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WNBA star Brittney Griner testified on Wednesday that her rights were never read and a language interpreter didn't properly explain to her what documents she was signing before she was arrested in February...
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She told defense lawyer Maria Blagovolina of how, after she went through passport control and security at the Moscow airport on Feb. 17, a staff member with a dog asked her to open her bags, before finding two cartridges.

Another worker “opened the cartridges, smelled them” and then her passport was taken and she signed some documents that she needed Google translate to understand, Griner said. There was an interpreter but she didn’t explain what she was signing, and she was never read her rights, she added.

By this time she had missed her connecting flight to Yekaterinburg, the central city where she plays basketball in the Russian premier league. She called her lawyer, but her phone was then confiscated and her lawyers were not allowed to see her until the early hours of the next morning, Griner told the court.

"At that point it felt like I was being held against my will," she said. "I asked again what's going on and when can I see my lawyer. I was then told I have to be interrogated."

She was then cross-examined by the prosecution, which asked her whether she pleaded guilty to drug smuggling.

"I do understand charges against me, I do take responsibility for them being in my bag, but I didn’t plan on bringing anything to Russia," she told the court.
(The Spun)
Filed Under: NBA
Originally published on TigerDroppings.com

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AKA when your race card gets declined
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Well done.
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Zoso
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Guy thinks he has the same rights in Russia that he does in the country he hates. Send him to Siberia
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I don’t think anyone being arrested is being detained “at will” . Maybe just me tho
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Take a knee to the National Anthem and then ask for that County to come to your rescue.
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"I felt like I was being held against my will"

Yeah, nobody gets held against their will when they are arrested. They volunteer to be arrested.
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I hope Russia makes an example out of her.
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Guess she gets to experience actual systemic oppression.
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I bet she kneels during the National Anthem
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She wasnt read her rights?….. hahahaha
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Yeah, all criminals are read their rights on TV, right? I guess these guys don't watch Law & Order.
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fricking sick of this person
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You are in jail in Russia. Your US citizenship means nothing. You are subject to the laws of the country you are in. It amazes me how many people think America is the only country in the world. Oh BTW, while you are over there with no heat or air, cramped quarters, no money, no profession, bad food and no rights, civil or otherwise, and realizing that if you weren't a basketball player you would have already been given 10 years, maybe you realize the USA aint so bad after all.
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TFH
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Say it again.
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Dindunuff'n
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She thinks they have Miranda rights in Russia??? Maybe the good ole USA isn't the cesspool she thought it was. But I have ZERO doubt that once she gets back here, she'll continue to trash our great country.
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What had happened was...
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Playing the I didn’t ima t to do that card isn’t going yo work in mother Russia
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Wasn't read her rights? Did she think she was in the country she hates?
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frick that bastard
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I could not possible care less
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Off to the Gulag for you!
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I don't like people who reject our flag and our country... She is unattractive on many fronts...
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