flick

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:25 PM




He's got a lot of details wrong.

http://cnnpressroom....-years-later-2/

Looks to me the officer didn't have to side-step an inch to clothes-line King, consistent with Kings version that he tried to run passed him, after being told to "Run nigger, we are going to kill you."

There were about a dozen officers there, more than enough to pin him and cuff him, but they continued beating him. Hardly any injuries? The medical people are interviewed in this as well.

It was a beat down. "Standard procedure" in the US? Maybe, but not what we like to think the "US" is about.



I have absolutely no sympathy for a six time loser who evades the police at high speed, jeopardizes the lives of innocent people, whilst fuked up on drugs. This piece of shit's contributions to American society are/were g-damn zero.....

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:50 PM





He's got a lot of details wrong.

http://cnnpressroom....-years-later-2/

Looks to me the officer didn't have to side-step an inch to clothes-line King, consistent with Kings version that he tried to run passed him, after being told to "Run nigger, we are going to kill you."

There were about a dozen officers there, more than enough to pin him and cuff him, but they continued beating him. Hardly any injuries? The medical people are interviewed in this as well.

It was a beat down. "Standard procedure" in the US? Maybe, but not what we like to think the "US" is about.



I have absolutely no sympathy for a six time loser who evades the police at high speed, jeopardizes the lives of innocent people, whilst fuked up on drugs. This piece of shit's contributions to American society are/were g-damn zero.....


So you want to give the cops the discretion to beat people to death if they try to run, even when detention is achievable, and the person has surrendered.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:11 PM






He's got a lot of details wrong.

http://cnnpressroom....-years-later-2/

Looks to me the officer didn't have to side-step an inch to clothes-line King, consistent with Kings version that he tried to run passed him, after being told to "Run nigger, we are going to kill you."

There were about a dozen officers there, more than enough to pin him and cuff him, but they continued beating him. Hardly any injuries? The medical people are interviewed in this as well.

It was a beat down. "Standard procedure" in the US? Maybe, but not what we like to think the "US" is about.



I have absolutely no sympathy for a six time loser who evades the police at high speed, jeopardizes the lives of innocent people, whilst fuked up on drugs. This piece of shit's contributions to American society are/were g-damn zero.....


So you want to give the cops the discretion to beat people to death if they try to run, even when detention is achievable, and the person has surrendered.



Since it's quite obvious that neither his mother nor his father ever succeeded into beating some common sense, morals, ethics or manners into 'Lil Rodney, I still have no qualms today that the LAPD took over the King's parenting role.




(G-damn but it's days like this when I really miss Daryl Gates)....

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:24 PM







He's got a lot of details wrong.

http://cnnpressroom....-years-later-2/

Looks to me the officer didn't have to side-step an inch to clothes-line King, consistent with Kings version that he tried to run passed him, after being told to "Run nigger, we are going to kill you."

There were about a dozen officers there, more than enough to pin him and cuff him, but they continued beating him. Hardly any injuries? The medical people are interviewed in this as well.

It was a beat down. "Standard procedure" in the US? Maybe, but not what we like to think the "US" is about.



I have absolutely no sympathy for a six time loser who evades the police at high speed, jeopardizes the lives of innocent people, whilst fuked up on drugs. This piece of shit's contributions to American society are/were g-damn zero.....


So you want to give the cops the discretion to beat people to death if they try to run, even when detention is achievable, and the person has surrendered.



Since it's quite obvious that neither his mother nor his father ever succeeded into beating some common sense, morals, ethics or manners into 'Lil Rodney, I still have no qualms today that the LAPD took over the King's parenting role.




(G-damn but it's days like this when I really miss Daryl Gates)....



Well, it seems we agree. The guys claim in that movie that they were doing it to defend themselves is inaccurate.




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