Sunday, June 17, 2012

Rodney King dead at 47. What was the leason learned from his beating?

Rodney King lived a very trouble life. He's most remembered for being hoped up on PCP and being video taped being beaten by members of the LAPD in their attempt to subdue him on the night of March 2nd 1991. The Internet wasn't mainstream like it is today, so it was solely the work of the national media that made the beating video famous. The video didn't show the events that lead up to the police deciding to use force in trying to subdue Rodney King, the media just started with the video of the beating in progress. Furthermore, people have forgotten that Rodney King lead the LAPD on a very dangerous high speed chase through Los Angeles Country that put motorists and the lives of pedestrians in danger. They didn't care about that part. They wanted to paint Rodney King as an innocent motorist who was pulled over, because he was black and that he was beaten, because he was black. I am not going to candy coat the life of Rodney King, and I am somewhat suspect of the circumstance surrounding his death. According to TMZ, Rooney's King's fiancee found him dead at the bottom of a pool in the early hours of this morning. A call at 5:25 am was placed to the police. He was removed from the pool and the paramedics attempted CPR. He was pronounced dead at 6:11 AM. Law enforcement sources say Rialto PD will open a drowning investigation, but so far there are no signs of foul play. Why was Rodney King swimming in the early hours of the morning to begin with? Unless the pool was very well lit, swimming in the dark is very dangerous. I am willing to wager that the cause of King's death will be drug or alcohol related. If I am wrong, I will be the first to admit it, but I am going to go with a trend that was Rodney King's life of drugs and alcohol abuse. I'm reading all of these media fluff stories and "tributes" to Rodney King, and I am left scratching my head to the reason why they are doing it. I feel bad for King's family and his fiancee, but that's about it. This is the video that made Rodney King famous.



What will be the legacy of Rodney King? From what I take of it, his beating sparked blacks in South Central Los Angeles to burn down their own community. So I guess I will say nothing but stupidity came from it. I came across a video from the L.A Riots that the media or any race pimp would never, ever want shown to blacks. The beating video got all the attention nationally, but this video of a black merchant in tears after his store was burned down spoke volumes and was never reported. It also showed how law abiding  black citizens were utterly in shock and in anger at how other blacks were acting in destroying and robbing from their own community. I guess this side of the LA Riots didn't fit the media's narrative that hard working blacks were also the victims of the LA Riots.

When I saw this video of this man speaking, I truly felt bad for him. He achieved his American dream only to have had it taken away not by the KKK or other white racists but by other blacks. He wasn't white, he was black, yet the same people who claimed to have been SO OUTRAGED over the acquittal of the six white LAPD officers over the Rodney King beating, stole from another black man in their community. Riots are rarely about what the people participating in them claim it's about. This if anything represents more of the legacy of the aftermath of the Rodney King beating then the actual King beating itself.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

CB-“Rodney King dead at 47. What was the lesson learned from his beating?”
Absolutely, nothing.
Since the aftermath of the LA Riots and race relations within the black community and the police, nothing much has changed. The cops (namely the white cops) are still the bad guys and the black criminals are still the good guys, according to people like the NAACP and the liberals.
In many cases where a white cop shoots a black criminal, immediately, that cop is a racist, and members in the black community go out and protest and disrupt traffic. Forget about that the black person has a violent criminal record. Have there been cases where some black cops shoot a white person, despite that the person too, has a violent criminal record? Yes there has; but do you see members in the white community go out and protest? To me that is another scum bag off the streets. I would say the same thing about the black criminal being arrested or gunned down by a white police officer, then I would be called and condoning racism.
Let’s look at a different perspective shall we.
Many years ago, a black Tacoma police officer went undercover to buy drugs from a suspected drug dealer who was black. His job was to buy the drugs and to make arrest on sight. The bust went badly and the two had a shootout, which resulted in the dealer being shot and paralyzed from the chest down. Weeks later, the dealer and his family sued the Tacoma police department and the cop. And members in the black community called the cop an “Uncle Tom” and said that he should have “reasoned” with the dealer instead of shooting him. Don’t you think it’s hard to reason with someone when they’re trying to kill you first?
Do white cops who go through a similar situation while trying to bust white criminals get any flack from the white community?
Ever notice when it is a joint task force whenever it comes down to taking down a minority criminal, the white cops are always singled out as the racist ones, but the minority cops are given a pass?
Ever notice when a police officer, who is killed in the line of duty, by a black person, that criminal gets labeled as a hero? Such as the case of Lovelle Mixon in Oakland, CA? Members in Oakland’s black community claimed that Mixon was a “victim” of homicide by the OPD. Again, forget that this “hero” had a violent criminal record from armed robbery, battery, assault with a deadly weapon raped a 12-year-old girl days prior and kidnaped and raped two women hours before the shooting. The irony, I would presume that his victims were all black.
What needs to stop is the media altering the truth. If the media were to show the entire video from the very beginning where King was resisting arrest, maybe there could not have been a beating (and I'm not condoning it either), and a riot to follow.

