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Rodney King

Drinking, Smoking Weed

Before Drowning

6/17/2012 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0617_getty_rodney_kingRodney King's fiancée is telling friends Rodney had been drinking all day Saturday ... and had smoked weed in the hours leading up to his death ... sources close to King tell TMZ. 

According to our sources, King's fiancée, Cynthia Kelley, is telling friends King was at the house all day drinking, and he smoked marijuana at some point, before she went to bed at 2:00 AM. 

We're told Kelley says she next saw King at around 5:00 AM when she was awoken by him screaming in the backyard. Our sources say Kelley found King naked, banging on the glass, and she called out to him, "What's wrong, Rodney?"

Kelley is telling friends she then went to grab her phone when she heard a big splash. She then went to the backyard and discovered him in the bottom of the pool and called police.

Paramedics attempted to revive King, but were unsuccessful.

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Willie James Sumlin    

My Prayers go out for the Family of Rodney King, May he Rest in Peace........Don't pay any attention to the gossip & rumors that will appear hence forward. Just Pray & ask Our Saviour to forgive them, for they not know what they do. He will always live on in the Hearts of multitudes, regardless the cir***stances..........

753 days ago
107.

naturally    

This sounds suspicious. His fiance needed to search for her cellphone instead helping her husband..... what's really going on?

753 days ago
108.

Carl Wive    

Your fiance is naked and screaming at the door and you go grab your phone? Something's fishy here.

753 days ago
109.

lissabirdie    

Hmmm seems a bit fishy to me

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110.

dd    

Weird story, why didn't she open the door and if she heard the splash why didn't she try to help him....Hmmm Insurance policy?

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111.

gst1    

So how long do you suppose it's gonna be until we are strong-armed into naming at least one street in every major city St. Rodney King, Jr. Blvd?

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112.

david Shapiro    

waaaaaa

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113.

cjs    

Wow ! NOT the story I read online from one of the news media. Hmm.

753 days ago
114.

Jamie    

unless someone else undressed big ol' Rodney there in his back yard, it would seem that he pretty much had f@#$#@ hmself up somehow and his wife knew it. Would YOU open the door for a big naked screaming man???

753 days ago
115.

tee    

SO BLACKS LOVE USING THE RACE CARD. RIGHT!!! IF YOUR GOING TO BE IT OWN IT, THATS ALL I ASK, AND DON'T GET MAD WHEN YOUR CALLED IT. BLACK FOLKS ALL IT, KEEPING IT REAL, I'M JUST SAYING, YOU SEE I DON'T HIDE BEHIND MINE, WHEN YOU COME INCORRECT YOU GET CORRECTED, PERIOD.

753 days ago
116.

maryjane    

oh no what did she do

753 days ago
117.

sugamama    

wow cousin i have met you at cousin jerryann house she wanted me to know who you was and how we was related we laughed alot family can be so silly at times it hurts my heart to know that your last moment of life your anger, fear,or secrets did not reminde you that through Jesus He would fight your battles cousin. I stand and pray for your children to know about Jesus love and also our family we all will miss your laugh I only have good memories of you cousin God bless!

753 days ago
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Muhammad Johnson    

This was one of the first classic examples of the media withholding facts, twisting facts, and outright lying in order to create a false impression in the minds of the shallow and the gullible.

The media intentionally edited the video to only show the last few seconds of the incident in order to make it seem as though King was "beaten."

In fact, after leading the CHP on a high speed pursuit through several California cities, King jumped out of the car and assaulted a female CHP officer. That officer was going to shoot King until Sgt. Stacy Koons of the LAPD told her to stand down and let his officers subdue King.

The LAPD officers "dogpiled" on King...and he threw them off like ragdolls. They Tasered him THREE times...he laughed and pulled out the probes. They pepper-sprayed him...it had no effect. No wonder they believed he was on PCP.

Ultimately, King lunged at an officer, tripped and fell on his face. At that time the officers deployed PR-24 batons and used them IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR TRAINING AND STATE LAW while ordering King to lay still and not move. When King lay still, he was not struck. When he attenpted to get up, he was struck in the major muscle groups in accordance with proper procedure.

The media then made a big production about the trial being held in "all white" Simi Valley. They intentionally neglected to mention that, while the trial was located there, NONE of the jurors was from Simi Valley. They also intentionally failed to mention that King's black male passenger did not assault police, and he was not touched or harmed in any way.
I watched the entire trial on CourtTV. The video was viewed frame-by-frame. It was clearly determined that the officers did not "beat" King, nor did they use excessive force - they used their department issued PR-24 batons in accordance with their training and proper police procedures...and THAT is why the officers were acquitted.

The twisting of the truth by the media in order to create a belief that this was a racially-motivated "beating" is what caused the millions of dollars of property damage and numerous murders in the ensuing riots. Now, the media is poised to once again be responsible for riots, arson and murder due to their lies about the Trayvon Martin case.

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119.

VIDGMER    

Ahh, THE ALCOHOL AND WEED NEVER MIX together as water and oil.

753 days ago
120.

Ric    

Who gives a dime for this loser?!

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