It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Los Angeles riots figure Rodney King found dead

page: 2
3
<< 1    3  4  5 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 12:47 PM
link   

More than 50 people were killed


Reminds me of something. Let's also post the people who died during the LA Riots of 1992.


FIFTY-THREE PEOPLE DIED in L.A.'s riot 10 years ago.

Gunfire killed 35, including eight people shot by law enforcement and two by National Guardsmen. Six died in arson fires. Attackers used sticks or boards to kill two others. Stabbings killed two. Six died in car accidents; two in hit-and-runs. One was strangled. The violence crossed racial and ethnic lines. The dead included 25 African-Americans, 16 Latinos, eight whites, two Asians, one Algerian, and one Indian or Middle Easterner. Men outnumbered women, 48 to 5. One of the more troubling statistics: 22 of the cases remain open, unsolved homicides. Investigative reporter JIM CROGAN, using coroner's reports, police records and interviews, compiled these snapshots of the final moments of the lives of L.A.'s 53.



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 Arturo Carlos Miranda TIME: 7:30 p.m. LOCATION: Intersection of 120th Street and Central Avenue, South-Central L.A. STATUS: Open case, LAPD's Southeast Division: (213) 485-6902
-Miranda, a 23-year-old Mexican-American, was driving home from a South-Central park with a nephew and a friend. A blue car pulled up and someone fired one shot, hitting Miranda in the chest.

Dwight Taylor TIME: 8:15 p.m. LOCATION: 400 block of W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. STATUS: Open case, LAPD's Southwest Division: (213) 485-6571
-Taylor, a 43-year-old African-American, stood on a South L.A. street, where he had stopped on his way home from work. Someone drove by and shot him in the neck.

Franklin Antonio Benavidez TIME: 8:35 p.m. LOCATION: 4404 S. Western Ave., South-Central L.A. -Southwest Division officers said they caught 27-year-old Benavidez robbing a gas station on South Western Avenue. When he pulled a gun on them, he was shot twice in the chest. He left behind a young child. It appears that a gunshot residue sample was never tested to prove that Benavidez had handled a weapon; the shooting was found to be justified.



Eduardo Canedo Vela TIME: 9 p.m. LOCATION: 5000 block of West Slauson Avenue, Ladera Heights STATUS: Open case, Sheriff's Homicide Division: (323) 890-5500
-Car trouble led to the death of Vela, a 33-year-old Mexican-American from Arvin, who was driving with two friends when their car broke down on Slauson Avenue. Vela stayed with the light-blue, 1986 Ford Taurus, while his companions looked for a phone. When they returned, Vela was on his back in the street, with a gunshot wound to the chest. Vela left behind a wife, Rosa, and an 8-month-old daughter.



Anthony Lamarr Netherly TIME: Between 9 and 10 p.m. LOCATION: Intersection of 78th and San Pedro streets, South-Central L.A. STATUS: Open case, LAPD's 77th Division: (213) 485-1385
-A passing motorist found Netherly, a 21-year-old African-American, lying in the street and took him to Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center. He had been shot in the left eye. Netherly was a nurse's assistant.



Willie Bernard Williams TIME: 9:30 p.m. LOCATION: Unknown
-Williams, a 29-year-old African-American, weighed more than 300 pounds. Somehow he fell out of the back of his brother's truck and suffered severe head injuries. Williams' death, ruled accidental, was blamed on treacherous driving conditions.



John Henry Willers TIME: 11 p.m. LOCATION: 10,000 block of North Sepulveda Boulevard, Mission Hills STATUS: Open case, LAPD's Foothill Division: (818) 834-3115
-It appears that this man's kindness cost him his life. Thirty-seven-year-old Willers, a white man from Salt Lake City, tried to help people involved in a head-on collision in Mission Hills. Passersby gunned him down, the fatal shot piercing his heart.



Elbert Ondra Wilkins TIME: 11:30 p.m. LOCATION: Intersection of 92nd Street and Western Avenue, South-Central L.A. STATUS: Open case, LAPD's 77th Division: (213) 485-1385
-As Wilkins, 33, and some friends stood around their car, shots rang out from a passing car. A bullet hit Wilkins, an African-American, in the chest, ripping into his aorta. Wilkins' friends drove him to Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center, where he died.



