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 10 years ago '04        #1
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Feb 18 - R&B singer Tank Arrested and Tasered
 

 
R&B singer Tank was arrested and tasered early this morning (Feb. 18) at the House of Blues in New Orleans, where many celebrities were in attendance for NBA's All-Star weekend. But while arrests are barely news anymore in the music industry, this one seems a bit more interesting as Tank is accusing the New Orleans Police Department of police brutality.

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According to friend Ira Dewitt, who was with Tank when he was arrested, Tank was leaving the House of Blues with her after an afterparty there following the NBA All-Star game. The two were on their way to meet Tank's driver on Decatur Street, where the driver told them all to meet. But police told them they couldn't walk in that direction. According to Dewitt, the police started to get belligerent. She says that Tank asked the cops, "Why you gotta be that way?," and then 3 or 4 policemen separated the two, threw Tank to the ground, and tasered him.

"I am 115 lbs, 5 feet 5 inches tall and I was suprised at how rough they were with me," she says. "'Please don't hurt him,' I kept saying, and they were like, 'If you try to help him, you're going to jail." Dewitt, a psychologist, says she ended up falling to the ground after being mishandled by police. She says all of the officers, except one, were White.

After being tasered, Tank had to be taken to a nearby hospital, where he was treated before being taken to jail. Dewitt bailed him out this morning. "He was bleeding. His back was bleeding and I had to clean him up," she says.

According to Dewitt, Tank was arrested and charged with intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. She says the two are planning to go to court later.

Sources say that several police officers were overhead making s3xual comments about Dewitt after Tank was in custody. But according to others, the police did a good job keeping New Orleans under control the entire weekend.


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59 comments for "Feb 18 - R&B singer Tank Arrested and Tasered"

 10 years ago '07        #2
Jae_Mike 28 heat pts28
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as i said in the other postwe wontget allstar again
 10 years ago '07        #3
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looooooooool o sh*t, n*gga got tasered u kno yishhhh, ***givs me the chills, i h8 tasers
 10 years ago '07        #4
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"threw Tank to the ground, and tasered him." looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooool o my god

dem police is somn else, they b mis-using their power


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 10 years ago '04        #5
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dangg..they using that taser on errbody..lol
 10 years ago '06        #6
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damn cops
 10 years ago '06        #7
WhoSentU 7 heat pts
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 J-R said:
dam n*gga is only 5'5 hahaahah dam midget
That was the female he was with.
 02-18-2008, 02:39 PM         #8
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 J-R said:
dam n*gga is only 5'5 hahaahah dam midget
maybe you should get into the habit of rereading things to make sure you comprehend what is being said. tanks girl is describing herself. shes was stating how small she was to emphasize how rough they were with her.
 10 years ago '06        #9
93G4Life 
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Damn thats cold. Why they do that?
 02-18-2008, 02:55 PM         #10
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Man those cops just love their Tasers.

But hey, now they're not shooting black people, only momentarily shocking them with bursts of electricity.

I guess it's minor improvement, though it's slightly disturbing they're using funds to come up with more humane ways to beat black people, when it would be more cost effective and good for public image to just stop beating black people.

I could imagine there is a department budget chart somewhere that has "Developing New Ways To fu*k With Black People" on it.
 10 years ago '07        #11
jp morgan 1 heat pts
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any pics of Dewitttt
 10 years ago '06        #12
Panasonic 85 heat pts85
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lol, nikkah aint feellin like a tank now
 10 years ago '04        #13
Aftashok 
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 Jae_Mike said:
as i said in the other postwe wontget allstar again
i said the same sh*t....
 10 years ago '04        #14
Aftashok 
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"don't tase me bro!"
 02-18-2008, 03:56 PM         #15
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those jakes are done for... the man said " why you gotta be that way " and got beat up and tasered....

haha jsut goes to show you no matter how you go aobut talkin to police... the end result is the same... bahaha
 10 years ago '04        #16
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 Aftashok said:
"don't tase me bro!"
I die laughin everytime I think of that kid....
 02-18-2008, 04:02 PM         #17
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 J-R said:
dam n*gga is only 5'5 hahaahah dam midget
your an idiot nuff said:applause:
 10 years ago '06        #18
Panasonic 85 heat pts85
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Can't tase this
 10 years ago '04        #19
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 J-R said:
dam n*gga is only 5'5 hahaahah dam midget
bad comprehension
 10 years ago '07        #20
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