Skip to comments.Two charged in case involving Patti LaBelle (West point cadet victim)
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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In the countersuit, LaBelles lawyers accuse King of being intoxicated, staggering around outside the terminal, screaming obscenities and trying to enter the singers limousine. King was politely asked to walk away from the vehicle, according to the countersuit. Kings 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 LaBelles 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.”
It sounds like he has a good lawyer. Glad to read that the HPD is being investigated internally. What a miscarriage of justice.
Gee, think there might be a “hate crime” here?
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.
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.
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.
And her music just ain't that good that her poop don't stink. Who does she think she is, John Kerry?
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. =.=
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.
So, why wasn’t her son charged??
— King and Zuri Edwards, LaBelles son and limo driver, exchanged words. Edwards was seen bumping King with his chest. King pushed away from Edwards.
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.
sounds like Cabinet material
Jut watch the video - case closed. This kid did nothing at all and was assaulted.
Like I know? You asking the wrong person....=.=
- 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.
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”
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.
He does appear to be drunk...but there could be other reasons for the way he is walking
They haven’t arrested Junior, yet,even though he was the first one to batter King with his chest.
I wonder how they plan on getting around that. Are they going to claim that King somehow snuck in and altered the tapes?
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.
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.
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.
Zumwalt put the swiftboats into action. Pissed Kerry off big time. He didn’t see that coming.
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.
All CHL holders I know (self included) ALWAYS pack when in Houston. Of course airports present some different problems.
West point was right to can him.
This should result in the old hag going to jail and the cadet being reinstated.
AFTER he was chest bumped and crowded by LaBelle's goon.
West point was right to can him.
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.
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.
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)
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.
West Point said they would reconsider his expulsion as per the local rag.