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Kenny Britt arrested day after court appearance

Posted on: June 9, 2011 1:53 pm
Edited on: June 9, 2011 2:14 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Kenny Britt must take some perverse pleasure in legal entanglements. Because a day after he pleaded guilty to careless driving in his hometown of Bayonne, New Jersey, Britt was -- you guessed it -- arrested again. This time in Hoboken where narcotics officers charged him with two counts of resisting arrest.

Britt was issued a summons and will have to show up in Central Judicial Processing Court in Jersey City on June 16, eight days since his last court appearance.

According to WSMV.com, the complaint says Britt "did purposely prevent or attempt to prevent a public servant from lawfully performing an official function by means of force or violence, specifically by refusing to open your hand when ordered to do so then pulling your hand away."

When you've just pled guilty to another offense hours before it only makes sense that you would hassle a cop at the first opportunity, right? Look, we understand that "refusing to open your hand when ordered to do so" ranks right below jaywalking when it comes abhorrent criminal behavior. But here's a thought: if you've just had a run-in with the law, and you're a relatively high-profile athlete (or just tired of getting arrested), open your hand when the police ask you to, you know, open your hand.

Instead, Britt was charged with using his body "to push away from the officers" and pulled his arm away "while not allowing the officers to handcuff" him.

To recap: the Titans' best receiver can't get separation from law officers who probably haven't played competitive sports since high school. You know, it's not too late for the team to reconsider re-signing Randy Moss.

In related news: Ray Lewis, upon hearing the latest, nodded knowingly, and continued to preach of the impending Armageddon crime spree if the lockout isn't promptly resolved. We've been warned.

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Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2011 3:23 pm
 

Kenny Britt arrested day after court appearance

Wow, it amazes me that when guys of such low class like Britt, go and do something, there are fools out there like skref that back him.  Either 1.  you haven't grown up yet or 2. you are a criminal  yourself.  One of the biggest signs of immaturity is the lack of respect for authority.  Obviously you never went to the military, because respect is drilled into your mind, regardless of what country you are.  As a kid you might grow up disliking authority because it reminds you of your parents restricting your fun, but when you grow up and MATURE, you realize the greater reason and necessity for this....mostly to keep people like you in prison where you belong.  Anyone that has common sense knows that when a figure of authority asks you to open your hand, you do so.  Failure to do so is in itself reasonable enough to believe that there is something in said hand.  Furthermore, from a officers point of view, the unknown is the most dangerous aspect of his/her job.  Not knowing what is in someone's hand is lethal.  Hands kill and any officer is always trained to keep their eyes concentrated on said criminals hands because that is ultimately what will hurt you.  At the end of the day, these guys are just good people, that don't have the criminal history you probably have so that they could get the job that they have.  Asking Britt to open his hands has nothing to do with the color of his skin, but for their own safety and protection so that they can go home safe to their family and loved ones at the end of the day.  Any other view is ignorant.  I'm tired of hearing people turn everything into a race issue.  The TRULY BIGGEST PROBLEM with the US is that we allow people to celebrate Black History Month, we acknowledge Hispanics, Latinos, Gays etc etc, but heaven forbid a white man actually celebrates anything he is proud about.  Heaven forbid things are treated fairly because if a white man is treated equally, he is considered a racist.  Nowadays, where our president, whom is not white and I as a white male voted for him, am tired of hearing about repressions due to the color of your skin.  I for one could care less if you are white, black, blue or green, a crime is a crime is a crime.  You are as good, or as bad as you choose to be, and color has no basis of this.  Yes their are racists still out there, but in my eyes it seems that the majority of the racism comes from those that claim to be discriminated against.  Time to wake up, open your eyes and realize the only thing holding yourself back is you, not the color of your skin, and it's time to stop blaming law enforcement, doing their job...basing it off a race card issue.  You can take your race card and shove it, your world is what you make it
Why is Britt considered a thug anyway?  He had a spotless record until a careless and wreckless, that isn't exactly a felony or a violent crime, in fact not even a DUI, and is in fact the same thing the Busch guy in NASCAR got away with.  That's it.  One charge in his entire life.  That makes me wonder what would be the motivation of a poster to all the sudden declare a guy with a moving violation a thug?  Hmmmmmmm.  Come on everyone, he was doing nothing wrong, and got arrested for it.  If was doing something else wrong I guarantee you he would have been arrested for that as well.  It truly is that simple.  No crime is no crime regardless of color.  We need less fools like arinze2q defending the police state and more posters like myself and sports4life calling out an obvious abuse of power.  To call this incident anything more than that, an abuse of power (which is what it obviously is), is to have some hidden agenda.  Period.



