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Rodney King on Trayvon Martin

Thank God My Attack

Was Caught on Tape

4/24/2012 7:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Rodney King tells TMZ ... he sincerely hopes Trayvon Martin's family will eventually get justice ... but says Trayvon's case makes him realize how lucky he was to have his beating captured on tape.

Just days before the 20 year anniversary of the L.A. riots, King was in NYC promoting his new book in which he describes his journey through the violence ... from the infamous beating at the hands of LAPD officers ... to his public plea for peace.

"It's not one day that goes by that I don't think about the incident ... I get these headaches ... when I [sniff], my sinuses start burning."

Now, with the Trayvon Martin case stirring up similar emotions as his legal saga  ... King says the judicial system is a "slow process" .... and adds, "I'm hoping he gets justice for his family ... 'cause he's no longer here, so for his family."

King went on to talk about how his own life is finally heading in a positive direction ... but noted, "Luckily I got [my attack] seen on tape."

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j    

MORON

911 days ago
2.

Jack    

Have another drink Rodney.

911 days ago
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Fat Mike    

With all the money he spent, I'm tipping his sinuses are burning for another reason.

911 days ago
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MArk    

Rodney King is a sorry excuse for a human being.

911 days ago
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b.mclane    

King suffers from revisionist history. He got a deserved beat down AFTER he drove wildly in a long car chase endangering hundreds of people.BIG people high on crack are not easily subdued.Its the RACE BAITERS and s*** like Jackson and Sharpton who made it a racial thing. Since then King has been in NON STOP trouble.

911 days ago
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timmons    

Speaking of crackheads...

911 days ago
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MArk    

Rodney King is a sorry excuse for a human being.

911 days ago
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Truth    

YEA, HE'S A PERFECT SPOKESPERSON FOR CIVIL RIGHTS... DUDE HAS BEEN CAUGHT FOR DUI LIKE A DOZEN TIMES SINCE THE INCIDENT. AS FOR HIS BURNING SINUSES - STOP SNIFFING THE CRACK BRUTHA!! HIS NEW STATEMENT SHOULD "JUST SAY NO" AND "CAN WE ALL GET ALONG AFTER THE F*CKING 7TH TIME AFTER REHAB?". #TRUTH!!

911 days ago
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makeitstop    

he's lucky to have his beating on tape so he can make a career out of it

911 days ago
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haskel420    

RODNEY KING WAS HIGH AND DRUNK WHEN HE ATTACKED THE COPS AND THE COPS WERE FOUND NOT GUILTY.. GREAT CHOICE OF SOMEONE TO INTERVIEW..!!

911 days ago
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verbatim    

[Rodney King] sincerely hopes Trayvon Martin's family will eventually get justice...

This statement makes the assumption that Zimmerman is guilty and Martin is innocent. We don't yet know what happened.

When King says "justice" does he mean a fair trial for Zimmerman or an automatic guilty plea? Will King (and the public) be happy with a trial and a verdict of "not guilty"?

911 days ago
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verbatim    

[Rodney King] sincerely hopes Trayvon Martin's family will eventually get justice...

This statement makes the assumption that Zimmerman is guilty and Martin is innocent. We don't yet know what happened.

When King says "justice" does he mean a fair trial for Zimmerman or an automatic guilty plea? Will King (and the public) be happy with a trial and a verdict of "not guilty"?

911 days ago
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Pimpcessa    

"Thank god his beating was caught on tape"? Well, Rodney, it's too bad the WHOLE FRIGGIN SCENE WASN'T CAUGHT ON TAPE! This man has been in trouble since he slid out of his mommas va-jay-jay. He's also responsible for allowing Sharpton and Jackson to misconstrue his "attack" into something it wasn't. Good job azzhat!

911 days ago
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haskel420    

"It's not one day that goes by that I don't think about the incident ... I get these headaches ... when I [sniff], my sinuses start burning." THEN STOP DOING COCAINE..!! ITS BURNED A HOLE IN UR FnCKIN NOSE

911 days ago
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haskel420    

zimmerman NOT GUILTY..!!

911 days ago
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