Las Vegas cops threatened to “blow my f****** head off” according to Michael Bennett Seattle Seahawks defensive end.
On August 26th, 2017 Michael Bennett was present at the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor right and he supposedly heard apparent gunshots so he flew the scene to safety but the “police pinned me down with excessive force, pointed a gun at me while threatening to blow my head off, and then detained me in a vehicle for what felt like an eternity,” said Bennett. Also Bennett shared “Las Vegas officers singled me out, and pointed their guns at me for doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Transfer sophomore Joe Romero said, “I feel really discriminated because I am also black and I know that black people get a different treatment than white people and I felt the pain that Michael Bennett was going through. I believe if it was a white person in that situation he wouldn’t have been abused like how Michael Bennett was detained. This only shows that there is never going to be equality and racism will always be a continual problem in our society today.”
Steven Jordan, a transfer sophomore, shared his thoughts about this situation, “I believe this world will never achieve world peace. There is always going to have discrimination throughout this world and after being notified about this it just hurts to see the innocent get charged for nothing.”
Sophomore Joseph Condry was informed about this incident and shared his thoughts about it. “Racism and Racial profiling is still apparent in 2017 even though everything that has happened in the past years. Michael Bennett is one of the nicest person out there I am so hurt that the cops would treat him this way.”
Shaina Acosta a junior came across this news even and openly shared what she has thought about this event. “I believe that this is demoralizing and it hurts to see that Michael Bennett a innocent bystander gets aggressively detained by cops because of the color of his skin.”
In response to the incident Las Vegas police department said, “That they were responding to reports of a shooter at a casino at the time of Bennett’s arrest.” Clark County undersheriff Kevin McMahill said Bennett didn’t stop when officers saw him running away from the casino. McMahill added internal affairs investigators are reviewing video footage to determine exactly what happened. Also McMahill said, “I can tell you as I stand here today, I see no evidence of that. I see no evidence that race was a factor in this incident,” adding that officers helped and passed many people who were racial minorities.
Colin Kaepernick the Quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers said, “This violation that happened against my Brother Michael Bennett is disgusting and unjust. I stand with Michael and I stand with the people.” He believes that what they are doing is wrong and he will stand and fight for what they believe in and what the cops did was wrong.