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Friday, November 25, 2016

Rodney King, President George H.W. Bush, and the War on Cops

 

The near-fatal, racist attack on white truck-driver Reginald Denny at the intersection of Florence & Normandie
 

By Nicholas Stix
October 10, 2015

In my article about the crucifixion of Michael Slager, I said that this approach of railroading (mostly) white policemen, treating black felons like victims, and attempting to buy peace, goes back at least as far as the Rodney King case in 1991. Here’s the rest of that story.

Buff, 6’2,” 220-lb., convicted felon and parolee King was high out of his mind, and led police on a chase in which he hit speeds of 110-115 mph, in order to avoid going back to prison, and violently resisted arrest, assaulting four white policemen, whom he left no alternative but to brutally but legally beat him with metal batons, until he would submit to arrest.

Instead of being sent back to prison to finish his sentence for armed robbery, plus additional years for his new crimes, King was treated like a crime victim, and a martyr to white racism. Local TV station KTLA doctored an already abbreviated videotape made of the end of King’s confrontation with police, by cutting out the passage when King charged the police, thus provoking the baton-beating. The MSM referred to King as “black motorist Rodney King,” instead of as “convicted felon Rodney King.” Seemingly every TV station in America showed the doctored video thousands of times, causing a frenzy of hate against the policemen, who were prosecuted in state court. A civil court jury awarded him $5.5 million for his crimes.

[Postscript, November 25, 2016: I too was convinced by hundreds of viewings of the doctored video tape that the four white officers were guilty as hell.]

A white Simi Valley jury saw the undoctored tape, with King assaulting the police, heard testimony, and on April 29, 1992, acquitted the four officers.

Minutes later, the biggest riot in Los Angeles history broke out at the intersection of Florence and Normandie, as blacks burned the city down, causing $1 billion in property damage, 53 deaths, and countless maimings in racially motivated attacks on whites and Asians.

According to the official story, the L.A. riot was an “uprising,” a righteous response to the “injustice” of the four LAPD officers being acquitted. The first entry at Yahoo.com for “Florence and Normandie” opens,
Florence and Normandie is the intersection where the 1992 Los Angeles uprising began–a chaotic response to the police beating of Rodney King. [Florence and Normandie, Metropolitan Images, last accessed October 9, 2015.]
officialAs Lou Cannon showed in his monumental work, Official Negligence: How Rodney King and the Riots Changed Los Angeles and the LAPD, the black rioters at Florence and Normandie were not responding to the jury verdict, about which they were completely unaware. They just decided to terrorize a Korean liquor store owner.

Police at the scene were confident that they could get the situation under control, but their terrified superiors ordered them to flee, which emboldened the ragtag gang of racist blacks to expand their riot. The little riot was shown on TV, which emboldened racist black thugs all over the city. Hispanic criminals then joined in.

The Los Angeles riot was thus a de-policing and media riot. Immediate, muscular policing would have kept black and Hispanic criminals in check.

President George H.W. Bush saw the riots on TV, decided that blacks’ racist, psychopathic rage had to be born out of righteous indignation, and ordered the Justice Department to bring him the heads of the four white officers in a civil rights show trial.

In 1993, federal jurors, convinced that if they did not sacrifice at least some white policemen, the “13th juror” (the street) would erupt again, convicted two policemen, while acquitting two.

That was the template for the continuing false charges against white police across America today.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Local TV station KTLA doctored an already abbreviated videotape made of the end of King’s confrontation with police, by cutting out the passage when King charged the police, thus provoking the baton-beating."

King four times rushed the cops. One time executed the Folsom Roll. As taught by the cons in prison to the other cons. Roll on the ground, knock the cop off his feet, get the gun and kill the cop with his own gun.

Anonymous said...

"Immediate, muscular policing would have kept black and Hispanic criminals in check."


The LA cops more or less abandoned the scene on the first day of the riots. Left the whitey motorists to still drive through the colored area, get stopped, dragged out of their cars and beaten nearly to death. The AREA WAS DEEMED AS TO DANGEROUS EVEN FOR THE POLICE!!

Anonymous said...

