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Rodney King:Menace to Society or Victim of Abuse


MORENO VALLEY, Calif. ---“King of the Doh!” –A vicious beating at the hands of the LAPD in 1991 has done little to curb Rodney King’s disastrous driving habits. King was arrested Tuesday in Southern California on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The 46-year-old, who seems oblivious to the laws of the land, was arrested just after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after officers observed him committing “multiple driving infractions.”

King was taken into custody and eventually arrested and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence at the Robert Presley Detention Center.

No word on what substance King was allegedly under at the time of his arrest.

In 1991, King became a symbol of police brutality after he was beaten by four LAPD officers after a lengthy police chase through the San Fernando Valley.

The four officers involved were tried and acquitted, sparking the Los Angeles riots of 1992.

Two of the police officers involved were later charged with violating King's federal civil rights and served time in prison.

In the aftermath of the L.A. riots, 53 people were dead, 2,383 people were injured, and 3,100 businesses were damaged causing nearly $1 billion in financial losses.

In 1991, King continued to demonstrate his penchant for breaking the law when he was arrested on suspicion of trying to run over a vice officer who allegedly found him with a transvestite prostitute in Hollywood, however, no charges were filed.

A year later King was arrested for DUI; once again, no charges were filed.

In 1993, King was placed on probation after he crashed his vehicle into a block wall in downtown Los Angeles. At the time of the arrest King’s blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

King’s laundry list of arrests are a clear indication that he is nothing more than a menace to society as he continues to demonstrate a clear lack of morality or common sense.

You have to wonder what kind of society allows this type of moron to roam the streets while women and children are out and about.

Adding insult to injury is the perpetuation of King’s celebrity cult status, appearing on “Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab” in 2008 and “Sober House” in 2009, the results of which increased sympathy for King among viewers but did little to quench his thirst for alcohol, drugs and trouble.

At 46, you would think King would step up like a man and take responsibility for his actions and correct them, but with the media painting him as the victim of substance abuse and circumstance that scenario seems highly unlikely.

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