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Seahawk Michael Bennett vs. Las Vegas PD
Oh boy...this could start another powder keg.

Quote:“A police officer ordered me to get on the ground,” Bennett wrote. “As I laid on the ground, complying with his commands not to move, he placed his gun near my head and warned me that if I moved he would ‘blow my [expletive] head off.’ Terrified and confused by what was taking place, a second officer came over and forcefully jammed his knee into my back, making it difficult for me to breathe. They then cinched the handcuffs on my wrists so tight that my fingers went numb.”
‘I’m going to die for no other reason than I am black’: Seahawks’ Michael Bennett tells of police encounter
Video Shows Michael Bennett Being Cuffed By Las Vegas Police

Can we please stop pretending that this is not an issue we need to have a serious adult conversation about?
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What was the arrest over?

In the short clip I didn't see a gun put to his head.

Also, when is the last time somebody was being arrested and didn't protest by saying they "didn't do nothing?"
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(09-06-2017 11:53 AM)Redwingtom Wrote:  Can we please stop pretending that this is not an issue we need to have a serious adult conversation about?

What should we re-hash?

On this forum at least we've never pretended this is not an issue and we have had many serious adult conversations about it.
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(09-06-2017 11:55 AM)HeartOfDixie Wrote:  What was the arrest over?

In the short clip I didn't see a gun put to his head.

Also, when is the last time somebody was being arrested and didn't protest by saying they "didn't do nothing?"

Yep, what was the arrest over is what I was wondering as well. Was he simply walking across the street minding his own business or was it something else?
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(09-06-2017 11:56 AM)Lord Stanley Wrote:  
(09-06-2017 11:53 AM)Redwingtom Wrote:  Can we please stop pretending that this is not an issue we need to have a serious adult conversation about?

What should we re-hash?

On this forum at least we've never pretended this is not an issue and we have had many serious adult conversations about it.

I wasn't' specifically referring to this forum...but as a society in general. Sadly, we don't a national voice that can lead it. And no, I'm not just talking it coming from the oval office.
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(09-06-2017 11:57 AM)VA49er Wrote:  
(09-06-2017 11:55 AM)HeartOfDixie Wrote:  What was the arrest over?

In the short clip I didn't see a gun put to his head.

Also, when is the last time somebody was being arrested and didn't protest by saying they "didn't do nothing?"

Yep, what was the arrest over is what I was wondering as well. Was he simply walking across the street minding his own business or was it something else?

I'll see if I can find his whole post on the matter. I guess there was some loud bangs that sounded like gun fire and people fled and the cops singled him out...he says.
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I'm sorry, but the officer did not appear to do anything wrong.

Bennett may not like what happened but it wasn't wrong.

I also question his story since he said a gun was put to his head yet the video, at least one video, doesn't show it.
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(09-06-2017 12:06 PM)HeartOfDixie Wrote:  I'm sorry, but the officer did not appear to do anything wrong.

Bennett may not like what happened but it wasn't wrong.

I also question his story since he said a gun was put to his head yet the video, at least one video, doesn't show it.

Yeah, after reading the Kap post above I tend to agree. Of course he is going to say it was just because he was a black man but it'll be nice to hear the whole story eventually. Folks forget that not that long ago shots rang out in Las Vegas after another fight. Anyone remember Tupac?
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Vegas is pretty much a ghetto on any fight night. Has been for awhile.
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