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Rodney King's Been Shot!

11/29/2007 4:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rodney KingRodney King, famous for a videotaped beating from Los Angeles police back in 1991, was shot and wounded on a San Bernardino street corner late Wednesday.

King called Rialto police just before midnight to report the shooting. According to Sgt. Don Lewis, King was struck in the face and arm -- with what appeared to be pellets or birdshot. When police arrived at King's home, they reported that King and others inside appeared drunk. The man got shot in the face -- he deserves a drink!

King was taken to a local hospital, and his wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.

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31.

Arrr    

"King was awarded $3.8 million in a civil case. He was arrested for spousal assault in 1999. In 2001, he was then ordered to undergo a year of drug treatment after pleading guilty to three counts of being under the influence of phencyclidine and [one] of indecent exposure"

Who the hell gets 3.8 million and then moves to Rialto? I'm just sayin'?

2488 days ago
32.

MaMaMe    

DAMN! I was listening to the radio in my office and I thought they said DON KING WAS SHOT! Now that would be breaking news.

2488 days ago
33.

~moi    

Live by the sword ...

2488 days ago
34.

Tracee    

I agree he was probably drinking because of the pain!

2488 days ago
35.

Cha Cha    

CANT WE ALL JUST GET ALONG!!!!LMAO!!!!

2488 days ago
36.

T-Fed    

What did King do with that $3million ?? Did he straighten out his life...no.. Did he help others in his "hood" ?...no... What did Mr. King do with all his money??? Well.... he bought alot of beer...L.A. taxpayers drink up, this one might be hard to swallow. If I lived in L.A. I'd be pissed. Rodney King is his own enabler, he's proven that.... loser

2488 days ago
37.

MaMaMe    


Did we forget they were re-tried for violating his civil rights and sentenced to jail.






n 1991, he was beaten by police in Los Angeles. Massive riots took place after the four policemen charged with beating him were acquitted.

Posted at 2:46PM on Nov 29th 2007 by Works In SBD

2488 days ago
38.

cleveland1    

Does this guy have nine lives or what? LMAO!!

2488 days ago
39.

R.Zimmerman    

For this we had riots???

2488 days ago
40.

Brenda    

And we are supposed to care? This man is constantly in trouble with the law.. He was lucky he got away with a beating the first time!

2488 days ago
41.

Saint Subversive    

RESOLVED: the next person to post "cant we all just get along" will receive a grand prize of a free Tazing from the Florida police. Cmon folks, get a little more creative.

2488 days ago
42.

I know    

Here we go again trying to defend this man, the fact of the matter is he was on PCP during the police shooting.

But we are not an analytical race, who could take a beating like that with a baton, they gave him orders he refused to obey them. Ever been grabbed by someone on PCP, they would have had to shoot him.

THen we go on to destroy our neighborhoods for this man, guess how he has repaid us? By having a RAP SHEET as long as his arm AFTER THE RIOTS.

And as you can see he's still SURROUNDED BY NEGATIVITY.

We need to stop standing behind and DEFENDING NEGATIVITY.

At least speak for yourself. I like to act like I have some class and standards. Don't act like this is some BLACK UNITY THING. PLEEEZ

2488 days ago
43.

Scott    


C'mon. In '92 if he had cooperated with the police and stayed on the ground he would have been fine. He brought it on himself. What did he do to get shot this time?

2488 days ago
44.

kim    

Karmas a bitch. He should have been shot years ago for the theiving and robbing he did =(

2488 days ago
45.

Ted    

seems like hes the one who can't get along with anyone. Get a job and learn to speak english correctly instead of: Dis, Dat, Dey, Axe me a sumthin,

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