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Locals witness New Orleans police beating
http://www.bradenton.com ^ | 10 11 05 | ERICA RODRIGUEZ

Posted on 10/13/2005 3:00:39 PM PDT by freepatriot32

MANATEE - Getting shoved around, handcuffed, manhandled and witnessing a police beating - these are the memories two young hurricane relief workers from Manatee County say they took away from Bourbon Street in New Orleans on Saturday night.

After about a month of volunteer work in areas hit hard by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Manatee County residents Calvin Briles and Mike Monaghan decided to take it easy in the Big Easy for an evening.

The two men, program consultants for the Volunteer Center of Manatee County, had spent the day buying chain saws and delivering them to volunteer reception centers to aid in rebuilding what Katrina destroyed. Afterward they went out to dinner and had a couple of drinks on Bourbon Street on Oct. 8.

While strolling along the strip, Briles and Monaghan noticed a scuffle.

Briles said they saw New Orleans police officers punching, kicking and kneeing a man to the ground and another official shoving an Associated Press Television News producer who was taping the beating. On Monday, two police officers accused in the beating of Robert Davis, 64, and a third accused of grabbing and shoving the AP journalist pleaded not guilty to battery, according to The AP.

"We couldn't believe it," said Briles, a 21-year-old University of South Florida student and self-described humanitarian from Palmetto. "We saw the man being beat and the cameraman pushed. . . . It was just a bad situation."

Briles and Monaghan were not bystanders for long.

When law enforcement officials tried to clear spectators out of the area, Briles said, "I want to tell somebody about this."

He said that's when a man wearing a U.S. Customs vest grabbed him, threw him against a dark blue Chevy Impala, pressed his head against the hood and told him, "It's none of your business."

"I was just manhandled like I've never been before," Briles said, adding that another unidentified official also pushed him around. "They wouldn't let me say anything."

Monaghan, a 22-year-old USF student and Bradenton native, said he was shocked when he saw his friend thrown against the Chevy.

Monaghan and Briles - both former presidents of ManaTeens, a youth program of the Volunteer Center of Manatee County - have known each other since sixth grade.

"I was scared to death - didn't know what really to do," Monaghan said. "I wanted to make sure they weren't going to punch and hurt Calvin."

Monaghan said he saw Briles' cell phone hit the ground as he was pressed against the car and handcuffed.

Monaghan said when he bent over to pick up the phone, a police horse "nudged" his head with its snout and an unidentified official grabbed him from behind and asked him why he hit the horse.

He said he hadn't hit the horse but that the official handcuffed him, kicked his legs open and searched his pockets.

"I knew what was happening was all a bunch of bull," Monaghan said.

He said he was let go shortly after, but Briles remained face down on the pavement.

Briles said officials listed a handful of charges he would face, including impeding a federal investigation. Still, no one read him his rights, he said.

After checking into Briles' record, the officials let him go. Briles said they told him things would have gone less smoothly if he had a criminal history.

"Had I been someone convicted of a felony in the past," Briles said. "It would have been the criminal's word against his."

"We felt violated," Briles added.

The two reported the incident to the FBI and to U.S. Customs officials Sunday morning.

And, said Monaghan, they have no plans to return to New Orleans unless they are duty-bound.

"We enjoy helping people," said Monaghan, who dropped two classes this semester at USF so he could volunteer with post-Katrina efforts. "But it's very hard to fathom what happened to us Saturday night. . . . We were trying to have an enjoyable night, but our enjoyable night turned out to be crap."

Erica Rodriguez, Herald reporter, can be reached at erodriguez@HeraldToday.com or at 745-7095.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
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1 posted on 10/13/2005 3:00:43 PM PDT by freepatriot32
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2 posted on 10/13/2005 3:01:22 PM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: freepatriot32

These are the cases we hear about. I have been following the animal rescue efforts and there are cases as bad or worse there.


3 posted on 10/13/2005 3:10:40 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: freepatriot32

"Had I been someone convicted of a felony in the past," Briles said. "It would have been the criminal's word against his."

Come on!! These N.O. police were some of those that missed the plane to Vegas and they were just venting a little steam. Lighten up francis.


4 posted on 10/13/2005 3:16:10 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet (If not now, when?)
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To: freepatriot32

New Orlean's mayor's finest at it again.


5 posted on 10/13/2005 3:18:15 PM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is Never Free)
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To: freepatriot32
There seemed to be a few people around in the video I saw. I'm sure there are more stories out there just like this one. Who will report them though is the question.

I support most LEO's, but these guys seem to have crossed that very thin line.

6 posted on 10/13/2005 3:20:25 PM PDT by dfwddr
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To: Mind-numbed Robot
These are the cases we hear about. I have been following the animal rescue efforts and there are cases as bad or worse there.

Don't even want to go there. . .Many good folks in NO, of course; though perhaps, not enough of them. . .but whatever the case. . .New Orlean's is a sad; bad. . .city. . .

. . . and I am beginning to think maybe Katrina left unfinished business. . .

7 posted on 10/13/2005 3:22:02 PM PDT by cricket (No Freedom - No Peace)
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To: freepatriot32

Let's not be stuck on stupid. A FEW cops DO NOT represent the hundreds of others that are doing their job. Prosecute those who are causing problems. Enough said. What if we judged a whole force by a couple of yahoos in each of our own cities? Geesh. Sometimes I wonder about the posters in here.


8 posted on 10/13/2005 3:27:18 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: freepatriot32
""We felt violated," Briles added."

You were violated by these despicable bullies, Mr. Briles, and so are a whole lot of other good Americans these days.

But don't expect anything to be done about it anytime soon, the police are not only above the law but they are held up in the media and entertainment industry as consecrated saints, capable of doing no wrong. Naturally, this sacrosanct position in American society gives them all the latitude they need to do whatever they feel like doing, to whomever they feel like doing it to.

9 posted on 10/13/2005 3:28:28 PM PDT by TheCrusader ("The frenzy of the Mohammedans has devastated the churches of God" -Pope Urban II, 1097AD)
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To: silentknight

Im afraid that the NOPD has more than just a few.


10 posted on 10/13/2005 3:39:25 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: silentknight

Don't wonder about the posters on FR. Wonder, instead about why you missed the fact that another agency thug was abusing the witnesses.

Most LEO agencies have accepted the SWAT team mentality. The result is what is described in the article.

Look inward, Grasshopper, Look inward.


11 posted on 10/13/2005 3:40:54 PM PDT by GladesGuru ("In a society predicated upon liberty, it is essential to examine principles)
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To: silentknight

"Let's not be stuck on stupid. A FEW cops DO NOT represent the hundreds of others that are doing their job."

Don't start that old wheeze. Remember Serpico? Every other cop left him out there twisting in the breeze when he DID HIS DUTY with respect to the "few".

I have never seen or heard of a cop arresting another cop he SAW break the law. I have seen a "few" cops conducting themselves in a manner to bring disrespect upon the uniform (not to mention get them canned or arrested if a camera was present)while others just watched and did nothing. The "few" wold be no problem if cops treated them according to their oaths.


12 posted on 10/13/2005 3:49:13 PM PDT by TalBlack
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To: silentknight
A FEW cops DO NOT represent the hundreds of others that are doing their job. Prosecute those who are causing problems. Enough said. What if we judged a whole force by a couple of yahoos in each of our own cities? Geesh. Sometimes I wonder about the posters in here.

I guess you missed the stories about the NOPD. No freeper would think any other police force was as crooked. There have been numerous articles and film about NO cops looting and an article on FR about them stealing 200 cars. Plus the investigation into NO cops that never existed except on paper. The whole city is corrupt.

13 posted on 10/13/2005 3:52:18 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: freepatriot32
"Briles said officials listed a handful of charges he would face, including impeding a federal investigation. Still, no one read him his rights, he said."

A supposedly drunk 64 year old retired school teacher being arreste dor public intoxication is a "federal investigation"? Wow, those federal officers must be awfully bored....

This just gets uglier and uglier. I have posted here several times to not pre-judge the officers without more real evidence - particularly pre-video. But the other officers involved, including an FBI agent and now a Customs agent - Something is terribly awry here. And as the old man was released quickly from jail without a huge bond, I would wager that there were no federal charges against him....

Now - did these two guys do more than they admit - dunno. But I do wonder about the other officers involved, as I don't recall alcohol consumption being a federal crime (at least since prohibition...), and simply stating that you need to tell somebody about what you have witnessed....

Something stinks, and it's not the horse dung from the mounted cops.

14 posted on 10/13/2005 3:53:48 PM PDT by TheBattman (Islam (and liberalism)- the cult of Satan)
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To: TheCrusader

I remember when a stupid ass cop told my sister he did not have to move his cruiser to unblock my drive way because he was on a public street. He told her she had to say "please" first and "very nicely." My sister had already asked thos bozo calmly.


15 posted on 10/13/2005 4:14:01 PM PDT by David1
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To: freepatriot32
Monaghan and Briles have known each other since sixth grade.

"We couldn't believe it," said Briles, a 21-year-old University of South Florida student and self-described humanitarian.

"I was just manhandled like I've never been before”.

"They wouldn't let me say anything."

"I was scared to death - didn't know what really to do.”

"I wanted to make sure they weren't going to punch and hurt Calvin."

"We felt violated," Briles added.”

"We enjoy helping people,"

Are these guys sissy’s or what?

16 posted on 10/13/2005 4:19:19 PM PDT by usurper (Correct spelling is overrated)
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To: freepatriot32
What happens when you give an A''hole a badge? You get a bigger, arrogant A''hole. This is common knowledge, so FReepers shouldn't act surprised.......
17 posted on 10/13/2005 4:20:35 PM PDT by ScreamingFist ( The RKBA doesn't apply if I have a bigger gun than your bodyguard. NRA)
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To: David1

anyone from New Orleans can tell you that the cops there have a short temper and are best avoided. I have seen it myself on several occasions. Bourbon Street is a rough place and I can't say that I blame them in some cirumstances ie..the crowd is starting to get rowdy, but this just seemed rediculous from the little bit that was broadcast on the news. does anyone know what was said before this encounter?


18 posted on 10/13/2005 4:21:11 PM PDT by willyd (Good Fences Make Good Neighbors)
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To: silentknight

"A FEW cops DO NOT represent the hundreds of others that are doing their job."

You are right.

A few hundred New Orleans cops represent what is business as usual in the Big Easy.

A few hundred cops were AWOL during Katrina.

A few hundred cops broke the law during Katrina via looting, assault, stealing cars, graft, corruption, denying 2nd Amendment rights, unlawful search/seizure, asking flood victims to flash to be rescued, pointing guns at people/journalists trying to cross bridges out of the city, etc, etc, etc.

They should fire the entire lot of New Orleans police and start again under the control of some legitimate law enforcement officers.


19 posted on 10/13/2005 4:21:22 PM PDT by BlackRain ("Oh, I am fortune's fool!")
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To: silentknight

Stuck on stupid? Let's see. By my count, there were 5-10 LEOs, from the NOPD, US Customs, FBI, & who knows what other organizations present during the Davis beating. Apparently, all of these fine LEOs either participated in the insueing brutality & excessive use of force ( how is punching an old man in the back of the head part of the cuffing process?), or stood by and watched. As of my reading this story, now 4 people were attacked by these thugs.

Given that not one of these LEOs protested or intervened to stop this attack, where were all the good cops you are talking about? Even though the LEOs were a diverse group, probably didn't all know each other, they all tacitly approved of this behavior by their lack of proper action.
At a minimum, they should ALL lose their badges.

Looked like Brown Shirts to me!

If it looks like a duck, & quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck.


20 posted on 10/13/2005 4:24:38 PM PDT by Mister Da (Nuke 'em til they glow!)
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To: silentknight
A FEW cops DO NOT represent the hundreds of others that are doing their job.

You need to read a little history about the New Orleans Police department. It has been know for its corruption for generations.

It was so bad a century ago that the citizens had to form vigilante committees to establisher some order in the city. More recently, two NO cops earned their way on to Louisiana's death row. In one of those murders, the FBI knew of the plans from wire taps, but let the killing go forward because they were trying to gather evidence for a drug prosecution. They only intervened when the cop wanted to take out some Feds as well.

There are some good cops in this country, but probably not in New Orleans.

21 posted on 10/13/2005 4:24:52 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: cricket

New Orlean's is a sad; bad. . .city. . .



No apostrophe, please.

(Like fingernails on chalkboard.)


22 posted on 10/13/2005 4:32:23 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: freepatriot32

Oh boy, a fresh thread!

These two witnesses sound like they're from France. Come on, "we were manhandled," gimmie a break.

Heck, I bet there are worse frat initiations at their college.


23 posted on 10/13/2005 4:45:02 PM PDT by Cap'n Crunch
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To: freepatriot32

Is this the best they can do?
"I was scared to death", "I wanted to make sure they weren't going to punch and hurt Calvin" (translation: they probably interfered with the arrest and got read the riot act) "I was just manhandled like I've never been before" "I want to tell somebody about this"

here's the best one: "We felt violated" and "our enjoyable night turned out to be crap"

Sheesh.


24 posted on 10/13/2005 4:51:17 PM PDT by Cap'n Crunch
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To: Cap'n Crunch
These two witnesses sound like they're from France. Come on, "we were manhandled," gimmie a break.

