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inferno
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6/18/2012 9:27:55 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Rodney King was the African American who was beaten by 4 Los Angeles
cops about 20 years ago during a stop. It was all caught on tape. And once
released to the public, it sent shockwaves all over the world about the racial injustices in our country even today. This Man forgave the acts in a public speech while addressing the Los Angeles riots of 1992. He was found dead in his swimming pool in his Southern Californian home. He will be missed.
What are your thoughts about this story today.
inferno
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6/18/2012 3:50:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/18/2012 9:32:12 AM, inferno wrote:
See story here.

http://www.cnn.com...

Some people here do not even know who this Man is.
And how important he is concerning AMERICAN history.
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6/18/2012 10:18:26 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Tell me, would you be posting this story if it was a white boy that got beaten up?

No, I don't think you would.
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6/18/2012 10:22:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
It is a great Aesop moral story.

If you are a black drunk and you get beat up by white policemen, you can get your lifestyle subsidized by the government and have a happy life untill age 47 when you drown in the pool that government built.
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6/19/2012 7:12:51 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/18/2012 10:18:26 PM, OberHerr wrote:
Tell me, would you be posting this story if it was a white boy that got beaten up?

No, I don't think you would.

I don't see how that negates his point. This is solid proof that racism exists, and that's what he was trying to prove. Why do you want to help with the coverup operation?
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6/19/2012 9:17:11 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/18/2012 10:22:45 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
It is a great Aesop moral story.

If you are a black drunk and you get beat up by white policemen, you can get your lifestyle subsidized by the government and have a happy life untill age 47 when you drown in the pool that government built.

Parrot. This is indeed the dumbest thing that I have ever heard coming from you.
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6/19/2012 9:22:05 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/18/2012 10:22:45 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
It is a great Aesop moral story.

If you are a black drunk and you get beat up by white policemen, you can get your lifestyle subsidized by the government and have a happy life untill age 47 when you drown in the pool that government built.
Wow . . .
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6/19/2012 10:42:07 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:04:57 AM, inferno wrote:
You must understand that Rodney King himself was not a racist.

Yes, all he did was commit robbery and drive intoxicated while speeding to avoid the police. The man is a hero.
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6/19/2012 10:43:30 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:42:07 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:04:57 AM, inferno wrote:
You must understand that Rodney King himself was not a racist.

Yes, all he did was commit robbery and drive intoxicated while speeding to avoid the police. The man is a hero.

Anybody who stands up to the pigs is a hero in my book.
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6/19/2012 10:45:45 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:42:07 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:04:57 AM, inferno wrote:
You must understand that Rodney King himself was not a racist.

Yes, all he did was commit robbery and drive intoxicated while speeding to avoid the police. The man is a hero.

Yes. And that is because he called for peace during a time of war. Society was in a bad place racially speaking then. And he told us it was better to forgive
than to encourage violence towards one another.
Kermit you need to cut it out. I know that you are a racist idiot.
But where is your humility for a change...........
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6/19/2012 10:46:54 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:43:30 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:42:07 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:04:57 AM, inferno wrote:
You must understand that Rodney King himself was not a racist.

Yes, all he did was commit robbery and drive intoxicated while speeding to avoid the police. The man is a hero.

Anybody who stands up to the pigs is a hero in my book.

Drinking and driving while speeding and committing robbery is considered? The dude could've killed someone. You honestly think his actions are justified!!! He didn't even stand up to him. He just got filmed.

Were the police officers justified as well? No, of course not. But anybody who thinks this dude is some kind of hero is just delusional.
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6/19/2012 10:47:07 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:43:30 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:42:07 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:04:57 AM, inferno wrote:
You must understand that Rodney King himself was not a racist.

Yes, all he did was commit robbery and drive intoxicated while speeding to avoid the police. The man is a hero.

Anybody who stands up to the pigs is a hero in my book.

