Police beat man with concealed weapon and permit

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99.9% of the time police are incredibly professional and don’t cross the line. And given their extremely dangerous job, most of the time giving them the benefit of the doubt is wise. But that doesn’t mean they can’t ever make a mistake in the heat of the moment. Was this incident one of those mistakes?

The Blaze explains:

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.

 

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    I have to wonder if the growing series of “rogue cop” incidents are being set up by members of the unions for the creation of distrust, discord, and violence on part of Obama to have his ‘event’ near the elections for the seizing of final power?

  • MarsBarsTru7

    Where is Al Sharpton and Pres. Obama on this one? Didn’t the police “act stupidly” this time? Where is Al Sharpton’s typical victimization of black America? Wasn’t this blatant racism?

    Oh… The black man owned a gun legally?! *LIBERAL-GASP!* Make sure to keep your distance from this one you hypocritical liberal scum bags. Heaven-forbid that you defend a person’s right to own and carry a gun legally, especially if it’s a black man. Doesn’t this just throw a fly into the liberal anti-2nd Amendment ointment?

  • http://goo.gl/SUQxK Right Fielder

    “99.9% of the time police are incredibly professional and don’t cross the line.”

    Prove it.  I want to believe it, but prove it. It looks good in print. It’s the ideal, no, 100% would be ideal. Until you prove it, it’s just numbers, a period, and a percent sign.

  • Anonymous

    There are two sides to every story. We are only hearing one and I am thinking only a portion of that one side. Why did the “victim” take a gun to a night club where alcohol is consumed that can alter a persons jdgement? Was he consuming alcohol? Why were the poilce interested in dealing with this man? Was he involved in an altercation at the club or just innocently minding his own business as the story leads us to beleive? I am a huge Glenn Beck supporter but I am very dissapointed at the clear “media spin” placed on this story. Take a step back everybody and critically evaluate this story. I like to live by the, beleive none of hat you hear and half of what you see motto. 

  • http://lnk.co/I1G74 Michelle M. Stgeorge

    Doesn’t this just throw a fly into the liberal anti-2nd Amendment ointment? http://DemoforFrank.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/Harry_ca_Nab The Elderking

    Amazing. And yet if you are a Christian being pelted with rocks and garbage the police are not interested.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vnJBW49afzg#! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FVONTN7NFYTGM7O4B4QIGRMWAU Ling Ling

    He had the LEGAL right to grab the gun from the policeman’s hand and shoot him with it……IF the story he gave is the truth. But his name is King, so I doubt very seriously he was telling the truth.

  • landofaahs

    Time for those cops to get another “beat”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-B-Gregorio/100003943685828 James B Gregorio

    smelling a lawsuit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GDOU6BBHOP6O27FRAGUJATPLFM Laura

    Obama’s gestapo

  • Anonymous

    OK now the police are what?   Professional what?  Five of them against one and they panicked.   I hope he gets a lawyer who can count over 6 figures.  Millions my good friend.   And the entire police force needs several days of retraining on how to handle suspects.    I hope the first cop gets fired as an example to the others on what not to do.   The first cop can be a night watchman on the 3rd shift.    Four cops as backup and still the situation turns ugly.  Again  professional what?  Clowns.

  • Anonymous

    Obama was there when Osama Bin Laden was shot (first names are similar, striking to anyone else?) So why wasn’t he here when this gun toting man was beaten and hauled off to jail?  Where is the Big BO on this one?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ollienorthwest Ollie Smith

    Lawsuit.

  • King Zink

    I’M ZACHARY KING, EVERYTHING I STATED WAS TRUE, ALL CRIMINAL CHARGES WERE DROPPED. SO TO THOSE WHO THOUGHT I WAS GUILTY GOD BLESS YOU AND I HOPE NOTHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS TO YOU OR YOUR FAMILY. GLENN BECK PLEASE CONTACT ME SO I CAN GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON WHATS GOING ON NOW.

  • King Zink

      I’M ZACHARY KING, EVERYTHING I STATED WAS TRUE, ALL CRIMINAL CHARGES WERE DROPPED. SO TO THOSE WHO THOUGHT I WAS GUILTY GOD BLESS YOU AND I HOPE NOTHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS TO YOU OR YOUR FAMILY. GLENN BECK PLEASE CONTACT ME SO I CAN GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON WHATS GOING ON NOW.

  • Zach King

      I’M ZACHARY KING, EVERYTHING I STATED WAS TRUE, ALL CRIMINAL CHARGES WERE DROPPED. SO TO THOSE WHO THOUGHT I WAS GUILTY GOD BLESS YOU AND I HOPE NOTHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS TO YOU OR YOUR FAMILY. GLENN BECK PLEASE CONTACT ME SO I CAN GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON WHATS GOING ON NOW.