Well if you don't think being cuffed and held to the ground is an infringement of your rights, you have a something of a problem. I think that consitutes 'manhandling' - since the term 'manhandling' means something more than having someone just look at you, and something less than having the living sh*t kicked out of you. Glad you ain't a cop.

25 posted on 10/13/2005 5:05:37 PM PDT by JedForbes
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To: Cap'n Crunch
These two witnesses sound like they're from France. Come on, "we were manhandled," gimmie a break.

Well if you don't think being cuffed and held to the ground is an infringement of your rights, you have a something of a problem. I think that consitutes 'manhandling' - since the term 'manhandling' means something more than having someone just look at you, and something less than having the living sh*t kicked out of you. Glad you ain't a cop.

26 posted on 10/13/2005 5:05:44 PM PDT by JedForbes
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To: silentknight

Few bad cops in NO???? You kiddin us???


27 posted on 10/13/2005 5:10:45 PM PDT by cynicom
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To: freepatriot32

Is anybody else's gaydar going off?


28 posted on 10/13/2005 5:13:44 PM PDT by Siouxz ( Freepers are the best!!!)
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To: freepatriot32
I don't care if New Orleans gets back on its feet or not. I will not be spending one minute in that city outside of work that might send me there, nor will I be buying any product produced within the city limits. None of my money will be used to fund the criminal and corrupt city government.
29 posted on 10/13/2005 5:14:15 PM PDT by SaveTheChief ("I can't wait until I'm old enough to feel ways about stuff." - Phillip J. Fry)
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To: freepatriot32

The most disturbing thing of all is that it seems two FBI agents were in on the beating of the retired schoolteacher.


30 posted on 10/13/2005 5:19:11 PM PDT by OldFriend (One Man With Courage Makes a Majority ~ Andrew Jackson)
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To: Siouxz

Oh well if your gaydar is going off that means the two men deserved to be attacked by the NOPD.


31 posted on 10/13/2005 5:22:51 PM PDT by OldFriend (One Man With Courage Makes a Majority ~ Andrew Jackson)
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To: silentknight

"A FEW cops DO NOT represent the hundreds of others that are doing their job."


I personally think there is NO room for the slightest misstep by police in this country. Police should be held to the highest of standards, period. I can't imagine being in this person's shoes... you are absolutely powerless to do anything to help yourself when dealing with this type of corrupt power. Stand there and take it is the absolute best you can do -- there is no one else to call.


32 posted on 10/13/2005 5:25:16 PM PDT by kpp_kpp
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To: JedForbes

"Glad you ain't a cop"

SURPRISE!!!!

Geez, pretty soon cops won't be able to arrest or touch anybody.

When I first got on our police dept. and this New Orleans thing happened, you would have seen each of those cops pull out a black jack and start a drumbeat on that guys head.

Ah, for the good old days of police work.


33 posted on 10/13/2005 5:25:23 PM PDT by Cap'n Crunch
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To: Siouxz



What does their being gay or not have to do with being manhandled by LE. You were able to skip passed the story in order to find their sexual habits. Geez


34 posted on 10/13/2005 5:31:25 PM PDT by SouthernFreebird
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To: Siouxz

Don't know about the gaydar but they are certainly products of liberal America. Probably had to take "time outs" when they were kids, punishment included not being able to play X-Box today. Probably have never done a day of real hard work.

Probably 'veggans' or whatever they call themselves.

Commie tree huggin' liberals I tell ya.


35 posted on 10/13/2005 5:38:27 PM PDT by Cap'n Crunch
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To: silentknight

I hope you can tell by the responses that the police no longer get the respect they once had. It must be earned. I don't believe NO is an exception.


36 posted on 10/13/2005 5:38:33 PM PDT by satan (They)
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To: Siouxz

I feel like I stumbled onto DU..... some kind of computer time warp


37 posted on 10/13/2005 5:40:08 PM PDT by Cap'n Crunch
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To: SouthernFreebird; OldFriend

I knew I would be misunderstood when I posted--should have clarified. What happened to these men was absolutely criminal. Gay, straight or any combination thereof, nobody deserves to be treated like that.

I was simply commenting on their style of telling the story--I just got the impression that they were a bit more than friends. Sorry for not being more clear about that.


38 posted on 10/13/2005 6:05:58 PM PDT by Siouxz ( Freepers are the best!!!)
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To: Siouxz

Sometimes it's best to think before you post.....LOL...don't worry, we have all put our foot in our mouth and wished we hadn't posted at all.


