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Rodney King
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    (April 2, 1965-June 17, 2012)
    Beaten by four Los Angeles police officers after leading them on a high speed chase (115 MPH)
    Incident was videotaped by George Holliday (March 3, 1991)
    Robbery conviction, drunk driving and spousal assault charges
    Birth name is Glen King, which was screwed up on the police report as Rodney King
    He was beaten a short time after being paroled on a robbery conviction.
    He was driving drunk and led police on a pursuit reaching a speed of 115 MPH (1991).
    He did not testify in the trial against the officer who beat him.
    The prosecutors felt his 'menacing demeanor' would work against him in front of the jury.
    The Los Angeles riots were sparked by the acquittal of the four police officers who beat King (April 29, 1992).
    The riots left 54 dead, $1 billion in damage and 2,000 arrests.
    King's in-laws told him to drop his white attorney and get a black attorney, which he did.
    His African American attorney, Milton Grimes, only allowed press interviews with African-American reporters.
    The strategy worked as King won a $3,800,000 award from the jury (1994).
    He was arrested for allegedly knocking down a woman with his car (1995).
    Police officers do not have the right to beat anyone.
    Rioting in Los Angeles broke out after the police assailants of Rodney King were acquitted (April 29, 1992).
    Under the advice of his white attorney, Rodney King addressed the rioters 'People, I just want to say, you know, can we, can we all get along?' (May 2, 1992).
    His African American attorney, Milton Grimes, hired tutors to teach him about black culture.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 66 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 67 Votes: 55.22% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 36 Votes: 63.89% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 11 Votes: 90.91% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 21 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 30 Votes: 63.33% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 100 Votes: 52.00% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 744 Votes: 64.78% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 27 Votes: 96.30% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 31 Votes: 74.19% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 82 Votes: 62.20% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 76 Votes: 72.37% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 139 Votes: 74.10% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 161 Votes: 74.53% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 337 Votes: 68.84% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 411 Votes: 69.10% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 967 Votes: 69.91% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 6386 Votes: 78.16% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 4508 Votes: 63.78% Annoying
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