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Date: 04/26/12 01:35 PM

58 Responses to 20 Years Ago Today: The LA Where Were You?

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18930 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    Link: 20 Years Ago Today: The LA Where Were You? - Can`t we all just get along?
  2. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 1:46 pm
    AMUUUURICA!
  3. Profile photo of yusuksomuch
    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    sitting on a couch with my roommates (one black one mexican/arab)playing drinking games to the news coverage, good times, good times
  4. Profile photo of Crabes
    Crabes Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2012 at 1:47 pm
    I remember these crazy times here the info for the kids
  5. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    Here comes round 2!
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    This will happen again soon, if Sharpton and Jackson have anything to do with it.
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    Mazztek Male 40-49
    586 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 1:54 pm
    I was part of the US Marine unit they sent up there to back up the LAPD and National Guard. HQ Co. Comm Plt, 1st Mar Reg. I was on guard duty when I heard the "cover me" incident go off.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I was at work.

    I like it when the so-called-experts go on the news to discuss this stuff and they try to give pop-psycho-social reasons for the riots. Outraged and injustice in the courts they stole licquor and tv`s.

    Makes perfect sense.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    FREE LIQRA AND TVS!!!!!!
  10. Profile photo of indisguise
    indisguise Female 40-49
    267 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    I was at work too - fortunately that was 2000 miles away from this stupidity. I`m not siding with the cops but I never could understand why, if you are pissed off at the courts and police, it makes any kind of sense to trash your own neighborhood and light parts of it on fire.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    Aaaahh, Memories. That takes me back. Rodney got what he deserved. Unfortunately, the cops didn`t. Also...very suprised with IAB...no stereotypical gorrila or animal ref`s...yet. Where`s old ollie? And of course, another "amuuurica" from 8bit. like europe hasn`t ever had riots over something stupid, like um...soccer.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    "AMUUUURICA!"

    Yeah bring out the veiled insult. At least our people rioot for something they think they believe in, while yours riot for.....

    ...for....

    ....Ohhhhh Sports.....
  13. Profile photo of Burgh
    Burgh Male 40-49
    300 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    Time to re-read `Burning City` by Pournelle and Niven. A pretty good fantasy set in the LA area 14k years ago. Rodney King and O.J. Simpson are heavily alluded to in it as well as the recurring riots.
  14. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33090 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 3:06 pm
    The MSM referred to the "racially motivated beating of Rodney King"

    WTF!?!?!!?

    He was HIGH ON PCP! He attacked 4 cops, they tried everything but he would not stop!
    One of the cops was black, but that doesn`t count.

    ffs, just let them destroy THEIR OWN neighborhoods and be done with it.
  15. Profile photo of DingDingDong
    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    DUDE, more footage of the asian shop owners shooting please! That was badass.
  16. Profile photo of uhmerikin
    uhmerikin Male 18-29
    876 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    April 26, 1992
    There was a riot on the streets tell me where were you?
    You were sittin` home watchin` your T.V
    Well, I was participatin` in some anarchy
  17. Profile photo of Zeegrr60
    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    I thought 20 years ago today,Sgt.Pepper taught his band to play....
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    we_suffer Male 18-29
    21 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    I was celebrating my 8th birthday and completely unaware of the riot.
  19. Profile photo of DingDingDong
    DingDingDong Male 30-39
    1511 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    So badass, Korean shop owners shootin` some ghetto trash:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYQVVNMd9mg&feature=player_detailpage#t=91s
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    Shelworth Male 50-59
    388 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    I was sitting in my apartment in Orange Ca, with a 357 as young african americans pounded on doors screaming "no justice, no peace". I said come on in, but they didn`t.
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    Shelworth Male 50-59
    388 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 3:27 pm
    They also trashed my truck (and everybody`s vehicles) in the parking garage. I`m sure it made them feel like men.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    great link dingdong, those shop owners are truly bad ass!
  23. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2012 at 3:34 pm
    I was 3.
  24. Profile photo of DingDingDong
    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    Remember the Reginald Denny beating? Just cuz he was white...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc_SgpyJWRY
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
    1008 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 3:58 pm
    yea dingding i watched that one live, that was fkd up beyond words
  26. Profile photo of Burgh
    Burgh Male 40-49
    300 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    It makes me wonder if the Korean store owners have something a bit more effective than just pistols for the next go-round.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    2188 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    I was in highschool when that happened. crazy.
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    that1joshguy Male 18-29
    232 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    will smith @ 3:51
  29. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 5:08 pm
    Hey Steelgrid.
    Don`t go and shoot a black kid for handing you Skittles though.