39 posted on 10/13/2005 6:12:54 PM PDT by OldFriend (One Man With Courage Makes a Majority ~ Andrew Jackson)
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To: kpp_kpp
The most amazing thing of all was the young woman who went up to the police and yelled at them to stop. Saying that isn't fair......they shoved her out of the way.

I admire that woman more than you can imagine.

40 posted on 10/13/2005 6:16:05 PM PDT by OldFriend (One Man With Courage Makes a Majority ~ Andrew Jackson)
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To: JedForbes
Glad you ain't a cop.

He is, and as such, with his attitude, he is part of the problem.

41 posted on 10/13/2005 6:22:05 PM PDT by ActionNewsBill ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act")
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To: silentknight
Let's not be stuck on stupid. A FEW cops DO NOT represent the hundreds of others that are doing their job.

You've never been to New Orleans or Louisiana, have you?

Even now, I'd almost rather drive around Louisiana than through it - that comes from being pulled over one too many times for DWT.
42 posted on 10/13/2005 6:22:19 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Cap'n Crunch

I'm with you two...

Some people's threshold of being "ruffed up" is a notch or two below other's...

It was reported that the original "victim", referred to by the media only as "the retired school teacher" supposedly walked right up to a mounted officer to "ask him some questions" while another officer on foot "interrupted" the victim and told him to step away from the mounted officer.
The victim said in his own words that he told the second officer that "he shouldn't do that" (interrupt his conversation with the mounted officer).

Use your imagination pn how the "victim" worded his request to the second officer....

The school teacher probably incited the beating by resisting and it's evident that he kept on fighting by trying to buck the occicers off even when grounded.

With witnesses present, if the yeacher was completely innocent he would/should have just laid down peacefully imo...


43 posted on 10/13/2005 6:22:52 PM PDT by 30 something american (never argue with idiots, they'll bring you down to their level and beat you with experience)
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To: 30 something american
occicers = officers....
44 posted on 10/13/2005 6:25:56 PM PDT by 30 something american (never argue with idiots, they'll bring you down to their level and beat you with experience)
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To: 30 something american

Lets see now:

NOPD looting - check
NOPD stealing Caddys - check
NOPD ghost payroll - check
NOPD beats stuffing out of old man - check

Time for the NOPD to be cleaned out. Period...


45 posted on 10/13/2005 6:27:38 PM PDT by abb (Because News Reporting is too important to be left to the Journalists.)
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To: SaveTheChief
nor will I be buying any product produced within the city limits.

As long as you don't go out to eat, this vow should be pretty easy to keep.

46 posted on 10/13/2005 6:33:54 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: silentknight

This is the exact behaviour I have personally witnessed of NO "cops" in the past.

I've spent maybe 15 days there total lifetime.

How much time have you spent in NO?

Don't defend these animals - and that is exactly what they are - the only intersting thing in any of this is the media's sudden interest in NO cops criminality - this is standard procedure in the French Quarter. STANDARD PROCEDURE. The only reason this is getting any attention is the video.

Who exactly do you think is going to do the prosecuting? Someone else from NO? Please describe exactly why you think they are under any sort of control down there.

I'm not stuck on stupid - I'm stuck on smart. Anyone defending NO cops is stuck on uneducated.


47 posted on 10/13/2005 6:39:27 PM PDT by Mr. Rational (God gave me a brain and expects me to use it)
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To: ActionNewsBill

Fox just had more video of the incident.

Why didn't they show more of it to begin with? Was the media trying to hype something up again?

Sure looks that way to me. The new video shows the guy clearly resisting arrest.

In the old days some of the guys who taught me would have taken out their jacks and put some stitches in this guys head. Faster than you could say Bob's your uncle.

First they would have slapped that jack down on his knuckles and then one to the head.

But they took jacks away from us because they were too messy.

Then they took the carotid choke hold away and gave us pepper spray. Then they said pepper spray was killing people so they gave us tazers.

Now they say tazers are killing people.

It's the same old story. The cops are the bad guy no matter what.


48 posted on 10/13/2005 6:43:01 PM PDT by Cap'n Crunch
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To: 30 something american

Ever been to NO?


49 posted on 10/13/2005 6:44:33 PM PDT by Mr. Rational (God gave me a brain and expects me to use it)
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To: 30 something american

It's all part of the liberal no personal responsibility, "you can't touch me no matter what I do" mentality.

And it's thriving in public schools. At least the ones here.


50 posted on 10/13/2005 6:45:10 PM PDT by Cap'n Crunch
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