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Tank Arrested In New Orleans!

So NOPD was at it this weekend.  R&B singer Tank (government name Durrell Babbs) is claiming he has been a victim of serious police brutality and an unnecessary arrest during New Orleans All-Star Weekend.  Reportedly, Tank got tasered & arrested at the House of Blues early this morning and allegedly suffered from police brutality.  Tank actually wanted these arrest pics put on blast because he wants the situation exposed & is willing to speak on it. Apparently, he was with a woman named Ira Dewitt who was being harassed by police outside the venue and when he told them to stop, he was tasered & taken into custody at a makeshift police station inside University Hospital.  After contacting Ira, she sent TheYBF.com this statement:
We were treated like animals. The police force showed a complete lack judgment, control and professionalism.
According to sources, several police officers were actually overheard making sexual comments about the woman after Tank was in custody.  Damn.
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He should get buzzed on the

He should get buzzed on the regular. I only wish I could have seen him flapping around on the floor like a fish.
WhatevaTank's picture

OK HE NEEDS TO STOP ALL THAT

OK HE NEEDS TO STOP ALL THAT TRIPPIN IF IT WAS REALLY THAT BAD I WOULD NOT HAVE POSED FOR PICTURES FIRST OF ALL. HE PROBALY WAS UPSET THAT THEY DID NOT CARE ABOUT HIM BEING A STAR SO HE CLOWNED AND TALKED A BUNCH OF B/S THAT IS PROBALY GOT HIM PUT IN JAIL IF HE EVEN WENT.... IT SEEMS STAGED TO ME... JUST SOMETHING FOR THE MEDIA TO TALK ABOUT SINCE THEY REALLY DON'T TALK MUCH ABOUT HIM ANYWAY...
sharonda davidson's picture

The NOPD officier involved

The NOPD officier involved followed procedure. Please don't compare this to the Foxx incident which developed when Jamie's sister refused to show her id to Harrah's security, which they ask of EVERYONE that enters, yelling, "Don't you know who I am?" The true artists respect others who are doing their jobs. There were no sexual remarks made at the Tank incident and I agree, why the hell was he having his picture taken and all smiles if he was so injured and upset. There are many, many respectable hard working heros on the NOPD and they are up against rough odds there right now.
Annai's picture

There are corrupt police

There are corrupt police everywhere, fyi!!!
rubysaysgo's picture

Man Tank needs to cut that

Man Tank needs to cut that foolishness out. He started that, I was there and them people told everybody to keep walking he didn't. He wanted to be a big shot and try to cross that line (Rick Ross)and he got served, ya heard me. So moral to the story keep it moving shawty! Just look at the pics, anybody that's ever saw an NOPD beatdown know that wasn't one. So Tank needs to try and get his "name on the street" somewhwere else. peace playas.
man man's picture

I TELL U WHAT I'M SORRY TANK

I TELL U WHAT I'M SORRY TANK HAD 2 EXPERIENCE THE CROOKED ASS NOPD BUT ITS SOMETHING HOW THEY ONLY BLAST THE NOPD WHEN ITS A CELEB WHO FACED INJUSTICE, THIS ISH HAPPENS EVERYDAY 2 BLACK YOUNG MEN WHO JUST MINDING THEIR OWN BUISNESS, ITS SAD THEY JUST MESS WITH THEM CAUSE THEY'RE ALREADY STEREOTYPED ASS CRIMINALS BY OUR OWN PEEPS!! LETS NOT FEEL 2 SORRY FOR TANK CUZ HE GOT A TASTE OF WHAT OUR BLACK MEN GO THROUGH EVERYDAY!!
NEW ORLEANS QUEEN's picture

Dude he is smiling so hard

Dude he is smiling so hard liek he is on some random video shoot and getting arrested is apart of it.
Anthony's picture

HE'S SMILING ON THAT PICTURE

HE'S SMILING ON THAT PICTURE SO HE WAS GETTING CHECK AT THE HOSPITAL HE HAD TO BE REAL DRUNK AND PROBABLY TALKING VERY IGNORANT TO THE POLICE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL BEFORE JAIL. IF HE WASN'T A START MOST OF YOU WOULDN'T FEEL LIKE NOPD WAS WRONG......HE'S HUMAN JUST LIKE THE REST OF US IF IT WAS ONE OF US WE WOULD BE IN JAIL ALSO. I'M NOT MAD AT NOPD AT ALL....DO YOUR JOBS....WE NEED THAT........LIVE HERE TO SEE Y NOPD DO WHAT THEY DO...DON'T VISIT FOR A DAY STAY A MONTH AND YOU'LL CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT EVERYTHING
MIZ JAZZY's picture