    AMUUUURICA!
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    mon360 Male 13-17
    735 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    I never even knew about dis

    @that1joshguy lol
  31. Profile photo of TheJ3553
    TheJ3553 Male 18-29
    145 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 6:18 pm
    Wasn`t even in my mother`s womb yet.
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
    1558 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 6:38 pm
    Have they improved?
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    JoeSchmo6114 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    Actually it will be 20 years as of this coming Sunday. The riots started April 29th, 1992, which is the actual title of the song played in the video. But during the recording Brad Nowell, singer of Sublime, sang the wrong date(April 26th), but they liked the rest of the take so much that they left it as was, mistake and all.
  34. Profile photo of Zeegrr60
    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm
    The Miami riots in the late 70`s were better...more fire.
  35. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm
    I was 4...probably sticking S!$2 up my nose and eating dirt.
  36. Profile photo of wake_n_bake
    wake_n_bake Male 18-29
    663 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    Yay my favorite band and my avatar : D
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    @Zeegrr60. Best comment itt.....
  38. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 26, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    When Rodney King got up off the ground and attacked the cops, they should have just shot him.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 11:18 pm
    really like that solved anything? black people just playing the race card, it was kind of bullpoo what they did to rodney king, but it just keeps in a vicious cycle of playing the victim and then acting like a criminal because they don`t know any better
  40. Profile photo of clockwork208
    clockwork208 Male 30-39
    835 posts
    April 27, 2012 at 12:28 am
    I was 18 and wondering why one person being wronged was ample excuse to commit arson and theft.
  41. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    April 27, 2012 at 3:29 am
    5 Cats you had 20 years to do your research:
    PCP test came up negative.

    Why is it every single drating time, your opinions line up directly with what happens to be being said on Stormfront at any given moment?
  42. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    April 27, 2012 at 3:42 am
    Sometimes I wish I were black so I can play the race card and burn down whatever I want.
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    Fancysucksss Male 18-29
    1048 posts
    April 27, 2012 at 4:03 am
    poo i must`ve been 4 months old. suckin on some titties
  44. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    April 27, 2012 at 4:14 am
    Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play.
  45. Profile photo of RobSwindol
    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2012 at 4:27 am
    Solvent, did you even listen to the song in the video? It`s by a white band who called themselves Sublime. It`s about their participation in the LA Riots. It wasn`t just black people, though understandably, they were the ones most pissed off about Rodney King`s beating and the Police not getting charged.
  46. Profile photo of botfly
    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    April 27, 2012 at 4:45 am
    I was at home laughing my ass off at these morons destroying their own neighborhoods and perpetuating their stereotype.
  47. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    April 27, 2012 at 5:50 am
    @Baalthazaq

    He was drunk though and had lead the police on a 115 MPH chase. As for the PCP they say it was because of the length of time between the incident and test he exibited all the signs of being on it including not being affected at all by a taser.
  48. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    April 27, 2012 at 5:54 am
    aaannnnd.......
  49. Profile photo of lawndartsftw
    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2012 at 6:47 am
    Koreans = badass !! No police ? Need to rely on my 9mm and 12guage instead....
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 27, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Solvent "Sometimes I wish I were black so I can play the race card and burn down whatever I want."
    Bull poo! You just want the big penis.
  51. Profile photo of botfly
    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    April 27, 2012 at 7:59 am
    uh, so do you Gerry
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2012 at 9:02 am
    I`ve seen a crowd change to a mob just like that. Mob mentality is real. We`re all just animals at heart. I`m sure the people that were in the riots are still trying to figure out what the hell happened to them that day.
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    maxxim Male 30-39
    125 posts
    April 27, 2012 at 10:12 am
    Riots started on a Wednesday, April 29th.
    I would have been in class, 7th grade.
  54. Profile photo of DingDingDong
    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    April 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm
    I lived in LA, in 7th grade. My parents kept me home from school that day.
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    SoCal Male 18-29
    650 posts
    April 27, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    Are you sure these are the riots? I thought Black people always act like this in LA. At least thats what I see.
  56. Profile photo of Atrayu4u
    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    April 27, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    Kind of crazy with the song along with the video.. And I was 8, and in New York.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 6:50 am
    Londoners, Vancouverites, we got nothing on LA-icans.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
    2589 posts
    April 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    Way to fail at inciting a riot and sounding like a complete a-hole.

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