Subject: Re: Police: 'No evidence' of excessive force in Michael Bennettincident
On 10/1/2017 1:59 AM, None of the Above wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:05:11 -0400, #BeamMeUpScotty
>> 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...
Laugh, laugh, laugh, laugh!!!!
...meanwhile his lil' brudda can't catch a cold in green bay...