Skip to comments.NOPD: Jindal Aide, BF Beaten, Not Robbed, By 'Caucasian Males'; Hayride Stands by Palin Pins Report
Posted on 04/13/2010 6:11:11 PM PDT by kristinnEdited on 04/13/2010 7:45:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Our betters in the blogosphere and mainstream media have spent the afternoon tut-tutting those of us who suspect a political angle to the savage attack on Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's chief fundraiser Allee Bautsch and her boyfriend Joe Brown last Friday night after a fundraising dinner in New Orleans.
The Hayride, for those who haven't noticed, has not retracted their report that the couple was attacked for wearing Sarah Palin pins, even though a spokesman for Gov. Jindal has put out e-mails to select reporters and bloggers saying they were not wearing Palin pins.
This evening, the New Orleans Police Department released a statement pleading with the public for information about the attack. The description by the police of the incident does not describe a robbery, but it also does not say what exactly precipitated the attack, nor does it report a motive.
The statement does describe the attackers as a group of "Caucasian" men, one of whom was described as "dirty" and wearing a beard and ponytail.
That describes a typical leftwing protester of the type that were hanging outside the Republican fundraiser taunting attendees.
Here is the Police statement in full, courtesy of WWL-AM 870:
Superintendent Warren J. Riley and members of the New Orleans Police are asking the public�s assistance in locating and identifying several suspects wanted in connection with an incident that occurred in the 600 block of Saint Louis Street . The incident occurred Friday April 9, 2010, at approximately 10:45 P.M.
According to investigators, the victims were walking from a function at a restaurant in the 400 block of Royal Street . When they entered the 600 block of Saint Louis Street , three to five Caucasian males made derogatory comments to the 25-year-old female and her 28-year-old male friend. When the male victim turned towards the group of men, one or more of the suspects struck the victim several times. At some point the female victim fell to the ground and screamed. The suspects then fled on foot. Officers in the area heard the female screaming and responded to the scene and broadcasted a description of the suspects and requested Emergency Medical Paramedics. As the female was waiting for EMS , she used her purse as a pillow. When the victim was in the ambulance, she discovered her purse was missing.
The female was transported to a hospital where she was treated for a broken leg. The male victim was also transported to the hospital and was treated for a mild concussion, fractured jaw and nose.
One of the suspects was described as a Caucasian male who appeared to be dirty, in his 20�s, 6�1� tall, thin build with a thin face. He had a beard and auburn color hair in a pony tail. He was wearing a light color T shirt and dark color pants.
The incident is on-going and detectives are in the process of determining if any surveillance cameras captured the incident.
Investigators are currently working on the incident and at this time the report is not available. Notification will be made to the media when the report is complete and ready for dissemination.
Investigators are in the process of identifying the suspects, as well as a motive. Eighth District Detective Sergeant Nicholas Gernon is in charge of the investigation. Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111, toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867). You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500.00 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward.
BTW, Media Matters can kiss me on both cheeks for attacking Gateway Pundit and Free Republic for our reporting on the brutal attack. (Title: When Gateway Pundit quotes Free Republic, you know the truth is going to lose)
See related story by: Gateway Pundit
Republican or Democrat?
Hate Crime Alert!
Pelican State Ping!
Amusing to see the Rats in Louisiana attack Jindal because of his parents’ nationality (Jindal was born in U.S.). In certain parishes an anti-Jindal handout darkened his face.
The segregationists were Democrats as well. Read that MLK was registered as a Republican but haven’t been able to verify this. Amusing things out there you won’t find in the history books.
A couple of snub-nosed .38s would have stopped this.
THEY BROKE HER LEG?!?! >:-(
Prayers going up for her and her boyfriend!
I believe this falls into the category of HATE CRIME if it turns out they WERE attacked for their POLITICAL beliefs, does it not?!?
Was the thug wearing a Mary Landrieu button?
Why would they wait four days before releasing a description of just ONE of the perps?
This still seems extremely fishy to me.
New Orleans Police Department is notoriously corrupt. Does sound like political cover now that the story is out.
(Follow up to the MLK/Republican: http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=16500)
“not robbed” — there is your clue that the motive was political
A nice link to all things LA...
As awful as this is, I wonder was there just the one 20 something punk thug or were there several involved. her boyfriend looked to be pretty good size and at the very least, I hope he inflicted some whopass on this thug.
