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“Can't we all get along?” Rodney King “No Justice! No Peace!" L. A. Rioters “Look at what they're doing to my city!” Tom Snyder, host...
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  • Rodney King video man got beat, too

      NY Daily News | almost 2 years ago
    AP Rodney King would have lived and died a complete unknown, were it not for the most famous home video ever made. Shot on a dark Los Angeles street the morning of March 2, 1991, it instantly turned King into a worldwide symbol of police abuse and...
  • Rodney King's Mother Talks About Son's Sudden Death

      Sacramento News | almost 2 years ago
    With his turbulent life suddenly, unexpectedly extinguished, Rodney King's mother is left to remember her son, his troubled past and his famous speech asking everyone to get along. King, the man shown on videotape being beaten by Los Angeles police...
  • Pot plants removed from King's house

      United Press International | almost 2 years ago
    Police in Southern California said they removed marijuana plants Monday from the home of Rodney King, one day after he was found dead in his swimming pool. Investigators also removed a pitchfork and a hoe at King's home in Rialto, Calif., the Los...
  • Marijuana confiscated from King home

      The Daily Telegraph | almost 2 years ago
    California have seized marijuana plants from the home of Rodney King, who was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool. King's body was found at the bottom of the pool at their home in Rialto, about 88km east of Los Angeles, at 5.25am local time...
  • Rodney King Remembered, Police Beating Led to LA Riots

      Voice of America | almost 2 years ago
    Rodney King, whose beating by police sparked some of the worst urban unrest in U.S. history, died Sunday in an apparent drowning at his home near Los Angeles. Shocked family members gathered at King's home in the  Los Angeles suburb of Rialto, where...
  • King May Have Been Drinking & Smoking Weed Before Death

      The Huffington Post | almost 2 years ago
    Less than two months ago, Rodney King was giving interviews for the 20th anniversary of the 1992 LA riots. And yet, on early Sunday morning, King, age 47, was found dead at the bottom of his pool at his modest tract house in Rialto, 55 miles east of...
  • Tammerlin Drummond: Rodney King death brings back memories of L.A. riots

      San Jose Mercury News | almost 2 years ago
    Yet for those old enough to remember what came to be known as the "Rodney King Riots," his name brings back bitter memories of a dark period in our country's history...It was a sad end to the troubled life of a man who had repeated brushes with the...
  • Rodney King: Victim of police whose beating provoked riots in LA

      The Independent | almost 2 years ago
    Diary of a Teen Transsexual last Tuesday I was prepared for ignorant co... As Euro 2012 dominates the media's sporting agenda, one could assume England's impending debacle at ... Suggested Topics Two decades ago, Rodney King was an improbable martyr...
  • Rodney King Autopsy Complete -- No Cause of Death ... Yet

      TMZ | almost 2 years ago
    Yet Breaking News The coroner has completed the autopsy on the body of Rodney King ... but will not announce an official cause of death until additional toxicology tests and tissue studies have been performed...A rep for the San Bernardino County...
  • Rodney King dead: Family of LA riots victim suspect 'foul play'

      Mail Online UK | almost 2 years ago
    King's body at the bottom of his swimming pool on Sunday morning don't add up. They insist he was a strong swimmer who was turning his life around after a two-decade battle with alcohol...The pool was only six feet deep,' Anderson told a local TV...
  • Rodney King Community Tribute Today in South L.A.

      Laist | almost 2 years ago
    A community tribute honoring the late Rodney King will be held today in Leimert Park. King's fiancee found him at the bottom of his pool early Sunday morning. The 47-year-old was pronounced dead at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton at 6:...
  • Rodney King death: authorities to carry out autopsy after ruling out foul ...

      The Guardian | almost 2 years ago
    Rialto on Sunday Rodney King received was struck and kicked more than 50 times during the beating by white police officers in 1991. Photograph: Katy Winn/Corbis An autopsy is to be carried out on Monday on the body of Rodney King , a day after the...
  • Rodney King Has Died

      Yeeeah | almost 2 years ago
    Jun 18, 2012 The whipper-snappers of today might not know who Rodney King was, but I bet they've heard the timeless Can't we all just get along? catchphrase that became synonymous with his beating by four Los Angeles police officers and the ensuing...
  • Rodney King: 'What I Had To Do Was Make It Better'

      National Public Radio | almost 2 years ago
    The death Sunday of Rodney King , the victim of a 1991 police beating in Los Angeles who became a "reluctant symbol of race relations," as the Los Angeles Times says , is prompting many looks back at what happened to him and the Los Angeles riots...
  • Rodney King Said He 'Finally Found Peace' Two Months Before Death

      People.com | almost 2 years ago
    He loved to fish in the private lake up the street from his home...April interview. "They bust their floaties, then I have to patch them up." That was months before his fiancee found King, the man at the center of the 1992 L.A. race riots, dead at...
  • Rodney King: a tragic end to a tragic life

      The Guardian | almost 2 years ago
    Then came news of his death Rodney King in April 2012, two months before he was found dead in his swimming pool in Los Angeles. Photograph: Matt Sayles/AP He said time had healed and that he was fine. The ghosted autobiography he was promoting was...
  • Rodney King's legacy was to blast away the myth of a post-racial US | ...

