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West Point cadet's attorney wants criminal charges against Patti LaBelle's bodyguards
KHOU, Houston, Texas ^ | 6/6/11 | by Courtney Zubowski / KHOU 11 News

Posted on 06/07/2011 7:41:53 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild

HOUSTON—There are new developments in the case of a West Point cadet who is suing R&B singer Patti LaBelle in connection with an alleged beating at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cadet; labelle; westpoint
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To: Tallguy
At the time of the incident, the bodyguards probably did not know he was a West Point cadet.

Realistically, the reason for the beating is probably that the thugs felt "disrespected" by the guy for whatever reason.

41 posted on 06/07/2011 1:18:14 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: PapaBear3625

My bad, Papa. Yes, you’re right.

Years before 9-11 young thugs were tailing people out of rental car agencies at BWI airport for the purposes of staging a stick-up. The reason was simply that they knew the chances of getting a gun shoved in their face was just about as close to zero as you could reasonably expect.

BTW, they’d create a fender-bender situation before the expressways to get you out of the car, then relieve you of your possessions. Then they were gone up the next on-ramp.

Of course, THEY were armed!

42 posted on 06/07/2011 1:24:45 PM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

WP blew this big time. They discharged a cadet for no reason and without any due process involved. The PCA, Politically Correct Army. Nothing honorable about it.

43 posted on 06/07/2011 2:03:20 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad
Unless this gives the Cadet time to heal, pursue his claim in court and regain his strength for any residual physical harm, I would tend to be very disappointed. Having said that, I do not see how he can pursue his academics with that kind of injury and the trial will take a great deal of time. Leave of absence is how I will view it. I hope someone in Houston will keep track of this, as without Drudge, I sure wouldn't have heard. Local FReepers need to keep a watch.
44 posted on 06/07/2011 2:49:23 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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