Really distressing to see the calls for designation of “hate crime”. Y’all do realize that the liberals pushed for hate crime legislation and that punishing people for “thought” is not a conservative value, right?
I forgot to add my /sarc tag. Yes, I know. But this really is beyond the pale. Attacking people for wearing a POLITICAL PIN advocating a famous political celebrity? That’s pretty low, considering the severity of the injuries! And who stole her purse? Had to be one of the EMTs or other police personnel, I would think...
10-1 the attackers are SEIU thugs.
The latest from The Hayride, 8:17 pm update
New Orleans police seeking information about attack on Jindal aide
When I lived in the university town of Gainesville, Florida, the GOP office was attacked several times. It was in a black neighborhood, and blacks used to follow us to our cars and taunt us with chants but never did anything physical.
The really aggressive folks were the university faculty members. One of them was arrested after throwing bricks through our window at night.
My favorite, however, was the white male UF faculty member who was arrested for attacking a cardboard cutout of GWB we had in the doorway!
These people are nuts.
I passed Brennan’s restaurant that night and saw a group of about 30-40 young leftwing losers protesting outside of the place. They were holding pro healthcare signs ,etc. A gaggle of useless stereotypical, no-nothing fools with nothing better to do.
As for 'Sarah' pin. . .it is being denied; but maybe better for public perception; and possible inflamatory rhetoric - and future incitement - NOT to mention Sarah's name with this. Whether true or not. ..
he Brennans Beatdown: Piecing Together A Story (Updated, 8:17 p.m)
Posted on April 13th, 2010 by macaoidh Submit
UPDATE, 8:17 p.m.: Lets talk about the protest a little.
As we said below, whats on video and the photos on the internet show a relatively peaceful gaggle of folks in front of the Hilton Riverside early Friday evening, and then we have some sketchy reports that the protest moved to Brennans Restaurant where the fundraiser was. But we have yet to see any kind of documentation of what it looked like at Brennans, outside of a report we had mentioned in our original article which claimed that:
The march then headed to Brennans Restaurant, where a $10,000 a plate SRLC dinner was in progress. Brennans is notorious as the largest donor to the LA Restaurant Association, which sued to block a $1 minimum wage raise that was approved by voters in New Orleans in 2002.
Protesters marched against traffic and lost the police on the way, and attempted to storm the restaurants doors after chants echoed off the walls in the narrow French Quarter streets. The police arrived just as people started to stream through the doors and they pushed everyone back outside. SRLC delegates were forced to walk a gauntlet of protesters chanting they say cut backs, we say fight back! as they exited the restaurant.
Eventually the march headed back to the Hilton and chanted Racist, Sexist, Anti-Gay, Right Wing Bigots Go Away to the delegates entering and exiting the hotel before dispersing.
We have yet to confirm that this report is accurate.
What weve been able to piece together today, however, is a modicum of information on who some of the protestors on Friday actually were. Turns out theres a Facebook page for the Second Line For Louisiana Healthcare & Education! confab and as of this evening it had 209 confirmed guests to the event. Its organizers put up a website for it, and at that site they posted links to a trio of flyers.
When you hit those links to download the PDFs, though, youll find that they are all hosted at IronRail.org, and on the Facebook page for the event there is, in fact, an Iron Rail as both a confirmed guest and a frequent poster on the events Wall. IronRail.org is the web site of the Iron Rail Book Collective, located at 511 Marigny Street.
A perusal of the Iron Rail Book Collectives web site will produce several interesting nuggets of information. If you head to the About page, youll find this:
Founded in December 2003, the Iron Rail is committed to anarchist, anti-authoritarian, feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive and class-conscious politics, and to providing alternative literature and information to the people of New Orleans.
We are a collectively owned and operated, all-volunteer, non-profit reading room, lending library, bookshop, and community space with over 7,000 titles for free borrowing. This collection was assembled over the course of 10 years; much of it was inherited from the Crescent Wrench Infoshop, which operated in New Orleans during the 1990s. Our collection includes volumes on anarchist action, anarchist theory, and the histories of overlooked groups, struggles, and individuals. Weve got lots of books about feminism, gender, race, class, sexuality, sex work, how-to books about crafts and DIY bike fixing, cooking, monkeywrenching, gardening and a hell of an impressive fiction section to boot. Theres plays and poetry and stuff too, and a smattering of DVDs & vhs cassettes
Our lending library is one of the largest collectively-run radical libraries in the country. The Iron Rail was the first library in metro New Orleans to re-open after the disastrous failure of the government levees in 2005, and for several months were the only functioning library in the city. In 2009, we were invited to be the official bookseller for the Family Violence Prevention Funds 5th annual National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence. We were super-duper stoked about this opportunity and we did a great job, because were awesome.