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Kenny Britt arrested day after court appearance

This has obviously degenerated to both a political and racial debate.  Everyone has their own sage points, examples & opinions.  It IS possible to be a law abiding, mature & generally respectful individual & still not agree with all the policies or tendencies of any law enforcement or political group.  But regardless of one's individual perceptions, certain things stand out as fact.


Thank you geeker. I liked your whole post actually.




Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2011 3:03 pm
 

Kenny Britt arrested day after court appearance

Obviously you just like the person I was referring too have no idea about life in general.

Your statement is too broad. Yes, we have differing opinions on authority, but I know plenty about "life in general".  I'm not defending Britt, and don't lump me in with him. My point was, if a police officer asks me to do something that I KNOW is not within his power, I won't do it. If I was Britt, obviously I would've opened my hand. I have friends who are cops, great people, I just don't like police in general. You even said yourself you are aware of corruption in the NYPD.  My problem is with the corruption and the "free pass" cops seem to get. They could shoot you or me, say they felt "threatened", and get away with it easily. Yes, there are plenty of good cops, my problem is with the one's who abuse their authority. I could expand upon my "F Authority" comment, but I don't feel the need to. If your definition of "maturity" is taking what we're served by the government/police/justice system, as "right", then that's a dumb definition.

The classless person like Britt, and it seems yourself as well fights it because you have a problem with someone having more authority than you. 

First of all, you know nothing about me to be calling me classless, simply because I refuse to have my rights trampled upon.  I have no problem with "authority" in general, I work a job and have a boss like most people. I understand my role in the workplace. My problem is with the abuse of power. Is Britt dumb? Yes.

Call it being mad at the world for not having the life you wanted, call it just stubborness, I dunno.

I had cancer when I was 16, I'm not mad at the world for anything. I love everyone, I love life. I'm a big hippie. Even though we are disagreeing on a point, I wish you no ill will. I just don't like seeing people vilified for speaking their minds. You don't agree with someone, cool. No need to put them down though.

I could talk until I'm blue in the face but someone like you just doesn't get it.

Sigh. Progress is only made through the exchanging of ideas.

Oh and the comment that I can't make a remark because I've never been discriminated against?  Really?  I love that.

I never said because you haven't been discriminated against...I said if you've been wrongly harassed/prosecuted by the police. Police could come knocking on your door and arrest you right now for something you didn't do. 

You my friend are naive if you think that racism doesn't work both ways.

Of course racism goes both ways. And I personally, have no problem with a "white holiday" or whatever would make you happy. I do agree with your point on affirmative action though. This is the 21st century, our president is half black, "reparations" are no longer needed.


Please refrain from your ignorant posts about how you have been held back.

First off all, I'm hanging intellectually with you in this discussion without belittling you. Anyone can call names, I like to prove points. Please show me where I EVER said I was "held back"?  I have a good job, take care of a daughter, make good $, and enjoy my life. Nothing has held me back. It doesn't change the things I believe in though. Our governmental system is corrupt, top to bottom. Yes, there are good police officers/politicians etc, but the majority of people in this country are being screwed behind closed doors.


 That is your own doing, your own choice, as I originally said in my original post, your life is what you make it, your life is what you made it.  By you saying F authority I have a pretty solid idea of what path you chose. 

You ASSume way too much dude.


To the others, I'm sorry to drag this on but I find it a horrible problem with our country that so many are so quick to try to protect the villian, rather than those trying to do their jobs. 

As I said numerous times, I'm not defending Britt. I'm just taking a stand against officers who abuse their power.  If I have done nothing wrong, I see nothing wrong with me standing up for my rights against a cop.

We as a society protect the wrong people, and I don't expect a troll on a sports page to be able to comprehend this truth if you can sit there in response to this story and say F authority

OK, seriously, the F authority comment was in response to your military comment (You've obviously never been in the military...)  I love my country, I fight for freedom, I stand up for my rights.  If "authority" tries to abuse their power/influence over me, then yes I will gladly raise my finger and say "F Authority".  This country was founded by REVOLUTIONARIES who gave the finger to England and blazed their own path.

Lastly, name calling is childish and shows a lack of "maturity".




Since: Jan 30, 2009
Posted on: June 10, 2011 2:48 pm
 

Kenny Britt arrested day after court appearance

This has obviously degenerated to both a political and racial debate.  Everyone has their own sage points, examples & opinions.  It IS possible to be a law abiding, mature & generally respectful individual & still not agree with all the policies or tendencies of any law enforcement or political group.  But regardless of one's individual perceptions, certain things stand out as fact.

