Subject: Re: Police: 'No evidence' of excessive force in Michael Bennett incident
On Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:05:11 -0400, #BeamMeUpScotty<Not-Sure@ideocracy.gov> wrote:
>On 09/30/2017 07:52 AM, Bro. Edwards wrote:
>> Police said Friday they found "no evidence" that officers used
>> excessive force in detaining Seattle Seahawks defensive end
>> Michael Bennett during an August incident in Las Vegas and that
>> they had reasonable suspicion to make the stop.
>> Bennett has accused police officers of racial profiling, saying
>> they pointed guns at him and used excessive force in the
>> incident, which occurred outside a nightclub after the Floyd
>> Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight on Aug. 26.
>> The body camera of the officer who initially detained Bennett
>> was not turned on. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Friday
>> that police sorted through 861 videos, including from body
>> cameras from other officers and hotel security cameras, and
>> found that 193 were pertinent to the investigation. From there,
>> they said they pieced together a timeline of the incident and
>> played video for the media at a news conference. They said
>> Bennett's detainment lasted about 10 minutes, seven of which
>> were spent in a police car.
>> The video shown by police showed an officer with his weapon
>> drawn over Bennett on the sidewalk. Police said Bennett was
>> handcuffed, moved to a police vehicle and spoken to by another
>> officer, who told Bennett that police were looking for an active
>> shooter. After an exchange with police that lasted a few
>> minutes, police took the handcuffs off Bennett and he was told
>> he could leave. Bennett shook one of the officers' hands and
>> walked away.
>> Lombardo said the internal investigation showed that the
>> officers behaved "appropriately and professionally" and that
>> "the incident was not about race." He said two other individuals
>> were also detained in a similar manner, one black and one
>> Bennett told reporters earlier this month that the incident was
>> "a traumatic experience for me and my family" and he was
>> considering filing a civil rights lawsuit.
>> Bennett first gave his side of the incident on Twitter on Sept
>> 6. He said that officers pointed guns at him "for doing nothing
>> more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the
>> wrong time" and ordered him to lie down on the ground.
>> Bennett wrote that one officer, with his gun drawn, warned him
>> that he would "blow my f---ing head off" if he moved. Another
>> officer jammed his knee into Bennett's back and handcuffed him,
>> according to Bennett.
>> "The Officers' excessive use of force was unbearable," Bennett
>> wrote. "I felt helpless as I lay there on the ground handcuffed
>> facing the real-life threat of being killed. All I could think
>> of was 'I'm going to die for no other reason than I am black and
>> my skin color is somehow a threat.'"
>Seems like a phobia about being black and that it meant everyone is out
>to get him.....
>Perhaps the Liberal media and schools tweaked his fears and have him
>acting irrational when in fact the police do that very thing to all
>races. "I would have said" they violated the constitution because they
>have no power to handcuff and detain you without a warrant. Because it
>wasn't an active pursuit. They were just looking for someone and that's
>NOT a pursuit. Chasing someone and setting up a dragnet to find someone
>are totally different uses of the Constitution. And by being such a
>whiner and a phobic person he lost the support of all the other races
>tat were NOT stopped in this one single episode. He could have had
>different support for his cause had he NOT been so self absorbed and
>phobic that his being black was the origin of the entire issue.
When everybody else in the place followed orders and hit the floor,
Bennett runs like a chicken with its arse on fire. Too bad he isn't
that fast on the field...