Rodney king, the victim of police brutality and ignition switch for the 1992 Los Angeles, has died at age 47...
Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was the victim in a police brutality case involving the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on March 3, 1991. A bystander, George Holliday, videotaped much of the incident from a distance.
The footage showed seven officers surrounding the solitary King, with several LAPD officers repeatedly striking a helpless King with their batons while the other officers stood by watching, without taking any action to stop the beating. A portion of this footage was aired by news agencies around the world, causing public outrage that increased tension between the local black community and the LAPD and increased anger over police brutality, racism and social inequalities in Los Angeles.
Four LAPD officers were later tried in a state court for the beating; three were acquitted and the jury failed to reach a verdict for the fourth. The announcement of the acquittals sparked the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/17/us/obit-r ... index.html
Rodney King, whose beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 was caught on camera and sparked riots after the acquittal of the four officers involved, was found dead in his swimming pool Sunday, authorities and his fiancee said. He was 47.
I just wanted to post this, I haven't looked at it too much, but I feel it is somehow a significant story...
a few thoughts...
first is his name King
.... the King is dead
secondly that he was found in a swimming poolWhitney Houston was the Queen of pop, and she was found in a bath tub.
so we have a king and queen dying in connection to water this year, is this some kind of age of Aquarius thing.
and third we have some interesting dates
he was born on April 2nd.... 42?
he was beat on March 3rd... 33?
and the acquittal/riots were on April 29th... same day as royal wedding as well as a number of other interesting events.
like I said I haven't really looked into this but those things stood out for me