Sep 8th 2010 9:17PM Ruth Manuel-Logan, you should check your facts. King wasn't driving a cab, and he wasn't just afraid that he'd be arrested for DWI. He was in violation of his parole, and knew he'd go back to jaik (where he belonged). And if you ever watched the video, even though it is brutal, he continued to try to stand up, even as officers struck him and ordered him to stay down. Here's Wikipedia's take on his character:
King was awarded $3.8 million in a civil case and used some of the proceeds to start a hip hop music label, Straight Alta-Pazz Recording Company.
Like his father, King is an alcoholic. In 1993, he entered an alcohol rehabilitation program and was placed on probation after crashing his vehicle into a block wall in downtown Los Angeles. In July 1995, he was arrested by Alhambra police, who alleged that he hit his wife with his car, knocking her to the ground. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail after being convicted of hit and run. On August 27, 2003, King was arrested again for speeding and running a red light while under the influence of alcohol. He failed to yield to police officers and slammed his vehicle into a house, breaking his pelvis. On November 29 2007, while riding home on his bicycle, King was shot in the face, arms, and back with pellets from a shotgun. He reported that it was done by a man and a woman who demanded his bicycle and shot him when he rode away. Police described the wounds as looking like they came from birdshot, and said King offered few details about the suspects. In May 2008 King checked into the Pasadena Recovery Center in Pasadena, California, which was filmed as part of the second season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which premiered in October 2008. Dr. Drew Pinsky, who runs the facility, showed concern for King's lifestyle and said that King would die unless his addiction was treated. He also appeared on Sober House, a Celebrity Rehab spin-off focusing on a sober living environment, which aired in early 2009. Both shows filmed King's quest not only to achieve sobriety, but to reestablish a relationship with his family, which had been severely damaged due to his drinking.
During his time on Celebrity Rehab and Sober House, King worked not only on his addiction, but on the lingering trauma of the beating. He and Dr. Pinsky retraced his path from the night of his beating, eventually reaching the spot where it happened, the site of the Children's Museum of Los Angeles. King was asked to recount some of the details of the event. Among his recall however were several contradictory facts, such as that the officers shouted to him from their car during the chase that they intended to beat and kill him as soon as he stopped; that when he did stop, he immediately lay on the ground and surrendered, begging the approaching officers “You don’t have to do this!” as he lay there motionless; that the shots with the Taser were all while he was already prone and compliant; and that the officers repeatedly taunted him during the beating, such as saying they were going to kill him and he should run away. However there is no evidence supporting any of these later claims. There is no mention of such events from his companions Allen and Helms (who were arrested without any sort of force from the same officers) nor any testimony provided by him in court consistent with this.
Jun 6th 2010 2:24AM Latino. Enough said
May 15th 2010 10:31PM As a man, would you want that video on your hard drive when the police confiscated it? Hello prison.
Mar 4th 2010 3:02PM Will of the people? Wasn't that decided in the November 2008 election? Is there any doubt that health care reform was a primary issue, and that American voters chose the candidate who promised to get it done? The vocal "public" that is always talked about are the losers, plus some moderates that the Right's propadanda machine has convinced that we are headed toward disaster. Where was the concern for the "public will" when Bush took us to war in Iraq?
Feb 20th 2010 10:39AM It sucked. If you like any of these actors/director, wait for the DVD.
Feb 9th 2010 8:06PM I've got an idea. Let's do a prisioner exchange...the tens of thousands of Haitians who are here illegally for the 10 missionaries. Oh, wait, Haiti doesn't want those people back. In fact, they want to send us more of their citizens. Just not the 33 kids. This is extortion at its worst. When the judge gets his price, the Americans will go free. It almost makes you want to stop helping the needy survivors.
Feb 3rd 2010 9:14PM I'm a firefighter,/paramedic, and even most doctors would tell you that those are the guys to call in an emergency. I've been called to lots of doctors offices for cardiac and respiratory problems, so just having a medical degree doesn't mean they can save people.
I've often thought that if there was some way to alert the flight crew that I was trained for medical emergencies, it would be a good idea. I actually did help a patient on a flight a few years ago, and did indeed get a bottle of wine and a couple of dates later with one of the flight attendants.
Also, I've thought that it would be a good idea to give emergency trained personnel first shot at the exit row seats.
Jan 12th 2010 9:46PM I'm not a homophobe, but why do womenr get so excited to think that man is gay? And why did thyey say "Sorry, Richard" when Simmons walked off stage? Why not "Sorry Shatner, for making you mappear with an old queen in shorts and a wifebeater shirt"?
Jan 9th 2010 12:38PM This is the same Brit Hume who ridiculed Waler Cronkite when he claimed he was "something of a pacifist". and Hume sneered "NOW he tells us". Go with Christ, Hume you hypocrit
Dec 28th 2009 4:34PM Nice try, butthole. It won't work, you're still a piece of cr+p.