THERE'S IS NO SUCH THING AS A

THERE'S IS NO SUCH THING AS A MAKESHIFT POLICE STATION AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL. I LIVE IN NEW ORLEAN AND THE MAJORITY OF THE POLICE STATIONS ARE UP AND RUNNIG NEXCEPT FOR ABOUT TWO AND THEY ARE ON FURTHER OUR. EVERYTHING IN THE CBD AND FRENCH QUARTER AREA IS UP AND RUNNING. THEY DIDN'T GET THAT MUCH DAMAGE FROM THE STORM. AND YES NOPD DON'T PLAY THEY HAVE TO PROTECT AND SERVE. WE HAD LESS INCIDENTS THAN VEGAS BUT Y'ALL RUN THERE TO GET ARRESTED OF BEING DRUNK......NEW ORLEANS IS THE BEST I'LL NEVER LEAVE
MIZ JAZZY's picture

[quote comment="38298"]NOPD

[quote comment="38298"]NOPD has had a reputation for YEARS as being crazy and corrupt - prior to Katrina. I hope justice prevails for Tank.[/quote] agreed. espececially in the French Qaurter. they always trying to get fresh with ladies and if people back them off then they get mad and try and blame stuff on you. that's why i'm skeptical that NOPD is at fault.
holla's picture

That is so F'ed up...I hope

That is so F'ed up...I hope they do what needs to be done to have those cops reprimanded..This has got to stop.
Blue Eyed Angel's picture

All i have to say is that

All i have to say is that most (all) NOPD are scum! they are extremely far from professional, perverts, and extremely ignorant!! they were most likely just being haters b/c im sure they recognized Tank! I've been living in the N.O. via Cali for 4 years and all i have to say is i feel safer when they're not around!
Silly Ses's picture

That sucks for Tank, but

That sucks for Tank, but seriously they are police what was he thinking.. it's better to catch them while sleeping on detail and pump a few rounds into their body.. stupid Tank.
MajorKnuckles's picture

[quote comment="38407"]tank

[quote comment="38407"]tank is single and free to hang with anyone he wants. true he just had two children but free all the same. doesn't look beat up ??[/quote] Thanks for point out to all men and women out there, that once a man releases his semen into a woman, he does not owe her or those kids any of his time. I don't care if the child is 3 weeks, 3 months or 30. He is single and and do what he wants. As long as he sends his child support, why does he need to be there helping her raise a damn child? He has parties to attend, and single women to date.
Will's picture

tank is single and free to

tank is single and free to hang with anyone he wants. true he just had two children but free all the same. doesn't look beat up ??
candace's picture

JMHO If he was there with

JMHO If he was there with another woman and has a baby at home, then he deserves all this.
Betty's picture

SMH damn why was he tasered

SMH damn why was he tasered for telling them to stop?
Chelly's 2 Cents...'s picture

^^Ira,girl is that you? You

^^Ira,girl is that you? You betta shut it before Tank's baby mama finds you and run you down for (((beep)))ing with her man.
Bonquesha's picture

this happend to a person who

this happend to a person who finaly isn't going to let it just get swept under the rug. you really think that tank was trying to get into it with 20 plus officers? the conversation between tank and the first officer was done and over. white officers who weren't even involved ran tank down and assulted him. at no point did he resist and how could he with every police officer in the 4 block radius in his face.. wake up people.. haters are everywhere and sometimes they wear uniforms on. oh and tank doesn't do music for press he does it for the love and if you can't see that then i know a couple people who can....2 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS.. thank you
witness's picture

I mean, for real, it is a NBA

I mean, for real, it is a NBA ALL STARS GAME, why shouldn't, or wouldn't he be drunk for people who've made that moment. He wasn't driving, so being drunk is irrelevant to me. This is just crazy, Police think they can do what they want and when they want and SHIT has got to STOP. All over the place POLICE are acting like this. I heard a story where this paraplegic man was tossed out of his WHEELCHAIR by the police. Broke 2 of his ribs in the process, he didn't even know till the xrays cause he can't feel em. The only good thing about that was IT WAS CAUGHT ON TAPE! Police Brutality exist and it goes on EVERYDAY! People need to wake and realize this. It isn't about RACE anymore, they do it simply because they think they are ABOVE THE LAW. Their underpaid and under appreciated, why would you put anything past police. I SURE DON'T
Raheim's picture

[quote comment="38338"]Pssst

[quote comment="38338"]Pssst Tank, wipe that Kool-aid smile off first THEN play the victim...[/quote] LOL, he also needs to pull his pants up. How old is this dude? At what point will these "stars" learn to act their age?
Will's picture

Pssst Tank, wipe that

Pssst Tank, wipe that Kool-aid smile off first THEN play the victim...
whatsinaname?'s picture

Aww Tank...What's goin on my

Aww Tank...What's goin on my brotha?
Erin's picture

Why the f*ck is this fool

Why the f*ck is this fool smiling??? And he appears to be a little drunk to me. Whoever above said that he has the "I'm drunk" grin going on, then you were correct..lol I think he got arrested because he was drunk and was talking sh*t. Tank is not telling the FULL story. He just wants his name out in the public because his career is steady sinking more and more and he wants to remind people that he still exists. And whoever this Ira chick is that he was with, 9 times out of 10, I bet it was some chick he was f*cking with. Tank has a woman and new baby back at home, now he's out partying with some other chick. The woman we saw pics of Tank with at some event last week was his girlfriend/baby mama. Ira is his mistress..lol. Karma is a b*tch!
KiKi So Fresh's picture