Jimmie Harris TIME: Midnight LOCATION: Intersection of Avalon Boulevard and Slauson Avenue, Watts Perilous driving conditions contributed to the death of Harris. The 38-year-old African-American was eastbound on Slauson Avenue in South-Central, when his car collided with another one at Avalon Boulevard. The riot delayed paramedics. He left behind a wife, Ernestine. No charges were filed.




posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 12:52 PM
link   

Nissar Daoud Mustafa a.k.a. Wassir Daoud Nissar TIME: Unknown LOCATION: 1601 S. Western Ave., Koreatown STATUS: Open case, LAPD's Criminal Conspiracy Section: (213) 473-7474
-Arsonists torched the J.J. Newberry Department store on South Western Avenue. Nearly four months later, on August 12, a worker found the body of Mustafa, a 20-year-old Indian or Middle Easterner, in the rubble. Mustafa had lived at 326 S. Normandie Ave. in the Wilshire District.



Anthony James Taylor and Dennis Ray Jackson Sr. TIME: Midnight LOCATION: 11,300 block of Alvaro Street It appears these two African-Americans, Taylor, 31, and Jackson, 38, died in a shootout with LAPD officers near Nickerson Gardens Housing Project. Taylor was hit in the head; Jackson, in the back, the bullet shattering his spinal cord and slicing his aorta. Tests showed both men had likely handled or fired a weapon.



Elias Garcia Rivera TIME: Unknown LOCATION: Vanowen Street near Coldwater Canyon Avenue, North Hollywood
-Hours after the jury verdict, a group of African-American men stood outside their North Hollywood apartment collecting donations to retry the white officers. One resident gave $2 and resisted demands to give more. He tried to run away but was hit on the head with a board. His neighbor, Rivera, intervened and was struck in the head, suffering a broken skull. He went into a coma, and his family removed him from life-support on December 16. A jury convicted Traville Craig, 19, of murder, and he received a life sentence with no chance of parole.



THURSDAY, April 30 Juanita Rena Pettaway (also spelled Pedaway) Jerel Channell Darnell Levalle Mallory TIME: 12:10 a.m. LOCATION: Intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Seward Street, Hollywood
-These three African-American robbery suspects, Pettaway, 38, Channell, 26, and Mallory, 18, died in a police pursuit. Mallory, the driver, lost control and slammed into a fire hydrant and brick wall. Police said the suspects tossed out a gun and stolen property during the chase.



Ira Frederick McCurry TIME: Unknown, body found at 12:10 a.m. LOCATION: Intersection of 102nd Street and Avalon Boulevard, Watts STATUS: Open case, LAPD's Southeast Division: (213) 485-6902
-McCurry, a 45-year-old white male, was found dead on the street, shot through the right eye as he pleaded with looters not to burn down a store next to his house. He was a maintenance worker for L.A. County Parks and Recreation Department.



Deandre Harrison TIME: Unknown LOCATION: Found near intersection of 114th Street and Central Avenue, South-Central L.A.
-Harrison, a 17-year-old African-American, was found with a bullet wound in his chest. Detectives speculated Harrison might have been a sniper shot by police; the case appears closed.



Meeker Mardah Gibson TIME: Body found at 4:30 a.m. LOCATION: 1040 E. Holt Ave., Pomona 0STATUS: Open case, Pomona Police: (909) 622-1241
-Gibson, a 35-year-old African-American, may have been talking on a gas-station pay phone when he took a shotgun blast to the chest. His body was found May 1. His wife, Valerie, survived him.



William Anthony Ross TIME: Body found between 7 and 8 a.m. LOCATION: 2882 Ninth St., Koreatown STATUS: Open case, LAPD Criminal Conspiracy Section: (213) 473-7474
-Ross, a 25-year-old African-American, burned to death inside a grocery store looted and torched in Koreatown. Ross died, curled up under a metal desk in the office, with a wad of cash in a pant pocket. The coroner ruled the death a homicide.



Brian Edmund Andrew TIME: 12:30 p.m. LOCATION: 1116 N. Chester Ave., Compton
-Compton Police officers said they saw Andrew, a 30-year-old African-American, looting a store on Chester Avenue. Andrew hit one officer in the head with a bottle, and another officer fired a shot at point-blank range, hitting Andrew in the face. The District Attorney's Office ruled the shooting to be justifiable.



Howard A. Epstein TIME: Between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. LOCATION: Intersection of Slauson Avenue and Seventh Avenue, South-Central L.A. STATUS: Open case, LAPD's 77th Division: (213) 485-1385
-Epstein, a 45-year-old white man from Orinda, was westbound on Slauson Avenue in South-Central, when someone in another car fired at his vehicle. The shot hit Epstein in the left temple. His Ford Thunderbird kept going until it hit a tree. While Epstein lay bleeding, rioters robbed him and looted his car. The crowd's hostility was so intense, police towed the car with the body still inside. Epstein had come to L.A. to check on his business. He left behind a wife, Stephanie.



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 12:55 PM
link   

Thanh Lam TIME: 3:15 p.m. LOCATION: Alondra Boulevard, east of Willowbrook Avenue, Compton STATUS: Open case, Sheriff's Homicide Division: (323) 890-5500
-The riot did not keep Monterey Park resident Lam, a 25-year-old Vietnamese-American, from trying to make deliveries for his family's small grocery. He was eastbound on Alondra Boulevard, in his 1989 Toyota truck with a camper shell, and stopped at a red light at Willowbrook. A late-1970s or early-1980s blue Cadillac pulled up, and a front-seat passenger, described as an African-American man in his early 20s, yelled a racial slur and opened fire, hitting Lam four times, three times in the chest and once in the back.



Mark Garcia TIME: 4:20 p.m. LOCATION: Intersection of 107th Street and Burin Avenue, Lennox Sheriff's deputies chased a carload of suspects fleeing a looted jewelry store near 110th Street and Hawthorne Boulevard. When the getaway car crashed, the suspects ran a short distance and exchanged gunfire with deputies. Garcia, who had followed in another car, joined the chase. The 15-year-old Mexican-American was shot in the chest. A gunshot-residue test showed that Garcia had not held a weapon, the shooting was ruled justifiable.



Patrick Bettan TIME: 4:45 p.m. LOCATION: 2740 W. Olympic Blvd., Koreatown Bettan, a 30-year-old Algerian-born Frenchman, worked as an armed security guard at a shopping center, where he joined a group of armed storeowners defending their property. During one looting spree, Bettan was shot. The round blew off the top of his head. According to the coroner's report, Bettan's wound seemed "inconsistent with the weapons wielded by the rioters. It more nearly matched the high-powered rifles used by the shopkeepers." LAPD investigators determined Bettan had been accidentally shot by one of his employers. No charges were filed.

Frank Daniel Lopez TIME: Sometime before 5:30 p.m. LOCATION: 16th Street, east of Central Avenue, Central City Lopez, a 36-year-old transient, was found face down on the street. He had been hit by a car. Lopez's family was never found, and the county eventually buried him. His death was ruled accidental.

Matthew Ellis Haines TIME: 6:35 p.m. LOCATION: 1900 block of Lemon Street, Long Beach A mob of a dozen or so African-American youth set upon Haines, a 32-year-old white man, as he rode his motorcycle with his roommate on back. They pulled Haines, a local motorcycle mechanic, and his friend off the bike, robbed them and shot Haines. Ironically, Haines was on his way to meet a black friend to help him move. Seven of his attackers were found guilty or accepted plea agreements.

Gregory Davis Jr. TIME: 7 p.m. LOCATION: Intersection of Vermont Avenue and 43rd Street, South-Central L.A. STATUS: Open case, LAPD's Southwest Division: (213) 485-6571 Fifteen-year-old Davis Jr., an African-American who lived on West 70th Street in South-Central, was shot in the forehead as he walked on the street.



Adolpho Morales a.k.a. Andre Garnica TIME: 7:15 p.m. LOCATION: 2000 block of West Pico Boulevard, Pico-Union STATUS: Open case, LAPD's Rampart Division: (213) 207-2147 Morales, 37, was stabbed to death. Police found the knife but no traceable prints. Morales carried fake ID listing his name as Andre Garnica.

Hector Rivas Castro TIME: 7:30 p.m. LOCATION: Intersection of Vermont and Leeward avenues, East Hollywood Castro, 49, was shot in the back as he walked in East Hollywood. The bullet broke his spine and punctured his heart. A friend put the mortally wounded Castro in the back seat of his car and drove to the nearest contingent of police. The LAPD determined that a National Guardsman shot Castro. His death was ruled accidental.

