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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Black Man Tasered in New Orleans, R&B Singer "Tank Tasered" While black

H/T MediaTakeOut.com who exclusively learned that last night in New Orleans, police officers beat, tasered and arrested R&B singer Tank. New Orleans Police Taser R&B Singer Tank!

MediaTakeOut spoke exclusively with Tank's business associate Ira Dewitt, the CEO of Notifi Music Group, who witnessed the entire incident. Ira explained, "We were leaving the NBA All Star Game heading to an afterparty at the House Of Blues ... we were walking in that direction and the cops came and completely blocked us." She continued, "They got all in our face and got really belligerent ... Apparently there was a shooting in the area. "

That's when, according to Ira - all hell broke loose. "Tank was like 'Why are you gonna be like that' and we started walking away. But they grabbed Tank and threw him against the wall. [The cops] bent one of his arms up and the other arm back and asked him to do something. Tank told them that he couldn't and before you knew it there were three cops all over him ... and they tased him."

H/T The MIXX.com and Rhymes With Snitch are reporting on the arrest outside the House of Blues in New Orleans. Stereohyped is also reporting on this story, so is the blog Bossip.

Tank at Grammy Event

An inside source has told Bossip about a shocking event that took place last night outside of a New Orleans nightclub. The source, a woman, and Tank were leaving the club and walking to meet their driver when they encountered a police roadblock. Apparently, there’d been a shooting. According to the source, the police were very rude in telling the two that they couldn’t walk through the area. Like a gentleman, Tank spoke up for himself and his lady friend, telling the cops they didn’t have to speak to them in the way they did.

The two were walking away from the scene when out of nowwhere 3 cops tackled Tank and began using tasers on him. He was arrested on a number of counts, including disorderly conduct, and just released on bail moments ago. More HERE

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