Wednesday’s Mashup: Cambridge police release statement on Enes Kanter incident outside of mosque

Lucy Burdge
October 09, 2019 - 8:29 am
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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: St. Louis at Atlanta, 5:02 p.m. (TBS)
MLB: Washington at LA Dodgers, 8:37 p.m. (TBS)
NHL: New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Los Angeles at Vancouver, 10 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Enes Kanter was harassed after leaving a mosque in Cambridge, Mass. on Friday and the police have now released a statement on the incident. 

After conducting a preliminary investigation, police determined no criminal activity occurred. 

The statement reads: 

The Cambridge Police Department has conducted a preliminary investigation into a report of threats and harassment based on an incident that occurred on Friday, October 4th outside a place of worship, involving Enes Kanter. Following this investigation, which included conversations with Mr. Kanter and other involved parties, it has been determined that no criminal activity occurred and that the other individuals featured in a posted video were exercising their constitutionally protected right to free speech. Mr. Kanter has been advised of the steps that would be necessary to pursue a civil restraining order against the other parties, if he elects to pursue one. The Cambridge Police recognize that places of worship should be places where all can congregate with peace of mind and without fear. No group or individual should ever suffer from bias, discrimination or hate. If any member of the community does believe that they have been threatened or harassed due to their faith, they are strongly encouraged to contact the police or organizations like the Anti-Defamation League. We remain committed to supporting and protecting all places of worship, and will continue to closely work with faith leaders, their staff, and those who attend their places of worship.

-- Snoop Dogg has responded to the criticism of his performance at the University of Kansas last weekend and he is, rightfully, not apologizing. 

Snoop was on Howard Stern’s show on Tuesday and said the crowd loved the show so it shouldn’t have been a problem. 

"The audience enjoyed that sh--t," he said. "I don't know what the f-ck they talking about."

When Stern asked him if there was truth to the report that he was asked to leave after the performance, Snoop said no.

"That's a motherf--king lie. I had the time of my life,” the rapper said. “I enjoyed myself, hung out with the basketball teams."

He also said he believes the apology issued by the school was prompted by the backlash to the performance. 

"I think it was more the publicity of what I did,” Snoop said.”They had to cover it up. And, I respect them, and I wasn't gonna put no smut on their name and say they did anything wrong because they invited me to come do what I do. And, when you pay for Snoop Dogg, you gon' get Snoop Dogg."

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Playing here for so long, I’ve seen a lot of stuff go down. You’re never really surprised. You keep your head down and worry about what you have to do to contribute to the team. It’s part of the business. It’s a sucky situation. Unfortunately, you’re never surprised.” -- Julian Edelman, on GHS, on Benjamin Watson’s release from the Patriots 

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