Bennett seeks Legal Remedy for Police Abuse

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Michael Bennett

Scribe:  Samuel Otis



Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett told a story of an oppressive police system that he became a part of in Las Vegas recently, that ended with him lying prostrate on the ground underfoot of an officer.  Bennett tells of having a gun pointed to the back of his head after being singled out by the officers.

He was in Vegas to witness “The Money Fight.” 

Police are disputing his claims of racial profiling, he held a presser to inform the media and public of his ordeal.  According to reports his brother was broken when he saw the video of his brother.   

Greenbay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett was shaken after seeing his brother on the ground and then tell of the ordeal during the press conference.  He said the situation brought him to tears.  Martellus said, "I had to walk out of meetings because I broke down crying, just thinking about what could have happened, what could have been. It was just so close. You never know these days."

Michael Bennett, garnered international attention when he took a cue from embattled quarterback Colin Kaepernick to kneel during the performing of the national anthem, to push against the police killing unarmed African Americans.  Bennett said Wednesday, at the Seahawks facility, "I have always held a strong conviction that protesting or standing up for justice is just simply, the right thing to do," Bennett explained in a tweet. "This fact is unequivocally, without question why before every game I sit during the national anthem -- because equality doesn't live in this country and no matter how much money you make, what job title you have, or how much you give, when you are seen as a 'N*****,' you will be treated that way."

Martellus said that people advised his brother Michael to say nothing about the incident.  To be thankful that you are still alive.  And we are all proud that Michael did not take this advisors advice.   Martellus said, "There's a lot of guys who told him not to say anything. It may be a distraction. You don't need to say anything. You're alive, you lived through it, why tell anyone your story? For me, I think that's the wrong way to go about it. I think his letter, it was eloquent. You had to empathize with the side of the story that he was telling, what happened to him."

Bennett has retained an attorney and plans to seek a legal remedy being abused on that fateful night in Las Vegas. 

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I agree with the writer he should  not keep quiet and be happy he is alive, He should not have had to suffer through this wrongful hateful treatment because of the color of his skin period!

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