I get the whole anarchism thing--I'm an anarchist too. But they're arbitration. They're probably the only justified aspect of the state. Sure, there are some a-hole police, but honestly? "Pigs?" All that does is make you sound like a rebellious teen. I know you're above that, RP.
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6/19/2012 10:48:22 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
And he gets 3.8 million dollars from it!!! Fvck I'd commit robbery, speed and drive drunk and take that beating for that kind of money.
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6/19/2012 10:49:37 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:46:54 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:43:30 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:42:07 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:04:57 AM, inferno wrote:
You must understand that Rodney King himself was not a racist.

Yes, all he did was commit robbery and drive intoxicated while speeding to avoid the police. The man is a hero.

Anybody who stands up to the pigs is a hero in my book.

Drinking and driving while speeding and committing robbery is considered?
First, you are lying about the incident. He committed the robbery PRIOR to this incident. He had not just committed a robbery.
The dude could've killed someone. You honestly think his actions are justified!!! He didn't even stand up to him. He just got filmed.

He did. They rushed four officers at him (even though he was unarmed) and he physically resisted. They continued to beat him after he was cuffed.
Were the police officers justified as well? No, of course not. But anybody who thinks this dude is some kind of hero is just delusional.
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6/19/2012 10:50:50 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:48:22 AM, darkkermit wrote:
And he gets 3.8 million dollars from it!!! Fvck I'd commit robbery, speed and drive drunk and take that beating for that kind of money.

The robbery incident occurred prior to the beating. He had not just committed a robbery; he was driving home after watching a basketball game.

http://en.wikipedia.org...

The robbery occurred in 1989. This incident occurred in 1991.
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6/19/2012 10:51:33 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:47:07 AM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:43:30 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:42:07 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:04:57 AM, inferno wrote:
You must understand that Rodney King himself was not a racist.

Yes, all he did was commit robbery and drive intoxicated while speeding to avoid the police. The man is a hero.

Anybody who stands up to the pigs is a hero in my book.

I get the whole anarchism thing--I'm an anarchist too. But they're arbitration. They're probably the only justified aspect of the state. Sure, there are some a-hole police, but honestly? "Pigs?" All that does is make you sound like a rebellious teen. I know you're above that, RP.

I don't think that the existence of a police force is justified, and I certainly don't like a police force that is centered on violating rights. The police ARE pigs.
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6/19/2012 10:53:35 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:48:22 AM, darkkermit wrote:
And he gets 3.8 million dollars from it!!! Fvck I'd commit robbery, speed and drive drunk and take that beating for that kind of money.

Youre missing the point. He was awarded because this was a hate crime done by police officers. He was attacked, Rodney did not attack them.
He came out and let us know that peace was the only way to deal with this
in a productive manner.
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6/19/2012 10:54:17 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:49:37 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:46:54 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:43:30 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:42:07 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:04:57 AM, inferno wrote:
You must understand that Rodney King himself was not a racist.

Yes, all he did was commit robbery and drive intoxicated while speeding to avoid the police. The man is a hero.

Anybody who stands up to the pigs is a hero in my book.

Drinking and driving while speeding and committing robbery is considered?
First, you are lying about the incident. He committed the robbery PRIOR to this incident. He had not just committed a robbery.

Didn't say he committed robbery prior to the incident. Just stated he committed robbery.

The dude could've killed someone. You honestly think his actions are justified!!! He didn't even stand up to him. He just got filmed.

He did. They rushed four officers at him (even though he was unarmed) and he physically resisted. They continued to beat him after he was cuffed.

Oh yea, that's real heroic. Resisting arrest for a crime that you actually committed.

Were the police officers justified as well? No, of course not. But anybody who thinks this dude is some kind of hero is just delusional.
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6/19/2012 10:55:25 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:54:17 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:49:37 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:46:54 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:43:30 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:42:07 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:04:57 AM, inferno wrote:
You must understand that Rodney King himself was not a racist.

Yes, all he did was commit robbery and drive intoxicated while speeding to avoid the police. The man is a hero.

Anybody who stands up to the pigs is a hero in my book.

Drinking and driving while speeding and committing robbery is considered?
First, you are lying about the incident. He committed the robbery PRIOR to this incident. He had not just committed a robbery.

Didn't say he committed robbery prior to the incident. Just stated he committed robbery.

