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Bryant lawyer says race to blame for arrest
Boston Herald ^ | February 28, 2011 | Jessica Heslam

Posted on 02/28/2011 1:21:21 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

The attorney for ESPN senior writer Howard Bryant — who was arrested over the weekend for allegedly assaulting his estranged wife outside a pizza shop in front of their 6-year-old son — said the sports scribe was busted because he is black.

State police said Bryant, 42, put up a fight and struck a trooper with his elbow when they tried to arrest him after witnesses said he roughed up his wife outside a pizza shop shortly after noon Saturday in the small western Massachusetts town of Buckland.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bryant; lawyer; race

1 posted on 02/28/2011 1:21:31 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

So this lawyer is saying that a black man can beat the crap out of his wife in public and can’t get arrested for battery because to do so would be racist. Okay, I get it.


2 posted on 02/28/2011 1:24:03 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Insane.

These people are insane.


3 posted on 02/28/2011 1:26:27 PM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Special protections have to stop or the Constitution is moot. America is already on the decline because of it.


4 posted on 02/28/2011 1:26:38 PM PST by Crucial
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To: ReverendJames
“The 6-year-old had to witness his father being thrown on a hood of a car and being abused.”

Just moments after he had to witness his father assaulting his mother.

Please.....

5 posted on 02/28/2011 1:27:41 PM PST by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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To: ReverendJames

Actually, it’s coming to that.
See the “restorative justice” thread today.
Seattle has just that policy - “oppressed minorities” will not be prosecuted for crime.


6 posted on 02/28/2011 1:29:56 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Apparently the Buckland police acted stupidly.


7 posted on 02/28/2011 1:30:44 PM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: ReverendJames

I always...always expect the jesse jackson RACE CARD to be flipped in these situations.


8 posted on 02/28/2011 1:34:24 PM PST by max americana
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To: ReverendJames
No he was just playing hand ball with the wife and the cop attempted to bite his elbow.
9 posted on 02/28/2011 1:37:40 PM PST by Domangart
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To: ConservativeStatement

Maybe she’s a total bee-yotch.


10 posted on 02/28/2011 1:38:57 PM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Several witnesses reported that Bryant was assaulting a woman and put his hands on the woman’s neck, pushed her into a parked vehicle and pinned her against it...

Law of the jungle from "da hood" takes over angry young black men and they just GOTTA assult some child or wife/girl friend, or some elderly person. They would never dare attack some guy who's 6'2" around 180-200 lbs. Law to Goodness, they might get hurt then!

Charges will be dropped -- it's racist, anyone can see that, file criminal assult charges against the arresting officer instead for civil rights violations.

11 posted on 02/28/2011 1:39:40 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: ConservativeStatement

I didn’t get stopped and arrested Friday night because I am white.
I’m gonna sue my local police department.
What a dolt.


12 posted on 02/28/2011 1:40:40 PM PST by TexasPatriot1 (I am unique, Just like everybody else.)
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To: MrB

I wonder if cops are part of that “oppressed minority” - we had a cop in Seattle shoot a homeless American Indian who was walking down the street whittling on a piece of wood. The cop told him to drop the knife, the guy turned around and then “bangbangbangbangbang” shot the guy five times in the chest. I’ve been trying to find the update about the cop; not sure but I think he was exonerated in instance and not in the other.


13 posted on 02/28/2011 1:40:45 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: rcrngroup

Phillies pitcher Brett Myers took the opportunity to smack his wife around near Fenway Park in Boston. Looks mighty White to me. Yes, he was arrested.


14 posted on 02/28/2011 1:45:03 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I thought Rush was the designates ESPN racist


15 posted on 02/28/2011 1:51:27 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: ConservativeStatement

I wonder if his wife is black or white.


16 posted on 02/28/2011 1:56:42 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ReverendJames

Apparently the India was deaf, as well, so he didn’t hear the command to put down the knife.


17 posted on 02/28/2011 1:58:09 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero
Miss this line in the story?

Bryant’s wife is Caucasian.

18 posted on 02/28/2011 1:59:25 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: ReverendJames
I don't watch ESPN much except for car racing. He looks like a "happening dude"


19 posted on 02/28/2011 2:01:09 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: Cicero

That’s true also. BTW, we didn’t have Native Americans until the Interior Department started classifying Americans. We all became hyphenated then, and, we’re the only country to do so. My American Indian friends like to be called by their tribe.


20 posted on 02/28/2011 2:02:05 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: nascarnation

Does he do commentating on football like with Bradshaw or?


21 posted on 02/28/2011 2:03:58 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: bert

ESPN has quite the cast of characters.

Harold McRae sexually harassing co-workers, Peter Kornheiser making sexist comments about a co-worker, and now Bryant assaulting his estranged wife.


22 posted on 02/28/2011 2:04:33 PM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Professional victim ping. (I’d start such a ping list, but it’d be HUGE... I don’t have the desire)


23 posted on 02/28/2011 2:10:00 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

In front of their child,
Well isn’t that special.
Nice example ya p.o.s.
Wife should take a ball bat to his ass.


24 posted on 02/28/2011 2:19:34 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: ConservativeStatement

He shouldn’t have been racing.


25 posted on 02/28/2011 2:27:23 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: VA_Gentleman
Harold McRae sexually harassing co-workers, Peter Kornheiser making sexist comments about a co-worker, and now Bryant assaulting his estranged wife.

Get the names right. It was Harold Reynolds (now at MLB Network) and Tony Kornheiser. But that's just the surface. What about Gary Miller urinating in public, Steve Phillips and his stalker mistress and Jay Mariotti's assault?

26 posted on 02/28/2011 2:35:56 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: nascarnation

You wrote:
Miss this line in the story?
Bryant’s wife is Caucasian

Oh, so it’s a hate crime. Yes, that is weird that the media didn’t pick up on the hate crime angle. So weird.


27 posted on 02/28/2011 2:55:55 PM PST by Floribama
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To: ConservativeStatement

Its socially correct for a black man or former black athlete to abuse a white woman. OJ did it and got the sympathy of the majority of blacks throughout the US.


28 posted on 02/28/2011 3:10:11 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: OrangeHoof

Somebody forgot Sean Salisbury and his phone pics.


29 posted on 02/28/2011 3:15:03 PM PST by Echo4C (We have it in our power to begin the world over again. --Thomas Paine)
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To: ReverendJames

Next he will claim he a moslem! That should be his freedom ticket. After all, his honor was at stake!


30 posted on 02/28/2011 3:42:51 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Yeah well, just like that guy who whacked off his wife’s head in an honor killing. The liberal media said there was no Muslim connection. So if he does claim he’s a Muzzie then ??


31 posted on 02/28/2011 3:48:49 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
His attorney says the African-American sportswriter, author and TV personality is a victim of racial profiling. Byant is black. His wife is white.

His wife Veronique Bryant added in a statement: "This is all so unfair. There was no investigation. The police made assumptions about my husband that weren't true. I was never abused or in fear of Howard on that day or any other day. I wasn't running from him or trying to get away from him. The police weren't listening to me and they attacked him with violence with our 6-year-old watching."

32 posted on 02/28/2011 3:49:21 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Cicero

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/2011_0301wife_backs_husband_in_assault_claim_espn_scribe_slapped_with_charges/srvc=home&position=4


33 posted on 03/01/2011 7:06:49 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: VA_Gentleman

And the person who was suspended for comments about Jesus. This FR thread mentions her name and tirade...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1959859/posts


34 posted on 03/01/2011 7:11:39 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: nascarnation

Looks like he needs a foreskin...


35 posted on 03/01/2011 7:56:30 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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