Louis Amari Watson TIME: 7:45 p.m. LOCATION: Intersection of Vernon and Normandie avenues, South-Central L.A. STATUS: Open case, LAPD's Southwest Division: (213) 485-6571 According to Watson's aunt, her 18-year-old African-American nephew was standing with a large group of people when a gunman opened fire. Watson was struck in the head. Southwest Detective Supervisor Ron Richards believes people know who did it, but no one has come forward.

John Doe No. 80 TIME: Unknown LOCATION: 5801 S. Vermont Ave., South-Central L.A. STATUS: Open case, LAPD's Criminal Conspiracy Section: (213) 473-7474 Police think that John Doe No. 80 -- the only unidentified riot victim -- died in a fire at Pep Boys. The body, discovered two days later, weighed 117 pounds, was nearly 5 feet tall, with brown hair, a mustache and a goatee. He was about 35 years old. George Antonio Sosa TIME: 8 p.m. LOCATION: 2600 block of Florence Avenue, Huntington Park An unidentified gunman shot 20-year-old Sosa as he allegedly looted a store in Huntington Park.



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 12:58 PM
link   

George Antonio Sosa TIME: 8 p.m. LOCATION: 2600 block of Florence Avenue, Huntington Park An unidentified gunman shot 20-year-old Sosa as he allegedly looted a store in Huntington Park.

Jose Very Solorzano or Joel Very Solorzano or Noel Solorzano TIME: 8:15 p.m. LOCATION: Intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Vermont Avenue A shopkeeper defending his property shot Solorzano, 25, while he allegedly looted a store.

James Lino Taylor TIME: 8:47 p.m. LOCATION: 5209 W. Sunset Blvd. A storekeeper may have shot and killed James Taylor, a 27-year-old African-American, as he allegedly looted stores in a Hollywood strip mall.

Juan Antonio Pineda TIME: 9:45 p.m. LOCATION: 4000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, East Hollywood Sniper fire hit Pineda, 20, as he sat with his brother and friends in a car in East Hollywood. A judge dismissed murder charges at a preliminary hearing; the case was closed.

Edward Song Lee TIME: 9:50 p.m. LOCATION: Near corner of Third Street and Hobart Boulevard, Wilshire District Lee, 18, a Korean-American living with his mom in the Wilshire District, was out with three friends when they got into a fight with another group of Koreans. Police responded to the gunfight and exchanged fire with both groups. Lee suffered two fatal hits to the chest as he sat in the front seat of a car. Someone in the rival group shot him. Detectives later learned the gun battle was a tragic mistake. Each group had been protecting Korean-owned stores and mistook the other for looters. Police made an arrest; no charges filed.

Cesar Augusto Aguilar TIME: 10 to 11 p.m. LOCATION: 2009 W. Sixth St., Westlake Police said they confronted Aguilar, a 19-year-old Honduran immigrant, at a convenience store in the Westlake area. When Officer James MacDonald ordered Aguilar to raise his hands, the officer said he saw the butt of a gun in his waistband. Aguilar lowered his arms and MacDonald feared he was reaching for the gun. The officer fired his shotgun and Officer J. Leuck fired one round from his handgun, hitting Aguilar in his back. The shooting was deemed justifiable. The body was turned over to the Honduran consul for shipment home



Ernest Neal Jr. TIME: 11:30 p.m. LOCATION: Intersection of Western Avenue and 92nd Street, South-Central L.A. STATUS: Open case, LAPD's 77th Division: (213) 485-1385 Neal Jr., a 27-year-old African-American, was standing with another man when someone shot at them. Neal was hit in the head.

FRIDAY, May 1 Paul Douglas Horace TIME: Noon LOCATION: 1439 E. Walnut St., South-Central L.A. This murder may or may not be riot-related. Horace was involved in a drug deal gone bad. The 38-year-old African-American was fatally wounded as he tried to run from his killers. Horace left behind a wife, Donna. Two adults and a juvenile were convicted of murder.

Lucie Rose Maronian TIME: 2 p.m. LOCATION: 1800 block East New York Drive, Altadena Four knife-wielding African-American youths chased Maronian's son and a couple of his friends through their Altadena neighborhood. They sought refuge on a neighbor's roof. Maronian, a 50-year-old teacher's aide in Pasadena schools, tried to intercede. She was stabbed three times in the chest and twice in the back. Her attackers were convicted of burglary and assault; the jury hung on the murder charges. Sheriff's Homicide Lieutenant Joseph Hartshorne said his unit is reviewing DNA evidence and might once again seek murder charges.