We also sell textbooks. If youre a college teacher and are interested in saving your kiddles some money (by not forcing em to buy at the overpriced campus bookstore), drop us a line and well get the books and come sell them to your students on-campus. References available!
The Iron Rail is organized in a way that puts theory into practice. We believe in a world without domination and oppression and in working to undermine authoritarian structures of power. As an anarchist collective, the Iron Rail has no bosses or managers. Group decisions are made collectively in weekly meetings, and members are encouraged to be creative in initiating individual projects. The bookstore is operated by volunteers who believe in the importance of establishing alternatives to capitalism, while creating new public spaces and supporting community projects.
The word communist isnt used, but anarchist collective seems pretty close. And as an anarchist collective, since there are no employees this veritable Animal Farm asks for volunteers:
The Iron Rail is operated by an all volunteer collective. We operate under the belief that projects can and should be run in a non-authoritarian manner. The store has no owner and no bosses. Decisions are made at weekly meetings of the collective with input from all people present.
There are many ways to be involved with the Iron Rail such as becoming a collective member and doing shifts, stopping by to help shelve books, maintaining the computers, cleaning the space or hosting an event.
We are more then welcome to provide space for people wanting to host things like, books readings, movie nights, meetings, lectures, workshops and the whatever you can think of. Just come to a meeting and propose your event and arrange to have a collective member staff during the event. Sorry, we cannot host concerts.
What does one do during a shift? Open the store from 1-7PM, reshelf returned books after checking them in, keep the place clean, answer questions, check out books, sell stuff, help maintain a library-like environment, etc. Collective members must be willing and able to come to meetings and keep up on the changes and be a part of the decision making process of the space.
Theres also a blog. You wont find anything of particular interest the last item posted was Thursday, announcing this hootenanny planned for the next day. But on the right side of the blog youll find a contributors list, and one of the contributors is someone who goes by D-Bloc. If youve been following this story, youll recall this little tid-bit by someone calling himself D-Bloc as a comment to an entry on Gambits Best Of New Orleans Blog about the protest:
D-Bloc on April 9th, 2010 at 11:16 pm #
The second line was great. Tons of direct confrontation. New Orleans bared its teeth and snarled, and the rich plutocrats shat themselves in fear.
This same individual is also the author of a post on the Iron Rail blog boasting about vandalizing three banks in the French Quarter. Dont hit the link if profanity bothers you; what you need to know about it is this:
We also did this for New Orleans, in the initial phase of our project to expel capital from our beautiful home.
This aint no fall trend. Increasingly, righteously bad behavior becomes a part of our everyday routine. Thinking, talking, making these things are insufficient in a society that co-opts any and everything except that which attacks directly.
There is no reason to be scared. You, too, can fight.
This guy D-Bloc could well be considered a person of interest in the investigation of what happened to Allee Bautsch and Joe Brown.
The list of admins of the facebook page for the Second Line event also has an individual named Gina Pea listed; she cross-references with a Gina P on the Iron Rail contributors list.
And she has a blog. And a Twitter feed. Dont go to either one if F-bombs bug you. If they dont, youll find that she had an abortion in December of 2008 and wants her readers to know about it.
Gina P also has a blog update on the Iron Rail site from back in January letting the collective in on an exciting event Ladies Night, at which there would be a book discussion of The Coming Insurrection. In case you havent heard about this one, its been on Glenn Becks TV show to less-than-favorable reviews; Beck is of the opinion that its the most evil book ever written. While you can agree or disagree with Beck, the Wikipedia entry on it says the following:
The latter part of the book begins to offer a prescription for revolutionary struggle based on the formation of communes, or affinity group-style units, in an underground network that will build its forces outside of mainstream politics, and attack in moments of crisis political, social, environmental to push towards anti-capitalist revolution.
Yeah, me too.
Another organizer of the event, whose name and phone number is on the flyers as well as an admin on the Facebook page, is a guy named Sean Walsh. Not much information can be had on him as yet, other than that he supposedly graduated from William & Mary.
