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    Rodney King Dead

    Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by police in 1991 sparked the L.A. riots, was found dead at his California home on Sunday. He was 47.
    Police said King's fiancée discovered him at the bottom of the swimming pool at their Rialto, Calif., home, about 55 miles east of Los Angeles.
    Police responded to a call at 5:25 a.m., pulled King out of the pool and attempted CPR, but could not revive him.
    King's representative Suzanne Wickman confirmed to his death to KABC-TV. According to TMZ, King's fiancée, Cynthia Kelley, told friends King spent the bulk of Saturday drinking and "smoked marijuana at some point," before she went to went to bed at 2:00 a.m.
    The cause of death is unknown, but police are investigating it as a drowning. Rialto Police Capt. Randy DeAnda told CNN there were no preliminary signs of foul play.
    King was beaten by four white LAPD officers following a DUI stop on March 3, 1991. Footage captured by an amateur videographer showed the officers hitting King 56 times with wooden batons.
    "I just got lucky that night to have the cameras on me," King said in April, marking the 20th anniversary of the L.A. riots. "When I saw the tape, I was so happy that it was on tape and then looking at it, it was like I was in another body. I felt like I had died in that one, and was just watching it."
    The four officers--Theodore Briseno, Laurence Powell, Timothy Wind and Sgt. Stacey Koon--were acquitted of criminal charges, sparking the riots that left 55 people dead. (Koon and Powell were later found guilty of federal civil rights charges and sentenced to 30 months in prison.)
    "It felt like Armageddon," King said of the acquittal. "It felt like the end of the world. I was hurt. I was past upset."

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    Re: Rodney King Dead

    Does weed make you so lazy that you forget to tread water?



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    Re: Rodney King Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    Does weed make you so lazy that you forget to tread water?
    Never smoked it then went swimming so couldn't answer.



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    Re: Rodney King Dead

    i say his fiance is behind this.
    She was on the jury of his trial that made him a millionaire! Now she wants the money!

    Ok, I really have nothing to back up that idea, just trying to make the story more interesting.



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    Re: Rodney King Dead

    Cannabis actually improves athletic performance. ESPN covered it as well as some other outlets. Runner's High is actually directly linked to the endocannabinoid system in the body.

    MediCannabis on facebook and twitter has opened my eyes



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    Re: Rodney King Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    Does weed make you so lazy that you forget to tread water?
    Never smoked it then went swimming so couldn't answer.
    It makes swimming more enjoyable.



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    Re: Rodney King Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Storkenheimer View Post
    It makes swimming more enjoyable.
    Signed,

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    Re: Rodney King Dead

    Never got high and went swimming. Usually got high and went eating


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    I can confirm that it makes it kind of hard to swim, at least in a river. As does being drunk.


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    Re: Rodney King Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by CRCyclone55 View Post
    Cannabis actually improves athletic performance. ESPN covered it as well as some other outlets. Runner's High is actually directly linked to the endocannabinoid system in the body.

    MediCannabis on facebook and twitter has opened my eyes
    Not sure how something that makes you so lazy would also improve athletic performance. Sounds counter-intuitive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CRCyclone55 View Post
    Cannabis actually improves athletic performance. ESPN covered it as well as some other outlets. Runner's High is actually directly linked to the endocannabinoid system in the body.MediCannabis on facebook and twitter has opened my eyes :idea:
    Not sure how something that makes you so lazy would also improve athletic performance. Sounds counter-intuitive.
    it doesn't make everyone lazy. some people it has the opposite effect. allegedly.



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    Re: Rodney King Dead

    My Jay Leno joke of the day, "I was going to post this story, but someone BEAT me to it."



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    Re: Rodney King Dead

    Craziest Veishea ever that year


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    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    Craziest Veishea ever that year
    wasnt that the year the gangs from Des Moines were going to come up to Veisha.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Transient View Post
    wasnt that the year the gangs from Des Moines were going to come up to Veisha.
    I don't remember hearing that, there were race riot rumors running around though.


    I don't do signatures. Blondes, brunettes, and red heads are a different story.

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