This is just horrible.
I have always liked Patti Labelle but after this inciddent if completly true, my heart has turned. While at Bush Intercontinental Airport, Richard King, a cadet was reportedly beaten down to the ground by Patti Labelle’s bodyguards as she indicated to them to do so after believing that Mr King was standing too close to her.
First off, are these bodyguards or thugs. They certainly didn’t carry themselves in a professional manner, just because their boss says to do something, it doesn’t mean they have to. Evaluate the situation. Wrong is wrong, there is no defending it. Yes, there are always two sides to a story but there is nothing so severe in my mind based on all that has been reported to show that King was committing an act so dangerous to get the kind of beating he received at the hands of Patti Labelle’s thugs. Patti Labelle ordering bodyguards to beat up King, sheds some light on who she can be.
Mr King is said to have been standing outside, talking on his cell phone while waiting for relatives to pick him up in the presence of Patti Labelle, and apparently she thought this was too close for comfort and signaled for her bodyguards to to give him a beating. Like who the hell does Labelle think she is. This kind of act is uncalled for. The only case in where such excessive actions by bodyguards is acceptable is one where a person has a weapon or is charging at the protected person. And get this, after being beaten down to the ground so brutally, officers who arrived at the scene saving King from more beatings ended up taking photos with Patti Labelle.
This is so disgusting and unprofessional. The sense of equality is now lost in this case. So anyways, as he should, King is suing for damages and has filed papers in a Houston civil court. In police reports, it says that King was intoxicated but so what. If this is the officers case for King being deserving of the beat down by Labelle’s bodyguards, this is just completly wrong. Many of us have come across publicly intoxicated persons, so does this mean we can beat up everyone that is publicly drunk? Like come on.