The event flyers also had a name and phone number for Derrick Morrison. A Google search for that name and New Orleans turns up an article for a web site of a group called Solidarity on post-Katrina New Orleans. The piece is standard left-wing boilerplate; it howls about the replacement of the Orleans Parish public school system with a large-scale charter school experiment (which incidentally has been a wild success) and it demands that the Charity Hospital system, Louisianas antiquated system of state-run hospitals which are in the process of being dismantled, be reconstituted with special emphasis on rebuilding the Big Charity hospital in New Orleans.
In other words, health and education the two main gripes leading to Fridays protest. Morrison apparently has been organizing to save Big Charity for some time.
Solidarity, by the way, describes itself like this:
Solidarity is an independent socialist organization dedicated to forming a broad regrouping of the U.S. left. We include activists from many long-standing socialist traditions, as well as younger members from newer movements. We do not attempt to put forward a monolithic platform which we all have adapted to; rather, we rely on the richness of our traditions and the creativity and newer experiences of our younger members to foster and develop a forward-looking socialist thought.
Solidarity was founded in 1986 by revolutionary socialists who stand for socialism from below, the self-organization of the working class and oppressed peoples. We are feminist, anti-racist, and democratic. Within our group, we are trying to foster cultural diversity, flexible practice, and straight-forward socialist politics.
We are activists in many grassroots movements. We are members of unions, where we oppose corporations as well as bureaucratic business unionism. We are involved in solidarity with the people of Central and South America, Indonesia, Iraq, the Balkans, Palestine, and many other countries, where we fight against U.S. aggression and imperialism. We work for reproductive rights and other feminist demands. We fight for an ecologically balanced society. We support the struggles of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender activists. We include activists of color and we work in solidarity with people of color organized independently fighting for dignity and power and self determination.
Another individual who participated in the protest and appears to have helped organize it is Joanna Dubinsky, a physicians assistant and Standardized Patient Teaching Associate at Tulane Med School. Dubinskys facebook page has as a theme message healthcare for all, and shes a Facebook friend and a frequent correspondent with Iron Rail on her Facebook Wall. And among the Facebook pages shes a fan of are Karl Marx, Cynthia McKinney and Radicals at Work. The latter has a web site, at which it describes itself as:
Radicals at Work is a network of young activists and radicals involved in workers movements. We have come together to connect our radical ideas to our jobs and to work together to build a stronger labor movement.
We come from many jobs and communities we are young rank and file workers, office workers, union and non-profit staff, activists working with workers centers, students, and teachers. We have a shared commitment to grassroots democracy and a workers movement that takes on racism, sexism, homophobia and isnt afraid to go head-to-head with the boss.
Among the items on the site is a post discussing whether stealing from work is a viable form of resistance.
There are others involved in the protest whose blogs and associations freely available through Facebook, Twitter and Google searches point to a picture of some rather unsavory characters. What seems clear after doing some research on these people, though, is there is a boiling hatred of Republicans and capitalism to be found among the people who say they were among the protestors. There is also a specific grudge against Brennans Restaurant for their stance against the minimum wage increase in Orleans Parish. There is a major vendetta against Gov. Jindal for his stances on healthcare and education, the two economic sectors regarding which the hard Left is most committed to keeping in the hands of the government and driving out the private sector. And there is a connection with a Marxist revolutionary book which seeks to destroy the capitalist system and promotes as a step in that destruction the establishment of communes which undertake revolutionary action a blueprint it sure looks like the Iron Rail Book Collective is following.
You might read the above and come to a different conclusion. Me? If Im a cop in New Orleans Im bringing these people in for a lineup.
When at these TEA parties and other events, we must absolutely have cameras rolling for posterity at least and discovery at worst.
When confronted by these people do not look them in eye. Look off to a side, no matter what they say.
When they invade your space walk off, at an angle, through your side. Puts them at a disadvantage in pursuit, puts quick distance between you and the aggressor and places more people between the aggressor and the target.
Never say a word to them. They are already amped and just need a reason.
I wonder if these thugs came from out-of-town?...
Meanwhile, life resumes normality in The Big Easy.
New Orleans police investigating slaying at Washington and Lasalle
By Leslie Williams, The Times-Picayune
April 13, 2010, 8:22PM
New Orleans police are investigating a homicide at Washington Avenue and Lasalle Street that occurred shortly before 7:20 p.m.
