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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Articles tagged: Police run-ins

Arizona police officer being investigated for leveling unsuspecting woman (Video)

Arizona-cop-levels-studetArizona students did not exactly handle their Elite 8 loss to Wisconsin with class. Thousands of students took the streets after the heartbreaking 64-63 defeat to express their anger, and the result was a bunch of tear gas and rubber bullets. Police were understandably on edge during the riots, but that doesn’t excuse what one officer did to an unsuspecting woman.

An Arizona student who went to University Boulevard on Saturday night to check out all the action was strolling along when a police officer absolutely leveled her out of nowhere. He was caught on camera knocking the young woman over a bike rack.

‘These girls had been trying to get to their car. The girl is on her phone not paying attention and this cop came out of nowhere and just leveled her,” Phoebe Landolt, who shot the video, told the Arizona Daily Star. “After that everyone just started yelling and she started crying.”

A police spokesman said the Tucson Police Department is aware of the video and is conducting an internal investigation. While we know officers and riot police have a difficult job to do in situations like these, that seemed completely uncalled for. The video clearly shows that the student was simply walking along and didn’t appear to be posing any type of threat. There should be consequences.

H/T Barstool Sports

Rookie Christo Bilukidi says being a Raider got him out of a $428 ticket

Christo Bilukidi may be a sixth-round draft choice and have only around 550 Twitter followers, but he has quickly realized that he is at a point in his life where social media needs to be used more carefully. The defensive tackle out of Georgia State tweeted about an incident he had with police officers on Monday but has since deleted it. Fortunately for us, Pro Football Talk was able to transcribe what Bilukidi wrote before removing it.

“Ran a red light n got pulled over, cop ask me what I do n I said I’m a Raider, I dodged a 428$ ticket. #BigLeague,” Bilukidi wrote according to PFT.

For $428, he must have done slightly more than just run a red light. If the police officer really let him off because he’s a Raider, I guess any football player gets to skate on moving violations — even rookies who were taken in the sixth round.

Since the tweet has already been deleted, it’s safe to assume Bilukidi either realized he made a big mistake or was spoken to by someone within the Oakland organization. Ray Rice learned his lesson with this a couple of years ago, but his potential violation was much less serious. If a cop lets you off of a ticket because you’re a football player, just consider yourself lucky. Bragging about it accomplishes nothing.

Michael Crabtree Pulled Over by Raiders Fan Cop Who Made Him Miss Flight

Don’t you hate it when those damn cops keep you from getting to where you need to be?  You’re cruising along, maybe going a little faster than you should be because you’re in a hurry to get somewhere, and then boom — you see the blue lights in your rear view mirror.  Then of course the officer has to run your license plate, look you up in the computer to make sure there isn’t a warrant out for your arrest, and decide whether you deserve a warning or a ticket.  Michael Crabtree knows how it feels.

Crabtree was on his way to the airport on I-280 in California when police pulled him over.  Since we are going by Crabtree’s tweets, we don’t know exactly what he was pulled over for and only know his side of the story.  His side of the story, however, is pretty entertaining.  Check out these tweets the Niners receiver sent out on Tuesday afternoon: