Monday, December 3, 2007

Rodney King,shot on a street corner

Rodney King, whose 1991 beating by Los Angeles police led to deadly rioting the
next year, was shot on a street corner but his wounds were not believed to be
life-threatening, police said Thursday.
King sued the city over the beating and obtained a $3.8 million settlement.
However, he continued to have run-ins with the law. In 2004, he was ordered to
spend 120 days in jail and ordered into treatment after pleading guilty to
driving under the influence of the drug PCP after he lost control of his SUV in
2003 and slammed into a power pole in Rialto.
A court evidently thought Rodney was wronged back in 1991 and he got $3.8
million - more than enough to live a life of ease and comfort and never have to
see a police officer again. Yet Rodney keeps getting into trouble, bringing him
into contact with the police over and over and over. Is anyone ever going to say
"It's Rodney's fault" or "Rodney is making bad life choices"? Probably not. Why
be responsible?

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