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September 7th, 2017 at 2:29:07 AM permalink
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ahiromu
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September 7th, 2017 at 8:39:35 AM permalink
Bennett is the kind of person to be a jackass to police in a live fire situation (the fact that this wasn't true is entirely another matter), not comply with orders, then lie about it to fit his narrative. And he does have a narrative.

Way too soon to place judgment.
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September 7th, 2017 at 8:39:51 AM permalink
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I'm not saying it was right for that to happen, because it's not.....but why does race always get brought up in this stuff? It's stupid. The letter MB wrote (I'm assuming it was him) mentions Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin. :shake my head emoji:

I agree with the extra added names, but in the same token how on earth is race NOT related to this? I'm a betting man... I'd be willing to bet that there was a white male and/or a white female that was 'somewhat near' him when they all started running away from the gunshot (said in the article him and others were fleeing). Why do you think they stopped him? Why do you think they ASSumed he did something wrong and the white girl running in front of him did not? The assumption that he is more guilty other than the white girl in front of him is based solely on the color of his skin and racial stereotypes. That's racism, and it's alive and well in the US today.

I love how cop stories like this are always "well these are just the few bad apples!" BS... I think there are only a "few good apples" in the whole mix. I'm a WHITE MALE and in my years of being alive in the US I'd give it about a 90% ratio of any cops I've dealt with being complete aholes and power hungry douches. I can't even imagine what black people must go through on a daily basis with the cops.
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MrV
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September 7th, 2017 at 8:43:35 AM permalink
Quote: ahiromu

Bennett is the kind of person to be a jackass to police in a live fire situation (the fact that this wasn't true is entirely another matter), not comply with orders, then lie about it to fit his narrative.



Really?

Upon what facts / evidence do you base this damning conclusion?
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darkoz
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September 7th, 2017 at 9:13:33 AM permalink
For many years i didnt believe cops were that racist. Just doing their jobs

When my son was a teenager (his mom is black and i am white so he is mixed and identifies black) i began to see firsthand police discrimination

Almost 49 years old and i have been stopped by police maybe 2 times. My son half my age over 20. My daughter also mixed has had multiple police stops for no particular reason

One time i was returning home to find my son in front of my apartment building up against the wall being frisked. When i informed the police he was waiting for me to let him into my apartment they said they had a report of someone suspiciously hanging around the apartment building

Another time i was on a payphone in front of a restaurant in broad daylight. My son was standing near the doorway waiting for me to get off so we could enter. A policeman passing by stopped to ask what he was doing there. When i said he was with me the officer suddenly nodded and said okay and continued on his way.

Finally when i was 19 i evaded paying my fare on the subway. The officers picked me up on the platform itself and led me to a holding area. I was the only white person in custody. After a few minutes one officer says to the other they gave me permission to use the payphone inside the station and i was released
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September 7th, 2017 at 9:24:00 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

Really?

Upon what facts / evidence do you base this damning conclusion?

I had heard a similar account on sports radio yesterday -- that he was ordered to stop and continued to run, prompting the takedown. I have since tried to find confirmation this account on the internet (though not very thoroughly) and have come up empty. So, either it was Fake News, or it has been already "sanitized for my protection."
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Ibeatyouraces
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September 7th, 2017 at 9:33:44 AM permalink
Have any of you watched the show "Cops"? Numerous times after chases and such do you see police yell at people to "don't move or I'll shoot!" This isn't news here but a common occurrence.

Its ALWAYS the blacks throwing in the race bull$h!t. And don't tell me it isn't because I see it every single day in Detroit.
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darkoz
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September 7th, 2017 at 9:40:25 AM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Have any of you watched the show "Cops"? Numerous times after chases and such do you see police yell at people to "don't move or I'll shoot!" This isn't news here but a common occurrence.

Its ALWAYS the blacks throwing in the race bull$h!t. And don't tell me it isn't because I see it every single day in Detroit.



Its always the blacks because they are the ones being targeted
Ibeatyouraces
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September 7th, 2017 at 9:44:00 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Its always the blacks because they are the ones being targeted


Look at crime statistics and you'll know why.

Unfortunately in this day and age, you're guilty until you prove otherwise.
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ahiromu
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September 7th, 2017 at 9:45:58 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

Really?

Upon what facts / evidence do you base this damning conclusion?



I don't need to defend my skepticism when all you have is his word, or are there secondary accounts of people that aren't his personal/direct acquaintances? I hate the guy, he's a pain in the ass off the field for more than just political reasons. He's a whiner, a complainer, and I wouldn't put it past him.

The police have come out and said that Bennett (an extremely imposing man whether he was black or white) started running the moment the police saw him. Remember, the police believed there to be a potentially active shooter. This was while they were clearing the casino. From the POV of the police, this is at worst a misunderstanding. He was detained for less than ten minutes.
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