"The little riot was shown on TV, which emboldened racist black thugs all over the city. Hispanic criminals then joined in."


The first day of the LA Riot was a black thang.

The second and third day of the LA Riot was a Mex thang.

When the Mex [a good proportion probably illegal aliens] saw no cops around they just decided to take advantage of thangs.

Anonymous said...

"a chase in which he hit speeds of 110-115 mph, in order to avoid going back to prison, and violently resisted arrest, assaulting four white policemen,"


From the time King crashed the car until he was finally handcuffed and led away was 3 1/2 hours.

ONLY that last nineteen seconds of the "recorded" incident shows the batons being swung as they were. Prior to that the cops made a protracted good faith effort make King surrender peacefully but the moron in his drug addled mind just wanted to resist and did, making every effort to do so.

Anonymous said...

"the black rioters at Florence and Normandie were not responding to the jury verdict, about which they were completely unaware. They just decided to terrorize a Korean liquor store owner."


The colored street gangs had geared up for riot too. Had tow trucks that pulled down the front of gun shops to steal every weapon inside. Used power jacks to take the doors off the secure safes the guns were stored in. Gangs using brute force and prepared in advance to do so.

Anonymous said...

"The MSM referred to King as 'black motorist Rodney King,' instead of as 'convicted felon Rodney King'"


Rodney Glenn originally did time in prison for robbing an Oriental shop keeper at gun point, then pistol whipping the store owner. The owner of the store had complied with the demands of Rodney Glenn but then in a gleeful manner Rodney Glenn still perpetrated more violence. The chickens came home to roost for Rodney Glenn finally, didn't they?

Weir Only Human said...

During my 20 years with the NYPD I arrested many Rodney King types. Ex-cons out on parole and facing many more years in prison, and willing to do anything to keep from being cuffed and brought back to trial. Those are situations that can only be fully understood by cops who have actually dealt with them. How can the typical 9-5 guy, working in an office, on an assembly line, or any other civilized occupation, grasp what it would be like to approach a violent felon, who may be 6'2" and 220 pounds, and tell him he's under arrest? Trust me, the scenario I'm describing is one without equal in the non-law-enforcement world. That big, muscular ex-con, who was raised on a steady diet of bar-fighting, brawling and other physical assault techniques is not about to submit to the guy in the uniform threatening to take away his freedom. Nevertheless, as a cop, it's your job to do whatever is necessary to take him in. Every cop learns very early that a guy who's willing to fight him in the street, is willing to kill him if that's what it takes to get away. Everyone should experience the sense of fear that a cop goes through in a situation like that. Yes, I've had my share of Rodney King episodes and I'm lucky to be alive to talk about them. I knew some cops that weren't as lucky, and I wonder how many of them were afraid of the repercussions if they reacted too violently toward their aggressor. Perhaps they forgot the adage among cops: "It's better to be judged by 12 and be carried by 6.

Anonymous said...

Similarly,in the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore,Marilyn Mosby and The black Baltimore mayor must have decided to sacrifice some black cops,in order to appease the black mobs-who only saw the white cops,as the guilty parties of the Gray "murder".Inconvenient truth was--there were six cops involved--half were black.
Another truth was the 6.4 million payoff--which appeased the free money-loving blacks.There's nothing like a few of their own hitting that black lottery,so the failure to convict the police didn't matter as much.
The main truth is:Blacks love to riot and don't need much of a reason to rip a town to shreds.
Bush tried to put a bandaid on an extreme case of skin cancer.He needed massive amounts of chemo and radiation to repel the problem.I agree...his decision started the lax enforcement of law breaking minorities,that we still see today.
Now we'll see what Trump can do.
--GR Anonymous

Chris Mallory said...

There is no "War on Cops". There is a war by cops against the American people. Citizens should be armed, not government employees.

Anonymous said...

" That big, muscular ex-con, who was raised on a steady diet of bar-fighting, brawling and other physical assault techniques is not about to submit to the guy in the uniform threatening to take away his freedom."


Big, strong, did time, accustomed to fighting, MAYBE ON DRUGS! Dangerous. Fights by his own rules too.