6 British Soldiers Arrested for Beating NYPD Cop
Soldiers, all rugby players, say he called one of them a racial slur
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 2, 2013 5:31 PM CDT
Members of the Royal Regiment of Scotland Band.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

(Newser) – Six British soldiers have been arrested in New York, for allegedly beating and robbing an off-duty NYPD cop in a bar. According to court reports, three of four of the men, who are all rugby players with the Royal Regiment of Scotland, started beating on the rookie cop when he began talking to a woman who was with the soldiers, the Guardian reports. The soldiers, who are all originally from Fiji, claim the fight started after he called one of them "black b******," the Independent reports. One of the soldiers allegedly grabbed the man's phone and a chain from around his neck when he tried to call 911.

The brawl reportedly moved out into the street, leaving blood splattered along the block, until the cop pulled out a knife and slashed one of the soldiers, the Daily Mail reports. When the victim identified himself as a policeman, the soldiers allegedly responded, "We don't care. F*** the police." Five of the soldiers are facing third degree assault charges; a sixth, who was found with the cop's phone, is also accused of second degree robbery. The men failed to post bail, and are being held at Rikers Island. The motto of their regiment is: "No one provokes me with impunity."

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Sep 6, 2013 2:00 PM CDT
Perhaps all you Pommie loving, anti-police, oxygen vampires should call the British Consul next time you are being attacked, or your house is robbed. Here is the number, keep it handy 212-745-0200. Because considering how much you distain the police I know you won't be calling them. And good on ya for it, because they are too busy rounding up the rest of your family
Sep 4, 2013 7:01 PM CDT
Six black guys say one white guy called them "black bitchiz"? Ahhh...the race card to justify actions.
Sep 4, 2013 12:42 AM CDT
Blacks are thugs no matter where they come from, so it seems, and they don't have to be basketball players..