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Rodney King

Has It Been 20 Years

Since My Beat Down Verdict?

4/24/2012 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It's been 20 years since the Rodney King verdict ignited the L.A. riots ... so Rodney himself helped us celebrate mark the anniversary. Ahh ... memories.

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16.

jim    

Some of these comments are absolutely disgusting. Hiding behind a computer and spewing racist garbage, because it is the only place you can do it, aside from you klan meetings. TMZ needs to moderate some of this junk. I am proud to be white and respect my fellow man no matter the race, religon etc.

849 days ago
17.

pattycake    

and he is still a LOSER

849 days ago
18.

Faye    

How many times has this idiot been arrested since then? He's nothing but a criminal. He was then. He still is.

849 days ago
19.

Amber    

STOP talking to this idiot!!!!!! Please???? How about go fine Reginald Denny and see if he remembers when it was?!?!?!?!?!?!?

849 days ago
20.

BillyBurke    

Wow time does fly when you are alive & well...

The whole riots & trial thing looked & sounded a lot different from the east coast, which is where we were when it happened.

I am glad y'all are not focusing on what Rodney did or didn't do and what the cops did or didn't do...

The entire mess from the beat down to the riots were;

ALL WRONG!!!

EVERYONE WAS WRONG!!!

RODNEY WAS WRONG

THE LAPD WAS CERTAINLY WRONG WITH AN EXCESSIVE BEAT DOWN

THE PEOPLE OF LOS ANGELES WERE WRONG FOR TEARING UP THEIR CITY...

I am sure glad we watched it all on TV instead of from our front door, as we would had be not been temporarily relocated on the East Coast...

Nobody there even understood why there was any question about;

The cops beating the crap out of a man driving a stolen car

The driver of the stolen car tried to escape

The "escape" was not too bright going from Altadena into the turf of LAPD foothill division, where the rules are...

If you run & we catch you, we get to kick your ass...

Sometimes it was we kick your ass anyways...

Lets add a little Angel Dust (pcp) to the mix so after a full beat down (we all saw the tapes) Rodney got back up...

Combine a horrific Foothill Division Ass whooping to a hidden video camera filming away, then broadcast & re-broadcast ad nasuem...

What was the trial for again, police brutality?

What were the riots over, equal rights?

Anyone who ever lived or spent time in that area knew the LAPD were equal rights whoopass providers...

Yep it's been 20-years and everybody was wrong...

Rodney are you going to the EHS reunion in June?

849 days ago
21.

OhHellNo    

"Celebrate?" You people find cause to celebrate the riots that occurred because of this case? The people who were robbed, assaulted and beat half to death? Wow....

849 days ago
22.

phyllis flowers    

Why is this Story in the news, Rodney King was not a person of importance, what happened to him was. Why whites can't face the truth about there evil deeds is the problem,

848 days ago
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