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Two charged in case involving Patti LaBelle (West point cadet victim)
abc ^ | 7/8/11 | abcnews

Posted on 07/08/2011 6:15:35 PM PDT by RummyChick

Assault charges have been filed in connection with a violent confrontation in Houston caught on tape between a former West Point cadet and two people in singer Patti LaBelle's entourage.

It was Patti LaBelle's son, Zuri Edwards, who originally said he was the victim in this incident at Bush Intercontinental Airport, but Houston police are not buying that now. In court documents, Edwards is described as an instigator, while LaBelle's hairdresser and bodyguard are charged with assault.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: labelle; racecard; richardking; westpoint; zuriedwards
Labelle pulled the race card in this story. Some justice is finally being served.
1 posted on 07/08/2011 6:15:43 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

http://www.khou.com/news/local/Patti-LaBelle-files-countersuit-against-former-West-Point-cadet-124671734.html

In the countersuit, LaBelle’s lawyers accuse King of being intoxicated, staggering around outside the terminal, screaming obscenities and trying to enter the singer’s limousine. King was politely asked to walk away from the vehicle, according to the countersuit. King’s attorneys have said the cadet had a few drinks on the flight to Houston but denied he was intoxicated.

“King directed profane and racial slurs towards LaBelle. When LaBelle’s son (Zuri Edwards) heard the profanity and racial epithets, he informed King that the woman in the limousine was his mother,” the suit said. “Without warning or provocation, King violently and deliberately punched Edwards in the face.”


2 posted on 07/08/2011 6:18:07 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

It sounds like he has a good lawyer. Glad to read that the HPD is being investigated internally. What a miscarriage of justice.


3 posted on 07/08/2011 6:18:07 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: RummyChick

Gee, think there might be a “hate crime” here?


4 posted on 07/08/2011 6:18:07 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (EX Congressman Anthony Weiner: "Celebrate 'Perversity'")
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To: RummyChick

FANTASTIC! Well, deserved charges.

Interesting that the two policeman who had their pictures taken with Patti LaBelle after the incident have also faced reprimands. I personally think they should have been fired for not keeping it professional.


5 posted on 07/08/2011 6:19:19 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: RummyChick

FANTASTIC! Well, deserved charges.

Interestingly, that the two policeman who had their pictures taken with Patti LaBelle after the incident have also faced reprimands. I personally think they should have been fired for not keeping it professional.


6 posted on 07/08/2011 6:19:45 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: Texas56

She should have quietly settled this and worked towards making it right for this young man.

Instead, she had to lie AND use the race card.

I hope this young man wins 20 million dollars from her. That is, if she can even pay it.


7 posted on 07/08/2011 6:21:05 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
IIRC, the cadet was talking on the cellphone when the luggage was deposited next to him. He didn't encroach on their "privileged" space, they encroached on his space.

And her music just ain't that good that her poop don't stink. Who does she think she is, John Kerry?

8 posted on 07/08/2011 6:23:23 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "We own the economy" June 15, 2011)
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To: RummyChick
Finally some good news on this case! Thanks for posting this, RummyChick.

In light of these charges, I'm betting Fatti LaBelle's countersuit will be hastily dropped and her big fat pocketbook will be lightened by lots and lots of dollars. Now if only West Point would formally apologize for wronging this cadet. Maybe this part will help that along:

HPD told us that an internal affairs investigation into actions by police officers is continuing. Two officers were seen taking photographs with LaBelle inches away from King's blood.
9 posted on 07/08/2011 6:25:51 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: NonValueAdded

Is she a democrat???
http://www.backtaxeshelp.com/tax-blog/tax-news/patti-labelle-owes-337k-in-irs-back-taxes.html


10 posted on 07/08/2011 6:28:36 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
I didn't believe LaBelle’s son's story from the git go, West Pointers have a code of conduct and they are honor bound to speak respectfully at all times. They take it seriously.
11 posted on 07/08/2011 6:31:08 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: RummyChick

How’s that counter-suit coming along, Patti?

maybe you can throw the race card one more time before it is all said and done? That race card crap getting old quick, Idiot. =.=


12 posted on 07/08/2011 6:31:27 PM PDT by cranked
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To: LostInBayport

Now if only West Point would formally apologize for wronging this cadet. Maybe this part will help that along:

That is the real issue. I was astounded that he was kicked out of the Academy without much of a by your leave. Does not speak well of the Academy. I’m sure if the situation had turned out differently they would have been proud of their quick action.


13 posted on 07/08/2011 6:33:51 PM PDT by wita
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To: cranked

So, why wasn’t her son charged??
http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/110708-criminal-charges-in-patti-labelle-case

— King and Zuri Edwards, LaBelle’s son and limo driver, exchanged words. Edwards was seen bumping King with his chest. King pushed away from Edwards.


14 posted on 07/08/2011 6:34:46 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

The GREAT thing about criminal charges is that it makes a civil case a SLAM DUNK. Nice to see this upstanding American about to get an EXCELLENT wad of dough...so that his parents can spend their retirement in peace.


15 posted on 07/08/2011 6:34:53 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: RummyChick

sounds like Cabinet material


16 posted on 07/08/2011 6:35:31 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "We own the economy" June 15, 2011)
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These people must not have realized the whole thing was recorded by a security camera.

Jut watch the video - case closed. This kid did nothing at all and was assaulted.

17 posted on 07/08/2011 6:35:59 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: RummyChick

Like I know? You asking the wrong person....=.=


18 posted on 07/08/2011 6:36:11 PM PDT by cranked
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To: RummyChick

- Holmes and a woman (later identified as Harris) pushed King, causing him to fall back on a concrete pillar. A pool of blood could be seen on the pavement where King fell.