Aaron Ratinoff TIME: 4:30 p.m. LOCATION: 11,690 W. Gateway Blvd., West L.A. In what has to rank as the most bizarre death of the riot, someone at Bob's Market in West L.A. strangled the 68-year-old Bel Air Estates resident in the produce section. A white male, Ratinoff was shopping at the store because it was the nearest market open. Ratinoff was buying vegetables, when he knocked some cornhusks to the ground. He began arguing with someone, and the situation escalated. Police made an arrest; no charges filed.



Charles William Orebo TIME: 6 p.m. LOCATION: Florence Avenue, near Harbor Freeway overpass, South-Central L.A. Heading down the Harbor Freeway, Orebo, a 22-year-old African-American, allegedly threatened a motorist, who turned out to be an off-duty LAPD officer. An off-duty L.A. Sheriff's deputy followed in the next car. It's unclear who started shooting, but people in all three vehicles exchanged fire. Orebo was thrown out of the car as it headed down the Florence Avenue off ramp. He had been shot in the head, back and left forearm. The shooting was ruled justifiable.



Betty Jackson TIME: 7:30 p.m. LOCATION: Intersection of 51st and Main streets, Central City Jackson, a 59-year-old African-American, was riding in a small Datsun, moving eastbound on 51st Street, when her car slammed into the back of a Ford van. Her death was ruled accidental.



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 01:01 PM
link   
god bless his soul

the dude took a beating so that my dad wont have to.....

peace and thanks for your service...and thanx for uniting us after the LA riots

peace



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 01:02 PM
link   

Alfred Miller TIME: 7:30 p.m. LOCATION: 5400 block of South Van Ness Avenue, South-Central L.A. Alfred Miller, a 32-year-old African-American, was shot in the neck in a drive-by shooting. The bullet broke two of his vertebrae, hit his spine and lodged in his shoulder. It appears an arrest was made, but the D.A. declined to prosecute.

Kevin Andrew Evanshen TIME: Midnight LOCATION: 11,849 Braddock Dr., Venice STATUS: Open case, LAPD's Criminal Conspiracy Division: (213) 473-7474 Homicide investigators nicknamed Evanshen the Good Samaritan. His mistake was trying to put out a fire started by looters at a check-cashing store. The 24-year-old white man slipped through a weakened portion of the office roof and died from burns and smoke inhalation.

Wilson Alvarez TIME: Unknown LOCATION: 3100 Rosecrans Ave., Hawthorne STATUS: Open case, Gardena Police: (310) 217-9622 Authorities believe looters fatally beat Alvarez with sticks after the 40-year-old transient started throwing rocks at them to break up a stealing spree. Alvarez died on May 23. Gardena homicide investigator Mark Wilson believes someone saw the beating.

SATURDAY, May 2 Carol Ann Benson TIME: Unknown LOCATION: Found on Harbor Freeway STATUS: Case open, LAPD's South Bureau Traffic: (323) 290-6063 The body of Benson, a 43-year-old African-American, was found on the freeway near downtown, an apparent hit-and-run victim.

Juana Espinosa TIME: 12:20 p.m. LOCATION: 7,600 block of Compton Avenue, Watts A Sheriff's deputy believes the gunfire that killed Espinosa, 65, of South-Central was likely meant for police cars. Espinosa was shot in the chest as she walked down the street. She left behind a husband, Socorro. A Latino juvenile was convicted of murder and an assault with a gun on another person and given a two-year sentence at a juvenile camp. "I know it's hard to imagine, a two-year sentence for murder, but it happened," says Sheriff's Homicide Lieutenant Joseph Hartshorne.

Fredrick Ward TIME: 10:45 p.m. LOCATION: 11,900 block of Cometa Street, Pacoima Ward, a 20-year-old African-American, was shot several times as he stood in front of a house. He left behind a young child. The case was closed by the LAPD.

Juan Veron Roberto Salgado TIME: Unknown LOCATION: 3115 S. Main St., South-Central L.A. STATUS: Open case, LAPD's Criminal Conspiracy Section: (213) 473-7474 A worker from a neighboring business found the body of Salgado, 20, inside a burned-out clothing store, Collective Merchandise Inc., on May 20. Authorities believe his body had been there since a May 2 fire. The death was ruled a homicide.

SUNDAY, May 3 Howard Eugene Martin TIME: 12:40 a.m. LOCATION: 1279 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena Pasadena police shot Martin, a 22-year-old African-American, at a party that turned violent. Police cars sought help from a police helicopter, which was forced down by gunfire. As officers exchanged fire with party guests, Martin opened the apartment door and was shot in the head. He left behind a young daughter. The shooting was ruled accidental.

Victor Rodrigo Rivas TIME: 7:40 p.m. LOCATION: Intersection of Pico Boulevard and New Hampshire Avenue, Pico-Union

It was after curfew and Rivas, 31, was driving his 1974 Datsun 280Z in the Rampart area, near a National Guardsmen post. Authorities said Rivas was driving fast, and Guardsmen responded by pointing their rifles at his car. Rivas stopped, made a U-turn, and went around the block. As he approached the Guardsmen a second time, his car hit one of the soldiers, and others opened fire with their M-16s. In all, 14 rounds were fired, and Rivas was hit five times. LAPD's Rampart homicide detectives cleared the Guardsmen.



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 01:09 PM
link   
reply to post by Paulioetc15
 



what are you doing......the dude took a beating....from law enforcers...

the riots were down to people seeing this beating....

YOU CANT BLAME RODNEY FOR THAT......BLAME THE OFFICERS FOR THE RIOT


these twats trying to flip the script



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 01:16 PM
link   

Originally posted by thePharaoh
reply to post by Paulioetc15
 



what are you doing......the dude took a beating....from law enforcers...

the riots were down to people seeing this beating....

YOU CANT BLAME RODNEY FOR THAT......BLAME THE OFFICERS FOR THE RIOT


these twats trying to flip the script


Does this justified destroying their neighborhoods, businesses, and people that had no position of the government? It's no wonder why the black community is hated. Just look what you guys did in Detriot.



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 01:36 PM
link   
He was battling many demons.The people who make comments about him being on drugs or drunk know nothing about addiction. It isn't an easy thing to overcome.. None of us are perferfect. Regardless of whether he was drinking or on drugs, may he now rest in peace.



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 01:40 PM
link   
Rodney King exemplary citizen and roll model for the community
Rest in Peace

en.wikipedia.org...

Text

Later life

In 1993, King entered an alcohol rehabilitation program and was placed on probation after crashing his vehicle into a block wall in downtown Los Angeles. In July 1995, he was arrested by Alhambra police, who alleged that he hit his wife with his car, knocking her to the ground. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail after being convicted of hit and run.[31] On August 27, 2003, King was arrested again for speeding and running a red light while under the influence of alcohol. He failed to yield to police officers and slammed his vehicle into a house, breaking his pelvis.[32] On November 29, 2007, while riding home on his bicycle, King was shot in the face, arms, and back with pellets from a shotgun. He reported that it was done by a man and a woman who demanded his bicycle and shot him when he rode away.[31] Police described the wounds as looking like they came from birdshot, and said King offered few details about the suspects. In May 2008 King checked into the Pasadena Recovery Center in Pasadena, California, which was filmed as part of the second season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which premiered in October 2008. Dr. Drew Pinsky, who runs the facility, showed concern for King's lifestyle and said that King would die unless his addiction was treated.[33] He also appeared on Sober House, a Celebrity Rehab spin-off focusing on a sober living environment, which aired in early 2009. Both shows filmed King's quest not only to achieve sobriety, but to reestablish a relationship with his family, which had been severely damaged due to his drinking.[34]

During his time on Celebrity Rehab and Sober House, King worked not only on his addiction, but on the lingering trauma of the beating. He and Dr. Pinsky retraced his path from the night of his beating, eventually reaching the spot where it happened, the site of the Children's Museum of Los Angeles.[35]

King won[36] a celebrity boxing match against ex-Chester City (Delaware County, Pennsylvania) police officer Simon Aouad on Friday, September 11, 2009, at the Ramada Philadelphia Airport in Essington, Pennsylvania.[37]

In 2009, King and other alumni of Celebrity Rehab appeared as panel speakers to a new group of addicts at the Pasadena Recovery Center, marking 11 months of sobriety for him. His appearance was aired in the third season episode "Triggers".[38]

On September 9, 2010, it was confirmed that King was to marry Cynthia Kelley, who was a juror in the civil suit he brought against the City of Los Angeles.[39]

On March 3, 2011, King was stopped by Los Angeles police for driving erratically. He was issued a citation for driving with an expired license.[40][41][42] This arrest led to his February 2012 misdemeanor conviction for reckless driving.[43]

