Rodney King dead at 47

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  1. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Found dead at the bottom of a pool
    Guess we couldn't all just get along after all

    Rodney King dead at 47

     
  2. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I did not read the article. Signs of foul play?

    Enjoy your life while you can. It could be over at any moment...
     
  3. Kyffin macrumors 6502

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    Unhappy news for his family, sad to hear this
     
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Not exactly sad news. He's been in trouble several times for beating women and other laws. Though he wasn't a hardened criminal he was not a good man.
     
  5. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Exactly.
     
  6. Kyffin macrumors 6502

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    So its dependant on your judgement of his life then?

    He appealed for calm during the riots- wasn't it something like everyone "just get along"?, while you deem fit to weigh a mans life by your perception of his worth.

    Guess that wife-beating, petty criminal "not a good man" was a still bigger man than thou.

    This sort of attitude actually makes the south rising again less likely, you know.
     
  7. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Some level of sympathy for the passing of all most any person is not a bad thing unless it's someone like Pol Pot. Honestly I'm not significantly sad for people I don't know unless it's tragic or they are celebrities. ;)
     
  8. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Rodney King dead at 47

    Posting this here just in case it turns PRSI-y.

    CNN

     
  9. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    I know it's a gossip type site, but: TMZ

    Even more sad if he died because he was drunk and/or high at the time.
     
  11. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    Why would that make it more sad? At least he didn't die cause he was a 47 year old man who owned property with a pool and didn't know how to swim. That would be sad.
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    He had a long-standing history of drug abuse. It is sad though because he has a special place in history as far as the LAPD goes and I think he could have done a bit more with life.
     
  13. peteypab2133 macrumors newbie

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    Moral of the story is, dont sleep at the bottom of the pool.
     
  14. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Just a personal opinion, but if you can't say something constructive on an obit thread like this one, consider saying nothing.

    Perhaps a tiny bit of humanity is in order...
     
  15. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Wasn't the guy basically a thug?

    Yes he was beaten by the cops but why was he being arrested in the first place?
     
  16. TPadden macrumors 6502a

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    "The surprising thing isn't that he is dead at 47; the surprising thing is that he had a pool."

    John Donald "Don" Imus, Jr.
     
  17. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Imus is a tool.
     
  18. TPadden macrumors 6502a

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    ...... but even a broken clock is correct twice a day :cool:.
     
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    I found it interesting that his fiancee was on the jury that awarded him nearly $4 million in his lawsuit against the city of L.A.
     
  20. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    What's surprising is that there are still people listening to Imus....

    ;)
     
  21. TPadden macrumors 6502a

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    Only thing on before Stuart Varney .....:eek:

    Tried all the other "Morning Shows" :mad: and it says plenty that I'm stuck with Imus :rolleyes: :eek:.
     
  22. Shrink macrumors G3

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    My issue here was neither to defend nor condemn Rodney King.

    It was to express my opinion regarding propriety in posting on an obit thread.

    (Yes, yes...on my high horse, etc.:rolleyes:)
     
  23. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    Not if its so old that one of its hands have broken off. Then its just sad.
     
  24. gdzb macrumors newbie

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    so because you are being arrested you deserve to be beaten by the police???

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    very sad, early deaths are shocking things.. it hard to revere a man who lived the sort of lifestyle that RK was supposed to have.. but that bit of footage was a pivotal moment,...

    compare this with the way a london police officer allegedly attacked and killed ian tomlinson,.. the officer is currently on trial for the alleged assault....

    hopefully smartphones with video recording capabilities and whatever tech comes next will make it more difficult for those that have power to abuse it..
     
  25. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Why was he being arrested and did he resist.

    Was he arrested for no good reason or did he commit a crime.

    If he did nothing wrong then yes he did not deserve it. If he was arrested and went quietly no he didn't deserve it. If he was arrested and put up a fight then was he beaten wrongly?
     

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