Posted by Curt on 2 December, 2014 at 11:05 am. 4 comments already!


Truth Revolt:

The St. Louis Rams player who initiated the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” protest at the game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday has a long rap sheet, but, despite multiple arrests, the Rams’ Kenny Britt has thus far managed not to get shot by the “racist” police he and his teammates protested.

Before taking the field Sunday, Britt encouraged his teammates Stedman Bailey, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, and Chris Givens to join him in raising their hands up in solidarity for Michael Brown, a gesture discredited by mounds of evidence released by the prosecutor earlier that week. Though Britt later said they weren’t taking sides, the implications of the action were obvious: the police were guilty of killing an innocent black teen, a provocative statement to say the least after a week filled with violent protests in the St Louis area.

Britt choosing to protest is particularly curious given his past experience with law enforcement, none of which involved him being shot by “racist” officers. Here’s a summary of Britt’s recent trouble (h/t D.C. Clothesline):

April 2011 – Arrested on three charges after leading police in car chase:

Britt, 22, the former Bayonne High star, was arrested Tuesday afternoon after leading Bayonne police on a high-speed car chase, Bayonne Police Chief Robert Kubert said today.

Britt — was charged with eluding the police, hindering apprehension, and obstructing a governmental function — was traveling 71 miles per hour in a 50 mph zone, on 21st Street and Route 440 in his blue Porsche at 4:30 p.m., reports said.

A passenger in the car, Jerel Andre Lord, 23, also of Bayonne, was charged with resisting arrest, hindering apprehension, possession of CDS and obstructing governmental function, Kubert said.

June 2011 – Arrested for two counts of resisting arrest after a careless driving charge:

Tennessee Titans football star Kenny Britt was arrested in Hoboken yesterday, only one day after he pleaded guilty to careless driving in his hometown of Bayonne,officials said.

Britt, now of Brentwood, Tenn., was arrested last night at Willow Avenue and 15th Street by Hoboken narcotics officers and charged with two counts of resisting arrest, official said today.

July 2012 – Arrested for DUI:

Tennessee Titans receiver Kenny Britt was arrested early Friday morning at Ft. Campbell and charged with DUI.

Bob Jenkins, spokesperson for the military base, said Britt was taken into custody around 3:30 a.m. outside Gate 4 after he failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a breathalyzer.

His vehicle was impounded at the post after he was released by military police on his own recognizance.

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