On April 12, 2012, King released a statement to the media regarding the Trayvon Martin shooting. King said he was "grieving for Trayvon Martin" and stated how the scream on the audio of George Zimmerman's 911 call reminded him of his own screaming during his beating by the LAPD.[44]

Death

On June 17, 2012, King's fiancée found him dead in his swimming pool. Police in Rialto, California, received a 911 call from King's fiancee, Cynthia Kelly, about 5:25 a.m. PST. Responding officers found King at the bottom of the pool, removed him, and attempted to revive him. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.[45]




posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 01:43 PM
link   

Originally posted by Paulioetc15



Does this justified destroying their neighborhoods, businesses, and people that had no position of the government? It's no wonder why the black community is hated. Just look what you guys did in Detriot.



this is a thread about a guy who got beats, passing away....NOTHING to do with a race riot

it seems like your side tracked by the symptoms and not the cause.....dont worry im a doctor


im still more upset about the beating.. then people rioting.....simply because...people usually get hurt or die in riots.....but not when four police officers ask you for ID.....

edit on 17-6-2012 by thePharaoh because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 01:49 PM
link   

Originally posted by Shadow Herder
TPTB were very upset at the outcome of the King riots. They realized that when the SHTF, TPTB are quite powerless and the common man gained much ground.

They were not going to let this one go, even if they had to kill him on his death bed they were not going to let him go naturally.


I suppose Al and Jesse should sue water, or perhaps the man who put in the pool was a racist.

came across this article as well:

Sheila Jackson Lee Declares Rodney King a 'Great Philosopher'

Read more: www.americanthinker.com...

Really? You can't make this crap up.


I feel more sorry for Reginald Denny, remember him? The trucker who got pulled out of his truck and almost got beaten to death.....he should have just floored his semi and smeared all those thugs into the street.



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 01:58 PM
link   

Originally posted by thePharaoh

Originally posted by Paulioetc15



Does this justified destroying their neighborhoods, businesses, and people that had no position of the government? It's no wonder why the black community is hated. Just look what you guys did in Detriot.



this is a thread about a guy who got beats, passing away....NOTHING to do with a race riot

it seems like your side tracked by the symptoms and not the cause.....dont worry im a doctor


im still more upset about the beating.. then people rioting.....simply because...people usually get hurt or die in riots.....but not when four police officers ask you for ID.....

edit on 17-6-2012 by thePharaoh because: (no reason given)


You my friend are saying that it was the cops that caused the riots. No it was the stupid thugsd that caused it that used King as an excuse. Are you that stupid by changing the subjects or something?



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 02:03 PM
link   

Originally posted by Paulioetc15


You my friend are saying that it was the cops that caused the riots. No it was the stupid thugsd that caused it that used King as an excuse. Are you that stupid by changing the subjects or something?


lol...your funny......well, as long as we agree that it wasnt rodney.....


peace



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 02:12 PM
link   
good riddance to bad rubbish
the guy was a scumbag he dosent deserve pity



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 02:40 PM
link   
reply to post by Extralien
 


Originally posted by Extralien

If you don't like seeing 3,4, 5 or 10 threads on a particular subject then perhaps you're in the wrong place?
How so?

Are you saying that when I look in the short list of 'New Topics', I should expect to see several different threads regarding the exact same topic?



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 02:44 PM
link   
reply to post by reclaimed
 


we dont chose to live...and we dont chose that we have to die.......

those are two thing all of us have in common.....dont disrespect what unites us as a species.

he was a victim....if thats your view/perception of how to treat a victim.....maybe you should of been with those officers

peace



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 03:02 PM
link   
reply to post by StealthyKat
 


but still the question lingers,

do we still have to get along?






posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 03:11 PM
link   

Originally posted by rebellender
reply to post by StealthyKat
 


but still the question lingers,

do we still have to get along?





what i saw from the riots....is that white american people dont conceed anything unless they have to....

to even concieve not sacking the officers....to even concieve of "blaming" the victim.... shows the ill mental state of the social population.

you dont have to get along....BUT we will respect each other.....



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 03:47 PM
link   

Originally posted by Extralien
.. and had roughly 3 mil in his pocket from compensation...



Over the span of 20 years, i can't imagine he would have much now.




top topics



 
3
<< 1    3  4  5 >>

log in

join