Monday, June 18, 2012

Rodney King's death: Police confiscate marijuana from his home - Just another doped up unlawful Negro that the blacks hold up to hero status....


Police confiscated marijuana plants as well as a wood-handled pitchfork and hoe into evidence from the home of Rodney King as officials try to determine how he died.

Officials said there were no “outward signs” of alcohol or drug use that may have caused King to fall into the pool Sunday morning.

Investigators are looking into reports by a next-door neighbor who said she heard the 47-year-old King in his backyard sobbing uncontrollably shortly before a splash.

King’s fiancée, Cynthia "Fat Crater Ass" Kelley, called 911 at 5:25 a.m. after finding King at the bottom of the pool. She told detectives that she was unable to rescue him herself because she is a poor swimmer.

“Even though we’re investigating this as an accidental drowning, we’re looking into every lead," Rialto Police Department spokesman Officer David Shephard said.

An autopsy on King was scheduled for Monday morning, although his cause of death will not be made public until the completion of toxicology tests in six to eight weeks, said San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Jodi Miller.

The toxicology tests and autopsy may determine if King suffered from an undiagnosed medical condition that caused him to lose consciousness or if he had been drinking or was under the influence of drugs.

Police said King’s body showed no signs of trauma, and no traces of blood were found on the concrete pool deck or in the water.

One of King’s neighbors, Sandra Gardea, 31, said she heard a man crying in King's backyard from about 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. King and his fiancée were the only ones at the house at the time, according to police. Gardea also heard King's fiancée trying to coax him back into the house.

"It's wasn't like an argument," Gardea said. "She was just saying, 'Get in the house. Get in the house.'"

Gardea, whose open bedroom window faces King's house, said then there was silence. A few minutes later, Gardea said she heard a splash.

Rialto police said officers arrived at the house about four minutes after the 911 call, and immediately dove into the pool and pulled King’s lifeless body out of the water.

Another of King's neighbors, Dee Schnepf, 58, said she didn’t hear any commotion coming from King’s backyard that night. Schnepf said she arrived home early Sunday morning and was in her backyard around 3:30 a.m. feeding her cats.

“I didn’t hear a thing, and I would have heard something,’’ said Schnepf.

Schnepf said it was commonplace for King to take a swim at night or early in the morning, and that “he liked to swim in the dark.’’

“He was so sweet. He’d mow our lawns once a week and never asked for any money," Schnepf said. “He and my ex-husband were real good friends. They’d trade tools back and forth. It’s unbelievable that he’s gone. I feel like he could just walk over at any minute.’’

King became a symbol to many of police brutality and the troubled relations between the Los Angeles Police Department and minority residents after his 1991 beating at the hands of police led to deadly riots in Los Angeles in 1992. He was eventually awarded a $3.8-million settlement, but the money and fame brought him little solace. He had repeated run-ins with the law and as of April said he was broke.

King had long struggled with drugs and alcohol. He called himself a recovering addict but had not stopped drinking, and possessed a doctor's clearance for medical marijuana. King last year appeared on VH1’s "Celebrity Rehab," trying to tackle his fight with alcoholism.

On Monday morning, King’s Jackson Street neighborhood was quiet, with a scattering of television news trucks and a single patrol car camping outside the home. The crime-scene tape stretched across King’s driveway was gone, as was his fiancée.

The porch light was still on.

15 comments:

I Voted For Obama said...

Obama will order those marijuana plants to the White House and have them replanted in the Rose Garden. He will set up a memorial to Rodney King and personally care for those plants.

Mt Greenwood Hillbilly said...

I know which one is the hoe, but why did they call the white lady a pitchfork?

Anonymous said...

typical

Anonymous said...

FUN TIME IT GIVES YOU ENERGY!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jesse Jackson will miss him cause he was the only shit head Jesse didnt have to pay for dope when they were together, Hey Jesse this one is for my hommie!!!

Anonymous said...

Jagoff newscasters(?) on CNN said today is a "sad day" refering to Rodney being so fucked up he fell into his pool and drowned. Not a sad day for me. Fucking no good racist POS!

Anonymous said...

Nig dies and settlement money goes to nig that swung pitchfork.

Anonymous said...

Rodney be a hero to da black mens!

He lived to be in the 40s and still smoked the Mary Jane! What more can a life of a black mans in America amount to then dat der accomplishment!?

Anonymous said...

Despite the fact that this man was a scumbag POS, police still put their lives on the line to jump in and reacue him and made an attempt at saving his life. Yet in the end when this assholes life story is told they will be the villains. Good riddance ridney king, good riddance to bad rubbish.

Anonymous said...

Mt Greenwood Hillbilly said...

I know which one is the hoe, but why did they call the white lady a pitchfork?

June 18, 2012 9:38 PM
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You know the white devil be's needing they pitchfork.

Anonymous said...

c'mon y'all! you know them boys went a bit too far when they whipped rodney's ass. let the man rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

c'mon y'all! you know them boys went a bit too far when they whipped rodney's ass. let the man rest in peace.
"

No. The guy was on PCP. They in fact showed restraint in my view. Druggies need to know catching some street justice is all part of the game if they are high and violent. I don't think the cops were out of order in the least.

King was a piece of deuce and he died like a turd in a toilet bowl.

How fitting!

Anonymous said...

"Can't we all just swim along?"

Anonymous said...

The image of bill Murray in caddy shack of the baby Ruth bar in the pool just popped into my head

Anonymous said...

Maybe the white man kept him down