That's mees up what happen to

That's mees up what happen to Tank. But why does he look so happy being photograph. I thought it was a joke until I read the full story.
sindy's picture

how do u get arrested for

how do u get arrested for police brutality if u ain't the police?
ana's picture

Yeah him smiling in the

Yeah him smiling in the pictures really sets his story back but the police sometimes do go overboard with trying to show off their power...sad situation all around...
Dani's picture

NOPD has had a reputation for

NOPD has had a reputation for YEARS as being crazy and corrupt - prior to Katrina. I hope justice prevails for Tank.
The Black Socialite's picture

[quote comment="38284"]I know

[quote comment="38284"]I know one thing...Tank looks fine as hell for someone who got tasered and a victim of police brutality[/quote] mmmhmmm!
mondy's picture

While does he have that OJ

While does he have that OJ Simpson smile on? Thats hard to believe I'd pay good money to see him tased, eventhough thats cruel.... Good laugh, indeed
DeeDee's picture

I know one thing...Tank looks

I know one thing...Tank looks fine as hell for someone who got tasered and a victim of police brutality
Geechielady's picture

Isn't Tank supposed to be on

Isn't Tank supposed to be on paternity leave? Why is he in New Orleans partying it up when he needs to be at home rocking his baby to sleep? I hope Ira is his baby mama because if not, he's so busted. That's probably what's up with that corny smile. But then again, if she is the baby's mama, she is wrong as hell too.
Bonquesha's picture

[quote comment="38276"]I luvs

[quote comment="38276"]I luvs me some Tank, but how are we supposed to take hime serious when he is cheesein' all up in the camera, and I see no signs of brutality!, so scars, no nothing. If I just got may ass kicked by police and was falsely arrested I'd be looking pissed the fuc off!...so something just doesn't seem right about this situation! :([/quote] THANK YOU! I've learned that there was a shooting near this club at the time of the arrest and the police were trying to clear the area. I'm sure the REAL story is that the police told the lady and Tank to leave the area but because they are "stars" they wanted to question why they had to listen to some "stupid country cops". The police were doing their jobs, and if they had put a real old fashioned NOPD beat down on his ass, he would not be smiling like that. FYI 80% of the cops are black so this was not some race stuff before people play that card. He's just trying to get his name in the news because no one is buying his music.
Will's picture

YOU LOOK KIND OF HAPPY WITH

YOU LOOK KIND OF HAPPY WITH THE "IM DRUNK AS HELL" GRIN DONT LOOK LIKE SOMEONE THAT GOT BEAT UP AND SHOCKED
SHAYSHAYNYC's picture

I luvs me some Tank, but how

I luvs me some Tank, but how are we supposed to take hime serious when he is cheesein' all up in the camera, and I see no signs of brutality!, so scars, no nothing. If I just got may ass kicked by police and was falsely arrested I'd be looking pissed the fuc off!...so something just doesn't seem right about this situation! :(
Chris Styles's picture

He's all smiles, um nothing

He's all smiles, um nothing to smile about.
Sharonda's picture

I'm not seeing police

I'm not seeing police brutality in these pics. He looks like he's almost smiling.
Angeleyes528's picture

If this is true, I hope all

If this is true, I hope all involved in what appears to be false arrest and police brutality will sue. It seems as though Tank and party were mistreated for no reason.
Sheila's picture

If this is indeed true, I

If this is indeed true, I hope Tank and the woman wrote the Officer's badge numbers to file a complaint. Once a complaint is filed then Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB) will investigate the matter. Putting the pix on blast is a nice touch but it is probably more beneficial to submit copies of the them to IAB to support your allegations. I truly hope that Tank and the woman decided to take the legal route and file a complaint so that untrustworthy cops are taken off New Orleans' street.
Haitian Princess's picture

On a more positive note.

On a more positive note. There were only 20 arrest this year compared to over 300 in Vegas last week, so the police must have been doing something right. I hate that will all the positive stuff that took place this week you have decided to post a one sided version of a non-story in my book. I mean who the hell is Tank anyway?
Will's picture

WOW. This is my earliest post

WOW. This is my earliest post ever. Another black man in jail. Who's next?
squeaky clean's picture

I think the NOPD is totally

I think the NOPD is totally at fault. There is no reason to treat anyone badly due to an arrest. Now all of those stories from Katrina are making much more sense. This force needs to be investigated.
Picture Perfect 1913's picture

NOPD don't play. When will

NOPD don't play. When will people learn. I'm sure this was more of like that Jamie Foxx type situation a few years ago, where stars think that they won't get a beat down because they are famous. Just keep it moving and you won't get hurt.
Will's picture

First!!!! Be careful in N. O.

First!!!! Be careful in N. O. !!!!
Tish's picture

FIRST!!!!!!!!

FIRST!!!!!!!!
Haitian Princess's picture

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