The facts are this...  The Britt thing is NOT a RACIAL issue.  Earlier commentators were correct when they noted that playing the "race card" is old hat & just wont wash anymore.  Its lost its power & society is getting wise to the "boy who cried wolf". Was it a RACE issue when Ben Roethlisberger was the focus of everyone's attention for his transgressions & tendencies?  NO!  And why not?  Because Roethlisberger is WHITE!  Who really gives a damn anyway.  If anything, this nation has become "reverse-racist".  There is BET, Jet & Ebony magazines, the NAACP & a zillion other media concoctions geared toward the Black, Asian, Hispanic, Arab & other communities... There are also a million & one "minority" scholarships, grants, loans & benefits that were supposedly created to "level the playing field".  At one point these were all likely just, considerate & somewhat warranted "perks". By now however, they reek of over-compensation & a wrongfully perceived "debt" or guilt of sorts.  What's exascerbated the problem even more is that the vast majority of said "minorities" now feel ENTITLED TO or EXPECTANT OF such considerations.  That has to stop.  Whatever "debt" was once owed to the black man by society has long since been repaid & then some.  And no "debt" or special consideration is in any way owed to ANY other group or race.  When one's hand is held for too long one becomes incapable of crossing the road alone.  We are all responsible for our own successes or failures in this world, & the blaming & attitude simply need to cease.  I am NOT a racist in any way, shape or form, and grew up in the 60's & 70's actually feeling an empathy & injustice for the black man. But as I have grown & become more astute, less naive & more perceptive of society as a whole, I see there is little doubt that he is now SOLELY responsible for the continued perpetuation of his own problems. Oddly, instead of rebelling against it, society has actually condoned or accepted this "gangsta" mentality & rebellious faux tough guy bullshit.  To an intelligent or mature individual it is perceived as nothing more than exactly what it is... "smoke & mirrors"...  a chip on one's shoulder that portrays the old "best defense is a strong offense" policy. Were there WHITE Entertainment Television, Honky Magazine, or The Million Cracker March there would be such an outcry from the minority populous it would likely trigger demonstrations & even riots.  Such double standards are no longer tolerable in a balanced society.  It IS a level playing field now, but those who have an intelligent message & realization of this, such as Bill Cosby, Kenneth Gladney, Colin Powell, etal are seen as "Uncle Toms" & persecuted by their own as being traitors or messengers of the White man. Nothing could be further from the truth.  Sure..there are still small bands of "Ya-hoo's" out there like the remaining dinosaur clansmen or the equally moronic Aryan Brotherhood, but these people are principally either in prison or societal outcasts themselves....their power, scope, and political clout is all but non existant outside the penitentary walls.  Bottom line...shut up & step up.  Whether black, white, red, or yellow, an AMERICAN is an AMERICAN, and on the level American playing field on does not score with their MOUTH...they score by taking the ball & running with it themselves. In the RIGHT direction!



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Kenny Britt arrested day after court appearance

Obviously you just like the person I was referring too have no idea about life in general.  Did I specifically state that EVERY officer of the law is a good moral person?  NO, I know certainly there are bad apples out there.  I realize that one of the most corrupt police agencies is also one of the most decorated....the NYPD.  The fact you can make the comment of F Authority, shows your intelligence and maturity.  In the case of Britt, he was arrested because he refused to do something that the officers ASKED/TOLD.  If you knew the progression of their training ANY OFFICER would tell you that the progression is to ASK someone to do something, then if they resist you TELL them to, and lastly MAKE them.  It is an officer's job to make the situation safe and if someone is refusing to open their hands, it is a serious risk to the safety of both the officers AND Britt himself.  The difference between someone that is a decent person, and someone like Britt is that if an officer pulled up and told me to open my hands, being a person that doesn't commit crimes and is not guilty of anything, I would respect him and open my hands, show him there is nothing for me to hind.  The classless person like Britt, and it seems yourself as well fights it because you have a problem with someone having more authority than you.  Call it being mad at the world for not having the life you wanted, call it just stubborness, I dunno.  In either case 9/10 times it comes down to one simple action could have avoided any further conflict.  All this aside, your entire rant lost any credibility when you opted to say F authority like I mentioned above.  I could talk until I'm blue in the face but someone like you just doesn't get it.