You implied that he was fleeing from the robbery in this incident. That was clearly false.
The dude could've killed someone. You honestly think his actions are justified!!! He didn't even stand up to him. He just got filmed.

He did. They rushed four officers at him (even though he was unarmed) and he physically resisted. They continued to beat him after he was cuffed.

Oh yea, that's real heroic. Resisting arrest for a crime that you actually committed.

Yes, it is heroic to resist excessive force. Four police officers were beating him because he was speeding.
Were the police officers justified as well? No, of course not. But anybody who thinks this dude is some kind of hero is just delusional.
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6/19/2012 10:56:46 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:54:17 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:49:37 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:46:54 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:43:30 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:42:07 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:04:57 AM, inferno wrote:
You must understand that Rodney King himself was not a racist.

Yes, all he did was commit robbery and drive intoxicated while speeding to avoid the police. The man is a hero.

Anybody who stands up to the pigs is a hero in my book.

Drinking and driving while speeding and committing robbery is considered?
First, you are lying about the incident. He committed the robbery PRIOR to this incident. He had not just committed a robbery.

Didn't say he committed robbery prior to the incident. Just stated he committed robbery.

The dude could've killed someone. You honestly think his actions are justified!!! He didn't even stand up to him. He just got filmed.

He did. They rushed four officers at him (even though he was unarmed) and he physically resisted. They continued to beat him after he was cuffed.

Oh yea, that's real heroic. Resisting arrest for a crime that you actually committed.

Were the police officers justified as well? No, of course not. But anybody who thinks this dude is some kind of hero is just delusional.

Heroic for being a peace maker. Not a violator.
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6/19/2012 10:57:39 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:51:33 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:47:07 AM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:43:30 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:42:07 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:04:57 AM, inferno wrote:
You must understand that Rodney King himself was not a racist.

Yes, all he did was commit robbery and drive intoxicated while speeding to avoid the police. The man is a hero.

Anybody who stands up to the pigs is a hero in my book.

I get the whole anarchism thing--I'm an anarchist too. But they're arbitration. They're probably the only justified aspect of the state. Sure, there are some a-hole police, but honestly? "Pigs?" All that does is make you sound like a rebellious teen. I know you're above that, RP.

I don't think that the existence of a police force is justified, and I certainly don't like a police force that is centered on violating rights. The police ARE pigs.

Oh please go on and tell me how you are going to stop violent crime, rape, murder, and robbery without a police force. Maybe in an ancommunist society, everyone will just love one another, and they'd be no need for a police force.
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6/19/2012 10:58:48 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:57:39 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:51:33 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:47:07 AM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:43:30 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:42:07 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:04:57 AM, inferno wrote:
You must understand that Rodney King himself was not a racist.

Yes, all he did was commit robbery and drive intoxicated while speeding to avoid the police. The man is a hero.

Anybody who stands up to the pigs is a hero in my book.

I get the whole anarchism thing--I'm an anarchist too. But they're arbitration. They're probably the only justified aspect of the state. Sure, there are some a-hole police, but honestly? "Pigs?" All that does is make you sound like a rebellious teen. I know you're above that, RP.

I don't think that the existence of a police force is justified, and I certainly don't like a police force that is centered on violating rights. The police ARE pigs.

Oh please go on and tell me how you are going to stop violent crime, rape, murder, and robbery without a police force. Maybe in an ancommunist society, everyone will just love one another, and they'd be no need for a police force.

Shunning and cutting off access to communal resources is far more effective than violence.
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6/19/2012 10:59:41 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:57:39 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:51:33 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:47:07 AM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:43:30 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:42:07 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:04:57 AM, inferno wrote:
You must understand that Rodney King himself was not a racist.

Yes, all he did was commit robbery and drive intoxicated while speeding to avoid the police. The man is a hero.

Anybody who stands up to the pigs is a hero in my book.

I get the whole anarchism thing--I'm an anarchist too. But they're arbitration. They're probably the only justified aspect of the state. Sure, there are some a-hole police, but honestly? "Pigs?" All that does is make you sound like a rebellious teen. I know you're above that, RP.