      The Guardian | almost 2 years ago
    Rodney King autographs copies of his book, The Riot Within, in Los Angeles in April. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images For a man of humble origins who might have lived life as most do without fame or notoriety Rodney King will go down in...
  • LA riots victim King ``drank, smoked weed`` before

      Zee News | almost 2 years ago
    LA riots victim King ''drank, smoked weed'' before Washington: Rodney King, the man whose 1991 videotaped beating by police led to the Los Angeles riots, has been found dead. King's fiancee told friends that he was drinking all day and had smoked...
  • Rodney King dies at 47; victim of brutal beating became reluctant symbol of ...

      Los Angeles Times | almost 2 years ago
    Rodney King never set out to be a James Meredith or Rosa Parks. He was a drunk, unemployed construction worker on parole when he careened into the city's consciousness in a white Hyundai early one Sunday morning in 1991. While he was enduring the...
  • Rodney King, LA Riots Figure, Dies

      Epoch Times | almost 2 years ago
    June 18, 2012 Rodney King, a key figure in the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, was found dead on Sunday...King was found at the bottom of a swimming pool and later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police say there were no signs of wrongdoing, but the...
  • Rodney King Found Dead at 47 in the Bottom of a Pool

      Have U Heard?? | almost 2 years ago
    King was found by his fiancee, Cynthia Kelly , at the bottom of a pool in Rialto, Calif.. Police removed him from the pool, attempted CPR, but he was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly after 6 a.m...Kelly told friends that in the hours...
  • Oakland Atty. John Burris remembers tough life of Rodney King, 'the face of ...

      San Jose Mercury News | almost 2 years ago
    John Burris remembers tough life of Rodney King, 'the face of police brutality' Posted:   06/17/2012 06:31:13 PM PDT Updated:   06/17/2012 06:31:15 PM PDT His beating by four Los Angeles police officers once placed him, infamously, at the center of...
  • Rodney King: From unwanted fame to untimely death

      The independent | almost 2 years ago
    Rep Lisa Brown caused outrage and the creation of two hashtags on twitter today after indulging in b... Members of parliament gathered in the House of Commons today to discuss something which has, for far... Suggested Topics Rodney King, the man who...
  • Rodney King Found Dead

      Pop Crunch | almost 2 years ago
    King previously featured on VH1s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew is best remembered as the victim of a brutal police beating which sparked the notorious race riots that rocked Los Angeles 20 years ago...News writes: Police said King's fiancee...
  • Rodney King, key figure in L.A. riots, dead at 47

      The Indianapolis Star | almost 2 years ago
    Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, was declared dead early Sunday after being pulled from the bottom of...
  • Overheard on CNN.com: Rodney King 'had demons. But called them his own'

      CNN Blog | almost 2 years ago
    This post is part of the  Overheard on CNN.com  series, a regular feature that examines interesting comments and thought-provoking conversations posted by the community. Two decades ago, Rodney King became a divisive figure in American culture.
  • Rodney King Dies at the Age of 47

      Salem News | almost 2 years ago
    Rodney King, the man who became famous after his videotaped beating in 1991, is dead at the age of 47...King's fiancee Cynthia Kelly, called police at 5:25 am to report what she'd found...King's beating after a high-speed chase set the nation on fire,...
  • US civil rights catalyst Rodney King dead at 47

      Australian Broadcasting Corporation | almost 2 years ago
    Police say there are no immediate signs of foul play. "It's unknown if he had fallen in the pool or if there was some type of medical situation where he tripped and fell in the pool," Captain Randy Deanden of the Railto police department said...
  • The Turbulent Life Of Rodney King: The Reluctant Icon's Post-Riot Struggles ...

      International Business Times | almost 2 years ago
    Rodney Glen King's death has brought back to light the fragile state of race relations in Los Angeles two decades ago. But lesser known are King's own struggles and demons after that fateful night in 1991 that left him the unlikely symbol of...
  • Rodney King, Man at Center of Los Angeles Riots, Dies

      Voice of America | almost 2 years ago
    VOA News June 17, 2012 Rodney King, the man at the center of the notorious Los Angeles riots of the 1990s, has died at the age of 47.   California police say King was found unresponsive at the bottom of his swimming pool early Sunday morning.   King...
  • Videos: Rodney King Asks L.A. "Can We All Get Along?" And More

      Laist | almost 2 years ago
    And More As Los Angelesand the country as a whole reflects on the death of Rodney King , it's notable that King ultimately managed to forgive the extreme police brutality that nearly killed him in 1991. He released a memoir, The Riot Within , earlier...
  • Rodney King Has Passed Away

      Dlisted | almost 2 years ago
    Rodney King was found dead in the backyard of his home in Rialto, CA early this morning. For those of you young hos who are like, " Who's Rodney King?" Please tell your 7th grade history teacher to give a long lesson on the 1991 brutal police beating...
  • Rodney King Dead at 47: See the LAPD Beating Video that Made Him Famous