Oh and the comment that I can't make a remark because I've never been discriminated against?  Really?  I love that.  That is exactly what is wrong with people.  Everyone always thinks they have had a harder time than someone else.  The fact is just as I mentioned a white male in the US can't do this, can't do that...yet a PR can, or an African American can.  We can celebrate black history month, but if we have white history month, it's racist.  We can celebrate the things that Puerto Ricans have done for the US but we can't celebrate the things white americans have done.  We have this thing in our country called affirmative action that basically corrects previous differences due to race by punishing white americans.  A white american can ace a test for a job, and a Puerto Rican can bomb said same test...yet they hire the PR because we need more diversity.  You my friend are naive if you think that racism doesn't work both ways.  The ironic thing is that our country is falling apart because of this very reason.  We are giving the jobs to the wrong people to correct a previous wrong.  Whats more pathetic is that those being discriminated against aren't the ones that were around when the actual racism was taking place...and those benefitting from said affirmative action are people that never suffered any ill effects from the color of their skin.  Please refrain from your ignorant posts about how you have been held back.  That is your own doing, your own choice, as I originally said in my original post, your life is what you make it, your life is what you made it.  By you saying F authority I have a pretty solid idea of what path you chose.  

To the others, I'm sorry to drag this on but I find it a horrible problem with our country that so many are so quick to try to protect the villian, rather than those trying to do their jobs.  This country is in an economic hole and rather than concentrate on the millions that are unemployed, not really trying hard to find work, we concentrate on those that are working, questioning if what they are getting paid is fair?  We constantly here that government employees are overpaid, but you never hear anyone make a peep about how overpaid the unemployed are or how a good percentage of the unemployed would probably fail a drug test if given one.  We as a society protect the wrong people, and I don't expect a troll on a sports page to be able to comprehend this truth if you can sit there in response to this story and say F authority 



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2011 1:41 pm
 

Kenny Britt arrested day after court appearance

@Arinze121

Wow, it amazes me that when guys of such low class like Britt, go and do something, there are fools out there like skref that back him.

The man was arrested for resisting arrest. What else did they charge him with? No possession of anything...Talk all you want about Britt, but the cops have nothing on him.

 Obviously you never went to the military, because respect is drilled into your mind, regardless of what country you are.

US Navy here, served my time and I still say F*ck Authority. Don't stereotype people, it's a short-sighted, close-minded view.

 As a kid you might grow up disliking authority because it reminds you of your parents restricting your fun, but when you grow up and MATURE, you realize the greater reason and necessity for this....mostly to keep people like you in prison where you belong.

Why are people attacking this guy like HE did something wrong? He speaks truth. You people don't want to wake up and continue living in your fairy tale lives, cool.  There are plenty of knowledgeable people out there that know the truth though.


At the end of the day, these guys are just good people, that don't have the criminal history you probably have so that they could get the job that they have.

Again, stereotyping. So every cop is a good person? BS. Don't talk out of your a$$.


The TRULY BIGGEST PROBLEM with the US is that we allow people to celebrate Black History Month, we acknowledge Hispanics, Latinos, Gays etc etc, but heaven forbid a white man actually celebrates anything he is proud about.

You showed your true colors right here buddy. Thank you. I wish people like you were "raptured" away.


You can take your race card and shove it, your world is what you make it.

I'm sorry, but as a white man, you have no basis to be speaking about race to other people. I'm puerto rican (though I look italian) and unless you've been profiled against, harassed before for no reason, etc etc, your statements have no merit.  It's easy to talk sh1t when you haven't walked in someone elses shoes. Not defending Britt at all, he probably does have an attitude problem. I fight the system though. 

I will agree with this though, "your world is what you make it". 



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2011 1:31 pm
 

Kenny Britt arrested day after court appearance

@AFCWizard

skreffty,



Individuals like you are a complete joke.  Anyone that attended school, got a job, pays their taxes and respects authority are referred to as "sheep".

No, sheep are dumba$$e$ who blindly follow the system without realizing their rights and standing up for them. Sheep are herded by the media and brainwashed into believing the government/police/justice system is totally legit. It's all an organized gang.


While individuals such as your self that have made failure a way of life are just following the constitution and not letting the bad police officers or anyone of authority push them around.

First off, how do you know anything about this guy? Why do you assume he's a "failure"?  Sorry but that statement is pretty douchey.


 Thank God that the majority of individuals like you are serving mandatory minimums in Federal Prisons around the Country.

More douchebag statements. You really lose credibility after saying stuff like this. Just for saying that, I hope you fall down some stairs and break your neck. Douche.

And a little reality check for you.  Virtually all law abiding citizens which make up the majority of Americans love the police


Seriously, get out of wonderland. I know plenty of "law abiding citizens" that HATE cops. Don't know where you live, but wow. So the majority of Americans are law abiding citizens? Do you go 1 mile over the speed limit EVER? Probably. So shut up.

