Rodney King Pulled Over By Police One Day Short Of Beating Anniversary!
It was in the immortal words of the king (Rodney King) that is, its seems as if he is still having some issues with the law.
King was reportedly given was a citation by police not for running the light but for driving with an expired license and wound up calling a friend to take him and his fiancée home. King was notoriously savagely beaten by four white police officers following a high-speed chase in a Los Angeles suburb on March 3, 1991. The nine-minute lumping was caught on camera by an onlooker and the footage eventually reached the entire world, touching off a strong debate on police brutality. Despite the footage, the four officers were acquitted a year later, sparking huge riots in the black community. Fifty-five people died, 200 were injured and the onslaught of lootings led to $1 billion worth of property damage in the LA area. King, who was left with brain and kidney damage from the whooping, was eventually awarded $3.8 million in a lawsuit he settled with the city of Los Angeles. However, throughout the years he has reportedly struggled with substance abuse and has been arrested a few times for driving related
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This dude here can’t catch a break! Its hard to believe that it has been 20 years since this was news around the world.