Michael Bennett Was Detained By Police – Is It A Civil Rights Case? [VIDEO]

Michael Bennett Was Detained By Police – Is It A Civil Rights Case? [VIDEO]

For the last 24 hours in the greater Pacific Northwest, the local news cycles have been consumed by Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett. If you didn’t look past the headlines, you wouldn’t believe there were wildfires burning out of control in the Western states unless you stepped outside and saw all the smoke and haze and ash on the ground.

So, what happened with Michael Bennett – who is continuing the National Anthem protest started by Colin Kaepernick – that would put him ahead of wildfires?

Michael Bennett, Seattle Seahawk (photo: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Bennett had a run-in with Las Vegas police after the Mayweather-McGregor fight. He described it this way in the tweet that broke the story:

For the condensed version, Bennett says that he was caught up in the crowd running away from alleged gunfire, was singled out by police solely because of his race, roughly detained by police, held until his identity was verified, and then released. He then likens his situation to “Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, and Charleena Lyles.”

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