Beat the crap out of you first. Ask questions later. Apparently that is how it rolls with the local jackboots in Minnesota. Zachary King allegedly got the shit beat out of him by five cops. Seems King had a gun in his waistband. He was leaving a nightclub, the cops noticed the gun, jumped him and apparently began pummeling his head into the sidewalk. King went to the hospital with a concussion. Sounds awfully legit to stop a citizen from exercising their constitutional rights in Amerika. Trouble is the man had a concealed carry permit. Even as he was trying to pull the license out the cops still kept beating him.
Internal Affairs is investigating as well as a civilian review authority. King was lawfully carrying a gun. Street video shows the beating. Other video of the area will show the attack as well. Hopefully these punk cops are completely fucked. And what is completely maddening is that they still charged King with misdemeanor obstructing the legal process. Most likely an attempt to cover the police’s ass. King’s lawyer is not coping a plea and will be happy to take it to trial. The City of Minneapolis is about to lose a few hundred thousand if not million out of their coffers when this shit goes to civil trial.
A Minneapolis man says he suffered a concussion after receiving a beating from five police officers who attacked him after they noticed he was carrying a gun in his waist band, WCCO-TV in Minnesota reports.
The problem is, Zachary King has a concealed carry permit to lawfully carry the firearm. He argues police still attacked him anyway as he was leaving a local nightclub on Father’s Day night even after he told them he was carrying the permit.
“’I have my conceal and carry, and it’s my gun.’ And soon as I said that he grabbed me by my neck, slammed me against the wall, snatched my gun out the holster, started waving it in the air saying ‘gun, gun, gun,’” King said.
King also told WCCO he said nothing disrespectful to the officers and made no sudden movements that could have warranted the reaction from police.
“Then four other officers just came and slammed me on my face, one of the officers had me by my head just banging it on the sidewalk,” he said.
The permit was eventually discovered but King was reportedly taken to jail anyway.
WCCO has more on the incident:
King says officers eventually went for his back pocket and his wallet to get his weapons permit.
“And he goes like this to show them that I have my card and they stopped beating me,” said King.
King was then taken to the hospital before his last stop, jail.
It should be noted that King was previously arrested and not charged after recording police in April — a video he says showed an abuse of power. Additionally, he was acquitted of manslaughter in 2008 after his pit bull mauled to death his 7-year-old son. King’s attorney, Mike Patton, says his client, then “has zero criminal record.”
“It takes a lot of courage to come forward in this type of situation. He doesn’t want to see this happen to other people,” said Patton.
Still, King was ultimately charged in the most recent incident with misdemeanor obstructing the legal process, according to KAAL-TV in Minnesota.
“There will be no plea and we’ll take the case to trial, if need be,” said Mike Patton, King’s attorney.