it's actually from southeast asia, ryu is wrong.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sepak_takraw
thabo pleading not guilty to bs police charges. from some guy:
What prosecutor told you isn't what happened. Even if it was what happened, that's not a crime.
Story starts in Geneva, Switzerland, where Thabo been misunderstood forever - is he black, white, european, african?
Not a hothead, 30 years unblemished record.
Crime scene already established when D leaves - 30 feet east of the club, they walk west exiting the club.
Shield 9996 (arresting officer) sees Thabo. "Sees a black man in a hoodie."
Shield 9996 - "Get off my block, it's my fucking block."
Now they are 50 feet away, 60 feet, 80 feet, around the corner. 9996 still on him.
Thabo has a car. Getting in car. NIght should be over.
Perp has already been apprehended. Crime scene already secure. Victims already treated. They are not on same block. THey are around corner. Out of eye shot. >30 min. after the stabbing. 9996 still pursuing.
Thabo doesn't back down. 9996 - "I'll mess you up." Thabo - "You couldn't, you're a midget. Without that badge and gun you're nothing."
9996 has yelled at so many black men in hoodies, but never before have they stood up to him.
Thabo leg shattered. He misses playoffs.
Friend there, Pero antic.
You'll hear audio from bystanders, "Why are you doing this? You are hurting him?"
You'll hear audio from Thabo. Not F you, not cursing. "Help." and "Relax."
Opening a little longer than prosecution, but also no more than 10 minutes. D promised a LOT in his opening. That's not super standard, and it makes me think D is confident in his case. All but promised that Thabo would testify. Mentioned audio and video. The fact that he went so hard on 9996 about "black men in hoodies" makes me think he's got some dirt on 9996, probably some CCRB investigations, etc.