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Date: 02/27/12 02:00 PM

32 Responses to Rodney King Gets Slap On Wrist For Another DUI

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    Link: Rodney King Gets Slap On Wrist For Another DUI - The judge sentenced him today to 20 days house arrest and $500 for booze/weed in his system. Think you`d get that lucky?
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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
    514 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    No clicky. No I wouldn`t be that lucky. I am white.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    I`m white with no prior`s. So yeah, probably.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    I do love the differing perspective of privileged minority/majority though. Ha.
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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
    514 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    Clicks now. I see it was for just weed. I have an MMJ card so I would be luckier. LOL
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    Wait... he was below legal limit when he was arrested. F that noise!

    I think the cops screwed that man once again.

    Weed is not a drug! Boo that man...
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    This is bullpoo. Cops give black people all the breaks.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    Yeah, I`ve driven on a single beer since I was a kid. It`s not a crime for a reason. Driving while on MJ, I mean, come on. That`s hardly a crime worth anything more than a fine.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    So he has to go to an alcohol awareness program for being caught with blood alcohol levels under the legal limit? The law is weird.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    You`d have thought that beatdown in the 90`s would`ve made him sober up.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    February 27, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    Pulled over, not drunk. Mj in his system? How long does that stuff last? He`s smoked in the last couple of weeks. How is this a slap on the wrist?

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 27, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I guess Celebrity Rehab didn`t help much.
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    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    should`a hit`em harder the first time
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    madest Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    Weed is legal in Cali. Your jails are over flowing and have been ordered to reduce your prison population by the Supreme Court. I bet everyone with multiple DUI`s are getting this treatment in Cali. It really is the way it should be. They need treatment not punishment (unless of course they killed somebody).
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    PizzaPits Male 18-29
    553 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm
    Question! *Ahem*.. Who gives a s.hit?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14653 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    Isn`t he the guy that caused the LA riots? They should have given him a sound beating instead.
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    StillCrazee Female 18-29
    40 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 6:18 pm
    No, Drac...no he isn`t. I weep for the world. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
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    mcssls Female 70 & Over
    695 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 6:32 pm
    cops should take him out and give him a good old fashioned therapuetic beating, oh, wait, that didn`t work the last time.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm
    What... hes still around! right o
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    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    February 27, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    "I`m white with no prior`s. So yeah, probably."

    I`m black with no prior`s and i would probably still get more time than him :( depends on race, status, and location.
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    shamrock1014 Male 40-49
    313 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 1:29 am
    Monday, February 27, 2012 3:50:35 PM
    Weed is legal in Cali. Your jails are over flowing and have been ordered to reduce your prison population by the Supreme Court. I bet everyone with multiple DUI`s are getting this treatment in Cali. It really is the way it should be. They need treatment not punishment (unless of course they killed somebody).


    Yeah, that`s smart, let`s not punish them until they kill someone. Good logic. Remember that if it happens to be someone in your family that gets killed by a repeat offender.
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    bex753 Male 40-49
    221 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 1:39 am
    DUI fines are very soft in most of the USA but something that happened Over 20 years ago hardly makes him enemy number one.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    February 28, 2012 at 3:54 am
    Yeah, that`s smart, let`s not punish them until they kill someone. Good logic. Remember that if it happens to be someone in your family that gets killed by a repeat offender. ----------
    There was a time in America when drinking and driving was not illegal. Sadly me and Rodney are both old enough to have lived it. Drinking age (for me) was 18. Anyone born a month after me had to wait until they were 21. It seemed like out of nowhere, a group calling themselves Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) lobbied and got everything they wanted in every state in the nation. Some of it clearly unconstitutional. They got the government to establish sobriety checkpoints where you could be stopped by law enforcement officials with no probable cause whatsoever. They got the prosecutable definition of a DUI lowered to BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of .12, then .1, and now, through federal programs that blackmails states by withholding highway funds, they have driven it down to .08.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 7:01 am
    When is this ass-hole going to just die and make the rest of the world a better place?
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    February 28, 2012 at 7:21 am
    Was he on his Hoveround?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 28, 2012 at 7:23 am

    madest "They need treatment not punishment "
    My dieing ass!
    They know how much they drink. They know the consequences if caught. They know it`s a risk to others. If you want to drink, just plan on a cab. After his multi-million dollar lawsuit he can afford one.

    Bad decisions should not be coddled with fuzzy-warm therapy. that sort of thinking is why there are so many repeat offenders.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 8:17 am
    Gerry, Alcoholism is a disease. Drinking is not a crime. Drinking and driving should not be a crime if there is no accident. We`re supposed to be "land of the free". We`re "land of another new law everyday". Jails are full. Full of alcoholics and pot heads. Now there`s no room for muderers, rapists or hedgefund managers.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36842 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 10:31 am

    madest - Alcoholism is not a disease. Neither is gambling, shop lifting, nor porn `addiction`. They are a lack of judgement, discipline, and/or character. Do you consider Tobacco a disease? it`s also addictive and has negative consequences to botht he users and those around them. Do you have the same sympathy for smokers or are they just filthy? This fluffy/stuffy "disease" labeling is excusing the behavior and only worsens the problem.

    How many times does the same ass hole do the same stupid stunt and get away with the "disease" excuse? Maybe he`s just too stupid to correct his behavior, or the punishment hasn`t made it worth his while?

    As for it not being a crime, before it was ciminalized everyone screamed for thougher laws to prevent deaths. Unfortunately, they didn`t make the penalties tough enough but the laws have become large money-makers for the states in fines, legal fees and their kick-back for alcohol treatment.
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    dang007 Male 30-39
    599 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 11:18 am
    >>>Gerry, Alcoholism is a disease. Drinking is not a crime. Drinking and driving should not be a crime if there is no accident.<<<

    Just like taking your AK-47 onto a plane should not be a crime - as long as there are no accidents.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36842 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 11:35 am

    So, Alcoholism is a "desease" because it got out of control?
    So... gambling, porn, video games, smoking, these things are also diseases? Any time something is out of control, it`s a disease.

    That`s kinda soft headed. Tiger Wood wasn`t a cheeter, he had a disease. Bernie Madoff wasn`t greedy, he had a disease.

    How about we just hold people accountable for their behavior instead of giving them a victim card to play. "It`s not my fault, I have a disease!"
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    Gerry, I didn`t label it a disease. I`m not a doctor or a psychologist. Be that as it may it is recognized by professional medical organizations as a chronic, progressive and fatal disease. Call it what you want. I am one of the few who doesn`t think it rises to the criminal level. Some people can handle their alcohol better than others and this one size fits all bull is more nonsense control. MADD made a big deal out of drinking and driving and their actions have reduced deaths. It however does not justify throwing tax paying citizens in jail if nobody or property was harmed. We`re too accepting as a society for punishing people for behavior that could lead to a crime and not very focused on what should be considered a crime. 2,000,000 Americans are behind bars... How many of them never hurt a soul?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    February 28, 2012 at 9:06 pm
    When he got up off of the ground and hit that cop, they should have just shot him.

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