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    Rodney King found dead

    Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by four Los Angeles police officers set off 1992's Los Angeles race riots and became a touchstone in U.S. race relations, was found dead at his home on Sunday. The riots killed 55 people, injured more than 2,000 and caused $1 billion in damage. Below, a look at the players in King's beating, trial and the riots that followed, and where they are now.
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    Rodney King, key figure in LA riots, dies at 47

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 found at the bottom of his swimming pool early Sunday and later pronounced dead. He was 47.

    King's fiancée called 911 at 5:25 a.m. to report that she found him in the pool at their home in Rialto, Calif., police Lt. Dean Hardin said.
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    Too bad swimming pools can't just be flushed.

    In the meantime, how is Reginald Denny doing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick62 View Post
    Too bad swimming pools can't just be flushed.

    In the meantime, how is Reginald Denny doing?
    Found this, a little dated:

    Today, Denny has left Los Angeles behind. TIME made many efforts to contact him through intermediaries but they were unsuccessful; Denny largely avoids the media and rarely speaks about his ordeal. He works independently as a boat motor mechanic in Lake Havasu, Ariz., where he moved after the 1993 trial of his assailants and an unsuccessful lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles. Friends say he has gone on with his life and has even begun to drive again. "He's doing better," says one local who knows Denny. "It's slow for him, but he's getting better."

    Read more: REGINALD DENNY - The L.A. Riots: 15 Years After Rodney King - TIME #ixzz1y5AQGv9f
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    Rodney dead, really?

    O.K., next story...
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    Wow, I can see the undertone of the comments. I better get out of here quick before I get into trouble.
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    His fiancée pushed him in the pool saying "No we can get along"
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    Rodney Dangerfield, now Rodney King, I think it's a conspiracy!
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    hopefully he has a couple of cement blocks tied to his legs

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    Quote Originally Posted by barstoolguru View Post
    hopefully he has a couple of cement blocks tied to his legs

    Nope, probably just "the man" holding him down there.



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    Will there be a pinata at his service?
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    I'm more bummed that it rained a little today... and I didn't even mind that very much.

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    in a way we can call it a coke float....lol
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    Who will be there for his eleventy-five children now?

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