I don't think that the existence of a police force is justified, and I certainly don't like a police force that is centered on violating rights. The police ARE pigs.

Oh please go on and tell me how you are going to stop violent crime, rape, murder, and robbery without a police force. Maybe in an ancommunist society, everyone will just love one another, and they'd be no need for a police force.

There is a difference between necessary force and abuse.
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6/19/2012 10:59:50 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:51:33 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:47:07 AM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:43:30 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:42:07 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:04:57 AM, inferno wrote:
You must understand that Rodney King himself was not a racist.

Yes, all he did was commit robbery and drive intoxicated while speeding to avoid the police. The man is a hero.

Anybody who stands up to the pigs is a hero in my book.

I get the whole anarchism thing--I'm an anarchist too. But they're arbitration. They're probably the only justified aspect of the state. Sure, there are some a-hole police, but honestly? "Pigs?" All that does is make you sound like a rebellious teen. I know you're above that, RP.

I don't think that the existence of a police force is justified, and I certainly don't like a police force that is centered on violating rights. The police ARE pigs.

So in other words, arbitration shouldn't exist at all?
Think'st thou heaven is such a glorious thing?
I tell thee, 'tis not half so fair as thou
Or any man that breathes on earth.

- Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus
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6/19/2012 11:00:44 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:59:50 AM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:51:33 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:47:07 AM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:43:30 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:42:07 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:04:57 AM, inferno wrote:
You must understand that Rodney King himself was not a racist.

Yes, all he did was commit robbery and drive intoxicated while speeding to avoid the police. The man is a hero.

Anybody who stands up to the pigs is a hero in my book.

I get the whole anarchism thing--I'm an anarchist too. But they're arbitration. They're probably the only justified aspect of the state. Sure, there are some a-hole police, but honestly? "Pigs?" All that does is make you sound like a rebellious teen. I know you're above that, RP.

I don't think that the existence of a police force is justified, and I certainly don't like a police force that is centered on violating rights. The police ARE pigs.

So in other words, arbitration shouldn't exist at all?

I would posit that violent means of arbitration should not exist.
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6/19/2012 11:03:01 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:55:25 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:54:17 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:49:37 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:46:54 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:43:30 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:42:07 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:04:57 AM, inferno wrote:
You must understand that Rodney King himself was not a racist.

Yes, all he did was commit robbery and drive intoxicated while speeding to avoid the police. The man is a hero.

Anybody who stands up to the pigs is a hero in my book.

Drinking and driving while speeding and committing robbery is considered?
First, you are lying about the incident. He committed the robbery PRIOR to this incident. He had not just committed a robbery.

Didn't say he committed robbery prior to the incident. Just stated he committed robbery.

You implied that he was fleeing from the robbery in this incident. That was clearly false.
The dude could've killed someone. You honestly think his actions are justified!!! He didn't even stand up to him. He just got filmed.

He did. They rushed four officers at him (even though he was unarmed) and he physically resisted. They continued to beat him after he was cuffed.

Oh yea, that's real heroic. Resisting arrest for a crime that you actually committed.

Yes, it is heroic to resist excessive force. Four police officers were beating him because he was speeding.

He wasn't just speeding. He was trying to escape from them. You know, your supposed to pull over whenever a police car is behind you. When the police lights and sirens are behind you, you don't just start speeding as fast as you can to escape.

And he was resisting arrest after the police officers starting beating him. It wasn't like "oh gee whiz, these officers are going to beat me so I'm going to use civil disobedience to stand up to authority".

Were the police officers justified as well? No, of course not. But anybody who thinks this dude is some kind of hero is just delusional.
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6/19/2012 11:03:45 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 6/19/2012 10:53:35 AM, inferno wrote:
At 6/19/2012 10:48:22 AM, darkkermit wrote:
And he gets 3.8 million dollars from it!!! Fvck I'd commit robbery, speed and drive drunk and take that beating for that kind of money.

Youre missing the point. He was awarded because this was a hate crime done by police officers. He was attacked, Rodney did not attack them.
He came out and let us know that peace was the only way to deal with this
in a productive manner.

Yep, it takes a real hero to sue and obtain $3.8 million dollars.
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