One of the assailants was really a woman.I will have to watch that video again.


19 posted on 07/08/2011 6:36:32 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

wait until Junior hits jail, he of course will tell everyone who he is and will then be beaten stupid...well more stupid, and Mommy will be paying $6,000 a month for Junior’s protection...or he gets to play “drop the soap”


20 posted on 07/08/2011 6:46:40 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: RummyChick

If I were a juror, this young man would own LaBelle’s house and car. She and her rotten son could live under a bridge in CA.


21 posted on 07/08/2011 6:47:07 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Navy Patriot

He does appear to be drunk...but there could be other reasons for the way he is walking
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GczodeSXr-w


22 posted on 07/08/2011 6:48:37 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Rumplemeyer

They haven’t arrested Junior, yet,even though he was the first one to batter King with his chest.


23 posted on 07/08/2011 6:49:55 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: warsaw44

I wonder how they plan on getting around that. Are they going to claim that King somehow snuck in and altered the tapes?

Amazing.


24 posted on 07/08/2011 6:56:02 PM PDT by Ronin ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves" -- Bertrand de Jouve)
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To: RummyChick

Finally a little bit of justice in this horrible miscarriage of it.

I hope Mr. King becomes very well heeled with the settlement he receives and that Fatti LaBelle and her “son” get to live in that damn car.

As for West Point, it fell a few more notches in my estimation for having been so quick to both judge and condemn. The two cops did this maliciously. Now they deserve to burn.


25 posted on 07/08/2011 7:03:17 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: RummyChick
Yes he does appear drunk, although he is paying attention to his cellphone. Did he just get off the bus?
26 posted on 07/08/2011 7:04:18 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: RummyChick
The Service academies all are now uber-PC. The leftists have been trampling on the warrior ethos since the Vietnam era (Zumwalt Navy, anyone?).

No surprise USMA expelled a firstie within just a few months of graduation so as not to offend a has-been black celebutard and her thug posse. And likely no balls to reinstate him as a cadet before he's shipped overseas in the enlisted ranks. Shameful treatment of one who likely would have been a good commissioned officer.

Houston police officers posing for pictures with the @-hole and with the cadet's blood on the ground next to them? Outrageous. Those involved should be fired and criminally prosecuted for misconduct...and probably filing a false report.

27 posted on 07/08/2011 7:59:23 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Navy Patriot

Haven’t seen the video, but if he just flew multiple hours and disboarded and is trying to talk and walk getting the blood back in his legs, I have no problem believing a West Pointer over the “civilians”. There isn’t an ounce of Patriot blood in their whole vehicle.


28 posted on 07/08/2011 9:37:07 PM PDT by One Name
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To: twister881

Zumwalt put the swiftboats into action. Pissed Kerry off big time. He didn’t see that coming.


29 posted on 07/08/2011 9:48:11 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: RummyChick

These thugs need a good beat down, Patti needs to write some very large checks and West Point needs to publicly apologize for being so froggy and jumping to conclusions and restore this good mans place among his peers, without further review or delay.


30 posted on 07/08/2011 9:52:02 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: RummyChick

All CHL holders I know (self included) ALWAYS pack when in Houston. Of course airports present some different problems.


31 posted on 07/08/2011 10:50:38 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: bboop
You can clearly see the so-called "victim" stiff-arm one of LaBelle's people in the chest.

West point was right to can him.

32 posted on 07/08/2011 11:08:45 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: RummyChick

This should result in the old hag going to jail and the cadet being reinstated.


33 posted on 07/09/2011 6:00:14 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: newzjunkey
You can clearly see the so-called "victim" stiff-arm one of LaBelle's people in the chest.

AFTER he was chest bumped and crowded by LaBelle's goon.

West point was right to can him.

Sheesh.

34 posted on 07/09/2011 7:12:46 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (Blacks are not inferior, but it is racist to hold them to the same standards as everyone else.)
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That's why I asked if he just got off the bus, a few hours in a car, bus, or plane seat will make me stagger some for about ten minutes sober.
35 posted on 07/09/2011 8:12:19 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: twister881
The Service academies all are now uber-PC. The leftists have been trampling on the warrior ethos since the Vietnam era (Zumwalt Navy, anyone?).

Sad but true, and it infects the Pentagon now as well.

Of course Zumwalt was kind of a secret warrior (and one of the most unusual ones), without a lot of publicity because of the nature of his command. The politicians hated him, but could not find anyone that could replace him, and so were terrified of him.

36 posted on 07/09/2011 8:46:24 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: RummyChick

I couldn’t pick out Patti LaBelles face out in a line-up.
Who the hell is she to pick on this fine, upstanding young man?
Hopefully, He continues at West Point, and she pays, big time.


37 posted on 07/09/2011 10:28:25 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: warsaw44; Ronin

The other West Point attendee who was gunned down at the Las Vegas Costco over a year ago was surrounded by security cameras.

Too bad they all seemed to, “Malfunction,” when he was killed, though.

(I wonder what the latest news about that is)


38 posted on 07/09/2011 10:39:04 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: Navy Patriot

As someone with extensive knowledge of the place I can tell you that cadets aren’t always the angels people seem to think. They are those that do lie. Not saying that is the case with King, just saying that it does happen.


39 posted on 07/14/2011 4:51:17 PM PDT by chargers fan
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To: wita

West Point said they would reconsider his expulsion as per the local rag.


40 posted on 07/14/2011 4:52:05 PM PDT by chargers fan
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