Billy Buttsex - 2007-09-27 Word on the street is that Rodney King was a real piece of shit.
Roachbud - 2007-09-27 And so were the pigs who beat him
Repomancer - 2007-09-27 He's been arrested eleven times since. But there's no getting around that the cops clearly beat the fuck out of the guy.
When the acquittals came down, I called my roomdog at his work and said "L.A. is gonna burn tonight." I didn't know how right I was. The next few days were quite entertaining, in a circle-the-wagons sort of way.
I only ever saw the entire tape one time. It had several seconds, perhaps even a whole minute of Rodney King charging and attacking the police officers. They would hit him once and he would just get up and keep coming.
I do believe that the beating was excessive though, it just bothers me that you can never see the whole thing.
Shion - 2007-10-23 I agree that the police used excessive force, however, I do wish they'd show the entire tape and mention the part where he apparently tried to wrestle a gun away from a female officer.