      International Business Times | almost 2 years ago
    Rodney King, the man who's beating by Los Angeles Police Officers in 1991 was caught on film and helped to spark riots after the acquittal of the four officers, was found dead Sunday morning in his swimming pool. Share This Story King was 47-years-...
  • Rodney King, key figure in LA riots, dead at 47

      Big News Network | almost 2 years ago
    This March 31, 1991 image made from video shot by George Holliday shows police officers beating a man, later identified as Rodney King. King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one...
  • Rodney King dead at 47

      Wellington Dominion | almost 2 years ago
    Rodney King, who came to symbolise racial tensions in the United States after his 1991 beating at the hands of police led to deadly riots in Los Angeles a year later, has been found dead in a swimming pool on in Rialto, California, police said. He...
  • Report: L.A. Police Brutality Victim Rodney King Found Dead In Pool

      NY1 | almost 2 years ago
    Rodney King, the man whose beating by police led to the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, has died. Published reports say King was found dead in his swimming pool. Police in Rialto, California tell CNN King's fiancee called 911 around 8:30 a.m. Sunday and that...
  • Rodney King Passes Away At 47

      Pink is the New Blog | almost 2 years ago
    As you may know, the 1992 LA riots erupted when the officers on trial for his beating were found not guilty of all charges, despite videotape evidence...According to initial reports, Rodney King drowned in his swimming pool ...Rodney King the man who...
  • Rodney King: What happened in 1991

      CNN Blog | almost 2 years ago
    Rodney King was thrust into the public spotlight when a cameras captured him being brutally beaten by Los Angeles police in 1991. Four officers involved were aqcuitted, sparking infamous riots that shut down the city of Los Angeles and created a...
  • LA Beating Victim Rodney King Dies

      Fox | almost 2 years ago
    Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation's history, has died, his publicist said Sunday...His death was confirmed by...
  • Major players in the 1992 Los Angeles riot

      Kansas City Star | almost 2 years ago
    Gates had been Los Angeles' chief of police for 14 years when the rioting erupted and was pressured to retire shortly afterward...But he was also a polarizing force in the city's black community over perceived racism and remarks like one he made that...
  • Rodney King, key figure in LA riots, dead at 47

      Myrtle Beach Online | almost 2 years ago
    The 1992 riots, set off by the acquittals of the officers, lasted three days and left 55 people dead, more than 2,000 injured and swaths of Los Angeles on fire. At the height of the violence, King pleaded on television: "Can we all get along?" King...
  • Rodney King, key figure in LA riots, dead at 47

      AP Online | almost 2 years ago
    Rodney King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers led to some of the nation's most destructive race riots, has died at age 47. His death was confirmed to The Associate Press by Suzanne Wickham...
  • Rodney King, whose videotaped beating prompted LA race riots, dies aged 47

      The Guardian | almost 2 years ago
    Shannon Stapleton/Reuters Rodney King , whose savage beating at the hands of Los Angeles police officers led to widespread rioting in the city in 1992, has died, according to authorities. Rialto police captain Randy De Anda said the 47-year-old was...
  • Rodney King Reported Dead [VIDEO]

      International Business Times | almost 2 years ago
    Rodney King, whose brutal beating at the hands of Los Angeles police officers in 1991 provoked riots and a furious national debate over racism in law enforcement, is reportedly dead...In March of 1991, King was pulled over for speeding after a car...
  • Rodney King looks back without anger

      CNN | almost 2 years ago
    The Los Angeles riots 20 years ago this week were sparked by the acquittal of four L.A. police officers in the brutal beating of suspect Rodney King a year earlier. The turbulence that led to more than 50 deaths and $1 billion in property damage all...
  • Rodney King Is Dead: Reports

      People | almost 2 years ago
    Authorities and King's fiancee confirmed that he was found dead in a swimming pool, CNN reports . King was beaten by L.A. police in 1991 and the incident was caught on video. The acquittal of the officers involved sparked the riots that erupted in...
  • Rodney King found dead in pool, police say

      The Globe & Mail | almost 2 years ago
    26 AM EDT Last updated Sunday, Jun. 17 2012, 11:39 AM EDT Police in California say Rodney King, whose beating by police sparked riots in Los Angeles in 1992 after the officers involved were acquitted, was found dead in a pool.
  • LA riots figure Rodney King dead

      BBC | almost 2 years ago
    Los Angeles riots figure Rodney King found dead Rodney King, the figure at the centre of the Los Angeles riots 20 years ago, has been found dead aged 47, according to US media reports. His fiancee found his body at the bottom of a swimming pool, but...
  • Rodney King dead at 47, report says

      The Courier-Mail | almost 2 years ago
    King, whose videotaped 1991 beating by Los Angeles police officers led to riots, was found dead on Sunday morning local time, sources told TMZ...King's fiancee reportedly found him dead at the bottom of a swimming pool. On March 3, 1991, King was...
  • Rodney King Dead at 47

      TMZ | almost 2 years ago
    According to our sources, King's fiancee found him dead at the bottom of a pool...The officers involved in the incident were acquitted the following year and the announcement of the verdict led to the Los Angeles riots.  Story developing .


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