Yes, if they ask me to jump, I will jump, etc.

Wow. You are the epitome of sheeple. They say jump, you say how high. You are whats wrong with this country and world. People in power LOVE you.


 However, since I live an honest law abiding life, I will never have a negatige experience with them.  That goes for whites and blacks.  I have never had a relative, friend or anyone else I know have a bad experience with any police. 

Don't know where you live, but read the news. Cops do messed up stuff EVERY day. In Miami a couple of days ago, cops unloaded on a stopped car killing a man. Then arrested a guy for filming it, destroying his phone in the process, and putting guns to him and his girlfriends head. He saved the SD card in his mouth which showed everything.


It has nothing to do where you live or how poor you are, if you cause trouble, you will have problems with authority. 

Plenty of people "don't cause trouble" and still have problems with the law/authority/etc. 

Get off your high horse.



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2011 1:12 pm
 

Kenny Britt arrested day after court appearance

Wow, it amazes me that when guys of such low class like Britt, go and do something, there are fools out there like skref that back him.  Either 1.  you haven't grown up yet or 2. you are a criminal  yourself.  One of the biggest signs of immaturity is the lack of respect for authority.  Obviously you never went to the military, because respect is drilled into your mind, regardless of what country you are.  As a kid you might grow up disliking authority because it reminds you of your parents restricting your fun, but when you grow up and MATURE, you realize the greater reason and necessity for this....mostly to keep people like you in prison where you belong.  Anyone that has common sense knows that when a figure of authority asks you to open your hand, you do so.  Failure to do so is in itself reasonable enough to believe that there is something in said hand.  Furthermore, from a officers point of view, the unknown is the most dangerous aspect of his/her job.  Not knowing what is in someone's hand is lethal.  Hands kill and any officer is always trained to keep their eyes concentrated on said criminals hands because that is ultimately what will hurt you.  At the end of the day, these guys are just good people, that don't have the criminal history you probably have so that they could get the job that they have.  Asking Britt to open his hands has nothing to do with the color of his skin, but for their own safety and protection so that they can go home safe to their family and loved ones at the end of the day.  Any other view is ignorant.  I'm tired of hearing people turn everything into a race issue.  The TRULY BIGGEST PROBLEM with the US is that we allow people to celebrate Black History Month, we acknowledge Hispanics, Latinos, Gays etc etc, but heaven forbid a white man actually celebrates anything he is proud about.  Heaven forbid things are treated fairly because if a white man is treated equally, he is considered a racist.  Nowadays, where our president, whom is not white and I as a white male voted for him, am tired of hearing about repressions due to the color of your skin.  I for one could care less if you are white, black, blue or green, a crime is a crime is a crime.  You are as good, or as bad as you choose to be, and color has no basis of this.  Yes their are racists still out there, but in my eyes it seems that the majority of the racism comes from those that claim to be discriminated against.  Time to wake up, open your eyes and realize the only thing holding yourself back is you, not the color of your skin, and it's time to stop blaming law enforcement, doing their job...basing it off a race card issue.  You can take your race card and shove it, your world is what you make it



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2011 1:08 pm
 

Kenny Britt arrested day after court appearance

I have to disagree with you.
I earned two college degrees, have a career, pay more taxes than I should, and always respect positions of authority anywhere I go. Unfortunately, most police officers seem to be COWBOYS and very disrespectful!
I'm from NEW YORK CITY, and am more cautious around police than a group of THUGS walking down the street.
Police here have very little respect and love to intimidate people.
I'm white, and am more afraid of white and latino officers than black ones.




Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Kenny Britt arrested day after court appearance

skreffty,



Individuals like you are a complete joke.  Anyone that attended school, got a job, pays their taxes and respects authority are referred to as "sheep".
While individuals such as your self that have made failure a way of life are just following the constitution and not letting the bad police officers or anyone of authority push them around.  Thank God that the majority of individuals like you are serving mandatory minimums in Federal Prisons around the Country.

And a little reality check for you.  Virtually all law abiding citizens which make up the majority of Americans love the police and the sacrifices they make to make our lives better.  Yes, if they ask me to jump, I will jump, etc.  However, since I live an honest law abiding life, I will never have a negatige experience with them.  That goes for whites and blacks.  I have never had a relative, friend or anyone else I know have a bad experience with any police. 


It has nothing to do where you live or how poor you are, if you cause trouble, you will have problems with authority.  Kenny Britt is pure trouble and his second and third chance will run out very soon.  He is a bad seed and Tennessee can do much better than a thug like him as their premier receiver.


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