Rodney King's legacy
Career criminal became victim for life
- Duration 5:43
- Date Jun 18, 2012
Career criminal became victim for life
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Rodney King died on Sunday night used to watch him on Celebrity Rehab in the sad thing is when sober.
He seemed pretty gentle but he was rarely sober thing is this man's life speaks volumes of the harmful -- giving victim status to someone who victimized himself and others.
His name brings me back to those rates rats with -- terrorize citizens under the banner -- victim hood.
The media get on paralyzed by political correctness they contracted from grad schools in their toxic teachers' lounges.
He was a career criminal but it will always be seen as a victim.
And he was but his attacker was often himself and also the media who martyred the deserved.
That only made things worse for a life you think couldn't get much lower.
But it did with more drugs booze crime and ultimately death.
I'm sorry for those who loved him but as the media launches into their -- which will gloss over -- life by calling in troubled.
Let's recall that being -- victim is not a lifetime get out of jail free card it does not absolve you of all responsibilities.
It doesn't mean sainthood.
It means that if he played the victim for life you'll -- and up a victim.
Yeah street is -- you river -- that poor fellow just passed away well let's let's not -- not forget in all this the reason that he became.
A victim was by outrageous disgraceful performance.
By police who beating senses and -- not to cut try to cover that -- we go back you which was brought to take a bad guy yes but those police officers are bad people absolutely.
I don't know -- I agree completely with that and I don't know -- ever will because I wasn't there.
I didn't see the whole video I do know that he was high I do know that -- -- the police felt threatened.
I do know that he fought back.
He got beaten pretty bad.
That was horrible but I'm not sure they could have done -- sure yes -- I remember that video but the what I remember more out of this is the rioting.
And how the media -- trump that stuff up it will I worry about is will that ever happen again and I hate to say I think it will.
-- also -- after -- memory in the aftermath the decision within the four cops -- What -- that number cops were acquitted.
The Reginald Denny -- -- the truck driver pulled into the intersection in -- Florence and the yeah yanked out of the truck he was beaten senseless with a brick at one point.
But he got through through like -- the base almost almost killing guy.
One of these guys and it was Greg -- never forget that hole they hold data whole week.
I I was more fearful at that moment that any time let members of the -- well -- up until then life is pretty.
You know things came away -- but that was.
Their lowest point lowest point to defining moment up until that point scary time in America yeah I'd watch it I was -- -- it remains the lowest point of American life on what that.
It took the officers were actually convicted and -- others were acquitted and various charges he was awarded three point eight million dollar judgment because of what happen.
Doesn't make it go way are you anticipating playing the injustice that happened some on that day but you know he was -- very troubled individual somebody that multiple arrests for drunk driving.
One -- including a vehicle assault on his own wife and his own daughter tried to on the map down and kill them.
But this car so -- troubled life definitely and there's an autopsy result -- what I.
I'm not a fan of the word troubled well I'm a fan of the worked real criminal.
I don't I've had an alcohol refuge problem one of the reasons criminals are not oppressed he's one of the press -- I had it were not all criminals that they they had been taken.
Advantage of by the police in that neighborhood -- -- or excuse now.
I guess you can riding in which innocent people die I I don't I don't excuse -- but I also don't excuse affected these people have been oppressed and put in an area these people haven't -- -- -- -- people out there I am arts music they're oppressed by Dubai us.
By the blood Los Angeles authorities among other -- do you think that the guys that were looting.
That was a reaction to being oppressed or the fact that they were taking advantage of I think sadly I think it was some of both the honestly I think people -- some what does what why did they give OJ Simpson.
It would would blacks -- grudges in the got up we all know he was guilty right it's because it was get back it was for every cop that stop somebody did.
Put through -- license test it for areas sobriety test it was for everybody who's been in and -- ghetto neighborhood who have been badly treated by authorities interesting.
They are not ideas and I had all that.
Of all that.
Glory of that -- seen his success in football -- watching all the updates but he then a troubled life for a career criminal who.
Since then has not in could have taken that moment -- -- and didn't instead.
He basically has that committed a series of crimes yet what dividends and -- it but Greg.
The reds a did you go back to original day for second before guys who were involved in that of the LA for -- they're called.
One of them football -- Williams -- Found guilty of may have not attempted murder -- not you know assault.
Mayhem he spends a couple years in prison gets out inning kills again I mean yeah and get back Bob Diamond where -- would about the draft -- -- but that deal.
This officer -- Rodney King a well well look like by the way and -- any of that and kids I mean you -- -- all the -- my bottom was black.
Do you think that the media learned anything from this could this actually happen again let's see your point I think that.
Being a hero or a victim there's only basically you can go back and forth -- your life but there's one thing that we're making a big difference and that has -- -- media chooses to cover yet situated in -- -- -- -- being acquitted.
How of the media -- put so much focus on that case difference.
No video video was a -- it's and not -- wanting but also hasn't been accused both of -- Ronnie talked about -- -- the -- on that family gets justice so he read them on that tip for it --