Rest In Peace, Rodney King
18 Jun 2012 2:19 am John Hawkins
If you don’t know anything about Rodney King beyond the famous tape of his beating in LA and the riots that followed, it may not matter very much to you that he drowned to death yesterday.
Details began to emerge Sunday about the death of Rodney King, a key figure in the 1992 Los Angeles riots. He was 47 and died at his Rialto home.
King’s fiancée called 911 about 5:25 a.m. and said she found King at the bottom of his pool, Sgt. Paul Stella said.
A short time earlier, Cynthia …
Andrew Breitbart Was A Hero Who Died Too Young
1 Mar 2012 10:58 am John Hawkins
Andrew Breitbart is dead. He died far too young and left behind a wife, four children, and a lot of friends.
I only had the pleasure of meeting Andrew Breitbart a handful of times, briefly, and although I didn’t know him that well, I can say that I greatly admired him.
The man was brilliant, he was an entrepreneur, and he worked his behind off to earn his rising star status in the conservative movement. Breitbart was also a warrior amongst political warriors and he seemed to genuinely enjoy going toe-to-toe …