The shooting appeared to have occurred near a snowball stand in the 2300 block of Washington.
Update with new information.
The "three to five Caucasian males" part is all I needed to see. That's French Quarter thuggery of a different color - literally.
Here's the e-mail sent to me by Kyle Plotkin:
Friday night, the Governors campaign fundraiser, Allee Bautsch, and her boyfriend were involved in an altercation in the French Quarter with a group of people.
While there were protestors around at that time, we are not aware of any evidence that the individuals involved in the altercation were protestors.
Allees leg was badly broken in the incident, she has had surgery, and she is facing a recovery time of two to three months. Her boyfriend had a concussion, and also a fractured nose and jaw. They are both expected to fully recover.
NOPD is investigating the incident and we are refraining from further comment to allow them to fully investigate and ensure justice is done. Our prayers are with Allee. She is a strong person and we are sure she will make a speedy recovery.
Read Hayride’s latest update carefully. He’s got some interesting facts put together.
Right and they weren;t robbed.
Severely and brutally beaten.
SEIU thugs. Pony-tail creep.
That statement is the same one they put out yesterday.
Surely. . .security cameras outside Brennan's to perhaps ID perps here.
Always; the hate explodes from the Left. They are scum-pond, mindless; and so dangerous automatons. And like their fiscal MO's; they know NO boundaries.
That her purse went MIA is also, a more than pathetic footnote. Words fail, really. . .
THEY BROKE HER LEG?!?! >:-(
It seems like she broke it during the fall to the ground.
How can she be resting her head on her purse, then be taken into an ambulance, and not ONE LEO or EMS noticed her purse was still on the ground?
I doubt DUers would get out of the house, but they might have been Koshippies or Huffbats
They broke her leg. Yep. She’s a cutie too, have you seen her picture?
True, but I wanted to add it here as the sender personalized the e-mail (I left the personal message out.) They did not send me the other e-mail about the Palin pins that some others got.
You are kind to assume it was 'left behind' on the ground.
He has a broken leg?
I’ve read she did.
Either way this attack was vicious and there is probably more to come.
If the cops haven’t already gone over the infoshop friends list for suspects, they should. Already spotted two potential perps who match the description released by the police.
THIS JUST IN!
UPDATE, 8:47 p.m. Now we have art and a description of the Brennans protest from someone who was there. Via Gateway Pundit, theres this:
I am the photographer for the LA GOP and I was at the Brennan fundraiser. When I left about one hour or so after all 3 of the governors left the crowd of protesters had grown. The were very nasty, signs were vulgar using the F word. As I left the restaurant I was yelled at there was a family visiting the restaurant with a baby stroller they had nothing to do with the fundraiser and they were being heckled using the F and MF words.. A couple of them made comments to me.
I’m telling you, the responsible parties are on that Facebook page.
Contrary to the original article, the email you posted does not comport with:
“Gov. Jindal has put out e-mails to select reporters and bloggers saying they were not wearing Palin pins.”
And Malkin wrote that the Palin pins were an “allegation” but not yet proved as “fact”-
but the “pins theory” has not been repudiated at this time.
Thats an awesome post
Can one register as a Republican in GA or AL? He choose a party by voting in the primary of his choice, same as in TX, MS, and AR. There were no Republican primaries in GA or AL at the time of King, were there? I think it was King, Sr., who had voted Republican.
If it was “left behind” it wasnt for long, as you suggested, but this is a loose end of the story that doesn’t jive- imo.
Keep in mind that the Black Codes were in effect at the time. To get registered to vote you had to pass test ( "how many peanuts are in this jar") Blacks could never get the answers right. the Republican party, however, was registering everyone so all blacks who wanted to vote were Republicans.
Condoleeza Rice did a great interview on Leno last year. Leno asked her if she was the first Republican in her family and she absolutely schooled him on why her and her family were all loyal Republicans. You could tell all of what she was saying was the first he had ever heard any of this.
I had a friend from church (black) that worked as a stock boy in a small general store back then and he was told to count out 200 nails and put them in a box one day. A couple of days later he found out that the box of nails was the test the Democrats were giving to get to register so he told all of his family and friends that he put 200 nails in the box. Not one of them guessed correctly.
That is the true history of the Left.