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If the media were to show the entire video from the very beginning where King was resisting arrest, maybe there could not have been a beating (and I'm not condoning it either), and a riot to follow."

Let me rephrase that: King may not have received a beating if he hadn't resisted arrest. Still, if the media were to show the whole video from the very beginning instead of snippets, then there could have not been a riot.

I also like to be hypothetical here. What if the roles were reversed? Would there still be a riot?

2:41 AM  
Blogger Alpha Conservative Male said...

anon ""If the media were to show the entire video from the very beginning where King was resisting arrest, maybe there could not have been a beating (and I'm not condoning it either), and a riot to follow."


It reminds me of the racial overreaction people made with the Trayvon Martin shooting. Blacks were so ginned up into believing that the shooting by Zimmerman was racially motivated only to find out that the evidence is proving otherwise. If Rodney King was white and the police officers were black, blacks would care less. It wouldn't have even made the news. King's defenders don't want to acknowledge that if King would have just pulled over his car from the very beginning, the chain of events that lead to his beating wouldn't have happened.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Alpha Conservative Male said...

anon "In many cases where a white cop shoots a black criminal, immediately, that cop is a racist, and members in the black community go out and protest and disrupt traffic. Forget about that the black person has a violent criminal record. Have there been cases where some black cops shoot a white person, despite that the person too, has a violent criminal record? Yes there has; but do you see members in the white community go out and protest? To me that is another scum bag off the streets. I would say the same thing about the black criminal being arrested or gunned down by a white police officer, then I would be called and condoning racism. "

The relationship between blacks and law enforcement defies logic. Blacks especially in urban areas do not like the police(mostly because they have some sort of criminal record to begin with), however when there is a crime in their neighborhood, they call the police. When the police arrives, the victims don't want to cooperate with them.

anon "Do white cops who go through a similar situation while trying to bust white criminals get any flack from the white community?"

Good ol "sensitivity training". The term is so retarded. It's sad that law enforcement and others in different professions must alter how they normally do their job just to accommodate people who have an oversensitivity problem with race.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CB-"The relationship between blacks and law enforcement defies logic. Blacks especially in urban areas do not like the police(mostly because they have some sort of criminal record to begin with), however when there is a crime in their neighborhood, they call the police. When the police arrives, the victims don't want to cooperate with them."

Maybe it's perhaps they had their lives threatened by the criminal, without a doubt.
Even when a black person claims that he/she supports the law, then turn around claim that there was racial bias if ever they are arrested.

I would like to see all violent criminals taken off the street, regardless what their race is.

What's amazing to me is how some members in the black community would support the criminal more than the police officer who goes out daily and risk their lives to protect and serve. I wonder if they would change their mind if the crime hits them in the face?

I remember seeing the video of the rally led by the Uhuru Movement in Oakland, and I recall seeing a black woman shouting out "Lovelle [[Mixon]] is a hero!" repeatedly. I wonder if her tone would have changed if this "hero" of hers were to rape her like he did with those two women and the 12-year-old? Would she call for the police and demand that this person be punished by the full extent of the law?

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CB-"Good ol "sensitivity training". The term is so retarded. It's sad that law enforcement and others in different professions must alter how they normally do their job just to accommodate people who have an oversensitivity problem with race."

And they wonder why cops are afraid to do their jobs. They would either get sued or be killed on sight, because the liberal establishment demand that be sensitive on the job. I wonder if the procedure would play out like in the scene in "Demolition Man" where the fictional San Angeles police department were to apprehend Wesley Snipes' character, by saying "please".

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rodney King finally died from a PCP, Cocaine and alcohol overdose. Oh, I forgot the marijuana.

He was not a RANDOM INNOCENT black man, but a CONVICTED FELON (He held up a video store (duh) with a handgun and netted $200).

He was a disgrace to the black community and our gene pool.

2:43 AM  

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