747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4246 posts, RR: 2 Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1766 times:
For those who have not herd the story, a West Point foot ball player Richard King, was on his cell phone at IAH. He was standing next to R&B legend, Patti LaBelle limo. Patti LaBelle rolled down her window and told her body guards to beat the West Point foot ball player up. After King was taken to the Hospital, Miss Labelle took photos with a cop in Mr King blood. Now Patti Labelle bodyguards say that King threw the first punch, and if you look closely at the video, it looked like King did throw the first punch. So what are your thoughts on this case?
MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 19406 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1737 times:
It's hard to say not knowing what really happened, even though most of it is on camera, although three bodyguards beating the crap out of one unarmed person is excessive. What I will say is the actions of the HPD are par for the course.
jetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7510 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1623 times:
Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter): . Now Patti Labelle bodyguards say that King threw the first punch, and if you look closely at the video, it looked like King did throw the first punch. So what are your thoughts on this case?
I don't know about that. It appears to me, the king just had his phone up to his ear, and then all of sudden there's a scuffle. There must be more to this than what's being told. What's third side to the story?
virgin744 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 923 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1600 times:
Just watched the full version of the CCTV video on youtube and King looks like he's under the influence of something as he's walking towards the limo. From the time he walks by the parked bus/coach he appears to be staggering a little and is not walking in a straight line. Then as he is confronted by the security guards he shoves one of them and then he's hit. The other question that needs to be asked is why he left the scene of a supposed crime if he felt he was the victim? Unless he knew at the time or felt he was to blame for the 'kick-off' maybe?
Also, it seems pretty harsh that he got thrown out of Westpoint (?) too on the surface of things unless their own investigation (if they had one) revealed he was indeed to blame one way or another.
Soon enough time will tell - if it goes to court and witnesses are called.